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Standing Watch - Dark Elf from Lineage 2 by yayacosplay
Standing Watch - Dark Elf from Lineage 2
Costume of Dark Elf race from Lineage II made by Yaya Han

Spear and photo by the prolific Kamui Cosplay! This girl can make and do anything, I swear O_O

You can read detailed construction notes on this costume on my website: yayahan.com/portfolio/costumes/dark-elf-lineage-2

Progress photos of this costume can be viewed here:
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151092425031608.432362.232604901607&type=3

The wig was sponsored by Epic Cosplay Wigs!! I cut and styled it!

The elf ears are my design, and my company makes and sells them here:
http://yayahan.bigcartel.com/product/fantasy-elf-ears-large

The makeup is Mehron creme based, and I sponged it on, then powdered and sealed it!

The dark elves in the Lineage world are crazy busty, so I used my trusty Victoria's Secret Bombshell bra! Every female cosplayer needs one!
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Halloween-contest by yayacosplay

I'm super excited to announce that YayaHan.com is holding a fun, casual Halloween contest!

We love our customers and your creativity, and we want to see your Halloween costumes!!!

To enter for a chance to win FREE STUFF:

- Simply comment on THIS FB post with a photo of your Halloween costume featuring one or more of the cosplay items from our accessories line: yayahan.bigcartel.com/

- Costume photo must include visibly a cosplay item from YayaHan.com

- Items can include cat ears, fox ears, pony ears/horns/wings, elf ears, angel or demon wings, Steampunk items etc. Yes, Worbla purchased from our store can also be included!

- It can be a candid, selfie, or staged photoshoot! Can be solo or a group photo! Just show us your costume/s! A short description of your costume/s is encouraged!

- Costumes can be of any genre, from fantasy to anime to original designs! Let your creativity run wild!

- Please follow Facebook's photo posting guidelines and etiquette.

- Enter from now until noon ET on November 5th!

- The entire YayaHan.com Team will pick their 10 favorite costume entries! Winners will be contacted via Private Message between November 6th and 10th! Winners will receive a care package of free stuff from our cosplay store!

- We plan to include photos from this contest in our Customer Gallery on Flickr here: www.flickr.com/photos/12026037…
New Costume - Arcade Miss Fortune! by yayacosplay
New Costume - Arcade Miss Fortune!
Costume made by Yaya Han
Headphones made by Brian Boling, painted by Yaya Han
Guns made by Junkers Cosplay Inc.
Guns painted by FantasyNinja (she takes commissions for prop and armor painting!!!)
Wig made with 2 Arda Wigs
Photo by Kamui Cosplay

I'm so happy that I got to work with some of my closest friends on this ridiculously rainbow explosion colorful costume!!! We shot this photo inside the convention center for Montreal Comiccon this weekend and this hallway was perfect! That colored glass!

I definitely had way too much fun making this costume, from styling the wigs and building the hat and finally using the fuchsia glitter pleather I have wanted to for years!

Some costume construction anecdote:
Vest cincher - patterned and made by me, steel boned, with this awesome fuchsia glitter pleather! 
Orange vest - patterned & made by me, with a foam layer inbetween for that quilted Marty McFly look!
Hat - patterned & made by me, foam & Worbla base with fabric cover.
Headphones - sculpted by me, molded & cast by Brian Boling (thank you!!!), painted by me!
Skirt - patterned & made by me, checkers graphic made by me and sent to www.fabricondemand.comand printed on poplin. Fully lined.
Wig - I styled, cut and dyed 2 Arda Wigs with the sharpie + alcohol method.
Boots - painted with Nu-Life paint!
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Giveaway Announcement!!

I'm super stoked to team up with Sideshow Collectibles to give away a Premium Format Figure of Baroness!!

From now until September 1st, you can sign up at the link below and be entered to win this awesome GIANT figure!

www.sideshowtoy.com/yaya-han-b…

What are you waiting for?? :D

Retro Space Girl Yaya - original design by yayacosplay
Retro Space Girl Yaya - original design
New photo of Retro Space Girl!

Character concept, design and creation of the costume by Yaya Han
Photographed by Brian Boling

Inspiration: 
The Retro Sci-Fi era of the 50's - 70's, Retro Futurism and Sci-Fi Pin Up!

Through posting photos, I realized that many of you are not familiar with this theme, so here are some helpful links!

The definition of Retro Futurism on Wikipedia:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retro-futurism

Classic Retro Sci-Fi movie "Barbarella featuring Jane Fonda, 1968: 
scifi.about.com/od/Classic-Movies/ig/Gallery---Barbarella-/

An awesome Pinterest Board with Retro Sci-Fi Pin Up! Images like these truly made me fall in love with the world of Retro Futurism! 
www.pinterest.com/thementalkavity/science-fiction-future-retro/

Star Trek: The Original Series - TOS came at the tail end of the Retro Sci-Fi era! Just check out this compilation of costumes from the TV Show:
io9.com/5969957/weirdest-and-sexiest-costumes-from-the-original-star-trek/

How I made this costume:
This is version 3 of the same character, first created by me back in 2006! I've always wanted to pay homage to the tongue-n-cheek, fabulous retro sci-fi futura theme of the 60's. It's a whimsical pin-up, cheesecake, sexy yet innocent world, and if you know me, you know I LOVE all of these things!
I used a metallic silver spandex (center panels), a silver pleather (side panels), a pink neoprene (trim), a pink spandex layered over the neoprene (inserts, puffs) and reflective pink band (constrating trims, belt). All together, 5 materials just for the outside of the jacket and bodysuit, which are lined as well.
Patterning and fit were really challenging, and I spent a few added up hours just seam ripping! 
I went for a racing suit look this time, and made costume so it can be worn with or without the jacket. 

