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Nurse Sonico cosplay! by yayacosplay
Nurse Sonico cosplay!
I created this costume based on the collectible figure of Super Sonico! I absolutely loved the blue/pink color combination, and the design of the uniform dress. Just look at it, so kawaii!
The dress, belt and nurse hat are made from scratch, by me! I used a synthetic for the dress, and a cotton for the lining, as well as contrasting white pleather for all the trimming. The headphones were a lucky find on eBay, and my wig was sponsored by Purple Plum Inc.This also marks the first time I went shopping for lingerie items (garter belt and thigh highs) on Amazon O_o - very prompt shipping lol!

I recently got to do a photoshoot as Sonico with the incredibly talented Allison of Pixelette Photography! This is the first release image from the shoot! It is also available as a signed 8x12 glossy photo print!
http://yayahan.bigcartel.com/product/new-yaya-han-signed-photo-nurse-sonico
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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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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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:iconmarkdeanphotography:
MarkDeanPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are absolutely beautiful. I love the cosplay you create
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:iconnagillim:
Nagillim Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend introduced me to your work on facebook. Awesome.
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warrior-shampoo72 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow I just noticed that I added you as a friend here! And I never even knew who you were until a month ago! Let me just say that you are my cosplay hero. I love your cosplay for Enira the Banshee Queen just because of how much work it took and it inspired me when you didn't give up on it even though you were running out of time.
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Brandonsnider26 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014   General Artist
i got invited san diego,i was come my own,my pro pic,,or alex sf3,sol badguy,dart legend of dragoon,zero,casey jones,ralf jones kof,terry bogard,ryu,guy,dean,cody,im gamer lol as artist might heard of Azuraredscar26 ps3,sf4,mvc3.anyways miss yur show,i love how passinate you guys,i d love it all chracter,cosplay one each,baby boo,or izuna,fox be best,unless play badguy dr,xera boo. main heroes mom lorelia boo,besides me.azura,my comic story all on my pg.feel free,think say hi deanna davis,monika rest of them for me.i app,
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Prussian-Kiwi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Yaya! Just out of curiosity(and sorry if this has been asked before), do you follow any kind of special diet or exercise to keep your figure?
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DeathSkull78 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
You are the reason why I am cosplaying and why I was determined! My dad said I wouldn't make it in time but I did! You are so awesome!
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TrebledMind Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god I was just screwing around up here and I found you and I was like 'Is that seriously Yaya Han from Cosplay Heroes?' Let me just say i almost had a fangirl attack. You are my cosplay hero, I love your outfits so much! Don't get me wrong I also love Chloe, Jesse, Holly, and the gang and I would LOVE to meet you all one day! Me and my friend are actually going to move to Japan one day to study art and cosplay and dear lord I'm blabbering just look at how long this comment is. Anyway, I'm pretty sure you don't want to hear the story of a boring old 13-year-old fangirl so I'm just gonna say I wish you and the gang luck at the next comic-con! Bye!
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NyxEphriham Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow! You are my Cosplay hero!! My favorite Cosplay is the Alice: Madness Returns Red Queen. Can't wait for more!
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saxartist05 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Got your calendar with Heart Seeker :D It's awesome! I also like that my birth month has the awesome Batgirl! Makes it even better lol!
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BorgBoy7 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just got your new calendar and totally
forgot I also got the print thrown in as well!
I was hoping for a month representing the Banshee Queen
cosplay you did a while back.
Regardless, the calendar IS AWESOME! :)



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