Welcome to Monday! I hope you all enjoy getting to know this awesome cosplayer…
Who is our cosplayer of the week! That is right, we are going to have one cosplayer Spotlight per week. Enjoy!
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
Kaela Sweeney, @Tetodash on Instagram and Twitter
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE?
My favorite beverage has to be milk. I’m not exactly sure why but I’ve always loved it. Even as an adult woman I still love it and always jump at the chance to drink it.
TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF.
My name is Tetodash also known as Kaela. I really enjoy anime, Vocaloid/Utau, singing, drawing, and video games. I’m currently 19 years old and I’m a Ohio cosplayer. I am also a bisexual woman and I’m very into seeing lgbt people enjoy cosplaying. It’s a good way to express yourself! https://www.instagram.com/p/ Bs0Yltdhylb/?utm_source=ig_ share_sheet&igshid= nz7xfixtl066
WHEN DID YOU START COSPLAYING?
I started cosplaying when I was 12 years old. My first cosplay was Vinly Scratch from My Little Pony. Looking back on it it wasn’t very good but for some reason a lot of people liked it. So I think the positive feedback made me wanna continue.
https://www.instagram.com/p/ UtYOI4j3sb/?utm_source=ig_ share_sheet&igshid= 13zxbbk5iq0hb
WHY DO YOU COSPLAY?
I cosplay because it’s fun. I love it when people tell me they like my cosplay or ask for a picture. It’s also fun to pretend you’re a character that you’re not. When I cosplay as Snow Miku people actually act like I’m really her. I remember just recently a little boy at a convention got really excited to see my Snow Miku cosplay. His mother said he spotted me and immediately wanted a picture. It’s also a good way to make friends. I have made many friends through doing cosplay. It’s a lot of fun!
https://www.instagram.com/p/ Bsw0cjzBQjw/?utm_source=ig_ share_sheet&igshid= 1iuj2lvxgzd5q
WHO ARE YOUR COSPLAY IDOLS?
WHAT TYPES OF COSPLAY DO YOU DO?
I do a lot of Love Live and Vocaloid cosplays. I also do some cosplays from video games such as GLaDOS from Portal. https://www.instagram.com/p/ Bt-jYWNB6TN/?utm_source=ig_ share_sheet&igshid= it612ep3oqlz
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COSPLAYS?
My favorite cosplays are Snow Miku and basically any Yoshiko or Honaka cosplay. I have several Yoshiko and Honaka cosplays because they are my favorite Love Live girls.
https://www.instagram.com/p/ Bs7QScHBeBk/?utm_source=ig_ share_sheet&igshid= hf8kioqifkj1
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO COSPLAY BUT PROBABLY NEVER WILL?
I would like to cosplay as V4X Luka. But there’s like nowhere online that I could buy it from. If I were to get it custom made it would probably cost a lot of money.
DO YOU MAKE, BUY, OR SPECIAL ORDER YOUR COSPLAYS?
I mostly buy my cosplays unless it’s something simple that I know I could make on my own. I can’t sew but I do know how to do some crafting. Also my dad does embroidery for a living and will embroider something for a cosplay for me if I need it.
https://www.instagram.com/p/ BpGG4BhnQb-/?utm_source=ig_ share_sheet&igshid= x7yia6luojxq
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT COSPLAY?
What I love about cosplay is how fun it is to dress up as fictional characters I like. I like to basically pretend I’m that character for a day when I go to conventions. I also love photo shoots because it’s fun and I’ve made friends from that. https://www.instagram.com/p/ Btb8T-UhMd6/?utm_source=ig_ share_sheet&igshid= 1700fzvwhltqb
WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING FOR YOU ABOUT COSPLAY?
Probably the cost of cosplaying. It can be several 100 dollars just for one cosplay. Also it can take a long time to put on certain cosplays if they have a lot of parts and pieces. It’s a bit frustrating especially if you do something wrong and have to redo it. Also for me I’m pretty tall so finding a cosplay that fits right can be hard. It seems like a lot of cosplays are made for short or average sized people. Not someone close to 6 feet tall.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER TO COSPLAY?
Probably Snow Miku. I’ve had a lot of fun being her and I love the cosplay a lot. It’s really pretty and people at conventions always love it. Plus it’s warm so it’s good for the winter. I live in Cleveland and it can get super cold here in the winter time. https://www.instagram.com/p/ BuPajPzBX2Z/?utm_source=ig_ share_sheet&igshid= vmear03tv98l
IF YOU COULD LIVE IN OR VISIT ANY FANTASY WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?
I’d definitely want to live in the Detroit Become Human universe. I really like androids (especially singing ones like Hatsune Miku). I think having my own android as a friend would be cool. Even if it would be a lot of money. I also really love the characters from that game, especially Connor. He’s such a good boy lol.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR COSPLAYS?
Mostly from other cosplayers. I see that they are having fun and want to do the same thing.
WHAT ARE YOUR “FANDOMS”?
My fandoms are Vocaloid/Utau, Love Live, Detroit Become Human, Portal, Splatoon, Steven Universe, and probably a few others I’m forgetting.
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WISH BEGINNING COSPLAYERS KNEW?
That it’s not always easy and that your cosplays won’t always be perfect.
WHAT TIPS OR TRICKS DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER COSPLAYERS?
To read reviews on Cosplays before you buy them online. In the past I haven’t and have ended up getting an item that isn’t like what I expected.
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WISH NON-COSPLAYERS KNEW?
You don’t have to like cosplay or practice in it but you should be respectful of people who do it. The harassment and bullying some people get from non cosplayers is terrible.
WHAT COSPLAYS ARE YOU WORKING ON?
Currently I’m working on cosplaying as China Dress Yoshiko and Connor from Detroit Become Human. Like I said before I love both those characters.
WHAT COSPLAYS DO YOU WANT TO DO IF MONEY AND TIME WERE NO OBJECT?
Cyber Honaka, V4X Luka, Racing Luka (the one with the butterfly wings), and Mermaid Honaka and Yoshiko.
WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND YOUR COSPLAYS?
@Tetodash on Instagram
Who are your cool friends?
That would be @yokidoki12, @xfoxyfacex, @mistyheartscosplay, @zenoncosplayz, and @l.ittleharpy. There’s a few others too that’s don’t have Instagrams. https://www.instagram.com/p/ BuPZssjHlDN/?utm_source=ig_ share_sheeth&igshid= 1sm926vglhj0w https://www.instagram.com/p/ Bp_M7fInti3/?utm_source=ig_ share_sheet&igshid= 1wcisjwxiic4n https://www.instagram.com/p/ BsmQoViHdab/?utm_source=ig_ share_sheet&igshid= gl7gnhxpphc7
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