Calling All Cosplayers: The Yaya Han Cosplay Fabric Collection Exclusively Available at Jo-Ann Stores and Joann.com

Hard-to-find fabrics created with the cosplayer in mind debut at
Jo-Ann Stores nationwide

HUDSON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft
specialty retailer, today debuted an exclusive line of fabrics created
by CosplayFabrics.com in close collaboration with esteemed cosplay
entertainer, Yaya Han.

Cosplay enthusiasts utilize high-quality fabrics to create elaborate
costumes to transform themselves into various characters from a range of
genres including superhero, science-fiction, anime, fantasy, Steampunk
and more. The unique materials offered in the Yaya Han Collection
include four-way stretch spandex, four-way jumbo spandex, brocade and
coutil fabrics, as well as eye-catching coatings including foil, liquid
leather and embossed armor plate. There are more than 75 fabrics in a
variety of colors across 16 different categories, all specially designed
for cosplay.

“In recent years, we’ve noticed a surge in customers interested in
fabrics for cosplay costumes,” said Lynne Schron, vice president,
general merchandise manager, fabric and sewing, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft
Stores. “We’re happy to carry The Yaya Han Collection exclusively at our
stores and on joann.com
to serve as a one-stop shop for all products needed throughout the
costume creation process. To save time on shopping, cosplayers can visit
their local Jo-Ann to gather everything on their list including
specialty cosplay fabrics, craft foam, paint, sewing notions, patterns,
crafting tools, glue, trim and more to design their elaborate creations
from start to finish.”

The Yaya
Han Collection
was created with expert insights from Han, who is
widely known in the world of cosplay. Han is a professional costume
designer, model and entertainer who has been active in the world of
cosplay for more than 15 years. She was featured in the SyFy network’s
“Heroes of Cosplay” and served as a guest judge on two seasons of the
TBS network’s “King of the Nerds” competition.

“I grew up making costumes with materials from Jo-Ann stores, along with
countless other cosplayers,” says Han. “I have spent many hours
wandering the aisles, brainstorming entire ensembles and gathering
fabrics for them. Now, many years later, it’s such an honor for me to
help create a cosplay-focused fabric line for Jo-Ann Stores!”

Han added, “Working with CosplayFabrics.com has been wonderful, because
they are huge fabric nerds like me and just as meticulous in their
pursuit of quality. All the items in this fabric collection are
materials I would use for my own costumes, and in many cases, already am
making cos-plans for! The thought of walking into a Jo-Ann store and
picking up the perfect fabrics, along with all other materials needed
for a cosplay project, makes me so happy! We developed these fabrics
with cosplay in mind, so there is a lot of emphasis on unique finishes,
interesting patterns and overall quality. These fabrics have the
durability cosplayers expect for repeated wear. I really hope that
cosplayers and costume enthusiasts will love these fabrics and the easy
access to them!”

The Yaya
Han Collection
is exclusive to Jo-Ann and is available at Jo-Ann
stores nationwide and at joann.com.

About Jo-Ann Stores, LLC

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s largest fabric and craft
retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single
retail store. Today, 850 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide
consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need,
conveniently under one roof. For additional information, visit joann.com.
To make creative connections, visit joann.com/community.

About Wyla, Inc.

Wyla Inc. is the parent company of CosplayFabrics.com and is a supplier
of specialty fabrics, lace, trims and related finished products to
craft, party and specialty retailers worldwide. The company has offices
in New York, NY, Jacksonville, FL and Hangzhou China.

Contacts

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Beth Shivak
Corporate
Communications
330-463-8661
beth.shivak@joann.com