Yayahan pattern: Cupped Corset Pattern by Yaya Han (Autographed)

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Cosplay Tutorial: Three Different Ways To Create Your Own Bodysuit


There are several key components that cosplayers tend to need for most costumes, and one of those components is a bodysuit. Bodysuits tend to pop up as the foundation to many designs – but they can also be added by the cosplayers themselves as a structural part of a costume that holds and affixes other textiles and/or armor pieces.

Credit: Plexi Cosplay


As such, developing a tried-and-true plan for crafting a bodysuit can help cut down on overall workload as well as streamline the process. To do this, plan to carve out some time (about a day or two!) to really delve into bodysuit pattern creation. The end result will be a solid bodysuit pattern that fits YOUR body and that may be reused time and time again as a key pattern in your cosplay arsenal.


Before we start, there are several ways to draft a bodysuit pattern. I have narrowed them down to my three favorites, ranked from easiest to hardest. Check them out:

Easy: Use a pre-existing garment to create a pattern.


While this method is the easiest, you will need to sacrifice a garment that fits you for the sake of creating your bodysuit pattern. The reason to do this versus buying a completely new bodysuit for each cosplay is that there will come a time when the bodysuit colors and patterns don’t exactly match anything on the market.


With this, you’ll end up with a sewing pattern that will allow for you to purchase the right fabrics for the resulting bodysuit you desire! Truly, it may be cheaper in the end to buy fabrics versus a new bodysuit for each cosplay, but the real benefit is in the accuracy for your cosplay.

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First, find a FORM FITTING bodysuit – I recommend perusing Amazon for a bodysuit that has long sleeves and long legs. You want your final sewing pattern to include both, and you can omit legs/arms/etc as needed.


Cut the garment along the seamlines – typically at the sides, crotch, shoulders, and the back/underside of arms and legs. Flatten your pattern pieces on heavy cardstock and trace. Then, measure out 5/8” seamline allowance around every edge.


Don’t forget to label each piece! Now you have a drafted pattern of a bodysuit that has been proven to fit you, and you can use it time and time again with different fabrics as needed. You will always need to make sure the fabric choice for your bodysuit matches your original garment (4 way stretch means you need a 4 way stretch for all future garments made with this pattern) for a good fit.

Medium: Purchase a pattern and modify.

Credit: YayaHan


If you’re looking for something perhaps a little more fitted or with more pattern pieces, then purchasing a pattern like Yaya Han’s ultimate bodysuit pattern is the way to go. This pattern *may* fit you right out of the box, but in all likelihood, you’ll need to modify it at the lengthening/shortening cross cuts and/or make a mockup to see where other modifications need made.


For this, always make sure to use your measurements, line those up with the guidelines on the packet to get your size, and then cut accordingly. Don’t just guess here!


Once you’ve made your mockup, try it on. For me, I could tell immediately that I’d need to add four inches to the length. The left image below is my mockup, the right is final and is clearly much longer in the torso.

Credit: Plexi Cosplay


Then, edit your original pattern accordingly and make a new mockup. While this does take some time and eats up quite a bit of fabric, the result will be well worth it, as your final pattern can then be used endlessly for all of your future bodysuit needs.

Hard: Duct Tape Pattern

Credit: Kinpatsu Cosplay


This one is the most time consuming and perhaps difficult, but it is best for those with muscle undersuits or who want truly the most precise fit for their body shape. This can also be done for specific bodysuit styles that need special design cutouts, but then you will likely never reuse that style again.


You may have had experience with a Cling Wrap and Duct Tape pattern for various armor pieces before, but with this, you’ll end up covering the entirety of your body.


First, find a helper! You will absolutely need one to wrap and cut you out of the wrap.


Second, wrap your body in a layer of Cling Wrap. Then, lightly press a layer of Duct Tape over top, starting with a line down each future seam (the sides, middle front/back, the backs and undersides of arms, etc) to stabilize your form. Don’t pull the Duct Tape taught, as this can squish your body underneath and distort the future pattern. Instead, lay Duct Tape gently on top and cover every exposed section.


