YaYa Han vs Jessica Nigri: What a difference an edit makes!

Heroes-of-Cosplay-Yaya-Han-Jessica-NigriThose of you who have been watching SyFy’s newest reality show Heroes of Cosplay may remember a short time ago in episode two that one of the show’s stars, cosplayer YaYa Han, was shown on camera making harsh comments about fellow cosplayer Jessica Nigri (who coincidentally had turned down an offer to appear in the show).

external-imageThe comments then in turn sparked a debate about who was a better cosplayer and caused fans of each of the cosplay idols to take sides, but worry not as it appears that all is not as it seems…

Thanks to a video (which you can see below) on Han’s official YouTube channel, fans can indeed see that the two idols are in fact good friends and may cosplay together in the future. The video also alludes that what you see on Heroes of Cosplay is not necessarily what actually happened and is edited to make the show more dramatic for the viewers. Whilst this statement is not news to many, it certainly does beg the question how much of this series is actually real and whether it should in fact be called ‘script reality based drama’, as opposed to reality television.

What is also interesting in this video is that the claims about the editing are made by Nigri and not by Han and whilst she does not refute these claims on the video, or in fact defend the series, it certainly will be interesting to see if Heroes of Cosplay is to get a second season and if Han will return.

What do you think of Heroes of Cosplay? How do you think cosplay should be portrayed in the media? Add your thoughts in the comments below.



  1. Pablo Brown-Jennett says:

    What are the chances of you guys trying to get them down for the expo, Jessica Nigri is one of the reasons I enjoy cosplaying and it would be my dream to meet her

  2. Vamp_Gal_90 says:

    to tell the truth Heroes of cosplay isn’t showing ALL cosplayers just the well known ones like Yaya. The show to me is already a fail but I do enjoy watching it but i’d like to see Yaya Han at MCM the Jessica

  3. Aneldo Amathiel Arosemena says:

    Yayan han would maul Jessica nigri in a cosplay contest -.- it’s not even competitive, yeah they both shows a lot of body but Yayan han actually does cosplay unlike nigri that is only show her fake boobs

    • loveloveme says:

      theyre both fake as hell hahaha
      I dont understand how Yaya is the “Ambassador of Cosplay” when her tits are hanging. Shouldnt it be kamui??

  4. dessy says:

    Yeah neither of them are good expamles of cosplayers. They just want to dress likes hoes and get attention. Go to a local convention if you want the true spirit of cosplay

  5. S F says:

    That’s bull. Yaya shows her fake boobs all the time too. Just because Yaya is big for an Asian chick doesn’t mean those boobs are hers.

    I love Jessica Nigri. She’s amazing and she does what she wants to do. Not to mention she’s extremely talented. Most if not all female characters in anime, video games and comic are sexy. Exaggerated assets and what not. Sexy costumes not only go hand and hand with character accuracy, they are realistic versions of the character. Some have less clothing than others. End of story.

    I can’t stand Yaya Han because she thinks she’s Gods gift to cosplay. She’s kind of a hypocrite. Just because she likes to go big and elaborate with her costumes doesn’t make her a better cosplayer than Jessica. It’s about creativity and self expression. They both cosplay in a sexy way, just different versions of sexy. Nothing wrong with that. Cosplay is an artform with many different sides to it and all forms should be respected. I don’t think Yaya respects Jessica, that’s my problem. If she has a problem with other cosplayers so much, maybe it’s time for her to retire. She’s not even that hot. Her greatest achievement, Chun Li. That’s it.

    • BrianRommel says:

      You do realize the comments were edited on the show Nigri has accused the show of deceptive editing making it seem like Yaya and her are mortal enemies. She considers Han a friend

    • Skulldan says:

      Dude you need to calm down
      Both of them are shit. Unless you are looking for boobs and body, they are not really cosplay related, nor should they really be seen as examples.
      When I go to a convention and See a 7ft tall full groot costume and the person inside is wearing stilts to make the costume work. THAT is a good cosplay.
      Sure cosplay comes in all shapes and sizes, and if these two examples were to get off their high horses and just do it for the cosplay and not the attention/money, then they would be great cosplayers with the rest of them.

  6. loveloveme says:

    fake bitches.

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