Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

If you guys aren’t following Jen Bartel, then you’re seriously missing out. She’s an amazing illustrator, and she recently created an Overwatch Girl Gang print, and I fell in love immediately. So immediately, that I had to cosplay her version Mei!

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

I would do a costume breakdown, but there’s really not much here to show…I bought a satin bomber jacket from Forever 21 and added some fur. The booties were bought on amazon and hand painted, and the bat is a plastic toy from target that I also hand painted. If anyone is interested in a more detailed breakdown with photos, let me know! I’d be happy to write something up.

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

Since Mei is part of a girl gang, I thought it fitting to add a few themed pins :) I added the Filthy ‘Casual’ pin, D.Va bunny pin from ShatteredStore and a Sombra pin from Rocketman Props.

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

Kyla Cosplay | Girl Gang Mei

Be sure to follow Jen on Twitter and check out her shop.

Which of the girl gang characters is your favorite?

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Costume Breakdown | Alice in Wonderland

This year for Halloween, I decided to make an Alice costume! I actually saw a variation of this costume on a Simplicity pattern and knew I wanted to create this “version” of classic Alice.

(Also today I learned a valuable lesson – even if you iron your cotton to be completely flat, if you’re in the car for a long time it *will* wrinkle back up! >.<

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

I’m dying to do a side-by-side of my first Alice Madness – essentially the same costume base, though I’ve definitely improved upon details and fit in the past few years.

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Alice Cosplay

Full costume breakdown is below!
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What I Wore | Casual Ariel

Today I’ve got a fun post – it’s a mix of What I Wore and cosplay posts.

Last month I went to Disney World, and I wanted to buy some of those cute ears before going. In 2015 I went to Disney Land and I felt so lame because I didn’t have ears, so I wanted to be prepared this year.

I bought these adorable Ariel ears from the Etsy shop Wishing4Wonderland. Let me just say, I have never had more compliments, ever! It seemed like everyone at the park wanted to know where I got my ears. I thought it would be cute to do a casual Ariel shoot wearing them!

Kyla Is Inspired | Casual Ariel
Kyla Is Inspired | Casual Ariel

OUTFIT DETAILS:
Ears: Wishing4Wonderland
Ariel Dress: Hot Topic
Wig: Arda Luthien in Apple Red

Kyla Is Inspired | Casual Ariel
Kyla Is Inspired | Casual Ariel

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Costume Breakdown | Fem Viktor (Yuri On Ice)

So I’m just going to go ahead and start this post by saying if you haven’t yet watched Yuri!!! On Ice, you’re missing out. It’s taken the sports anime theme and completely turned it into something with real [gay] character relationships and beautiful figure skating animations.

I’m so in love with this show that I’ll mention a funny anecdote: Back when this was airing, I thought it would be a good idea to watch the latest (second to last) episode while on the treadmill at the gym. Big mistake. 5 min into the episode found me sobbing while walking as slow as possible, drawing many concerned glances from other patrons. Was it worth it? Yes. This show is incredible.

Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov

Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov

Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov

Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov

Kyla Is Inspired | Fem Viktor Nikiforov

I documented the entire process of creating this costume, from initial sketch to the end. Keep reading for the full post!

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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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