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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

Hey everyone! Otakon is my next convention and I will be in the Exhibit Hall at the YayaHan.com booth all weekend! CC01 is the location, near the exit. Here is a map of the hall so you can find me and my crew!



I also made a FB event where you can easily keep up with my exact signing hours during the con!!
www.facebook.com/events/272059…

Please join if you wanna come by and visit me!! Thank you!

~ Yaya
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

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

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

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

Sunday:
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!
www.comic-con.org/cci/2014/exc…

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. yayahan.bigcartel.com/product/…

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.
If you have 10 min to spare, you can get to know me in this intimate interview for the upcoming (hopefully) documentary "Cosplay Boom". 


youtu.be/kvUspACCnDM

Todd has this innate way to ask questions that make you open up to him. I am so grateful for the opportunity to just talk and be myself. Todd is trying to make a documentary series on Cosplay full of these types of interviews, so please consider backing the "Cosplay Boom" kickstarter to help make this happen! 
www.kickstarter.com/projects/c…

Hey everyone! I am in an emergency need of a new website made for a exciting project. It can be a simple website based on an existing wordpress theme that can be expanded upon in the future. The first version of the website needs to go live within 4 weeks. I am looking for a web designer who wants to add to their portfolio and who has time, DRIVE, and organizational skills to make this site, fast. Graphic design skills are a super big plus!

You will be fully credited for the making of the website. I may also be able to offer a form of compensation, but as this is not my personal project, I can't guarantee it. But you guys know me, I always take care of those who work hard and put effort into collaborations.

If you are interested in helping me out, and have the time in the next 4 weeks to bust out a website, please email me with more details on your credentials and examples of your work at yaya@yayahan.com. Send me links to sites you made! Send me graphic examples! Let's work together! :)
Hey guys! Less than 4 hours until my super duper Sale is over! Get your deals on Cosplay items - ears, wings, horns, signed photos, calendars etc. - marked down 20 - 50%, until midnight tonight!

yayahan.bigcartel.com/category…
Sale in effect through January 4th, with all marked down items available right here: yayahan.bigcartel.com/category…

Tons of hand made cosplay accessories, prints, calendars & more are 20% - 50% off! 

Happy Christmas and New Year, you guys!!! 

Announcing my End of Year Blow Out Sale! Tons of hand made cosplay accessories, prints, calendars & more will be marked 20% - 50% off!

Sale starts on Dec. 26th at Midnight, items on sale will appear here:
yayahan.bigcartel.com/

No code needed, all items will already be marked down 20% - 50%. There will be LOTS of one of a kind, unique colored ears, wings and horns available, so don't miss your chance to snag it! Some of these items will never be offered again in certain color combos!

This is your last chance to grab the 2014 calendar for under $20! And you'll also be happily surprised at how many prints will be on Sale as well.

My team and I have been working hard on this so I really hope you guys will enjoy the shopping event!!!

Guuuuys!!! My website is LIVE!!! www.yayahan.com/
Please check it out and share the link to spread the word! The Etsur team and I have worked super hard on it for the past few months!
I would love your feedback and thoughts on the site! And please bookmark the site because from here on, any and all updates will be collected on YayaHan.com and so much better organized than Facebook.

I absolutely love and appreciate Facebook and other social media outlets, but they can't really support the vast portfolio I have. It's always been very important to me to have a website, and I have had a corner on the web since 2000. It's been difficult to not have a working, easy to update website for the past several months, so I'm so very very thrilled and excited to share the new, improved YayaHan.com with you guys.

Check out etsur.com/ and give them a shout out if you like the site! They developed and designed it with great thought and care!
Haha I really haven't kept up well with deviantART lately lol....

I got super sick after Boston Comic Con and then it was a mad dash to finish costumes for Dragoncon... now I have a few days to recover before I head off to Germany for Connichi and to visit my parents.

Here are some things of note that you should check out:

If you have been watching Heroes of Cosplay, read this review about the series: Comics Alliance watched the show carefully and thoughtfully and care a lot about the Cosplay community. See what they had to say: comicsalliance.com/heroes-cosplay-syfy-review-commentary-video-criticism/

I wrote a general post about cosplay that will hopefully help some peeps who have been struggling with things:
www.facebook.com/yayacosplay/p…

I also made a funny video with my friend Jessica about cosplay:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLoE8X…

I wrote a post about how I started my cosplay business:

www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

My cosplay friends and I are doing another charity project for Cosplay For A Cause!
www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

I wrote two articles about how to prepare for a convention as a cosplayer:
www.facebook.com/notes/yaya-ha…

and tips for cosplaying at a con:
www.facebook.com/notes/yaya-ha…

I started posting about people in the cosplay community who I think are great ambassadors. Read about:

Ejen of Cosplay In America:
www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

And Kamui Cosplay:
www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

Lastly, I made a little video while visiting Barbados a couple of weeks ago:
www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1…
Hey guys, I finally have my San Diego Comic Con schedule!! These are the costumes I'm wearing for SDCC, on the respective days:



I'll be at :iconnicolebrune:'s booth #4539 all weekend, signing her new Baroness artwork which I modeled for, and Dragon's Mistress! We're across the aisle from the WB booth, and here is a map to the SDCC Exhibit Hall: issuu.com/comic-con/docs/cci13…

Please come by for a photo, a calendar, a fist bump, and a hello! I look forward to meeting all of you at SDCC!!!
I thought now would be a good time to make the calendar available to the public since they were shipped out to me yesterday! After the successful trial run of last year's calendar, I wanted to make an even better cosplay calendar for 2014!

