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!

Share

Cosplay | Princess Peach – Mario Odyssey

Have any of you played Mario Odyssey?? I sadly don’t have a Switch (or plan on purchasing one) but that doesn’t stop me from loving all of Peach’s new outfits! One of my favorites is her cute travel skirt/blouse/hat combo, which of course I had to make :)

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

I think I had the most fun eating these delicious Knead Donuts!

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

This costume is mostly a closet cosplay, but details are below! I had all the fabric I needed for the skirt and scarf already, which made the idea of this costume appeal to me all the more.

COSTUME DETAILS:

HAT
I bought this hat on amazon and sewed some leftover pink belt fabric as trim.

BLOUSE
I bought this blouse.

SUNNIES
here!

SCARF
I sewed this by creating a really long rectangular shape with angled edges. I dipped the end of a pencil in white fabric paint to create the polka dot pattern.

BELT GEM
I 3d printed the gem and painted it pink. I added glitter into the clear top coat, and added white shading on the edges for a bit of a cartoon look. It just pins onto the skirt.

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

SKIRT
I used my favorite skirt pattern, Simplicity 1369 as the base but added in 2 extra panels for volume. The waistband is in a contrasting color and there’s a petticoat underneath to make the volume show.

SHOES
These aren’t entirely accurate to what Peach wears (she wears white heels), but they’re my go-to comfy and foot-friendly Clark’s wedges :)

WIG
This is my third Peach wig! :) I used Luthien Classic from Arda in Light Blonde as my base. The bangs were sectioned into three parts to mimic her front and 2 side pieces. The front of the bangs were teased up and smoothed down, cut to shape into a point. Her bangs are almost heart-shaped, so I tried to keep that in mind. The two side pieces were curved towards her head and also made into points. I used lots of hairspray to keep them all together!

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

GOLDEN MUSHROOM
This is my original mushroom from years ago, and I made a tutorial!

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Peach

I can’t wait to make other Peach outfits from Mario Odyssey. Which of her new looks is your favorite?

Share

Cosplay Breakdown | Lifeguard McCree (Overwatch)

I really wanted to get this post up before the Overwatch Summer Games ended, and I did! \o/

I started Lifeguard McCree earlier in the summer as a fun little project since I had most of the materials needed to complete this.

Kyla Is Inspired | Lifeguard McCree

Also – the hat was so small, it wouldn’t stay on my head! That’s why in all of these, I had to hold the hat on so it wouldn’t blow away ^^

Kyla Is Inspired | Lifeguard McCree

Kyla Is Inspired | Lifeguard McCree

Kyla Is Inspired | Lifeguard McCree

COSTUME BREAKDOWN:

ARM
To be honest, I followed my own McCree arm tutorial that I made for McCree earlier this year! The only difference was I added an extra piece of arm to go above the elbow, and used different shapes and colors for the finishing. The rest of the process followed my tutorial.

Kyla Is Inspired | Lifeguard McCree

PEACEKEEPER
I used my 3D printer to print the gun. I found a free McCree peacekeeper file and used Tinkercad to add in the text of “Desert Seagull” and “Guard”. The whole thing was 10 pieces that I epoxy-ed together. I used joint compound to fill and sand down the seams. It’s primed and painted glossy red, and all the details are acrylic.

Kyla Is Inspired | Lifeguard McCree

Kyla Is Inspired | Lifeguard McCree

BELT
The SAMF buckle was modeled by me in Tinkercad and 3D printed. I primed and painted it in acrylic.

The belt itself is a long piece of 1/4mm EVA foam (found at craft stores) that’s covered in a piece of scrap red fabric I had. The foam gives it structure without it being stiff. I sewed Yaya Han’s black stretch vinyl over the ends using a zig zag stitch.

The 2 water bottles were purchased on amazon.

Kyla Is Inspired | Lifeguard McCree

TOWEL
I created a print and bought a wall hanging off my redbubble!

Kyla Is Inspired | Lifeguard McCree

BACKPACK
The backpack is a simple rectangle of red with a black border at the bottom. It’s sewn together at the sides and bottom, and I added a simple flap that velcros closed. The “cross” is ironed on using heat n’ bond.

Kyla Is Inspired | Lifeguard McCree

Honestly, I was a bit intimidated to share these photos since I don’t ever really share anything of me in a bathing suit, but it’s summer and I really like this costume :) McCree isn’t my favorite summer skin (I LOVE DVa and Roadhog!) but I do love McCree! Which of the summer games skins is your favorite?

Share

Cosplay | Fem Viktor (Yuri On Ice) Part II

Remember when I posted my first Viktor cosplay? Well, earlier this year I wore this costume again to Anime Boston and managed to take some amazing photos!

