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Today is an incredibly exciting day!!!
I feel incredibly lucky that on my birthday, I can finally reveal a long-awaited dream come true with all of you.

McCall's Patterns​ reached out to me last year to see if I would like to design some patterns for them. (Still reeling over this sentence, btw.) I had a meeting and lovely tour of their offices, and then got to work. My ideas were overflowing, but I knew exactly which patterns I wanted to design first... 

We're proud to present "Yaya Han's Ultimate Bodysuit Pattern" as the first finished collaboration between McCall's Patterns and me. 
It's a pattern we are sorely missing in the cosplay world - I know from having to alter and draft my own bodysuit patterns for many years. This patterns will make it easy for cosplayers (and everyone else) to tailor a bodysuit that will fit them like a glove, and use it as a base for thousands of costume ideas. 
The Ultimate Bodysuit patten is numbered M7217 and will be released as a McCall's costume pattern.


I made the bodysuit in the photos with M7217 and it was a breeze. I also used this patterns for the base bodysuit of my Aion Hyperion Gunslinger costume!

The second patterns McCall's and I finished is "Yaya's original Peacock costume"! I was so honored that they liked the costume enough to make a pattern out of it. The envelope for the Peacock will contain patterns and instructions for the bodice, skirt, skirt train/tail, bolero and hat!! This pattern can be used for a variety of costumes, wedding gowns, formal wear and more. The Peacock pattern is numbered M7218, and will also be released as a McCall's costume pattern. 


Of course I made the costume in the photos. 

Now, were can you get the patterns?? MCCallsPatterns will have a booth at C2E2​, April 24th - 26th, in Chicago! It's booth number 549, and you can buy both of these patterns there, alongside a large selection of sewing patterns! 

The Yaya Han cosplay patterns will be $20 each, HOWEVER, if you show them this post on your phone and tell them the discount code "YayaHanCosplayPatterns", you will receive each pattern for $10!! So save the photos, mark down the code word, and try out my new patterns!
(I sadly won't be at C2E2 this year, as I'm being forced to go on vacation in Japan. For realz! Forced! I wanted to be there for the patterns!)

For those not attending C2E2 either, both patterns will be available worldwide via McCall's global distribution channels, in July.

And now I can tell you that this collaboration makes me more happy than any other project I have been a part of, because I learned how to sew partially by reading McCall's patterns. I used them for my first, awful, costumes, 15 years ago!! To be able to work with them to create patterns now is an absolute dream come true. I have many more ideas of patterns we cosplayers need/should have, and I can't wait to share them with you!

Surprise FlashSale!

Take 20% off EVERYTHING in my store with the code "ENDOFYEAR"!

yayahan.bigcartel.com/

The only item I can not include in this Sale is Worbla. I talked about the price point of Worbla recently and I hope you will understand *_*.

Offer valid until Tuesday, December 30th, MIDNIGHT - 12am EST

Thank you guys so so much for an amazing year, it's been an overwhelming pleasure to meet so many of you, and connect with you via this page. This is one way I know how to show my gratitude toward all of you!!!


Merry Christmas from Yaya and Jessica! by yayacosplay
Merry Christmas from Yaya and Jessica!
Merry Christmas, everyone! Season's Greetings, and Happy Holidays!

I'm so glad there was time this year to do a Christmas themed photoshoot! Thank you so much to Pixelette Photography for the adorable image!

Christmas Urd from Ah! My Goddess cosplayed by Yaya Han - I had to look everywhere for this old busted up costume!! Found it in my Storage unit! LOL Still fit and was kinda cute, I was shocked!

Santa Kitty Sonico from Super Sonico cosplayed by Jessica Nigri Fan Page - Jess designed the costume, which is soooo kawaii with the kitty hood and tiny caplet. We made it together in 24 hours! She got the premium grade velvet, which looks ridiculously gorgeous, but was a bitch to sew haha. We did a 1.5 circle skirt for extra fullness, and a boned bodice. Also, girl knows how to make gloves, fast!

I hope you have a wonderful day!
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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







Today is an incredibly exciting day!!!
I feel incredibly lucky that on my birthday, I can finally reveal a long-awaited dream come true with all of you.

McCall's Patterns​ reached out to me last year to see if I would like to design some patterns for them. (Still reeling over this sentence, btw.) I had a meeting and lovely tour of their offices, and then got to work. My ideas were overflowing, but I knew exactly which patterns I wanted to design first... 

We're proud to present "Yaya Han's Ultimate Bodysuit Pattern" as the first finished collaboration between McCall's Patterns and me. 
It's a pattern we are sorely missing in the cosplay world - I know from having to alter and draft my own bodysuit patterns for many years. This patterns will make it easy for cosplayers (and everyone else) to tailor a bodysuit that will fit them like a glove, and use it as a base for thousands of costume ideas. 
The Ultimate Bodysuit patten is numbered M7217 and will be released as a McCall's costume pattern.


I made the bodysuit in the photos with M7217 and it was a breeze. I also used this patterns for the base bodysuit of my Aion Hyperion Gunslinger costume!

The second patterns McCall's and I finished is "Yaya's original Peacock costume"! I was so honored that they liked the costume enough to make a pattern out of it. The envelope for the Peacock will contain patterns and instructions for the bodice, skirt, skirt train/tail, bolero and hat!! This pattern can be used for a variety of costumes, wedding gowns, formal wear and more. The Peacock pattern is numbered M7218, and will also be released as a McCall's costume pattern. 


Of course I made the costume in the photos. 

Now, were can you get the patterns?? MCCallsPatterns will have a booth at C2E2​, April 24th - 26th, in Chicago! It's booth number 549, and you can buy both of these patterns there, alongside a large selection of sewing patterns! 

The Yaya Han cosplay patterns will be $20 each, HOWEVER, if you show them this post on your phone and tell them the discount code "YayaHanCosplayPatterns", you will receive each pattern for $10!! So save the photos, mark down the code word, and try out my new patterns!
(I sadly won't be at C2E2 this year, as I'm being forced to go on vacation in Japan. For realz! Forced! I wanted to be there for the patterns!)

For those not attending C2E2 either, both patterns will be available worldwide via McCall's global distribution channels, in July.

And now I can tell you that this collaboration makes me more happy than any other project I have been a part of, because I learned how to sew partially by reading McCall's patterns. I used them for my first, awful, costumes, 15 years ago!! To be able to work with them to create patterns now is an absolute dream come true. I have many more ideas of patterns we cosplayers need/should have, and I can't wait to share them with you!

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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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Z-050 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! !!! :iconcakeplz:
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
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Hawkeye024 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Happy Birthday!!   May it be a fun and exciting day for you. :)
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Godzilla713 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Spooky Scary Swiggity Swooty Marionette (Chat Icon Free Birthday Icon Happy Birthday and thanks for all of the great cosplay photosSuper Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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DragonShinobi555 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Congratulations on surviving another year! Happy Birthday gorgeous!
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battybat284 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Happy Birthday!!!
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djmikeinca Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday
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Anastas2002 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Happy birthday. I hope today was a grand day for you!
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SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Party Happy Birthday, Yaya Han!
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Guisey Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday ma'am :cake: c:
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