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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A Toast To Overwatch

OK, I swear not everything I do has to do with geeky cocktails! I’m again collaborating on Drunkenwatch, though I know that’s all I’ve been posting lately! I have so many ideas for posts but not enough time to do them, so for now this series is taking priority.

This week’s installment is a champagne toast to Overwatch’s 1 year anniversary! We didn’t make up a drink, and instead are toasting using the classic champagne cocktail, Kir Speciale. I’ll post the recipe below if you don’t know how to make it :)

This week we’re featuring the usual squad of Skowalz, AcornBandit, silenced_knight, with special guest streamer Starbuck!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

The whole reason I started playing Overwatch was to play DVa (who isn’t even my main anymore), so it’s about time we featured a DVa-themed post. To toast with us and make a Kir Speciale:

You will need (makes 1):
  • Champagne
  • Blackcurrant liqueur (Creme de Cassis)
  • Triple Sec (just a splash)
  • Raspberries or blackberries (for garnish)

Not pictured: we forgot to add the berries to the top for a little extra flair! Epic fail. They really make the drink!

Directions:
  • Pour champagne into a flute, 3/4 full
  • Drizzle in the blackcurrant liquor and triple sec
  • Add a few raspberries/blackberries to the top
  • Wait for the ingredients to settle, and enjoy!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

Sam got me this cute DVa jacket for my birthday, so I took the opportunity to throw together a fun casual cosplay – nothing serious, and I already owned the shirt and wig. DVa is fun to cosplay!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch
Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

And as a final side note to Overwatch: THANK YOU for giving me tons of art, cosplay, and blog post ideas this past year…I’m looking forward to lots of creative ideas in the upcoming year!

Kyla Is Inspired | A Toast To Overwatch

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Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch “Piece Of Cake!” Shot

Happy Friday! Yes, we have yet another Overwatch geeky cocktail! Drunkenwatch is an ongoing collaboration with Skowalz, AcornBandit, and silenced_knight.

This week we’re doing something a little different – Mercy-themed for her voice line “Piece of cake!” This is also based on the fact that we wanted birthday cake shots becuase my birthday is tomorrow :) So of course I used this opportunity to dress in casual Mercy and take some photos :) I’ve never done anything birthday-related on the blog so I was really excited for this.

Kyla Is Inspired | Mercy Cake Shot
Kyla Is Inspired | Mercy Cake Shot

This recipe was originally found on Bailey’s website, though we added a modification.

You will need (makes 2):
  • 2 oz of cake flavored vodka
  • 1 oz of Baileys (original recipe calls for Vanilla Cinnamon, but it’s seasonal so we used plain), OR
  • 1 oz of RumChata (for a different flavor other than coffee)
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles

Kyla Is Inspired | Mercy Cake Shot

Directions:
  • Mix the vodka and Bailey’s/RumChata with ice in a shaker
  • Strain into shot glasses, and fill almost to the top
  • Add whipped cream and sprinkles
  • Cheers!

Kyla Is Inspired | Mercy Cake Shot

As always, if you make this drink, let me know! I’d love to hear or see how it turned out.

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Cosplay | Winter Belle

Well, I officially passed the premiere of Beauty and the Beast – which was my deadline to post these Belle photos…oops! Have you watched it yet? I haven’t and I’ve been hearing mixed things…

I started working on Belle last November because I wanted to have a fun winter costume to shoot during the holidays, but of course I didn’t finish in time. I also was really bad with documenting my process creating this…epic fail on my part.

We shot these last month during an unseasonably warm day – the next day, all the snow melted. I’m so happy with how they turned out! Though at this point, I’m pretty sick of seeing snow.

Kyla Is Inspired | Belle
Kyla Is Inspired | Belle
Kyla Is Inspired | Belle
Kyla Is Inspired | Belle
Kyla Is Inspired | Belle
Kyla Is Inspired | Belle
Kyla Is Inspired | Belle

While Belle isn’t my favorite Disney princess (Ariel is), I loved her growing up. I think I related to her so much because she also had brown hair and brown eyes ;D I was so happy I got to add her to my Princess costume list! Who is your favorite princess?

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