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Costume designer, model, and comics fan Yaya Han shows us how she embodies two of her many favorite characters in San Diego
Posted on July 12, 2012 at 2:00pm EDT
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Yaya Han before her transformation.
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Wonder Woman, deconstructed.
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''I went to a Con, saw cosplay in action, and got hooked,'' says Han of her fascination with donning her heroes' garb.
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But the convention circuit wasn't the first time Han fell in love with comics. She caught the bug after reading Japanese manga series Saint Seiya at age 8.
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Han began creating her own costumes in 1999.
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When Han becomes one of her favorite characters, every last detail is important from head to toe.
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Because of her attention to detail, such as Wonder Woman's golden Lasso of Truth, Han's costume took 80 hours to create.
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Han has been to more than 100 conventions in countries around the world. She speaks more than six languages, and Wonder Woman breaks any other barriers.
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Han readies herself to don Wonder Woman's luscious locks.
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She brings out the mane event.
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Han shows off Wonder Woman's tiara marked by a red star, representing freedom and patriotism, that can double as a weapon.
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Han's transformation to Ame-Comi Wonder Woman is complete.
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''Of all people, you know who I am...who the world needs me to be. I'm Wonder Woman.''
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There's no Wondering what this passerby is thinking.
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Wonder Woman readies herself to fight for love, peace, and sexual equality.
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The world is safe another day.
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Catwoman: the purr-fect costume.
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Han pencils in the comic icon's signature cat-eye makeup.
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Because of its complex stitching, Han's Catwoman costume — inspired by the video game Batman: Arkham City — took 50 hours to complete.
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No word on whether Han's silky terrier, Captain Nemo, gets along with his master when she's in feline form.
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Catwoman is one of more than 200 costumes Han has created.
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Catwoman's signature whip in action.
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This supervillain is ready to prowl.
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Ever ready to encounter Batman, Catwoman heads toward the outside world.
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Judging from her strut, you can tell Catwoman was originally inspired by old Hollywood's greatest sirens.
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Catwoman looks into the distance, scoping out her next target.
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Don't mess with this frisky (and fatal) feline.
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The kitty otherwise known as Selina Kyle basks in the media spotlight.
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Unlike other Batman baddies, Catwoman isn't all villain as she takes time to greet fans at the Con.
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Never fear! The cosplay is far from over. Han will don four more costumes throughout the weekend.