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Yaya Han
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Yaya Han is a cosplayer, designer and author. She discovered cosplay in 1999, when it was still a small, quirky section of the geek-fandom. Armed with a used $40 sewing machine, Yaya threw herself into making costumes headfirst, and quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day, Yaya has made over 385 personal costumes in every fandom genre imaginable, as well as her own original designs. Her long-standing consistency of creating intricate and lavish costumes has made her a Craftsmanship Icon in the cosplay world, and inspired countless people to get into cosplay. She has been invited to appear as a Guest, Panelist, Judge, Performer and Host to hundreds of conventions and events all over the world. Over the years, Yaya has played a pivotal role in introducing cosplay to the mainstream audience. She has been a Guest Judge on 3 seasons of TBS TV Network's "King of the Nerds" competition show, starred in the Syfy TV Network's Docu-Series "Heroes of Cosplay", and been interviewed countless times by media outlets about fandom and cosplay. Last year, Yaya lent her image to the comic book series "Wonderous 2: The Yaya Han Saga", produced by Lionforge Comics, and became a legitimate superhero in the comic book world. Yaya’s current focus is on making tools and materials more available to the cosplay community, through collaborations with global creative companies such as She has been designing a popular line of cosplay sewing patterns with The McCall Pattern Company. JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores released the Cosplay by Yaya Han collections in the categories of fabric, trims and EVA foam in all of their 860 stores, making high quality cosplay-centric materials easily accessible to professionals, and amateur users in North America. She helped launch a sewing machine model for BERNINA and partnered with Dremel to bring rotary tools to JOANN stores. Most recently, Yaya wrote a book about the culture of modern cosplay, called “Yaya Han’s World of Cosplay.” It is available in North America on August 4th 2020. Commercial ventures aside, Yaya often participates in charitable projects involving cosplay, and strives to be a positive force in the community. 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 Cosplay.


Favourite Visual Artist
Masamune Shirow, Nene Thomas, Adam Hughes, Luis Royo, Mark Brooks, Gil Elvgren
Favourite Writers
George R.R. Martin
Tools of the Trade
My hands!
Other Interests
ancient cultures, art, beads, cosplay, costume design, sewing, drawing, egypt , fashion, working out

C2E2 event schedule! March 18th - 20th, Chicago!

C2E2 event schedule! March 18th - 20th, Chicago!

(Photo by Affliction Cosplay Photography) Hey guys, I have my (jam packed) Schedule for C2E2!! I'm so pumped for this con!! First of all, my home base for the weekend will be Booth 643, right next to the CosplayFabrics.com Booth! This is where all of my signings will take place, and where my cosplay merchandise will be available. Please come by for a chat, a selfie, and to take a look at my new fabric collection, available at Jo-Ann Fabrics! Friday Panel: How to Run a Cosplay Related Business - 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Room S401 Official Photo Op - 1:30pm, Epic Photo Ops Area Autograph Signing - 2pm - 6pm, Booth 643 Saturday (My morning hours

McCall's Patterns + Yaya Han = Cosplay patterns!

McCall's Patterns + Yaya Han = Cosplay patterns!

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 cospl

FlashSale! 20% off everything in store!!!

FlashSale! 20% off everything in store!!!

Surprise FlashSale! Take 20% off EVERYTHING in my store with the code "ENDOFYEAR"! http://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!!!

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You look beautiful and sexy even though I am Straight and a Demisexual women.

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LathricHobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday Young Lady, Here's to many more! :hug: :highfive: :beer: :cake:
bobcattProfessional General Artist
Happy Pandemic Birthday 
Shut up, you insensitive donkey. So you're almost 55 years old? I bet you don't act like in on the internet or real life! 
nikolai60Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!