Brian was awesome and made the jetpack for me, in 2 days! It does light up but we shot in between rain so I didn't turn them on.

My hair was colored by Rogue Hair Studio, and I also used the custom colored extensions from them!
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Halloween-contest by yayacosplay

I'm super excited to announce that YayaHan.com is holding a fun, casual Halloween contest!

We love our customers and your creativity, and we want to see your Halloween costumes!!!

To enter for a chance to win FREE STUFF:

- Simply comment on THIS FB post with a photo of your Halloween costume featuring one or more of the cosplay items from our accessories line: yayahan.bigcartel.com/

- Costume photo must include visibly a cosplay item from YayaHan.com

- Items can include cat ears, fox ears, pony ears/horns/wings, elf ears, angel or demon wings, Steampunk items etc. Yes, Worbla purchased from our store can also be included!

- It can be a candid, selfie, or staged photoshoot! Can be solo or a group photo! Just show us your costume/s! A short description of your costume/s is encouraged!

- Costumes can be of any genre, from fantasy to anime to original designs! Let your creativity run wild!

- Please follow Facebook's photo posting guidelines and etiquette.

- Enter from now until noon ET on November 5th!

- The entire YayaHan.com Team will pick their 10 favorite costume entries! Winners will be contacted via Private Message between November 6th and 10th! Winners will receive a care package of free stuff from our cosplay store!

- We plan to include photos from this contest in our Customer Gallery on Flickr here: www.flickr.com/photos/12026037…

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Yaya Han
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Yaya Han is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with over a decade of experience. After discovering cosplay at Anime Expo in 1999, she quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day Yaya has made close to 300 costumes in the genres of anime/manga, comic books, video games, sci-fi and her own original designs.
Over the years, Yaya has build a successful business in the cosplay community, creating a popular cosplay accessories line that is available online and at conventions, as well as her line of Yaya Han Brand merchandising. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim nationwide, and she has been invited to appear as a Guest, Panelist, Judge, Performer and Host to over 100 conventions and other events all over the world. Yaya's impact on the world of cosplay has been so great that she has been a Guest Judge on 2 seasons of TBS TV Network's "King of the Nerds" competition show, featured in a documentary about cosplay called "Cosplay - Crafting a Secret Identity", as well as is starring in the Syfy (Space) TV Network Docu-Series "Heroes of Cosplay".
But, no matter where Cosplay has taken her professionally, Yaya strives to stay true to what got her into this field originally - fun and creativity.
Through hard work, unmatched passion and infectious enthusiasm, Yaya has helped Cosplay gain respect and integrity as an artform in the fandom world and art communities, and her decade long campaign for creativity has helped raise Cosplay to the standards we know today. Everyday, Yaya continues to pave the path for the beloved art and lifestyle we know as Costume Play.
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:icongirlykitten:
girlykitten Featured By Owner 4 days ago
May I just say, that I am a HUGE fan yours! You are my idol, Yaya-sama!
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LaurenNGeorge Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ok, yaya why r u so cute?!
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lizzythompsonanime Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
I love all the cosplays made and Yaya you are my Hero of cosplay! You're the reason I got into cosplay and I've started to share the hobby with friends. We are now like a little cosplay group of our own but sadly where we live one of the few cons near here is Sakura Con and Wizard World but both are over a 4 hour drive to either. Still I've started making cosplay and recently got a sewing machine to use cx anyways I just got inspired by you so thanks
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Lexykentucky Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Simply the most amazing cosplayer I've ever seen <3
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Kw021774 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  New member
You are the best cosplayer and have a pretty smile
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HoshPosh Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Ahhhh Yaya you are my idol oh my gosh! >o< I watch you on Heroes Of Cosplay all the time and I just have to say that your work, is outstanding, leaves me speechless every time! I've actually considered creating costumes and doing cosplay in the future thanks to you! <XD Of course nothing will be as amazing as your work haha XP

Keep up the awesome Job! 0w0
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Thunderstar711 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Yaya my name is Alisha and I've watched you on Heroes of Cosplay you do some fabulous work and have inspired me to improve in my cosplay creations I love what you do and keep up the work. I'm looking to see more fabulous cosplays in future.

Best wishes to you in your work. :)

Alisha from Canada. :D
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Gerlequine-Seigen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi Yaya You are so awesome!!!!! regards From Venezuela!!!Heart 
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Dear Yaya,

will you be attending the Connichi in Germany this year?

kind regards
Arsenal
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