January Favorites

Wow, January seems to be flying by, huh? I can’t believe we’re over halfway through!

I feel like 2018 is going to be a good year, and I’m excited for all to come. I’v stopped doing a lot of non-cosplay posts, and I’d like to get back into that this year. So, here are some January favorites, some geeky and some not :)

What are your favorites this month?

Kyla Is Inspired | January Favorites


Super Pusheenicorn Musical Plush Toy | Winterberry Tart Coat | Overwatch Tunic Dress
Overwatch Blouse | Overwatch Mei Nendoroid

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Costume Breakdown | Anna

Three years ago I made my first Frozen cosplay, Elsa. After that I said I wouldn’t do another Frozen costume, but here we are :>

When I saw Anna’s design from Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, I knew that was my next costume. It was detailed and I knew I would be pushing myself with a lot of hand sewing.

Kyla Is Inspired | Anna Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Anna Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Anna Cosplay

I was really nervous about shooting this costume, since it had to be snowy. In New England we got a massive storm last week but in a weird weather happenstance, it literally all melted before the weekend :( But we ventured somewhere that did have snow, and it actually started snowing when we took these photos. I was so excited! The snow you see here is all real, no photoshop :)

Kyla Is Inspired | Anna Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Anna Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Anna Cosplay

I’ve written up a detailed breakdown of this costume…read on to see how I made it!
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2018…The year of 3D printing?

Hey everyone, since this is my first official post of 2018…Happy new year!
I opted out of doing a year-in recap/goals post this year since it didn’t feel genuine – I haven’t been blogging as much lately, and I didn’t feel like doing that kind of post was being authentic.

So instead…I’m going to talk about my first partnership in 2018, with the Dagoma company and their NEVA 3D printer! I’m using this printer for cosplay, and have it for a month to review how to use it for budget cosplay.

Kyla Is Inspired | NEVA 3D Printer

I’ve worked with 3d prints before, but only ones I bought off etsy. I’m a complete novice when it comes to 3d software, but I’m determined to create a few of my own “blueprints” in Tinkercad. I’m primarily going to be working on my McCree cosplay, but will be printing other items, too.

Kyla Is Inspired | McCree

Be sure you’re following me on Instagram and Twitter to see snippets of my 3d printing! Then be sure to watch in February for a blog and 2 vlogs documenting the process (^▽^)

Have you ever 3d printed for cosplay? Are there any tips or tricks you can recommend to me?

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Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

If you guys aren’t following Jen Bartel, then you’re seriously missing out. She’s an amazing illustrator, and she recently created an Overwatch Girl Gang print, and I fell in love immediately. So immediately, that I had to cosplay her version Mei!

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

I would do a costume breakdown, but there’s really not much here to show…I bought a satin bomber jacket from Forever 21 and added some fur. The booties were bought on amazon and hand painted, and the bat is a plastic toy from target that I also hand painted. If anyone is interested in a more detailed breakdown with photos, let me know! I’d be happy to write something up.

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

Since Mei is part of a girl gang, I thought it fitting to add a few themed pins :) I added the Filthy ‘Casual’ pin, D.Va bunny pin from ShatteredStore and a Sombra pin from Rocketman Props.

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

Be sure to follow Jen on Twitter and check out her shop.

Which of the girl gang characters is your favorite?

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