Yuri On Ice!!! remains one of my favorite animes – and I’m probably due for another re-watch soon!


If you’re interested in how I made this costume, see a full breakdown here!

Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov

Between last year and this, I added about 1,000 more rhinestones to the whole outfit. It may not have been a lot of effort, but I love the extra sparkle!

Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov
Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov
Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov
Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov

Have any of you seen Yuri On Ice!!!? If so, who is your favorite character?

Share

McCree Cosplay Work Log | Part II

I’m back with Part II of my McCree work log! Part I featured his hat, gun, and serape. Now we’ll tackle his arm!

Kyla Is Inspired | McCree Cosplay Work Log Pt 2

I was really nervous to start this project, but it was actually easier than I thought (but still difficult!), especially since I’ve never created something like this. It’s in 2 parts; the arm itself, and a glove.

Let’s get into it!

GLOVE
I used Kamui’s tutorial as a guide for doing the glove. I bought these gloves on Amazon to use as a base, since they’re thick and black. I cut off the bow.

Each finger has 3 foam sections (the thumb has 2) that are glued completely around the finger, allowing for movement of the joints. There are thicker foam layers on the back of the hand with knuckle joints cut out.

The back of the hand, and center of the hand, each got foam glued to it. For the front, I layered 2 pieces of foam with cutouts at the knuckles, and added ovals where the knuckles go.

Kyla Is Inspired | McCree Cosplay Work Log Pt 2

ARM
The arm portion was completed in one day while marathoning Altered Carbon on Netflix :) The base is a foam trapezoid shape which I layered four pieces of foam over to create a “staircase” effect. To make sure the foam layers stuck closely together, I used superglue and a hairdryer to shape the foam.

I made sure that I was able to slip my arm and hand inside since I didn’t want to have to worry about closures and opening/closing the arm. It’s duct taped inside (high tech!) Sometimes it’s best to go simple and effective, especially since it won’t be seen.

Kyla Is Inspired | McCree Cosplay Work Log Pt 2

Then I stated working on details…since this was a more feminine version of McCree, I went a bit more stylized (and to help keep mobility at the elbow!) At the back “seam” of the arm, I added foam squares in 2 layers with a small triangle painted on in puff paint.

The top of the arm (elbow area) is a rectangular piece of foam with a circle piece on top with dremmeled edges for a clean look. There are a few cutouts in the circle to give it a multi-dimensional look.

The little knob on side of arm is actually a twist LED light (battery dead) that was already a circular shape with a little circle at the top. I glued it to the side and primed and painted it along with the arm. Gives a nice detail!

The skull is a thin piece of foam layered over the top of the arm, layered on top of a thicker piece of foam (that covers up quite a bit of the mess underneath it with duct tape). Really, the entire arm is all based on layering of foam :P I free handed the shape based on reference pictures; I made it quite slim compared to his actual arm so that it takes up about 1/3 of the entire arm.

[Kyla Is Inspired | McCree Cosplay Work Log Pt 2

FINISHING
I’ve never made anything so foam-heavy before, so I read a lot of tutorials on how to seal the foam before painting. I ended up using grey plasti-dip, which is like a spray paint. I then primed it white (so the color of the plasti-dip never really mattered) and sprayed it silver.

The entire arm is weathered with black paint on a flat brush. I dip the brush in the paint then dab most of it off on a rag before applying it to the foam; I start light then build it more into cracks and brush it on larger surfaces to look like dirt. If anyone wants a more detailed tutorial on weathering, let me know!

Kyla Is Inspired | McCree Cosplay Work Log Pt 2

FINISHING
The are a few finishing details to the arm that I think make it stand out, even without fancy LED lighting:

  • Knuckles: I hot glued some silver dots (not sure what they are, but they’re flat little round silver ‘dots’) to each of the 4 knuckles
  • Silver edging: To add depth to the skull, I painted a thin line of silver around the edges. This both acts as weathering (where the actual arm may have “chipped”) and as an added reflective surface to catch light. On any of the raised edges I also applied this technique.
  • Blue paint: In lieu of using LEDs, I mimicked the look of the blue lights by edging some of the pieces with a teal paint – obviously not the same effect, but it gives it depth. The triangle pieces in the back and the circle at the top of the arm both have this effect

Kyla Is Inspired | McCree Cosplay Work Log Pt 2

Phew! I was so pleased with this result. The fingers move and I have mobility in the elbow – not a ton, but enough to be able to navigate a con.

As always, I hope this helps you in some way! And if you’re working on a McCree cosplay and have specific questions, just let me know :)

Share