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Cosplay | EcoPoint Mei

Well, I did it…one year after making this monster of a costume and I’m finally making a post!

Kyla Is Inspired | Eco Point Mei Cosplay

 

  

Looking for a breakdown of the costume?

Part I | Jacket

Part II | Boots

Part III | Tank & Snowball

 

After I tackled McCree in 2017, I knew I wanted to push myself with yet another of Overwatch’s crazy designs. And Mei certainly pushed my skills! I’m thrilled with this costume, even if I can’t walk in the boots and I sweat like crazy in the quilted jacket :P

Kyla Is Inspired | Eco Point Mei Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Eco Point Mei Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Eco Point Mei Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Eco Point Mei Cosplay

What’s a project you worked on that you pushed yourself and your skills? I’d love to see as inspiration! 

 

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Cosplay | McCree

Remember 2 years ago when I made a McCree costume? And even made tutorials on how I made some of his pieces? Yeah…I never shared the final photos! So here we are.

Kyla Is Inspired | McCree Overwatch Cosplay

Looking for costume work logs?

Part I | Hat, Serape, Gun, Belt

Part II | Arm

Kyla Is Inspired | McCree Overwatch Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | McCree Overwatch Cosplay

When I first decided to make McCree I had no idea how much time would go into it…to date, this is one of my absolute favorite costumes, my most expensive costume, and the one I’m most proud of for pushing my skillset. And he was so much fun to wear!

Kyla Is Inspired | McCree Overwatch Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | McCree Overwatch Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | McCree Overwatch Cosplay

Are you a McCree main? I actually never play him…or any DPS…but I do love his backstory! Who is your favorite Overwatch character to play?

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Eco Point Mei Cosplay Work Log | Part III Tank

I’m back with part 3 of Mei’s cosplay breakdown! Part I covers her jacket and Part II covers the boots if you want to check those out. For the third and final part we’ll be tackling her tank!

Kyla Is Inspired | Eco Point Mei Cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Eco Point Mei Cosplay

Let’s jump in!

SUPPLIES:

  • 3 gallon Water jug (I bought this one from Amazon)
  • Half a hollow styrofoam ball (found at Michael’s and Jo-Anns for under $10)
  • LOTS of sheets of thin craft foam
  • Plasti-dip & spray primer
  • Acrylic paints – I recommend PlaidFX paints
  • 1/4″ tubing (I got mine at Home Depot)
  • LED lights for inside Snowball’s head

TANK BASE

Mei’s tank, according to the short, is a water gallon which makes things much easier since a water tank is easy to find and very lightweight. The bottom of the jug (with the handle and nozzle) is left empty, so I focused on the top portion. There are 3 distinct “sections” of the tank: a white band (that looks like it’s wrapped), a black band, and a red band. I laid all of this out in foam flat before gluing it around the top third of the tank. The white “wrap” area is just strips of 1/2″ foam added to mimic the look of layered materials.

To make the back “box” portion that sits on top, I made a box out of foam and glued it together – I don’t really think it’s “accurate” but I like the effect of how it looks. All details are foam to keep it as lightweight as possible. The black tubing is the 1/4″ clear tubing that I pained with acrylics.

To seal everything, I covered up the exposed tank with plastic wrap and plasti-dipped all the foam pieces.

Kyla Is Inspired | Eco Point Mei Cosplay

The painting was all hand done with acrylics, and weathered using an old paintbrush and black and brown paint.

SNOWBALL

Snowball was a collaboration between myself and Sam. He started out as a half styrofoam dome. We carved out his face area and sanded the edges until smooth. This took patience; the styrofoam is very easy to tear!

Once the carving was done he was primed and spray painted. If you don’t prime, the paint will eat the styrofoam. Any additional details were painted on using acrylics.

Kyla Is Inspired | Eco Point Mei Cosplay
Kyla Is Inspired | Eco Point Mei CosplayHow he attaches to the tank: This was a challenge. In the end we used a mix of heavy duty velcro and pins that stick into the foam. He sits on a platform at that’s about 2″ inside the foam “collar”. He’s removable via velcro to allow us to turn on the little LED lights in his face, which are also velcroed inside of the foam circle. The black platform can also slide out of the tank, and there are LED lights velcroed to that. When they turn on, they illuminate the tank from the flat end side.

STRUCTURE

The tank slides over my shoulders like a backpack. They’re attached to the tank using epoxy for maximum adhesive. Since that looked pretty messy, I glued a piece of EVA foam on top and painted/weathered it black. Not the most professional looking, but it’s sturdy and sits on my back so it’s not too visible.

Kyla Is Inspired | Eco Point Mei Cosplay

Phew! That takes us to the end of Part 3, Mei’s tank! You’ll probably be able to borrow some of these tips and tricks if you’re doing any of her other skins.

Here’s the rest of Mei’s tutorials! Finished costume post coming shortly:)


Part I – Jacket | Part II – Boots

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Cosplay | Snow White

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

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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.

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

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Cosplay | Casual Rosalina

Last year I made Peach’s Mario Odyssey casual outfit, and I thought, why not make a Rosalina version??

In order to save money, I decided to create this from materials I already owned…though it definitely helped that I had the wig from when I cosplayed Rosalina in 2015, and her tennis version in 2016 :)

Kyla Is Inspired | Casual Rosalina

The Costume Elements:

Wig & Luma plushie: From my original Rosalina cosplay.

Blouse: From Odyssey Peach

Skirt: This is Ariel’s skirt, which I shortened. I used heat n’ bond to attach the stars using white fabric I had laying around

Bow & Necktie fabric: Leftover from either Elsa, Rosalina, Tennis Rosalina, or Ariel :) The white fabric paint was leftover from mixing color’s for McCree.

Wand: I 3D printed the star, painted it gold, and attached it to a dowel I had. Super simple!

Rhinestones: I had so many leftover from Snow White!

Kyla Is Inspired | Casual Rosalina

Have you made costumes from scraps you’ve had leftover before? What did you make?

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