DIY | Halloween Mario BOO Ghosts

Hi everyone and happy almost Halloween! I’ve been sitting on this DIY for a couple of years now and just haven’t gotten around to sharing it.

You can make this super easy DIY Mario BOO decoration just in time for Halloween! I’t so simple and anyone can make it.

Kyla Is Inspired | Mario BOO Ghost DIY

YOU WILL NEED:

Kyla Is Inspired | Mario BOO Ghost DIY

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Download the Boo template
  2. Cut out your Boo shape in the white foam
  3. Using the glitter Mod Podge, apply a thin coat along the foam. I did 2 coats – you can add more depending on desired sparkle level
  4. I applied the glitter paint in select areas – along Boo’s tail and bottom to give some sparkle “shading”. This paint has large flecks of silver sparkle, so it will apply a bit chunkier than all over Mod Podge.
  5. Using the template as a guide, use a sharpie to draw in his face and arm.
  6. Make as many Boo’s as you want!
  7. Kyla Is Inspired | Mario BOO Ghost DIY

    Here’s a little shot of Peach and Boo from last Halloween!

    Kyla Is Inspired | Mario BOO Ghost DIY

    What kinds of geeky DIY projects do you like to do at halloween? If you make this project, let me know! I would love to see it.

     

    Note this post was sponsored by Plaid Crafts, who provided the materials to create this project

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Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch Meet Me In Paris

OMG am I back with another geeky cocktail? You bet I am! To stick in the theme of previous drinks, this falls in line with Overwatch’s brand new Paris Map!

Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch Meet Me In Paris

This cocktail uses two french liquors: Champagne and Chambord, a raspberry liqueur from the Loire Valley of France. I remember when I first heard this ordered out; I immediately had to try it myself! It’s kind of a classic for me. Pair these together for one very french cocktail to cheers the new Overwatch map!

Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch Meet Me In Paris

You will need:
  • Champagne
  • Chambord
  • Cranberry juice
  • Raspberries for garnish

Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch Meet Me In Paris

For this drink, fill your champagne flute about 3/4 of the way full. Add 1/2 shot of cranberry juice and about a teaspoon of the Chambord (any more and the drink will be too sweet!) Top with a few raspberries, and enjoy!

Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch Meet Me In Paris

As always, if you make this drink, let me know! I’d love to hear or see how it turned out. And let me know if you’ve been playing the new Paris map! Do you love it?

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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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Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch “Beat the Heat”

Oh look, another Overwatch geeky cocktail! This time the drink is in honor of both the summer games and Mei’s new short, which I may have teared up for. Have you seen it yet? It’s adorable and makes me love Mei even more. I even did a casual cosplay of her!

Overwatch Nerdy Cocktail | Beat The Heat

You will need:
  • 2 shots of vodka
  • 1/2 shot blue curacao
  • Lemonade
  • Optional: Iced tea (to make an arnold palmer)
  • Lemon wedges
  • Ice
Directions:
  • Chill your glass ahead of time for a really refreshing drink
  • Add ice to glass
  • Pour in vodka, lemonade, blue curacao
  • Stir (or shake first if you prefer)
  • Add a lemon wedge and enjoy!

Overwatch Nerdy Cocktail | Beat The Heat

Overwatch Nerdy Cocktail | Beat The Heat

Do you play Overwatch? If so, who do you main? I technically have the most hours on Lucio but both Mercy and Mei are becoming my go-to ladies.

Overwatch Nerdy Cocktail | Beat The Heat

While this drink is great for a hot summer day, I’m personally ready for cooler weather and for the heat to end. But might as well enjoy this while the weather holds – cheers to the weekend!

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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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