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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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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