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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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yaribart Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
HAHAHA!!! OMG! ToxicXerces, you had made my day. Who would it thought that in the entire world, somebody would waste SO MUCH the time of  he's life, trying to make somebody that does not even know or care of your existence , feel bad about her self. Dude... really get a life xD! I also don't like 2 or 3 things about Yaya, but I also don't care about her life, because is not mine. I have a feeling that she live 1,000,000 times better than the 2 of us, so forget about it, idiot. Live your life. 
Masane Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He is no longer part of DA. So no more worries
yaribart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
xD I really don't care a lot of ppl I dont know hehe , but is nice that he's out of DA ^^ thx for telling me. 
Masane Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Np hate people bringing others down. np :D
RonanTheMapler Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had no idea you had a DA!! Im a fan of your cosplay and I've seen you on Heroes of Cosplay! And you are very beautiful.
EmilytheNeko Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think you're really pretty! And I love your cosplay!
Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I recently started watching Heroes of Cosplay, and many of the costumes are simply incredible. I was thinking of trying out cosplay one day, but I don't know where to start, or how to go about it. Could someone please give me advice?
LadySkylar Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Hi!  So, I'm nowhere near professional with cosplay, but I do cosplay a lot at cons for the sheer fun of it anyways.  I saw your comment and thought maybe I could help point you to a starting place.

If you want to make cosplays from scratch, but don't know how to sew, check out sewing classes at local fabric stores.   Also look through patterns.  Often times you can find a pattern for an outfit that almost works for a cosplay, and alter it to make it work.

Or, you can always do the closet cosplay thing to start.  I can't sew very well, so I go to thrift stores and find clothing that almost works for a costume.  Then I use my limited sewing skills to alter them and make them into the cosplay I want.  I could never compete or be professional that way, but it does mean that I still get to have fun cosplays to wear at cons, and people are super cool with that.
Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the advice. I don't know how to sew at all. lol I can't even picture myself sewing.

I have done something similar to the closet thing you mentioned. For example, I've looked through my closet for old Halloween costumes when that time of year comes around.
Sanaxova Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you keep your skin looking so beautiful? I'm so jealous! >.<''
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