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Cosplay | Elizabeth Comstock Part 1

Hi everyone, I’m so excited to share my newest cosplay photos, (yet another) Elizabeth Comstock from Bioshock Infinite! I first wore this outfit to Anime Boson, and have been waiting for it to get warmer to shoot these photos ever since.

Kyla Is Inspired | Elizabeth Comstock #cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Elizabeth Comstock #cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Elizabeth Comstock #cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Elizabeth Comstock #cosplay

Dress, jacket, necklace by me | corset purchased and altered
wig found on ebay | circle lenses from pinky paradise

Sam did such a great job capturing the spirt of Columbia in these, and I’m thrilled with how these came out. The sewing journey is going well, I actually re-made the jacket twice, but in the end I’m happy with it. I’m not a beginner sewer, but altering patterns is proving tricky. I’m hoping to create more complex pieces as the year goes on. Does anyone have any good sewing tutorials they can recommend?

I can’t wait to share part 2!

Also, if you’re interested in following along more of my cosplay journey, you can do so on my deviantart.

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Cosplay Round-Up 2 | Tangled

I had so much fun pulling together my first cosplay round-up post (Disney Princesses), that I wanted to do another. This time, with one of my all-time favorite Disney movies…Tangled!

cosplay | disney princesses
cosplay | disney princesses

Aigue-Marine Cosplay | Traci Hines | Chibiko Chibi | Courtoon | Shigeako

Which of these cosplays is your favorite? I really love how these lovely ladies did a mix of her traditional long hair, her celebration floral hair, and her short hair. And really, the Flynn’s are just too funny!

I also wanted to let you all know, that if you have something you’d like to see featured in the Cosplay Showcase column, let me know! A favorite character, movie, color…I’m very open to where this new column is headed!

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Cosplay Round-Up 1 | Disney Princesses

With the recent addition of cosplay to my list of hobbies, I thought it would be fun to post some cosplay inspiration round-ups every once in a while. The level of craftsmanship and photography that some of these ladies do is just out of this world.

I thought it would be fun to start this series off with a selection of Disney Princesses! Who didn’t want to secretly be a princess when they were younger?

cosplay | disney princesses
cosplay | disney princesses

Ariel by Ryoko demon // Princess Jasmine | Rei-Doll // Belle by Rayi-kun // Cinderella by NikitaCosplay // Merida by Shua-cosplay

Do you have a favorite Disney Princess? Or have you ever dressed up as one? Personally, I’m hoping to dress up as Jasmine at some point in the near future!

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Anime Boston 2014

As you may know, this weekend I attended Anime Boston – and had a fantastic time! I only went on Saturday, but I know for next year to go for all three days!

These are some photos that were snapped at the convention – once the weather gets warmer, I can’t wait to shoot this costume. I have some great places in mind :)

Anime Boston 2014 | Elizabeth
Anime Boston 2014 | Elizabeth

photos by Stolen Soul Photography

Anime Boston 2014 | Elizabeth

Costume details: Jacket, skirt, and necklace were made by me. Corset was bought online, and altered by me. Wig & petticoat were also bought online. Contacts from Pinky Paradise.

The costumes were amazing. I was in awe all weekend by the amazing details that people put into their costumes – you can see some of the photos I took here. I’m hoping in the future to do some ‘cosplay round-up’ posts :)

What did you do this weekend?

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Cosplay | Bioshock Infinite: Elizabeth

I’m excited to share one of my 2014 cosplays with you, Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea!

kyla is inspired | bioshock infinite: elizabeth
kyla is inspired | bioshock infinite: elizabeth
kyla is inspired | bioshock infinite: elizabeth

The whole process of shooting these was…a process. I’m not used to shooting in such a public place (Foxwoods Casino), so that was something to get used to. I’m really pleased with the results, though! The costume itself was pretty easy to make, just an altered blouse, a pencil skirt and embellishments here and there.

You also can’t exactly tell in these photos, but I’m wearing a wig and bright blue contacts! I probably won’t be wearing this to any conventions, but I’ll definitely be wearing the individual pieces to work!

This weekend I’ll be away at Anime Boston wearing yet another version of this character (I swear I do have other costumes…). I’m so excited! Is anyone else going? If not, do you have any plans for this first weekend in Spring?

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