Cosplay | Cruiser DVa

Here’s a costume that I forgot I made…Cruiser DVa! I made her last year right when she was announced, for the Overwatch anniversary event. These photos were all shot at Connecticon 2017 by Tactful Cactus Photo.

Kyla Is Inspired | Cruiser DVa

Kyla Is Inspired | Cruiser DVa

Kyla Is Inspired | Cruiser DVa

COSTUME DETAILS:

TOP
I think this pattern from Butterick was MADE for Cruiser DVa…or DVa was based on this pattern :) I used a checkered cotton that I actually dyed a little darker using RIT dye. I also got lazy and didn’t create buttonholes for the top – the whole thing velcros together which is a little embarrassing, but the truth.

Kyla Is Inspired | Cruiser DVa

JEANS
These are actually jeggings! Much comfier to wear at a con all day than jeans.

HEADPHONES
I bought these headphones as a base, and cut the cord off. I painted them with teal paint and added some silver to the center.

Kyla Is Inspired | Cruiser DVa

HEADBAND
This was a super simple, long rectangle that I sewed up. I included wire in this so when it twists on top of my head, it stands up.

WIG
Remember how I said I hate ponytail wigs? Still true. I bought a Jeannie from Arda but got so frustrated with trying to style it that I gave up. The wig shown here is actually my Belle wig, which is an Arda Grace in Spanish Brown. I kept DVa’s hair in a low pony, mostly for my own sanity (:

GUN
The gun was a raw 3d print that I bought and assembled. I spray painted the whole gun silver, then used acrylics to paint the colors. I wish I had filled and sanded the edges where the gun is glued apart, though!

Kyla Is Inspired | Cruiser DVa
Kyla Is Inspired | Cruiser DVa

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Happy Friday | E3 Edition

Happy Friday everyone! I haven’t been posting a lot these past few months, and it’s been a year since I’ve done a Friday post. And since this past week has been E3, I thought it fitting to share some of my thoughts!

I’m not a huge gamer by any means; I play a few games here and there but there are some things I’m excited about.

Happy Friday!
Happy Friday | E3 Edition

CYBERPUNK 2077
It’s no secret I love all thing future, space, and sci-fi…and this trailer had me DYING of excitement. I remember hearing about this game years ago but writing it off since it was apparently first announced in 2012. When I saw this again at E3 I knew I needed to play it whenever it comes out.

ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY
I admit I only play the Assassin’s Creed games to free run and explore the different locations but I LOVE that they’ve included Kassandra as a main character. I’m guilty of playing games based on characters alone and she seems pretty amazing. Not to mention the romance factor of this game, which is intriguing!

SUPER SMASH BROS
I love that they added Daisy to Super Smash (or in my case, super mash buttons since I’m terrible at it haha)!! I’m itching to cosplay her (since I’ve cosplayed both Peach & Rosalina) even if her dress is a replica of Peach’s :P I don’t play Smash often but I’m excited about the new princess. Also, can we talk about Zelda’s new outfit?? Gorgeous!

If you watched or read about E3 coverage, what games are you most excited to play?

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Cosplay | Fem Viktor (Yuri On Ice) Part II

Remember when I posted my first Viktor cosplay? Well, earlier this year I wore this costume again to Anime Boston and managed to take some amazing photos!

Yuri On Ice!!! remains one of my favorite animes – and I’m probably due for another re-watch soon!


If you’re interested in how I made this costume, see a full breakdown here!

Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov

Between last year and this, I added about 1,000 more rhinestones to the whole outfit. It may not have been a lot of effort, but I love the extra sparkle!

Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov
Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov
Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov
Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov

Have any of you seen Yuri On Ice!!!? If so, who is your favorite character?

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Twenty Nine

Kyla Is Inspired | 29

Yep, today I turn 29…last year in my twenties! I usually don’t post personal items on my blog, but as I was digging through some old posts I found this list from when I turned 25…a list of things I wanted to accomplish. I wanted to share how I’ve accomplished these over the years as I enter the last year being a 20-something :)

Take a vacation
I went to Tokyo when I was 27. I doubt any vacation I take after that will be as good…though Disney last year was pretty great :>

Kyla Is Inspired | 29

Finish five cosplay costumes
I’ve probably made over 30 costumes since I turned 25. So yeah…I definitely accomplished this! Some of my favorites have been Princess Peach, Anna, Viktor & McCree.

Kyla Is Inspired | 29

  • Buy a new couch
  • Nailed it.

  • Don’t be afraid to go out after work
  • I’m not afraid; I just prefer staying in and having a lazy time :)

    Grow my bangs out
    Nope. I’ve tried many times but…I’m a bangs girl :) One of my goals when I was 24 was to dye my hair purple, and I think I managed that with my pink & purple ombre!

    Kyla Is Inspired | 29

  • Create video content
  • I may not make a lot, but I created a YouTube channel!

    I don’t have any goals for this year; I just want to enjoy the last year in my twenties. To my fellow blog friends: If you’re 30, do you really feel any different? And if you’re like me and you’re still in your 20s, do you feel like you need to accomplish big things before you hit the big 3-0?

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