TIP: You can cover your entire torso, but you really only need to do one leg/arm, as this will just be mirrored for the other side!


Once you are covered, have your partner draw seamlines directly onto your Duct Tape with a Sharpee. Depending on the style of bodysuit you are creating, you can also draw design seamlines to be cut out and used exclusively for one bodysuit pattern/design.


After each seamline is drawn, have your partner gently cut along the lines. The blocks you cut out will become your new pattern pieces, but remember to flatten each piece onto cardstock and draw out your seam allowances.


In the end…


Choosing which method to use can depend on your skill/comfort level as well as your needs for the bodysuit. While the easiest method may be quick and simple, it does lack the capabilities for utilizing various fabric choices or even being the best fit. On the other hand, the most difficult options can be very time consuming and may only be used for one specific cosplay.


For me, I’ve found that modifying a pattern gives me a good fit and a resulting pattern that can be used endlessly, if only modified slightly for different design elements.

McCall’s Pattern: M7217 Yaya Han Zippered Bodysuit

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yayacosplay – Professional, Artisan Crafter

Yaya Han is a cosplayer, designer and author. She discovered cosplay in 1999, when it was still a small, quirky section of the geek-fandom. Armed with a used $40 sewing machine, Yaya threw herself into making costumes headfirst, and quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day, Yaya has made over 385 personal costumes in every fandom genre imaginable, as well as her own original designs. Her long-standing consistency of creating intricate and lavish costumes has made her a Craftsmanship Icon in the cosplay world, and inspired countless people to get into cosplay. She has been invited to appear as a Guest, Panelist, Judge, Performer and Host to hundreds of conventions and events all over the world. Over the years, Yaya has played a pivotal role in introducing cosplay to the mainstream audience. She has been a Guest Judge on 3 seasons of TBS TV Network’s “King of the Nerds” competition show, starred in the Syfy TV Network’s Docu-Series “Heroes of Cosplay”, and been interviewed countless times by media outlets about fandom and cosplay. Last year, Yaya lent her image to the comic book series “Wonderous 2: The Yaya Han Saga”, produced by Lionforge Comics, and became a legitimate superhero in the comic book world. Yaya’s current focus is on making tools and materials more available to the cosplay community, through collaborations with global creative companies such as She has been designing a popular line of cosplay sewing patterns with The McCall Pattern Company. JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores released the Cosplay by Yaya Han collections in the categories of fabric, trims and EVA foam in all of their 860 stores, making high quality cosplay-centric materials easily accessible to professionals, and amateur users in North America. She helped launch a sewing machine model for BERNINA and partnered with Dremel to bring rotary tools to JOANN stores. Most recently, Yaya wrote a book about the culture of modern cosplay, called “Yaya Han’s World of Cosplay.” It is available in North America on August 4th 2020. Commercial ventures aside, Yaya often participates in charitable projects involving cosplay, and strives to be a positive force in the community. 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 Cosplay.

YetiCon — Yaya Han

Yaya Han is a cosplayer, designer and author. She discovered cosplay in 1999, when it was still a small, quirky section of the geek-fandom. Armed with a used $40 sewing machine, Yaya threw herself into making costumes headfirst, and quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day, Yaya has made over 385 personal costumes in every fandom genre imaginable, as well as her own original designs. Her long-standing consistency of creating intricate and lavish costumes has made her a Craftsmanship Icon in the cosplay world, and inspired countless people to get into cosplay. She has been invited to appear as a Guest, Panelist, Judge, Performer and Host to hundreds of conventions and events all over the world.

Over the years, Yaya has played a pivotal role in introducing cosplay to the mainstream audience. She has been a Guest Judge on 3 seasons of TBS TV Network’s “King of the Nerds” competition show, starred in the Syfy TV Network’s Docu-Series “Heroes of Cosplay”, and been interviewed countless times by media outlets about fandom and cosplay.
Last year, Yaya lent her image to the comic book series “Wonderous 2: The Yaya Han Saga”, produced by Lionforge Comics, and became a legitimate superhero in the comic book world.

