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We are LIVE!!

yayahan.bigcartel.com

Almost everything is on Sale at 20% - 25% off!

Signed prints are $10 each, and I have added TEN NEW PRINTS! Grab 4 prints and get a free 5th!
My 2015 calendar is on Sale for $25, and you'll get a free extra print of my choosing!
Deluxe Grab Bags with 8 cosplay accessories!
The ultimate My Little Pony cosplay bundle with $50 SAVINGS!
And moaaaaarrr!

I have butterflies in my tummy!! It's the biggest Sale my team and I have every worked on, and has solidly taken two weeks to prepare! Big shout-out to my girls Jessie L., Yashuntafun Cosplay and Twinklebat for helping me get the store ready!

I'm so thankful to all of you wonderful folks for your daily encouragement and support, and I hope this will be a fun shopping experience for you!

Big hugs and Happy Turkey Day!


Yayacat by yayacosplay







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

We are LIVE!!

yayahan.bigcartel.com

Almost everything is on Sale at 20% - 25% off!

Signed prints are $10 each, and I have added TEN NEW PRINTS! Grab 4 prints and get a free 5th!
My 2015 calendar is on Sale for $25, and you'll get a free extra print of my choosing!
Deluxe Grab Bags with 8 cosplay accessories!
The ultimate My Little Pony cosplay bundle with $50 SAVINGS!
And moaaaaarrr!

I have butterflies in my tummy!! It's the biggest Sale my team and I have every worked on, and has solidly taken two weeks to prepare! Big shout-out to my girls Jessie L., Yashuntafun Cosplay and Twinklebat for helping me get the store ready!

I'm so thankful to all of you wonderful folks for your daily encouragement and support, and I hope this will be a fun shopping experience for you!

Big hugs and Happy Turkey Day!


Yayacat by yayacosplay







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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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Elysium-Sans Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was lovely to see you at Comikaze... but I was so nervous to chat to you! (We were the FF6 Gals backstage at the cosplay contest) You've been a beacon of inspiration from back when you started out in cosplay, and have been a big push in my own personal understanding and nurturing of the hobby. I wish I could have said it in person, but maybe someday soon I will be able to express my thanks and say hello again! Cheers and all the best.
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PrinceFranzozuki-kun Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Hello fellow trustee, and/or fellow favorite artist, I am here to show off my first wallpapers, please give feedback, and/or favorite them...

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Please enjoy them, and hope to see more of these!
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girlykitten Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
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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