Costumes made/modeled by Yaya between 1999 - now.

Fook Mi (Yu) - Austin Powers

Why I chose to make this costume:

Sexy Asian schoolgirl in British-themed costume and part of the Austin Powers Legacy? What more can you ask for (except for a twin)?

How I made this costume:

I had sooo much fun with this one! Making the tie and skirt was interesting since I had no patterns to go with, but the most time-consuming (and expensive) part of this costume was gathering all of the accessories, finding a right sweater to alter (since knit blue fabric is impossible to find) and creating the wig. I spent a few weeks scouting shops and malls for British-themed accessories and silly jewelry and decided on a Hello Kitty theme as well to go with the trendy schoolgirl. The wig was sewn and cut according to ref. pictures, and I used human hair extensions that were dyed blue/red.

I really had no time to make the backpack this con so I bought a cute Hello Kitty bag and embellished the hell out of it. Since then I've grown to attached to my own bag that I never felt the need to make the Austin bag from the movie.

Thoughts on this costume:

I had an absolute blast wearing this attention grabbing costume and being recognized as the character. Since then, I've worn this outfit a few times and it's nice to be able to get multiple uses out of it. I am most likely going to either retire it now or re-make it, after the photoshoot in the middle of London. I don't know how I could top this shoot! I froze my bum off for it but have absolutely no regrets! Thank you, Brian, for being the photographer; and Emily, for assisting!

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Photographer Brian Boling

Model Yaya Han

Hair & Makeup Yaya Han

Styling Yaya Han

Date Completed 30 August, 2002

Hours Spent 30

Worn At Dragoncon 2002, Halloween 2002, Masquerade Event 2002, Valentine’s Day 2003, AX 2005, Dragoncon 2007, London photoshoot December 2008