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2016 convention schedule updated below!

Hello, both old and new subscribers or lurkers!

With my busy schedule, I don't get online a whole lot these days besides checking my facebook and occasionally uploading new cosplay photos on here and tumblr.

To make things easier for everyone, I'm going to post answers to some of my most frequently asked questions here, and leave this on the top of my profile for hopefully everybody to see! XD If you've asked me a question before through a note or a comment, please read below!

Q: Do you take wig commissions?
A: No I do not! D: I occasionally take some here and there, but only from closer friends. Unfortunately I just don't have the time for them. I work a full-time job, so I like to spend what free time I have on personal projects and having some relaxation time. 

Q: How do I style this wig!? What wig/color should I get?
A: I have a variety of wig styling tutorials both here in my gallery as well as on the Arda-wigs website! 
Here are the ones I've done on my own free time:…
The Arda website has tons of tutorials from myself as well as our customers:…
If you still can't find what you're looking for, please email me at with your question and I'll answer to the best of my ability. Part of my job is helping customers with wig questions, and you'll get a much quicker response if you ask me there instead of here.

Q: How did you make your _____ costume?
A: When I upload the first photo of a new costume I like to type a nice wall of text in the artist info box with all that info for you guys! Check my gallery folders for more photos of the costume, and you'll likely find it. 

Q: How should I make my _____ costume?
A: At my work we have this handy forum! I check the forum regularly during the week, so feel free to post your question there, and other costume-makers might have some advice as well!…

Q: How do I get into cosplay!?
A: Do some research for tutorials or take some sewing classes if you're interested in making your own things, but if you don't have the money or time to invest then there's nothing wrong with buying a pre-made costume or commissioning someone to make it. Start simple and challenge yourself to experiment with new materials and techniques as you go! If you think something will work then go for it! Buy cheap fabrics or articles of clothing from Goodwill/Salvation army to take apart and play around with. :) Regardless if you make or buy your costumes, enjoy it!

Q: Can I use one of your photos for a class/publication/etc?
A: It depends! send me a message on my FB fan page with a link to the image and why you'd like to use it.…

Q: Are you going to _____-con?!
A: Here is my current con list for 2016:
-Evillecon (Guest)
-Anime STL (Guest)
-ACen (For fun, though I'll be busy Saturday judging for Arda's Masquerade awards!)
-??? (TBA!)
-Cosplacon (Guest)
-Dragon Con (For Fun!)
-??? (TBA!)
-Daishocon (For Fun!)
"???" cons are placeholders for cons that I'll be guesting out (but I have not been announced yet so it's top secret)!
This list is subject to change depending on if I'll be sent to more/different cons for work, or if I get invited anywhere else as a guest.
For cons I work at or am a guest at, I am compensated for transport and hotel, which is why I am able to go those long distances. Most of the cons I am able to afford for fun are more local ones (which for me is around Chicago). 
I've had people offer to pay my way to go to a con near them, but I'm just going to tell you guys that the answer is no unless it's being offered by the con itself. I'd feel bad using someone's personal money like that, and it'd make me feel obligated to return the favor, and I just don't want to get myself into that kind of situation. When I guest at a con, I'm technically working for my hotel/travel by hosting panels and judging the contest. If you're offering me money for the gas and hotel without asking for anything in return, I'm going to be suspicious.
When I work at a con, this means I'll be at the Arda Wigs booth during dealer's room hours, so feel free to stop by and say hi (maybe buy some wigs! ;D) but just a heads up that I can't chat when there are customers that need my help.
Sorry for the long explanation of things; since I've been to cons all over, people oftentimes assume I can afford to go anywhere, but that's not actually the case. I'm currently in a good financial situation, but I'd like to put more money towards future investments like a house or car rather than blow it all on cons and costumes. XD

Q: Why don't you do skits/videos anymore?
A: I work a full time job now in a place far from where my skit friends live. As much as I enjoy making silly videos, it's difficult when I don't have the time or enough people around to make them happen. :<

If you have another question that is not answered here, then feel free to send me a message on facebook; it's currently my favorite place to share my work and interact with people. :)



Malinda Mathis
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Armed with a can of hairspray as her weapon of choice, Malindachan is all about her wigs. She taught herself to style wigs so she could cosplay her favorite overly-spikey-haired YU-GI-OH! characters, and eventually this led to her habit of selecting characters based on who's hair looked the most ridiculous. As a gamer Malinda loves to play RPGs, her favorites being Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Zelda, and the Tales series. Other favorite things include One Piece, animated films, magical girls, sweets, nostalgic things, and owls.

Encouraged to pursue her artistic talents, she earned a Bachelor’s in Art with a concentration in 3D Computer Animation. She feels she can best exercise her range of abilities through cosplay. She learned to sew at a young age, and other than her Jigglypuff costume attempt at age 11, she started making her own costumes in 2004 and actively cosplaying in 2007.

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Pandakitty2000 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Harry Potter and The Series Of Unfortunate Events?Now THAT'S a book I'd love to get my hands on! XD
ALioness-w-NoRegrets Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I wish I found out about you sooner. I feel like you haven't been on here for a while. I wish you a happy belated birthday and I hope I get to see more Yugioh videos from you soon. 
wingedgaro Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday!! :'D
Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 8, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAY, Malinda Mathis, a.k.a. "Malindachan," dear model 'n cosplayer gal! :hug:
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Good luck, beautiful, and I hope you'll have a great birthday today!
I've a foot fetish; and I see you have beautiful feet during some of your cosplays! Heart
Also wishing you keep up the good work on all awesome modelings 'n cosplays; I love 'em! ;) (Wink) Heart
Thumbs Up Pringles Have your cake and eat it too Yummy pie!

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Nelson C.,
7:35 P.M.
Los Angeles, CA ;) (Wink)

Since I wouldn't have been able to do some birthday muro drawings, I got you three extra drawing copies, so...
Believe it or not, three birthday muro drawing copies I made, of birthday feet, chibi Haruhi Suzumiya, and Mikuru Asahina wishing you one, so, wishes 'n' luck!
Click on them:………
swagmaster37 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
kaibaceo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Student Filmographer
happy birthday keep up the amazing work
SonicMasterHero Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D :cake:
Asteris-Kitsy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!! ^-^
Cinderella-hime Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
happy bday !!!
KassidyofAsgard Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday :D
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