My name is Tayla aka Kinpatsu Cosplay! I am a cosplayer from Johannesburg, South Africa. I have been cosplaying since 2012 and love making costumes both big and small for video games, anime and cartoons.

Over the last few years I have made almost 100 costumes, many of which are from the League of legends and Blizzard universe. I try to make a cosplay each month, sometimes more and then from that I create tutorials in order to help other cosplayers with their own projects. I have a passion for crafting and creating and as long as I am able to do so I will never stop!

Photo by Jay Caboz!



I have had the amazing opportunity to judge several cosplay competitions around the world including Germany, Spain, Argentina, Bulgaria and Turkey. I also love to compete and have competed in several local cosplay competitions, here are some of the competitions I have won :

  • Alexstrasza – 1st place Overall at rAge Expo 2017
  • Valeera – 1st place overall at Geekfest 2017
  • Arcanine – 1st place Anime Category + 1st place Craftsmanship Category at rAge 2016
  • Kayle – 1st place in the costume creation category at rAge 2015
  • Shyvana – 1st place in the Geek Fest cosplay competition 2015