What I Wore | Casual Ariel

Today I’ve got a fun post – it’s a mix of What I Wore and cosplay posts.

Last month I went to Disney World, and I wanted to buy some of those cute ears before going. In 2015 I went to Disney Land and I felt so lame because I didn’t have ears, so I wanted to be prepared this year.

I bought these adorable Ariel ears from the Etsy shop Wishing4Wonderland. Let me just say, I have never had more compliments, ever! It seemed like everyone at the park wanted to know where I got my ears. I thought it would be cute to do a casual Ariel shoot wearing them!

Kyla Is Inspired | Casual Ariel
Kyla Is Inspired | Casual Ariel

OUTFIT DETAILS:
Ears: Wishing4Wonderland
Ariel Dress: Hot Topic
Wig: Arda Luthien in Apple Red

Kyla Is Inspired | Casual Ariel
Kyla Is Inspired | Casual Ariel

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Connecticon 2017 Vlog

Part of my new year’s resolution this year was to create more video, and convention vlogs are the perfect way to do so!

Connecticon is always a fun convention. It’s cosplay-heavy and for the most part everyone is happy and there’s always fun things to do around the city of Hartford, like food truck festivals and riverfront events.

In this vlog, I talk a bit about body insecurity wearing Cruiser D.Va, and share some footage from the Yuri On Ice & Overwatch shoots. Mostly though, I just derp around. Don’t forget to check out my Viktor costume breakdown – Mercy and D.Va are in the works!

What kind of content are you interested in seeing in my videos? More b-roll? More cosplayers? More talking? Let me know – I’m only hoping to improve my vlogs for the future!

(ps – feel free to subscribe to my youtube channel!)

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Costume Breakdown | Fem Viktor (Yuri On Ice)

So I’m just going to go ahead and start this post by saying if you haven’t yet watched Yuri!!! On Ice, you’re missing out. It’s taken the sports anime theme and completely turned it into something with real [gay] character relationships and beautiful figure skating animations.

I’m so in love with this show that I’ll mention a funny anecdote: Back when this was airing, I thought it would be a good idea to watch the latest (second to last) episode while on the treadmill at the gym. Big mistake. 5 min into the episode found me sobbing while walking as slow as possible, drawing many concerned glances from other patrons. Was it worth it? Yes. This show is incredible.

Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov

Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov

Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov

Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov

Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov

I documented the entire process of creating this costume, from initial sketch to the end. Keep reading for the full post!

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Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch “Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’”

I’m so excited to share this week’s geeky cocktail! We’re calling it Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’, based on D.Va’s new Cruiser skin & the vibes on Route 66. I’m currently in the process of making Cruiser D.va, but I wore this shirt and wig to get some photos for this post. Once the costume is complete I’ll be making a full costume breakdown on the gun, shirt, and wig.

Cruisin for a Bruisin’ is a spin on the classic Tom Collins cocktail, which was very popular during the 50′s and 60′s. Traditionally it’s made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup & club soda. To bring it up to date and give it a little D.Va kick, we’re using White Out Mountain Dew in place of the simple syrup & club soda. It’s light and citrus-y… a perfect fit for this drink!

Kyla Is Inspired | DVa Overwatch Cocktail

Kyla Is Inspired | DVa Overwatch Cocktail

You will need (makes 1):
  • 1 shot gin
  • 1 Lemon
  • 6oz White Out Mt. Dew
  • Cherry for garnish
Directions:
  • Put your glass in the freezer to frost
  • In a shaker add ice, gin, and 1/2 a lemon’s worth of juice. Shake.
  • Pour over ice in your cool frosty glass
  • Top with mountain dew
  • Garnish with a cherry and slice of lemon
  • Enjoy!

Kyla Is Inspired | DVa Overwatch Cocktail

Kyla Is Inspired | DVa Overwatch Cocktail

This drink is part of the the Drunkenwatch series, an ongoing collaboration with Skowalz, AcornBandit, and silenced_knight. Go give them all a follow!

Let me know if you make this drink :)

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A Toast To Overwatch

OK, I swear not everything I do has to do with geeky cocktails! I’m again collaborating on Drunkenwatch, though I know that’s all I’ve been posting lately! I have so many ideas for posts but not enough time to do them, so for now this series is taking priority.

This week’s installment is a champagne toast to Overwatch’s 1 year anniversary! We didn’t make up a drink, and instead are toasting using the classic champagne cocktail, Kir Speciale. I’ll post the recipe below if you don’t know how to make it :)

This week we’re featuring the usual squad of Skowalz, AcornBandit, silenced_knight, with special guest streamer Starbuck!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

The whole reason I started playing Overwatch was to play DVa (who isn’t even my main anymore), so it’s about time we featured a DVa-themed post. To toast with us and make a Kir Speciale:

You will need (makes 1):
  • Champagne
  • Blackcurrant liqueur (Creme de Cassis)
  • Triple Sec (just a splash)
  • Raspberries or blackberries (for garnish)

Not pictured: we forgot to add the berries to the top for a little extra flair! Epic fail. They really make the drink!

Directions:
  • Pour champagne into a flute, 3/4 full
  • Drizzle in the blackcurrant liquor and triple sec
  • Add a few raspberries/blackberries to the top
  • Wait for the ingredients to settle, and enjoy!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

Sam got me this cute DVa jacket for my birthday, so I took the opportunity to throw together a fun casual cosplay – nothing serious, and I already owned the shirt and wig. DVa is fun to cosplay!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch
Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

And as a final side note to Overwatch: THANK YOU for giving me tons of art, cosplay, and blog post ideas this past year…I’m looking forward to lots of creative ideas in the upcoming year!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

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