Yaya’s current focus is on making tools and materials more available to the cosplay community. She has been designing a popular line of cosplay sewing patterns with The McCall Pattern Company. JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores released the Cosplay by Yaya Han collections in the categories of fabric, trims and EVA foam in all of their 860 stores, making high quality cosplay-centric materials easily accessible to professionals, and amateur users in North America. She helped launch a sewing machine model for BERNINA and partnered with Dremel to bring rotary tools to JOANN stores. Most recently, Yaya wrote a book about the culture of modern cosplay, called “Yaya Han’s World of Cosplay.” It is available in North America on May 5th 2020.

Commercial ventures aside, Yaya often participates in charitable projects involving cosplay, and strives to be a positive force in the community. 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 Cosplay.

To see more check out Yaya Han’s Website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

The Yaya Han Underbust Corset (M7339)

Hello beautiful people! Long time, no see! For the second year in a row, I attended Costume College out in Woodland Hills. It’s a wonderful set of seminars run by and for costumers (a lot of them historical) over the course of a weekend. It’s also a chance for costumers to show off their various creations from the rest of the year: it’s nice for me, because it means I can break out all my non-cosplay costumes. There are two main events, the Friday Night Social and the Gala, both of which are usually themed.

This year, the Friday Night Social’s theme was “Run Away To The Circus”, which let my spooky little heart run wild with dark circus things. Since I had lost so much weight (32 pounds at the point of starting this costume) I couldn’t just pull something from my closet: instead, I would have to make something new. Strapped for cash and in love with the beautiful product that Hustle and Bustle Cosplay turns out on a regular basis from her stash, I challenged her and myself to a #cheapcostumechallenge, which you may have seen me posting about on my Instagram. On top of being cheap, I needed it to be quick: I started about two and a half weeks before Costume Collage, and so I opted to use patterns over draping everything.

After digging through my stash of patterns and fabrics. I designed with two rules in mind: I had to use fabrics I had (a bit hard since I have odd widths of fabric), and I had to be able to reincorporate the pieces back into my daily wardrobe (surprisingly easy, as I am a very spooky person). I decided I would use it as an opertunity to try out the Yaya Han underbust corset pattern, Mccall’s M7339, and write up a review on it. Here’s how it turned out:

I made some adjustments to the pattern as I went. First of all, as someone who has made corsets for people as gifts and who is rapidly changing size, I didn’t want to cut out my size in the pattern: the way the pattern is laid out on the tissue, you can only cut one size. So I traced it off using wax paper.

Secondly, I cut down the back of the pattern at the first fitting stage. I didn’t like the height of the pattern in the back for the lines of the underbust corset: that said, I would absolutely keep it on if you intend to make the overbust version, or if you have a lot of volume to your back. 

The pattern calls for steel boning. We all know I was on the cheap costume challenge, so I opted to use what I had for boning: industrial strength plastic electrical zipties. You can buy these suckers cheap at your local Home Depot or Lowes, or order them online. You just want to be sure to get the heavier weight, in 1/4″ or 1/2″ width. You can cut them with great effort with regular scissors (do not under any circumstances use your shears), or I have recently heard that pet nail clippers work ecellently, but have not tried this method. Round off the corners by clipping, filing or melting them. 

To her credit, Yaya does say you can use plastic boning, but doesn’t really specify what it is or where to get it. I also didn’t cut using her length specifications, I just adjusted them to each casing as I went. I also added casings 3/4″ from the center back (so the grommets have extra support) and to the side front pieces and middle front pieces: the instructions only called for casing on one side of these seams, so I added one to each. I also added a waist tape and don’t like how she does the finishing, particularly the bias. I’ll get into that in the “Is there a better way” section.

I couldn’t resist a ridiculous shot.

Now, lets dive in:

Pattern Used: McCall’s MP7339

View: View A, Underbust Corset without Contrast.

Size: Cut Size 20, ended up taking in significantly.

Fabric Used: Cotton Lining, Duck Canvas, Lightweight Wool.

