Cosplay | Princess Daisy

I am SO excited to share photos of my Daisy cosplay!! This now officially makes #3 of the Nintendo princesses – I’ve done both Peach and Rosalina in the past :) I went overboard and definitely added a lot of embellishments to this costume.

Princess Daisy Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Daisy Cosplay



LOOKING FOR A COSTUME BREAKDOWN?

I legit used my own Princess Peach tutorial while I made Daisy :P But if you want any detail shots, or specifics on how I made anything, let me know! I would love to help out.


GO CHECK IT OUT!



Kyla Is Inspired | Daisy Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Daisy Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Daisy Cosplay

Above photos from Felix Wong Photography

I have to know…out of Peach, Rosalina, and Daisy…who is your favorite Nintendo princess? I honestly can’t decide!! I asked on Twitter a few weeks ago and got such varied results!

Kyla Is Inspired | Nintendo-Princesses

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Eco Point Mei Cosplay Work Log | Part I

Hi everyone! I thought it would be fun to document my progress of creating Eco Point Mei, my newest costume, before I debut her at PAX East 2019. This post will be in 3 (or 4) parts: jacket, tank & gun, boots, accessories. Here’s part 1!

Kyla Is Inspired | Ecopoint Mei Cosplay Work Log

Kyla Is Inspired | Ecopoint Mei Cosplay Work Log

PATTERN
I’m not good at creating patterns from scratch, so I used Simplicity 1759 as a start. Using wrapping paper with a grid, I traced out the existing pattern into a larger, boxy fit. The grid was key for me to trace out what would become the leather parts, making sure they lined up evenly. I created a mock-up using muslin to make sure my pattern lined up…and it did! I was shocked I didn’t have to create it twice. I left plenty of room for seam allowance.

FABRIC
The jacket has 4 components:

  1. Fashion Fabric – “wrong side” of red satin (bought 4 yards, had extra)
  2. Red lining (bought 4 yards, had extra)
  3. Quilting batting
  4. Faux leather upholstery fabric – I used leftover from McCree’s chaps

Kyla Is Inspired | Ecopoint Mei Cosplay Work Log

ASSEMBLY
To start, I cut the out all of the main pieces of red fabric, in the fashion fabric, lining, and batting.

I laid down all 3 layers of the jacket at once (which in hindsight could have been a mistake, see how messy the inside was below). I sewed together any edges that would be showing; the bottom, and front seams, mostly so the layers would hold together. To “quilt” the pieces, I drew my sections in chalk (I think the squares were 4″).

Kyla Is Inspired | Ecopoint Mei Cosplay Work Log

For the leather pieces, I drew the pattern on the back (diamonds instead of squares) and sewed them using a light tan color thread for contrast. To attach the pieces to the red fabric, I folded down each edge and carefully sewed it down.

The sleeves followed the same process as the jacket, except on one arm I added an overwatch patch and painted on “ECOPOINT”. The sleeves were a pain in the butt to attach…too many layers! D:

Kyla Is Inspired | Ecopoint Mei Cosplay Work Log

HOOD
The hood is a completely separate entity and isn’t attached to the jacket. There’s no batting in this; just a thick interfacing to give the hood some structure. I actually used my Shinoa hood as a template for this pattern. The fur was then hand-stitched on.

Kyla Is Inspired | Ecopoint Mei Cosplay Work Log

The last component was the zipper; I used a 26″ separating zipper, though it’s really more for show since Mei’s jacket is kind of folded over and held in place with a belt.

Let me know if you have any specific questions about this! Part 2 will be coming shortly…I just have to finish the props first! :)

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Cosplay | Palanquin DVa

I’m really, really backlogged for sharing my costumes from last year, so here’s Palanquin Dva, completed for PAX East back in March 2018!

Kyla Is Inspired | Palanquin DVa

This costume was tricky; DVa is Korean, so I spent a lot of time researching how to create her hanbok (traditional Korean dress). I spent a lot of time filming the creation of this costume, but…I never got around to editing the footage :/ I’ll share what I have for progress photos and hope they help!

Kyla Is Inspired | Palanquin DVa

Kyla Is Inspired | Palanquin DVa

I will say the star for this entire costume was the upholstery fabric I fount at my local fabric store for $4/yard…it had multiple colored stripes on the back already in a unique pattern so I didn’t have to purchase multiple colors of fabric. It’s definitely worth foraging through bins of fabric at places other than Jo-Anns to find materials!

Kyla Is Inspired | Palanquin DVa

Kyla Is Inspired | Palanquin DVa

Kyla Is Inspired | Palanquin DVa

If you have any questions at all about how I made this costume, please feel free to ask! I’ll do my best to help :) Otherwise, click below for more info!

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2018 Cosplays

Can you believe that 2018 is nearly over? Once again, I find myself looking back at what I created this year, and feeling proud of what I accomplished. I made 9 costumes in 2017 and I said this year would make less, but I still ended up with 7!

Kyla Is Inspired | Cosplays 2018


Anna

Black Cat DVa

McCree (Part 1 | Part 2)

Lifeguard McCree

Palanquin DVa

Princess Peach

Snow White

This was a Big Year for me – McCree was definitely my most involved costume yet, and I went more detailed than ever with my Anna and Snow White. Plus, I’ve never done a bathing suit costume before, so Lifeguard McCree definitely took me out of my comfort zone!

I’m hoping that next year I can focus more on my blog and back fill some of these costumes that I never got around to posting about! I’m also hoping to do more tutorial posts for some future cosplays I have planned.

What are you most proud of that you’ve made this year?

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Cosplay | Snow White (Designer Doll)

If you’ve been following my instagram & stories , you’ll know I’ve been working on the Snow White designer doll costume…when I first saw this costume when it was released, I knew I wanted to make it.

Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay

This is definitely the most glamorous costume I’ve made, but I enjoyed the challenge! I want to get a longer wig and style it properly before wearing her again.

Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay

COSTUME DETAILS:

DRESS
The dress was made splicing 2 patterns together; Simplicity 1607 for the bodice and Simplicity 2442 for the skirt. I knew I wanted a train in the back, so I taped some paper to the back 2 panels of the skirt pattern to add about 18″ of length at the very back, and tapered it up to reach the length of the original pattern.

Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay

SLEEVES
The sleeves are flutter sleeves! Basically, you take an existing sleeve pattern and cut upwards towards the top. Then you fan out the strips and create a new, wider pattern by drawing around the old pattern.

The red shapes were added using heat n’ bond, and I stitched around them.

Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay

TRAIN
I used the same pattern for the train as I did the dress, and used 3 panels of it (back and 2 sides) so it would flow on top of the dress. It’s double-sided red satin and pressed at the sides. I used 10mm rhinestones up the sides and on the seams, and filled in with 5mm.

Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay

WRAP
For the wrap, I used fur left over from by Belle costume for one side, and the cream satin for the other. It’s a simple rectangle, and I added some of the 10mm rhinestones on the fur side for sparkle (which unfortunately you can’t really see…).

Kyla Is Inspired | Snow White Cosplay

Do you collect Disney Designer Dolls? I didn’t know much about them before seeing this Snow White doll, but now I’m really interested!

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