International costume designer/cosplayer, artistic model & widely recognized Ambassador for Cosplay.
Yaya Han is one of only few cosplayers in the world to build a business in this hobby-ist community, but even after a decade of success, she strives to stay true to what got her into this field originally – fun and creativity. To this day, Yaya has made a myriad of costumes in the genres of anime, manga, video games, sci-fi, comic books and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim worldwide, 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 globe.
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.
Most recently she has been seen in the Syfy Channel original series Heroes of Cosplay.
Unfortunately Yaya Han is unable to join us for this tour. This is the message she has posted on Facebook:
“Hey everyone. Unfortunately due to some complications, I won’t be able to come down to visit you all in Australia this week. But I’ll hopefully be able to see you all at Supanova sooner than later!
The circumstances are beyond my control sadly, and I have worked with Supanova closely to try to resolve them, but time ran out. The Supanova team has been wonderful and professional, and very understanding. I have been looking forward to Adelaide this weekend and meeting all of you, and I know we will meet soon, as we are making plans to bring me down to Australia next year.
I got to visit your amazing country last year and am excited to come back. It’s just going to take a little longer than expected. All good things take time and the right circumstances. I hope you guys aren’t too disappointed, and will keep in mind that we definitely will meet again soon.
Loving you all from afar! ”