Clearness of Instructions: 5/5

The instructions are very clear: she doesn’t throw around weird terms or try to over complicate things. The images are very clear, but be sure to keep track of which color indicates which layer. None of the steps seem nonsensical or unnecessary to the pattern, which is nice.

Ease of Assembly: 5/5 

The corset itself is easy to assemble, if you are careful with marking and matching your notches. The curves are very easy to match, and line up well. However, I do not know how easy it is to put in the cup. I would recommend basting a lot of your seams before you sew them if you are using a slippery fabric. I also forwent the interfacing, because again, I’m poor. If your under layer is a heavy duty fabric like coutil or canvas instead of the recommended muslin, you could also probably get away with that, as interfacing can be pricey if you aren’t careful.

Quality of Fit: 4. 5/5 

Firstly, let me mention that I could not find the finished waist measurement on the pattern envelope. If I have somehow missed it, please let me know. I did, however, find it on the center front piece of the pattern… After I cut the size 20 in every other piece. You will want to check this before you get started. There is also no waistline marked on the center front piece, making fitting a little harder. 

You also absolutely need to make a mock-up of this: I know I always recommend this, but with corsets it’s doubly true. The pattern itself, even unaltered, gives good shape: there is quite a bit of curve to the waist, and the hips have plenty of room. I do recommend having a skilled friend fit you, and to decide if you want a gap at the back or not (see Better Way for more on gaps). I needed to take in the hips as my hips are non-existent. She gets dinged half a point for hard to find/a minor lack of detail.

Is There A Better Way?/Alterations for Others: 3/5 

Annnnd here’s where I hop on the Complain Train. 

She finishes the edge of the corset by placing double fold bias tape down over the edge and machining it down. I understand that this is easier to explain, but it will be MUCH harder to make look smooth. I prefer to sew down one edge of the bias tape, right side to right side with the front, then flip it over to the back and then hand stitch it down. This allows you to adjust the tension as you go, making the front smoother than the result of simply sandwiching and machine stitching it down.

I cannot find anywhere she mentions this, but many corsets had a gap at the back, which allows the corset to be adjusted day to day. Most people are not the same size every day: people get bloated, lose weight, eat a plate of nachos, have a skinny day, etc, so I feel like a gap is absolutely something she should be mentioning. Traditionally, corsets have a 2″ gap minimum: if you find you flux more than this, I would recommend 3″, and widen the modesty panel to match.  

Speaking of modesty panels, you don’t HAVE to put it in. If this corset is going to be an undergarment, you can forgo the modesty panel: do know that many larger people’s flesh will crease along the spine when squished, so take that into account when you are debating your modesty panel.

Now for the big complaint. There is no busk in this pattern. Despite the fact the pattern tells you to go to an online corset supply retailer to order tipped steel boning, this pattern does not call for a separating busk. For people who are used to corsets, this is a minor inconvenience. For those who are making their first corset, hear my plea: be CAREFUL putting steel boning into something that doesn’t have a separating busk, because you do NOT have a fast release hatch. Many people over-cinch their first time, and you can seriously hurt yourself. If you want to add a busk, plan to add 1″ to the center front, and to assemble the corset in two halves. 

Overall: 17.5/20, B+

I do recommend this pattern. As far as the big pattern companies go, this had the best initial fit I have experienced. The shaping is great, and for beginners, it is a pretty good introduction to underbust corsets. I do have nitpicks with it, but they are things you can fix with knowledge and research.

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McCall’s Yaya Han Zippered Bodysuit M7217

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90,000 Cosplay: how money is made from this hobby

Photo author, Yaya Han / Anna Faith / Luxlo Cosplay

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Yaya Han, Anna Faith and Laxlo (from left to right) are some of the most famous figures in the cosplay world

London Exhibition Center ExCel is filled with superheroes, Disney princesses and anime characters this weekend – the London Comic Con festival has come to town.

In recent years, the festival has grown in order – in October 2016, the three-day event was attended by 133 thousand people, and six years earlier, the event attracted three times less visitors.

