Sayakat Cosplay


Sayakat Cosplay (@sayakatcosplay) was one of the first Lume Cube Streamers. Her drive and creativity are infectious. Not only was she one of Twitchcon's 2019 finalists, but she gives her community an inside look at the cosplay process through her streams. Everything from the detail in her costumes, to the lengths she goes to portray an accurate character, is a testament to her craft.

Cosplay PhotographySayakat Cosplay Photography

Q: What made you you decide to start streaming?  

A: I decided to start streaming to share my work as I was making it with a wider audience. 

Q: How and why are you using Lume Cubes for your streaming? 

A: I use my Lume Cube Panel as a light source during streams. It’s really great lighting for creating and crafting. 

Q: Your cosplays look super intricate, are there any costumes that you will never put on again? 

A: There are a number of my costumes that are retired due to wear and tear. There are a few that don’t get worn very often due to how intricate they are and how difficult they are to wear, but they are still wearable.

Q: Who are you inspired by? 

A: I’m a huge fan of Blizzard and love a lot of their armor designs, and I really like a lot of anime animation styles. 

Q: What is your go-to camera?

A: I use Logitech c920 cameras

Q: Any advice for new streamers? 

A: Stream what makes you happy. In the end, you are putting in the work and if you don’t find you enjoy it, streaming will become a burden instead of a joy. 

Saykat Cosplay from TwitchSayakat Cosplay Costume from Twitch

Q: What is the best part of your day? 

A: Finishing a piece of a project, it’s great when there’s something tangible that you’ve made that shows your progress

Q: You attend a ton of events and are sometimes recognized. When was the first time you were recognized while in cosplay? What was that like? 

A: I don’t remember the exact event I was first recognized, but it was probably late 2016/2017 and I started to have people come up to me and recognize me for certain cosplays that I had done. It was and still is surreal to have fans and people who follow my work. 

Q: Coffee or tea? 

A: Decaf both of those things. 

Q: What’s your favorite cosplay that you have ever done?

A: I don’t really have a favorite, but I’m most proud of Magdha because that’s a costume I really pushed myself on. I had to learn a lot for that cosplay, and it is the most time-intensive project I have ever made. 

Magdha Cosplay

Q: What is your favorite thing about cosplay and streaming?

A: People get to see the whole process, what goes wrong, the number of hours things actually take to make

Q: What is your least favorite thing about cosplay and streaming?

A: People watching me fail in real-time, but that’s part of the whole cosplay process, so it’s inevitable. 

Q: What is the next person you plan cosplaying?

A: Not a person, but a suit of armor (mech). 

Q: If you could get lunch with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?

A: Carl Sagan. 

Q: So, it looks like you make your own costumes, which is AWESOME by the way, how did you get started doing that? 

A: I’ve made my own costumes as far back as I can remember. I started making my own Halloween costumes when I was a kid/teen, and my mom taught me how to sew. It sort of grew and mutated out of that and I’ve never stopped.