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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…

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LiminalWorks's avatar
A Pro's Pro.  <3 you Yaya!
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PantherFlint|Student General Artist
YOu have got to be the most down to earth famous person I know. I kinda expected the opposite (Sorry if that's insulting) but you have a great personality, not pretentious like most cosplayers I know.
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Yaya, I have been following you on DA for a long time and I love your cosplays, just like everyone here. I want to someday be where you are and be able to take my love and passion for costumes and makeup to the next level. As of now I actually go to school for a costume design major at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. You have inspired me to keep pursuing my dream of having my own cosplay boutique and I am thankful for it. I also watch you on Heros of Cosplay every Tuesday. You remind me a lot of myself, in particular watching the interview just now. I went to my first convention about... 5 years ago I believe but I was never able to make my own stuff. Now with my freshmen year done and countless hours in our huge costume shop I am attempting to bring my dream to life. I have always wanted to design a character and then cosplay them and I am attempting it this year for SDCC. Do you have any tips for someone who wants to do original cosplay? I know you have done them yourself. I am also doing Rikku from FFX as well and I really hope to stop by your table at SDCC. You were there last year I believe but it was my first time and it was over whelming. 
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dj23jc|Hobbyist Artist
awesome! 
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ShadowRinXDT|Professional Traditional Artist
You give all cosplayers and aspring cosplayers a VERY good name!
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HearseGurl's avatar
Watched your show, never knew after all this time you were on dA. :D
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AprilMcGuire| Digital Artist
I love your pointing out of introverts and extroverts. I'm very much an introvert and I realized lately that it doesn't have to be a life-long thing. :) You're really an inspiration, I'm thankful I found you all through Heroes of Cosplay, I hope the show continues on for a long while. You really have the ideal outlook on the cosplaying world.
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kairinaminemix|Student General Artist
I love how you mentioned your ethnicity. That was always an insecurity for me because I always wanted to cosplay some fair skinned character and my tan Asian skin always held me back. It's inspirational how you don't care about those things and hopefully one day I will get to meet you at a Con. :)
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BigMac1212|Hobbyist Photographer
I love hearing your voice.  :)
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Qi-Li|Professional General Artist
your interview video was very insightful and inspiring...
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Space--Nerd|Student General Artist
I thought it was so funny when you said, "Der. I just wanna comsplay." I thought it was just the funniest thing! Keep up the good work! :D
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Space--Nerd|Student General Artist
Mein Gott
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happy birthday yaya han
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Blaquepsmith|Hobbyist General Artist
Very inspiring, to any artist. So glad you're doing this for the best of all reasons, because you enjoy it. Your designs and energy are simply amazing.

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mib4art|Hobbyist Artist
Ein wirklich schönes, interessantes und informatives Interview.
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Kemet42|Student General Artist
It would be really cool to see you make more videos. I would love to see some of your techniques for making what you make.
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ViNa-Shiranui|Student General Artist
Nice to see you be so candid in an interview.  :)  I'd love if you did more stuff like this, especially videos on how to get started with costume making, etc. 
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:) you're very cool by just being yourself
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Tom1947's avatar
       Yaya, I just watched your video.  I am glad you presented it.
       Tom,
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Maiko-Girl|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fun and educational to watch,thanks for sharing! Tight Hug 
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Very informative, also a good take on cosplay I think
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Almost got to see you at Wizard World Portland, but I was a day late T^T
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yaya han
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The-Penciler|Professional Traditional Artist
Have you ever been approached by prop and costume design companies from Hollywood or something? Because a lot of what you make really looks authentic for the materials you already use. I'd love to see what you'd do if given a huge budget from a major studio. Maybe design something with comic-universe authentic materials like kevlar and the like (I'd love that detective-work part of it, to figure out what materials make sense for which application by studying stuff like military handbooks and stuff). I love what you do. :)
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