For those who do not know, “cosplay” (the term was formed by adding the words “costume” (costume) and “play” (play) – this is the making of costumes and, accordingly, transformation into characters of films, comics, books or computer games

The difference between cosplay and just going to a holiday in a costume is that it takes weeks for professional cosplayers to create outfits.Once they have created a costume, they can spend a few more weeks attending various pop culture conventions in their new look.

Besides, it’s not enough just to put on a suit, you need to try to transform into the appropriate hero.

Cosplay has recently become very popular, which means that professional cosplayers have more opportunities.

We spoke with the most famous representatives of the cosplay culture to find out how they achieved this status and, most importantly, how can you make a living cosplaying?

Yaya Han: fabric collections and accessories

Photo author, Judy Stephens / Yaya Han

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Yaya as a witch from the online game Granada Espada (left) and in casual clothes

Yaya found her niche in the industry, but only after a long series of trial and error.

“This is still new to us,” she says.

Photo author, Yaya Han / Paul Tien

Photo caption,

Each costume takes a huge amount of time. Here’s how Fiora’s outfit from League of Legends was made

“I have a line of cosplay accessories that I created back in the early 2000s. I sell them online and at trade shows,” she says.

“I have been seen at all conventions for years, this is how I managed to make a name for myself and create a recognizable brand,” she says.

“When I started, I didn’t even think about what I was doing. I just wanted to live at exhibitions,” says Khan.

Author of the photo, Yaya Han

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Among the original accessories that Yaya sells are wings, bows and cat ears

“Now I have a small company that employs about 10 people,” she says.

“I had to learn how to run a business. Paying people fair wages, paying taxes, and all the other boring business skills I had to learn too,” she says.

In addition to the business of selling accessories, Yaya managed to conquer another specific niche – she sells fabrics.

Photo by Yaya Han

Caption,

Yaya claims that suits made from her fabrics can be seen at any exhibition in the United States

“I have a line of fabrics,” she explains. “They can be bought from the largest chain of textile stores. in USA”.

“It’s really nice to walk into a store and see your name on the labels. To know that I represent our culture,” says Yaya.

“I had to explain to the representatives of the textile company what fabrics cosplayers need: these are unique finishes, specific patterns, and the fabric itself must be very strong, but at the same time allow the skin to breathe,” she says.

Photo author, Yaya Han / Marvel

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In October 2016, Yaya starred as Medusa for the cover of the Marvel’s Inhumans comic series

Yaya managed to explain to textile companies what cosplayers needed.

“People love what I’ve created and I’m very happy with it,” she says.“As a cosplayer, as a person who grew up in this community, I don’t know a better way to give him back what it gave me,” adds Yaya Han.

“It gives me a sense of fulfillment,” she admits.

Regan and Kelly – about charity in social networks

Photo author, Sara Lynn Photography

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Regan and Kelly as characters from the cartoon “My Little Pony”

If you doubt the quality of the fabrics created by Han, Regan Sertao and Kelly Callman will be happy to explain everything to you.

Known as Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay, this married couple is crazy about Yai fabrics.

“Yaya is very cool,” Regan says. “When it was just getting started and we had very few resources, a lot of cosplayers wanted to be like her.”

“I have a lot of respect for her as a business woman in our community,” adds Regan.

Photo by Sam Saturn

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Regan’s latest look, Loki from Thor, is made entirely from Yai fabrics

Regan and Kelly are funded through Patreon, which allows audiences to donate small amounts to cosplayers.

Today they receive just over $ 800 a month in donations. The girls claim that this money goes to charitable organizations.

Photo by Para Para Productions

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Kelly as the Knight-Button

“This is very nice. We ask donors where they live and select small charities for animals in the same area”, – says Kelly.

“Patreon is one of the few social media platforms where people decide what they want to see, I like it.This makes it easier to communicate with the audience, “she says.

Photo by Regan and Kelly

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Regan and Kelly got married in 2016, 11 years after their first cosplay

Regan also praises the social network.

” For us, this was not a planned step, we did not try to increase the audience like that. We came to this naturally, just by doing what we love, “she says.