To summarize: The 2014 Limited Edition Yaya Han Calendar features 12 months of new cosplay images printed on glossy 11x17 paper, which flips open to a 11x24 calendar. Out of the 12 monthly images, only 2 have been released before, all others are brand new and shot exclusively for the calendar. None of the images will be available as a print or poster, you will only be able to see them in the calendar.



FREE shipping within USA and Canada, $10 shipping everywhere else! It is again $24.99, just like last year, and will be signed and personalized by me! I'll post some teaser pics soon but you get a great idea of the calendar's look from the cover and back cover already. I sincerely hope you will like this one even more than last year's calendar! I busted my little bum making this!!! So proud!! A huge shout-out to all my photographers and graphic designer as well (everyone is credited in the calendar or course!).

To order: yayahan.bigcartel.com/product/…
I had to have emergency surgery this weekend to remove my appendix, so not only did I miss HeroesCon but I'm also on forced bed rest for the next little while. That means I had lots of time to write up some tips for cosplayers to prepare for a convention.

Tips on how to safely navigate a convention as a cosplayer - Part 1

Part 2 will be posted later this week, so check back soon!
Quick note that I'll be a Cosplay Guest for HeroesCon this weekend in Charlotte, NC!

Come see my at artist alley table AA-201 for photos, signed merch, fist bumps and high fives! I'll be in costume, and also co-hosting the Cosplay panel on Saturday. See you there!
Yaaaay! I had a great time at Anime Central and Fanime! Thank you, everyone, who came by my booths! As always, it is a pleasure to meet fellow cosplayers and geeks!

Anime Central:
My amazing customers!


Cosplaying all day long!


Fanime summed up!


This weekend I'm heading to A-kon in Dallas! I will be at my booth, #215 inside the main dealer hall, all 3 days and signing merch, taking photos and cosplaying. Hope to see many of you there, please stop by and say hello!
Aaaah, things are mad dash crazy over here, I'm neglecting this journal!

I have a Poster Sale happening right now until the end of the month! Just a couple of days left!


I'll be glad to sign any of these 11x17 inch posters and I ship worldwide! If you grab 4 posters, the 5th is free!
Store link: yayahan.bigcartel.com

I'll also be at Anime Central May 17th - 19th next! Come see me at booth 1018 - 1020 in the Exhibitor Hall, I'll be signing all weekend and cosplaying as well!
Hellooooo everyone! Not much from me on the DA journal front lately, but I've been trying to upload new photos from Katsucon at least.

Basically - I have done 4 conventions back to back so far, with long work days in between, and I have 3 (or 4) more to go! OH BOY!

I knew this convention tour would be hard on my body, but it has been so worth it!! I've spoken passionately about cosplay at several panels and met countless incredible people along the way, who love this art form just as much as I do. The whirlwind of social interactions day after day has overwhelmed my senses, and reinstated my responsibility as an ambassador of cosplay. I am so thankful for the path my life has taken me on, and am excited to continue down it.

Next up for me is J-Popcon in Copenhagen, Denmark!! I have never been to Denmark and am excited to meet cosplayers and fellow fans there, as well as help pick the Danish representatives for 3 important international competitions. I fly out to Germany in 12 hours to visit my dear mom (who I miss every day because she lives so far away from me) and then we both with fly to Copenhagen on Thursday. I'm gonna leave my cosplay choices as a surprise for now hahaha.

Then I come home and work on a super important daunting project that I can't talk about yet. But it sadly had to make me cancel my guest appearance at Con-nichiwa in Tucson, AZ. I abhor scheduling conflicts but they are inevitable these days with the growth of the geek conventions scene and cosplay community. As a business owner, I have to consider my company and it's future first. :(

I will however be at Anime Matsuri on Easter weekend as a Cosplay Guest again, and will help judge their costume contest as well as host the World Cosplay Summit US Finals.

My tour ends in Kansas City the first weekend in April, at Planet Comic Con. I literally will get home the DAY before my birthday and probably spend it in bed sleeping lol. After a weekend OFF (HOLY CRAP!!!!), I will be guesting at Boston Comic Con. But more on that later.

If you'll be at any of these events, give me a shout here on DA! And a fist bump when you see me at the cons!
Katsucon schedule! Finally all ready to go! 4 new costumes! Been killing myself on 2 of them. Rewearing Sif because yay winter con is appropriate!! Be sure to check out my merchant's booth and panels, too! And I am hosting the WCS on Saturday yay! See everyone there~!

By popular demand, posters are back, but only for a limited time.

Shop the full selection at my store! yayahan.bigcartel.com

There are 5 new posters and 6 images from the last poster sale - all available now through February 10th!
Naturally these will be signed/personalized by me, and I always offer "Buy 4 get 1 free"!

THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!! Truly, I wouldn't be holding these sales if you didn't ask for them. I'm so honored! I sincerely hope you will like the selection this time!

(Excuse the sloppy collage, I'm at a computer with no Photoshop program - proper collage coming tomorrow)

I guess I should drop a line on DA as well...
Tomorrow night is the King of the Nerds episode where I'm guest starring! Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), on TBS!

Here's the episode synopsis! Make sure you guys tune in!
"Imaginary Realms" Team Blue and Team Orange face off in a fantasy cosplay Nerd War challenge, hero-vs.-villain style. The losing team must send two of their own to the Nerd-Off, from which one will never return. As the competition heats up, an unusual roll of the dice determines who will stay and who will go. Hosted by Curtis Armstrong and Robert Carradine.
Guest Judges: Adam Busch, Yaya Han and George Takei.