Cosplayer Interviews – Hyetaya

Hyetaya, a pretty girl believes in the personal quote of “look forward, don’t look bad unless regrets”, accepted our cosplayer interview today. She is interested in cosplay, anime and KH I & II, FinalFantasy, CallofDuty, etc are her favorite games. Having made much wonderful cosplay performance, she absolutely deserves applauding. Now, take a look at her interview content.

1. Please Introduce yourself first.

I’ve known to everyone who knows me as Hyetaya. I live California, participates almost every cosplay events if I could. I cosplayed since 4 years now, and I am the member of cosplay team called, “ToxicCandy”. I just graduated my high school. I am partially Taiwanese, Japanese and Korean. I can speak four different languages: Korean, English, Chinese and some of Spanish.

2. What does cosplay mean to you?

Cosplay is the way I could express myself. I enjoyed a lot when I cosplay, I can feel myself is living my life. Cosplay is the way I could exit from my reality, being other characters that I wished to become as.

3. What was your first cosplay?

Agito from Air gear at AnimeExpo 2008-9. I cannot remember the exact date for it, but I can remember myself back then…how horrible I was and how much I improved now compare to my first cosplay.

4. Does your family support your cosplay?

Yes. My mother actually likes me more when I cosplay and took really good pictures. She shares with father too. It just, my baby brother is accepting the fact I cosplay, but not like it much.

5. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?

Anime Expo 2010. I was cosplayed as Kagamine Len, Imitation black version. That was the first time I joined the Vocaloid gathering. It was pretty fun.

6. Any other cosplay plan in 2011?

I have lots of plan is coming up. I upload any upcoming plans on following sites, any changes made for it too:

Please do check those links for my upcoming plans and changes according to it.

7. Do you make your costumes yourself or buy them?

I’m just starting to make my costumes. (but I think it’s not working well) I usually buy the costumes or make it together with my team members.

8.Any other cosplayers you like?

…There are lots of my idols. First of all, Dearest Saya who passed away..she was my biggest mentor of cosplaying. Sakuya, Hibiki Touya, Singi, Kotaro, HEKI, Chiza, SSIN, Arisa, Kipi, Kuryu, KANAME, Yugene FAY, Yolkler, IRVY, Shin, Nokutesu, TASHA, Tomiah, haji.

9. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?

I learned how to wear make ups, improved in fashion, hair styling, making clothes…stuffs. Cosplay actually do changed my life a lot in variety ways.

10. Any advice you wanna share with cosplay newbies?

Please, if you cosplaying have at least some respects for your characters which you cosplaying for. I see lots of people who just wear wigs without wig nets, which it makes you’re wig and you’re real hair get mixed. It makes you’re cosplaying is very crappy. If you want to cosplay as something, please at least put efforts to it. Lots of efforts, the results are very beautiful. Remind it yourself before you cosplay.

Other cosplay works by Hyetaya:


I’m also a devotee for cosplay. To do well in this performance art, I’m interested in hunting for funny, gorgeous or fantastic pictures. From these breathtaking works and interviews done by cosplay talents, I always get inspired.