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I'm mainly going to SDCC to release my new comic book series with Lion Forge Comics - Booth 1903!
I will also be promoting The Art of Nicole Brune at her booth 4528!

Autograph signing schedule! 

Preview Night Wednesday:
6:30pm - 8pm at Lion Forge #1903

10am - 12pm at Lion Forge #1903
2pm - 5pm at Nicole Brune #4528

Off-site project all day, I won't be at the con! *eeep*

9:30am - 11am at Lion Forge #1903
11am - 12pm is the Lion Forge Panel in room 29A
1pm - 4pm at Nicole Brune #4528

11am - 2pm at Nicole Brune #4528

Costume line up is being finalized, but you can of course expect to see me in my superhero alter ego's costume! On that note, Lion Forge's SDCC Exclusive is a Yaya Han T-shirt! Grab one and I will sign it for you!…

Merchandise wise, you can expect cool Yaya art from Lion Forge and Nicole, and I will also bring limited quantities of prints, and very limited quantities of my 2015 calendar.…

It's a busy weekend for sure, but let's make the best of it! We expect
line caps, so note down my signing hours and get there early.

This awesome digital graphic was designed by Slim Summers! Original photo was taken by Brian Boling.


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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LaceySomaChan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
saxartist05 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you for adding my photo to your favorites, and sharing it on fb. I greatly appreciate it and am honored. I hope to meet you again in the future!
Cccsteam Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
This might come out like an asshole question but i was thinking about this as a friend of mine cosplayed the same thing you did. Dose the size of your chest ever make it difficult for you to create a costume?
Morbid-T3mptation Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I really love your cosplays, and gallery. :) Thank you for being one of my inspirations. Hopefully one day, I'll be as good as you. 
roganarchi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
your gallery amazing ^^
darkstar11111 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your cosplays are so beautiful I just love your work!! im going to add you to my watch
lest I hope you don't mind!!
KuchikixRukia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Artist
Emmonkey Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Hi, Yaya. I don't know if you will ever see this, but I just wanted to say thank you. I bought tickets to AX as a gift for my little sister, but we only ended up going for a couple hours the whole event. During those couple hours, however, she found your booth and waited in line to get a picture with you. You called her "so sweet." Your kindness was much appreciated, and it made the entire event for her to see you. It made the entire event for me to see her so happy. She just graduated from high school and she doesn't know what she wants to do yet, but she really likes to design and make costumes. She really admires you, so thank you so much for your kindness!
PookaWitch Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I've commented on your beautiful and talented cosplay skills before, but I just have to say that I saw your purple hair on t.v. the other day and it looks beautiful!

A little bit random, but I had to mention how gorgeous the purple hair looked and how well it suited you. ^_^
EverythingArrt71012 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Does anyone know where she gets her colored contacts or where I can find some I'm new to the cosplay thing and I'm dressing up for my first con so I don't know which are good.
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