Happy Holidays & Pleasant 2016

Can you believe 2015 is over?? In some ways it was a great year, and some ways…not so much. But that seems to be how every year goes, huh? I’m really looking forward to all 2016 has to offer.

Kyla Is Inspired | Happy New Year!

I neglected blogging for most of the year in favor of cosplaying, but next year that won’t be the case. I have plans to mesh cosplaying and blogging, as well as some other ideas I’m pretty excited about.

Kyla Is Inspired | Happy New Year!
I’m not getting into any personal goals here, but I do have a few blog goals that I’d like to share with you:

  • Produce more original content. I really want to incorporate cosplay more into the blog, so I’m planning on doing both cosplay tutorials and cosplay walkthroughs (which I started doing on my cosplay tag).
  • Videos. Speaks for itself. Why are there no videos on Kyla Is Inspired yet?
  • Work with others. After the year gets rolling, I want to collaborate with others for a new blog series, or maybe feature some other cosplayers here. I’m not too sure where I want to go, but I definitely want to collab with others. If you want to work with me let me know!

And that’s about it…just a few goals, that will really have an impact on Kyla Is Inspired. I’m looking forward to all 2016 has to offer, I’ve got some great things that will happen personally, and I already have tickets to all my favorite conventions (Anime Boston, PAX, Connecticon).

What are you most looking forward to in 2016?

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So you may have noticed I’ve been a bit silent this past week, but I have just been so busy. I’ve been spending a lot of time working on my cosplays, and I just got a huge (32-portrait) freelance illustration project, so my spare time has been spent away from blogging. Yikes, this summer is going by so fast!

And speaking of going by fast, this week I’ll be going to Montreal for vacation! What? I booked this back in March, and I’m not even exaggerating when I say I haven’t thought about it.


So I need your help!! We’re staying at the L Hotel in Old Montreal, but I have no idea what to do while there! Do you have any advice for staying in the city? And sights I can’t miss? How about any great food places?

See you next week!

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Twenty Five


So, today is my 25th birthday! It feels a bit strange to be a quarter of a century, but I feel like this is a good age for me. Most of my friends are older than me, so mentally I’ve felt like I have been 25 for a year now. It’s been a crazy year, I quit my last job, started a new one, took a vacation, took a blog break, started cosplaying as a new hobby, and started blogging again with a bit of a shifted focus.

I am happy that the one thing that has remained consistent has been this blog – and you guys, my readers, always have the sweetest words and most encouraging comments. So thank you! You never cease to put a smile on my face after a bad day.


I don’t normally post personal items on the blog, but I wanted to share some of my goals for next year, taken from my “25 before 26” list (which a lot are actually carried over from last year’s list)…some are serious, but some are silly!

  • Don’t sweat the small stuff
  • Go running more
  • Finish five cosplay costumes
  • Don’t be afraid to go out after work
  • Take [another] vacation
  • Purchase solid, investment wardrobe pieces
  • Buy a new couch
  • Grow my bangs out
  • Finish illustrations that I start
  • Collaborate on creating blog/cosplay videos

Hopefully next year, this post will have kept me accountable to complete them!

What have some of your goals been this year? Are you keeping up with them?

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Anime Boston 2014

As you may know, this weekend I attended Anime Boston – and had a fantastic time! I only went on Saturday, but I know for next year to go for all three days!

These are some photos that were snapped at the convention – once the weather gets warmer, I can’t wait to shoot this costume. I have some great places in mind :)

Anime Boston 2014 | Elizabeth
Anime Boston 2014 | Elizabeth

photos by Stolen Soul Photography

Anime Boston 2014 | Elizabeth

Costume details: Jacket, skirt, and necklace were made by me. Corset was bought online, and altered by me. Wig & petticoat were also bought online. Contacts from Pinky Paradise.

The costumes were amazing. I was in awe all weekend by the amazing details that people put into their costumes – you can see some of the photos I took here. I’m hoping in the future to do some ‘cosplay round-up’ posts :)

What did you do this weekend?

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Happy Friday & Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays | 2013

Happy Friday! Today after work I’m headed up to NH to spend the week with my family. I’m looking forward to lots of baking, watching the Food Network, and playing around on my sewing machine ;) I’ll be taking a break from blogging until after Christmas, but I’ll be active on twitter and instagram.

I hope everyone has a Happy Holiday! What are your plans?

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