Yaya Han Biography
Yaya Han is a Chinese–American cosplayer, model and costume designer based in the United States. She is a regular judge at cosplay competitions.
Han was featured on the Syfy channel’s Heroes of Cosplay, and has appeared as a guest judge on the TBS reality show King of the Nerds multiple times.
Yaya Han Age
She was born on April 10, 1980, in China.
Yaya Han Cosplay
A Cosplay TrailBlazer Becomes Big Business, Too
Yaya Han was born in China and spent her teenage years living in Germany, so when she moved to the United States in the ’90s, the culture shock was exponential.
She had grown up the loving manga and watching anime is one of her earliest memories, but the most part, Americans had yet to embrace many elements of Asian culture.
So when she heard about Los Angeles’s Anime Expo in 1999, she made a beeline for the convention center. Not only was she equal parts relieved and excited to see a convention floor filled with familiar totems from the pop culture of her youth, but she was also absolutely elated once she figured out why there were dozens and dozens of people dressed like the characters from the TV shows and comics she loved so much.
“Cosplay is what made me feel like I found my place,” Han told The Fandom Files in the newest episode of the SYFY WIRE podcast. “It’s when I thought OK, this is what I’m doing for life.”
Han made good on that decision, as she became one of the trailblazers of the burgeoning art form. Her first cosplay was from the anime called Yu Yu Hakusho, and while she had no idea how to sew and her costume wasn’t good enough to be recognizable by other fans, it was a start.
She honed her skills to the point that she became a fixture and fan favorite on the convention circuit, renowned for her designs and her ability to wear them. Han’s appeal goes beyond a niche — she’s appeared on SYFY’s own Heroes of Cosplay show in 2013 and now has her own line of cosplay-specific materials at JOANN’s Fabric, which puts her firmly in the mainstream. Yaya Han spoke to us about her life, love of cosplay, career, and burgeoning business.
Yaya Han Net Worth
Not much is known about her income earnings. This information will be updated soon.
Yaya Han Store
To make your purchase and view most of her products, visit http://www.yayahan.com/shop
Yaya Han Patreon
About Yaya. Yaya Han® is one of only a 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.
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For all her patterns visit https://cosplay.mccall.com/yaya-han-patterns-pages-5767.php