Cosplay | Palanquin DVa

I’m really, really backlogged for sharing my costumes from last year, so here’s Palanquin Dva, completed for PAX East back in March 2018!

Kyla Is Inspired | Palanquin DVa

This costume was tricky; DVa is Korean, so I spent a lot of time researching how to create her hanbok (traditional Korean dress). I spent a lot of time filming the creation of this costume, but…I never got around to editing the footage :/ I’ll share what I have for progress photos and hope they help!

Kyla Is Inspired | Palanquin DVa

Kyla Is Inspired | Palanquin DVa

I will say the star for this entire costume was the upholstery fabric I fount at my local fabric store for $4/yard…it had multiple colored stripes on the back already in a unique pattern so I didn’t have to purchase multiple colors of fabric. It’s definitely worth foraging through bins of fabric at places other than Jo-Anns to find materials!

Kyla Is Inspired | Palanquin DVa

Kyla Is Inspired | Palanquin DVa

Kyla Is Inspired | Palanquin DVa

If you have any questions at all about how I made this costume, please feel free to ask! I’ll do my best to help :) Otherwise, click below for more info!

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2018 Cosplays

Can you believe that 2018 is nearly over? Once again, I find myself looking back at what I created this year, and feeling proud of what I accomplished. I made 9 costumes in 2017 and I said this year would make less, but I still ended up with 7!

Kyla Is Inspired | Cosplays 2018


Anna

Black Cat DVa

McCree (Part 1 | Part 2)

Lifeguard McCree

Palanquin DVa

Princess Peach

Snow White

This was a Big Year for me – McCree was definitely my most involved costume yet, and I went more detailed than ever with my Anna and Snow White. Plus, I’ve never done a bathing suit costume before, so Lifeguard McCree definitely took me out of my comfort zone!

I’m hoping that next year I can focus more on my blog and back fill some of these costumes that I never got around to posting about! I’m also hoping to do more tutorial posts for some future cosplays I have planned.

What are you most proud of that you’ve made this year?

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Cosplay | Snow White (Designer Doll)

If you’ve been following my instagram & stories , you’ll know I’ve been working on the Snow White designer doll costume…when I first saw this costume when it was released, I knew I wanted to make it.

Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay

This is definitely the most glamorous costume I’ve made, but I enjoyed the challenge! I want to get a longer wig and style it properly before wearing her again.

Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay

COSTUME DETAILS:

DRESS
The dress was made splicing 2 patterns together; Simplicity 1607 for the bodice and Simplicity 2442 for the skirt. I knew I wanted a train in the back, so I taped some paper to the back 2 panels of the skirt pattern to add about 18″ of length at the very back, and tapered it up to reach the length of the original pattern.

Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay

SLEEVES
The sleeves are flutter sleeves! Basically, you take an existing sleeve pattern and cut upwards towards the top. Then you fan out the strips and create a new, wider pattern by drawing around the old pattern.

The red shapes were added using heat n’ bond, and I stitched around them.

Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay

TRAIN
I used the same pattern for the train as I did the dress, and used 3 panels of it (back and 2 sides) so it would flow on top of the dress. It’s double-sided red satin and pressed at the sides. I used 10mm rhinestones up the sides and on the seams, and filled in with 5mm.

Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay

WRAP
For the wrap, I used fur left over from by Belle costume for one side, and the cream satin for the other. It’s a simple rectangle, and I added some of the 10mm rhinestones on the fur side for sparkle (which unfortunately you can’t really see…).

Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay

Do you collect Disney Designer Dolls? I didn’t know much about them before seeing this Snow White doll, but now I’m really interested!

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DIY Halloween Paper Chain

Happy fall, everyone!

This is a great, easy craft to instantly brighten a room for Halloween. I’m sure kids will have fun helping to create the chain! And it’s not too spooky either :)

Kyla Is Inspired | DIY Halloween Paper Chain

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Download and print the free pattern template. I recommend printing at least 2-3 copies of all the colors.
  2. Kyla Is Inspired | DIY Halloween Paper Chain

  3. Trim the white edges off of the paper
  4. Using a ruler, measure 2″ inch strips holding the paper horizontally, and cut.
  5. To assemble, loop one strand through the loop and tape closed. Then repeat! You can make your chain as long or short as you like. I like to alternate my colors.

Kyla Is Inspired | DIY Halloween Paper Chain

Kyla Is Inspired | DIY Halloween Paper Chain

I hope you have fun if you make this!! Do you have any go-to

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Cosplay | Princess Peach – Mario Odyssey

Have any of you played Mario Odyssey?? I sadly don’t have a Switch (or plan on purchasing one) but that doesn’t stop me from loving all of Peach’s new outfits! One of my favorites is her cute travel skirt/blouse/hat combo, which of course I had to make :)

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

I think I had the most fun eating these delicious Knead Donuts!

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

This costume is mostly a closet cosplay, but details are below! I had all the fabric I needed for the skirt and scarf already, which made the idea of this costume appeal to me all the more.

COSTUME DETAILS:

HAT
I bought this hat on amazon and sewed some leftover pink belt fabric as trim.

BLOUSE
I bought this blouse.

SUNNIES
here!

SCARF
I sewed this by creating a really long rectangular shape with angled edges. I dipped the end of a pencil in white fabric paint to create the polka dot pattern.

BELT GEM
I 3d printed the gem and painted it pink. I added glitter into the clear top coat, and added white shading on the edges for a bit of a cartoon look. It just pins onto the skirt.

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

SKIRT
I used my favorite skirt pattern, Simplicity 1369 as the base but added in 2 extra panels for volume. The waistband is in a contrasting color and there’s a petticoat underneath to make the volume show.

SHOES
These aren’t entirely accurate to what Peach wears (she wears white heels), but they’re my go-to comfy and foot-friendly Clark’s wedges :)

WIG
This is my third Peach wig! :) I used Luthien Classic from Arda in Light Blonde as my base. The bangs were sectioned into three parts to mimic her front and 2 side pieces. The front of the bangs were teased up and smoothed down, cut to shape into a point. Her bangs are almost heart-shaped, so I tried to keep that in mind. The two side pieces were curved towards her head and also made into points. I used lots of hairspray to keep them all together!

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

GOLDEN MUSHROOM
This is my original mushroom from years ago, and I made a tutorial!

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

I can’t wait to make other Peach outfits from Mario Odyssey. Which of her new looks is your favorite?

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