Cosplay | Faye Valentine

As I was working on updating my cosplay page, I realized I never shared my Faye Valentine costume! I made this last year for Anime Boston. It’s the outfit she’s wearing when we first meet her in the casino.

Kyla Is Inspired | Faye Valentine Cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Faye Valentine Cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Faye Valentine Cosplay

I also think this might be the first costume in a long time where I didn’t document my progress…I’m so sorry!! I searched and searched for progress photos but couldn’t find any :( If you’re interested in any way about how I made any parts of this costume, please let me know!

Kyla Is Inspired | Faye Valentine Cosplay

All photos by Wei Guan

If you watched Cowboy Bebop, who was your favorite character? I love Faye so much, but I also really like Spike. This is one of my favorite animes of all time!

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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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Costume Breakdown | Alice in Wonderland

This year for Halloween, I decided to make an Alice costume! I actually saw a variation of this costume on a Simplicity pattern and knew I wanted to create this “version” of classic Alice.

(Also today I learned a valuable lesson – even if you iron your cotton to be completely flat, if you’re in the car for a long time it *will* wrinkle back up! >.<

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

I’m dying to do a side-by-side of my first Alice Madness – essentially the same costume base, though I’ve definitely improved upon details and fit in the past few years.

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Full costume breakdown is below!
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