Cosplay | Tennis Rosalina

So we’re deep in the middle of winter with tons of snow on the ground, and I realized I never shared my Tennis Rosalina photos – so here’s a total summer costume flashback! These photos were taken at Connecticon last July, and I’ll be bringing this costume to PAX East next March. And I think Sadie from Sadie By Design will be Tennis Peach :)

Kyla Is Inspired | Tennis Rosalina Cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Tennis Rosalina Cosplay

To be honest, I made this dress because I had so much fabric left over from making my Rosalina gown early last year, that I didn’t want to let it go to waste.

Costume Details

DRESS: The dress itself isn’t a difficult pattern; I used Simplicity 4070 (a go-to of mine) but any sort of high-necked, flare skirt pattern should work. My (minor) modifications included: cutting an upside-down “V” in the front, adding a pleated trim to the bottom, and adding the little collar, with heavy-duty interfacing for strength.

CROWN: The crown has a foam base, covered in worbla. I cast the gems in resin (I have a mini resin tutorial here). I attached the crown to a headband, also painted silver. When I attach it to the wig, I use hidden bobby pins to keep the headband In place.

SNEAKERS: I bought these sneakers on Amazon. I stuffed the toes, put masking tape over the toe for a straight line, and painted the toe white.

RACKET: I found this racket at my local Dick’s for around $20 – it was already teal. I wrapped some leftover fabric around the handle to tie it into the whole look. Then, I painted the slats white (spray paint would be best, but I used acrylic). Rosalina has a star on her racket which I didn’t add here, but plan to paint on for PAX.

Kyla Is Inspired | Tennis Rosalina  Cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Tennis Rosalina  Cosplay

So, on a scale from 1-10, how painfully obvious is it that I have no idea how to actually play tennis? I thought I was doing great while I was posing, but when I got them back I just… ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Cosplayers, what advise can you give for posing as a character/or doing an activity you’re not familiar with?

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Cosplay | Princess Peach

Hi everyone!

I went to Rhode Island Comic Con last weekend, which is held right in my town. Unfortunately I ended up getting sick, so I only went on Saturday. Luckily I was able to get some photos of Princess Peach! You can really see the gold details – which I showed in detail in my previous peach post.

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach
Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach
Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach
Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach
Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

Also, if you’re interested in a costume breakdown, you can find it HERE!

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

This costume is by far my favorite that I’ve made, and favorite to wear. What’s your favorite costume that you’ve made? I’d love to see photos!

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Cosplay | Princess Peach (Amiibo Dress)

I’m so excited to share with you my latest costume, Princess Peach! I made her Amiibo dress for PAX East 2016. I actually made a different Peach for last year’s PAX – but I cut it short into a cocktail dress because my skills just weren’t there yet.

If you told me a year ago that I would be able to create her gorgeous ball gown, I wouldn’t have believed you. That just goes to show that the more you practice and create, the better you’ll get! I need to remember this little fact a lot more in life.

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach Cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach Cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach Cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach Cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach Cosplay

Click under the cut for a full walkthrough (with photos!) on how I made this costume:
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