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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.





Poster Sale is on now!
From now through January 12th, you can grab 11x17 high res posters of 10 Yaya Han cosplay and modeling images!
yayahan.bigcartel.com/

Buy 4 posters, get 1 free! Buy 8 posters, get the remaining 2 for free! Just add in payment note which free poster/s you'd like :)

These images are not available in any other size or format, they are printed on beautiful UV coated card stock, and each will be signed and personalized by Yaya.

Posters will ship on or around the 13th of January. Please be patient ♥

"Thank you all so much for your continued support! This sale is happening because you frequently asked for it and I hope you like the images I chose for you!" - Yaya

yayahan.bigcartel.com

Hey everyone! Just a end of year reminder of all my social media pages, where I post everyday!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/yayacosplay
Besides Twitter, this is the page where I am the most active. Daily photo posts, musings, convention appearance announcements, any cool project announcements... Definitely recommend you following my Facebook if you want to get to know me!

Twitter: Twitter.com/yayahan
I love Twitter and use it everyday, all the time. I would say my personality comes through the most on Twitter because of it's casual conversational platform. Hope to see you on there!

Yaya's Online Cosplay Store: For anyone interested in my cosplay accessories, such as My Little Pony ears, horns and wings, cat ears and fox ears, demon wings, elf ears etc... this is the place to purchase them! My 2013 calendar is also available here, but I am close to selling out.

Yaya's signed photo prints: I get print requests on deviantART all the time and this is the place to purchase them. I sign and personalize each photo and they are printed on 8x12 high resolution glossy photo paper.                    

Yaya's YouTube: I have just started using YouTube and will be posting a lot more videos in the new year! Definitely subscribe to my channel and look out for more videos coming soon :)

Yaya's Instagram: I'm starting to enjoy posting on Instagram immensely. All kinds of random photos make their way on my Instagram account daily lol.

Yaya's Tumblr

Of course there is my website, which has a large gallery of all of my cosplay and modeling work.

There you have it! All the places on the intrawebs where you can find me!
Since I haven't posted on DA since the news... I had to rush back to China last week for a death in my family. Only today did I manage to get fairly regular internet access, and I can't reach Facebook or Twitter at all, and of course my phone's Data is turned off. Being so cut off from my usual communication methods is making this difficult situation feel even more heavy on my heart, and even though I'm with my entire family, I feel lonely and lost. I don't know how to really talk about this. The only way I can post besides DA is on Instagram For the next week or two, I'll mostly be posting there.

instagram.com/yayahan

Here is my New Orleans costume line up!

I'll  be at my booth #227 all weekend signing calendars and prints, or look  for me in the Cosplay Lounge right next door!
Here is a map link to my exact location: yayahan.com/images/events/nola…  
New costume debut on Saturday - DC Comics' Powergirl - Kotobukiya  style! I'm working on the last bits of her right now! I will be speaking  at the Cosplay panel on Saturday at 11am, and judging the costume  contest at 8pm.

SO WILL I SEE YOU IN NOLA OR WHAT?!?!?!

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Another convention appearance announcement! I'll be a  Guest at Anime Matsuri 2013, to support the World Cosplay Summit and the  Marvel costume contest! I'll be involved in both contests as well as  the AM Cosplay contest with cash prizes, and hosting
 panels throughout the weekend. I'll also have a dealer hall booth, so  that's where I'll be when I'm not doing programming for the con. Let me  know if you're going to AM!

(That does mean I will again not be  at Sakuracon as they are on the same weekend. But I will have an  exhibitor booth at Sakuracon with my full line of cospay products ^_^)