” People feel it. We were lucky to find an audience who liked what we wanted to do, “- this is how Regan comments on her success on social networks.

Anna Faith and Patreon

Photo author, Anna Faith

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Anna Faith (pictured as Wonder Woman) is a professional cosplayer. She performs at private parties and receives Patreon donations

Anna Faith has 1569 Patreon donors.

Each of them transfers the girl from one to 60 dollars a month in exchange for various prizes, such as posters and videos.

However, Faith warns that her job is not as easy as it might seem.

Photo author, Anna Faith

Photo caption,

Anna as Harley Quinn from the Batman universe

“It takes a lot of time. Especially when it comes time to send prints every month,” she says.

“I have to check every address, order the raw materials, sign everything in person, and so on,” Faith says. “Fortunately, Sister Lexi and my family are helping me.”

Photo author, Anna Faith

Caption,

Anna first became famous thanks to the cosplay of the heroines of the cartoon “Frozen” with her sister.

Anna says that she often advertises her posts on Patreon to her own audience in other social networks.She has more than 739 thousand subscribers on Instagram alone.

But for those who dream of a career as a cosplayer, she warns: “Just keep in mind that people will always demand more.”

“It’s stressful, but I wouldn’t want another job,” adds Anna.

Laxloh about good promotion on social networks

Photo author, Luxlo Cosplay

Photo caption,

Laxlo (pictured as Pokemon Umbryon) is one of the most popular cosplayers in Patreon

Laxloh is also popular on the social network for cosplay . ..She says she has achieved this by offering various types of awards to donors and working hard to promote it online.

“I have a lot of different prizes. It could be a signed poster, cute pin-ups, exclusive content or participation in a group chat,” she says.

“I just mention my Patreon account on other social media from time to time so people know what I’m offering,” adds Laxloh.

Photo by Luxlo Cosplay / Nigel Murray Photography

Photo caption,

Every month Luxlo receives about two thousand dollars from his fans.Money goes to the creation of new costumes

Anyone who wants to promote their account on Patreon, Laxloh advises to regularly advertise it on Instagram.

“Once a day is enough. Pay attention to what time of day your subscribers are most active,” she advises. “Try not to compare yourself with others. Make friends in the community, support each other.”

“It’s not really a job for most cosplayers, it’s just a source of additional income,” she says.

K Aozrael about orders

Photo author, Chaozrael / Silvia Gunther

Photo caption,

Kaozrael (pictured as a robot from “Transformers”) accepts orders for costumes from other cosplayers

Cosplayer named Kaozrael earns on orders. But this is an unstable source of income, she warns.

“For any self-employed artist, everything is very dependent on the circumstances. I manage to sell a few small orders, that’s enough,” she says.

“Once there was a month when I did not sell anything at all. And the next month I was asked to make full armor of knighthood and something else. I earned almost three thousand euros,” says the cosplayer.

“You need to know how to save and manage your money well,” she concludes.

Photo author, Chaozrael

Photo caption,

Kaozrael is currently working on a character from the God of War series

Kaozrael advises aspiring cosplayers to just do what they want.

“I started with the Transformers fandom. It has fewer cosplayers than huge fandoms like Disney’s. If you find the right niche, then it will be easier for you to grow,” Kaozrael shares his experience.

“It’s worth it,” she says.

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90,000 10 most fashionable hairpins from Aliexpress | Elmoda

Hairpins are back in fashion: the world’s leading stylists use them everywhere – for evening and for everyday looks. Hair jewelry can be safely combined with each other, pinning them from different sides.The shape and length of the haircut does not matter – hairpins go to absolutely everyone.

At the peak of popularity – jewelry with artificial pearls and mother-of-pearl, geometric patterns, rhinestones and an unusual shape. Well, the best selection of fashion accessories is offered by the Aliexpress trading platform.

Imitation Pearl Hairpins

Brand : Genenic | Price : ≈ 0.96 $
Score : 4.9 out of 5⭐

A collection of artificial pearl hairpins in various sizes.The series includes narrow invisibles, decorated with small beads and click-clack models. They look spectacular both in solo performance and in pairs.

