DIY | Princess Wario Crown

Hi friends! I can’t believe it’s taken me all month to post in 2020, but here we are! I’m working on a Princess Wario costume of my own design, and I made a tutorial for the crown!


**Full disclosure, I did print out my crown on my 3D printer. If you don’t have a 3D printer, I made my Princess Peach, Daisy, and Rosalina crowns in EVA foam covered in worbla. Either option is totally valid, and once you have the crown shape the instructions below apply to both methods!


  1. Prime and paint your crown gold. To avoid that streaky look, be sure to apply 3-4 coats of paint on both the outside and inside.
  2. Create your “W” shape for Wario: I printed my ‘W’ on my 3D printer, but you could also use EVA foam. I painted the W with Plaid’s navy color-shift paint, and then added a glitter top coat of Mod Podge to make it shine.
  3. Wario has a half circle behind the W on his cap, so I’ve used a piece of thin white EVA foam covered in Plaid white paint. Both the W and the half circle are glued onto the crown.


  1. Cast your gems in resin. I have a mini tutorial on casing resin here!. I made my gems a dark purple.
  2. To add extra shine, I used Plaid’s Glitter paint to add flecks of silver to the top once dried.
  3. I attached them to a circle of EVA foam (painted gold) about 4mm wider than the actual gem. That got hot glued right onto the crown, below the 3 points of the crown. If you make your gems to large, however, watch out gluing – they might stick over the curve of the crown.


  1. I rhinestoned this crown a LOT. There’s a row of alternating purple and yellow above the divider line, and a row of royal blue below it. I also outlined the white half circle in a bright light blue.

  2. The edges of the crown are weathered in dark brown and black paint. This isn’t necessary, but I like the way it adds depth around each element of the crown. To do this, dip a dry brush into your paint, and rub excess off on a paper towel so there’s barely any left. Then, stipple it around the elements and rub in with your finger or paper towel. I went very light on this crown since I didn’t want it to look ‘old’, just shaded.

  3. To attach the crown: At the moment the photos were taken for this post, the crown had no attachment. However I’m using the same method as previous crowns; I glued the crown onto a thin headband, and used a bit of worbla to reinforce at where the crown touches the band. I personally don’t like using hair clips, but I’ve seen that done as a viable option too. Paint both the headband and worbla gold to match the crown.

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

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Shop | Zodiac Collection

Hi all! Today I wanted to share a project of mine that I’ve been sitting on since…well, about 2016. It’s a Zodiac illustration project! I meant to have this up in time for Christmas shopping, but…well I went to London so I didn’t have time :) But these items make for great gifts any time of the year!

Kyla Is Inspired | Shop Zodiac Collection

I’ve made all of these into products on Redbubble if you’re interested in any gift ideas. Whenever I wear my Taurus shirt, I always get compliments and I’ve met many other Taurus’ that way :)

Shop the Zodiac Collection

Kyla Is Inspired | Shop Zodiac Collection

Kyla Is Inspired | Shop Zodiac Collection

Kyla Is Inspired | Shop Zodiac Collection

Kyla Is Inspired | Shop Zodiac Collection

If you want to see another color uploaded here, let me know what it is! I’d love to add more if there’s a demand.

Shop the Zodiac Collection on Redbubble

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Cosplay | Snow White

I’m so excited to share my latest costume with you, Snow White!!


A few months ago I knew I wanted to create a new Disney costume but didn’t want to spend a ton of money. I realized my underskirt from my Princess Daisy would be perfect for Snow White. And I already had the wig from my previous Snow White cosplay. The only materials I had to buy were the blue suede fabric for the bodice and the gold accents – I used leftover red and blue satin from previous projects.




Have you ever re-used elements from one cosplay to another?

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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


Kyla Is Inspired | Mario BOO Ghost DIY


  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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DIY | Paper Disney Ears

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share this DIY with you – paper Disney ears!

Now, I own quite a few pairs of ears myself, that I’ve both bought and made. When Plaid Crafts reached out to me to work with them, I knew I had to make something Disney-themed and perfect for a casual cosplay. These ears are so easy – there’s no sewing involved, and it’s a cheap project that anyone can do!

Kyla Is Inspired | DIY Paper Disney Ears
Kyla Is Inspired | DIY Paper Disney Ears


Kyla Is Inspired | DIY Paper Disney Ears


  1. Download the ear & bow template
  2. Cut out 2 ear shapes of your foam (I recommend using an x-acto knife)
  3. Cut out 4 ear shapes of your paper. This will be the “base” and will be covered up by the addition of more paper.
  4. Kyla Is Inspired | DIY Paper Disney Ears

  5. Cut out shapes to layer over your base layer. Because mine are Ariel-themed, I’m cutting out water droplets, some fish, and sparkly blue “bubbles”
  6. Kyla Is Inspired | DIY Paper Disney Ears

  7. To attach the base paper to the ears: Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge onto the foam. Then, lay the paper on top and gently apply pressure (it’s ok if some paper hangs off; you can trim it once dry). Once dry, apply to the other side.
  8. To layer your shapes, apply another thin coat of Mod Podge to the ears. Then, arrange your shapes and apply more Mod Podge on top to adhere them. Make sure you apply the Mod Podge liberally and avoid streaks – it will dry clear and glossy. For my ears, I applied the “droplet” shapes first, and layered the fish and sparkly bubbles over the droplets once dried.

    Note: While you don’t have to apply decorations to both sides, I like to so I can choose my favorite side to face forwards.
  9. Kyla Is Inspired | DIY Paper Disney Ears

  10. For the edge of the ears, I cut a strip of 1/4″ glitter paper and glued it in place. Don’t worry if there are some edges that don’t match up – that’s what the next step is for!
  11. Using a combination of rhinestones and sticker “gems”, I created a border around the edge of the ears both for decoration, and to cover up any imperfections of the paper lining up.
  12. Next, cut out the bow shape on contrasting paper. I used a pink/silver holographic paper. To assemble the bow, bend (but don’t crease) the outer edges together, and secure with tape or glue. Then, wrap the smaller rectangle of paper around, and secure.
  13. Kyla Is Inspired | DIY Paper Disney Ears
    Kyla Is Inspired | DIY Paper Disney Ears

  14. Hot glue your ears to the headband – the spacing is up to you! I put my ears towards the back of the headband so there’s room for the bow to sit. Then, glue the bow to the headband, gluing the flatter side to the headband.
  15. Kyla Is Inspired | DIY Paper Disney Ears

    And that’s it! A DIY, relatively easy (and cheap!) alternative to buying a pair of ears. Have you made your own Disney ears? Will you be creating your own paper ears next time you travel to the parks? If you use this tutorial I’d love to see the results!


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

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