Hairpins with imitation pearls are a traditional bridal adornment, an elegant addition to a romantic look. They are also appropriate in everyday wear: the accessory can be combined with a ring or bracelet decorated in the same style. The weight of the products is small, so they stay securely on the hair.

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Gold colored embellished hairpins

Brand : genenic | Price : ≈ 1.40 $
Score : 4.9 out of 5⭐

A set of 4 gold-colored metal hairpins – just what you need to create a bright look! The jewelry is decorated with mother-of-pearl and colored beads of different sizes. There are 7 options for completing the set to choose from: from strict and minimalistic models to luxurious hairpins studded with rhinestones.

Customers note the good workmanship: the decor is securely fixed on a metal base, does not get lost during wear. Products from one set are harmoniously combined with each other.

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Metal crab clip

Brand : no | Price : ≈ 1.13 $
Score : 4.9 out of 5⭐

The crab hairpin is a must-have accessory for every girl! With its help, you can create an original evening hairstyle or a strict bun for the office. The crab is also convenient when performing cosmetic procedures: it allows you to remove hair from the face in one motion. This type of hair clips is recommended by hairdressers – soft clips do not spoil the structure of the hair shaft, unlike ordinary rubber bands.

UniqueJJ Store offers a collection of accessories in black, silver, gold and rose gold shades. There are full-size and miniature hairpins on sale.

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Miniature crab hairpin

Brand : no | Price : ≈ 0.70 $
Score : 4.9 out of 5⭐

Matte texture is everywhere this season: it can be found in new collections of cosmetics, accessories, clothing. It is not surprising that this trend is also found in the design of hair clips.A miniature “crab” in a gray-pink, peach or beige shade will perfectly match a matte lipstick of the same color.

Hairpin is designed to create a strict everyday look. It reliably fixes a strand of hair, does not fall off during wear and does not cause discomfort. The model is made of plastic, which is pleasant to the touch.

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Scissor barrette

Brand : MATAVENI | Price : ≈ 0.37 $
Estimate : 4.7 of 5⭐

An unusual hair clip in the form of miniature scissors. It can be presented to a hairdresser, stylist or any creative person: an unusual clip will help transform an everyday look, make it bright and memorable. The model has a small size – 5.5 cm in length, suitable for haircuts of different lengths.

Hairpin made of plastic, golden or silver. The clasp is tight and dense, holds well on the hair. The model is sold in a single copy.

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Bird Feather Hair Clip

Brand : genenic | Price : ≈ 0.75 $
Rating : 4.8 out of 5⭐

This automatic hair clip is made in the shape of a bird’s feather of golden, bronze or silver color. The product is made of metal; fine carvings give it a realistic and three-dimensional look. The hairpin is perfect for creating hairstyles in the Greek style and retro style.

The clamp has standard dimensions: about 7 cm long and 3 cm wide.It can be used to fix individual strands or a whole ponytail. The automatic latch is held by a spring, does not crush or break the hair structure.

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Heart and star hairpins

Brand : no | Price : ≈ 0.47 $
Rating : 4.8 out of 5⭐

Another echo of the modern fashion for geometry is jewelry in the form of hollow figures. A thin contour of golden or silver color frames the strand of hair, making it look elegant and casual.Neutral tones suit blondes, brunettes, and brown-haired women equally well.

There is a flat latch on the back of the product. It is able to hold only a narrow strand of hair, so the hairpin can be used primarily as a decoration, and not as a functional accessory.

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Metal hair clip-comb

Brand : no | Price : ≈ 0.87 $
Rating : 4.7 out of 5⭐

Retro-styled metal hairpin-comb.It is suitable for creating original evening hairstyles or themed photo shoots. The manufacturer offers two classic colors: gold and silver.

The hairpin has standard dimensions – 8.5×5.5 cm, it looks unusual and bright. However, it can be difficult to master its use out of habit: the structure is not equipped with any locking mechanism.

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