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Hello all! :) For a while now it's been really difficult for me to be super active on DA in regards to answering all questions I get via notes and comments.

-If you're curious if I do commissions, I'm sorry to say that I don't take commissions anymore. I work a full time job now, so I just don't have the extra free time that I used to (it's hard enough to get my own personal projects done lol).

-If you have a wig-related question, please just shoot me an email at
At Arda-wigs, it's actually part of my job to give advice and wig suggestions to customers, so if you ask me there, I'll be happy to answer you (and pretty quickly!) in comparison to here. It's something I get paid to do, so I'm less inclined to answer the same kind of questions off the clock here, haha. XD

-If you have a non-wig question related to how I did something on a particular costume, lately I've been trying to add all that information into the description of at least one of the photos of that costume. Just browse through some of the different photos until you find it (it's usually in the first or second photo submission of that costume), or you might find a link to the costume construction information via another photo. If you still can't find what you're looking for, feel free to ask via a note.



Latest update: Sorry I haven't been as active with this! We started moving last weekend and are still in the process of unpacking things and moving the remainder of items over from our old place, so it's been tough to find time to add more listings and make trips to the post office XD. All costumes that have gone up for sale so far have been shipped out, and we'll start adding more costumes for sale hopefully within the next few weeks. :)

(end update)

Hey all! So two things!
One is that I'm moving to a bigger apartment soon! (whoo hoo!) 
Second thing is that we've been saving up to FINALLY visit Japan in the Spring! I'll spare you guys the details, but in a nutshell, the move is hurting our savings account a bit more than we anticipated. ;A;

So I'm putting up some of my older costumes for sale! Most of these have only been worn a couple times and are still in great condition. I'm having a real hard time parting with some of them because they took a lot of hard work and have some great memories attached to them, so I do hope you guys check them out and help me find a good home for them!

Items sold so far:

Animefest 2009: Princess Judai by Malindachan Carly Nagisa: Aslla Piscu by Malindachan Yusei Fudo: After Class by Malindachan Yusei Fudo: Poncho by Malindachan A-kon 2009: Judai Yuki by Malindachan Look to the sky by Malindachan   Nakakon 2010: Yusei Fudo 2 by Malindachan Carly Nagisa by Malindachan Deidara cosplay 1 by Malindachan Haou Judai: Confidence by Malindachan Gene and Melfina: Hand in Hand by Malindachan The Hunter of Souls by Malindachan Katsucon 2013: Jack Frost by Malindachan

I will update this journal each evening with more costumes!
I'm sure a lot of you guys want to know what else will be for sale, so here's a list of upcoming sales:
Team Satisfaction Uniform 
Undercover!Yusei "Daniel" uniform
Wallmarket Cloud Dress
Halloween Town Sora
Older Aqua wig
Ouran High School uniform

If there's a costume of mine you like that is not listed, please DON'T ask if I will be selling it. I'm still keeping a few of my favorites, and the costumes I plan to wear again soon. :) I've also gotten a lot of comments from fans thinking I will not longer be cosplaying Jaden or Yusei since I've sold a lot of their outfits, but don't worry! I still have my lastest Jaden and Yusei costumes, and I don't plan on retiring them yet! :3

I have pieces from others I will also be selling, though I will list them as I find them in storage. 
Many of the costumes listed might not include wigs or pieces that were re-used in other costumes (like boots, pants, or shirts). I will make note of it within the listings when they're posted.

I will warn you guys that I'm pretty tiny, so if you want to buy these costumes to wear the entire thing, they will not fit if you are larger than a small (and all sales are final; no returns)! 


Malinda Mathis
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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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SwanElizabeth Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know you have a spiking wig tutorial, but do you have any tips on how to spike one like Sora's? I'm trying to section the hair at last, but sometimes the sections I make show the...I don't know that it's called, but the lining of the wig, I guess you could call it. I just figured I'd ask since you had styled a wig for Sora before.
melani329 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hey malinda. When are you going to another convention? I would love to see your videos on YouTube. Your videos are the best. I am your biggest fan ever. I liked it when you dressed up as matt ishida from digimon adventure. That was so cool. Your judai, carly, and yus3i costumes are so cool. Great job
nanjari Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Hey! So I was just watching the World Cosplay Summit Championships and I was curious if Synchro Hearts has ever considered attempting it!? Your work is always so impressive, especially after seeing what you two accomplished with your Bioshock work. Just a thought! Keep up the beautiful work!
Malindachan Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've thought about it a few times, though since I work for a company that sponsors prizes for the US qualifiers and finals, I don't think I'd be able to without there being a bunch of drama. It's totally fine though! :) I'm pretty satisfied just making costumes for fun, and we're saving up to go to Japan on our own.
nanjari Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Ah ok! That makes sense.
PhantomDetective1513 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love your cosplay vids some make me laugh so much
Keiterfly Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi ~ Just dropping by to say I like your paper dolls!~ Save me from bored while playing with my nephew~ Thank you so much!!~ And I hope you can do Fruits Basket paper doll one day~ That would be awesome! hehe Have a nice day! ^^
Yugilover1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Malindachan I did somehow came across attack on titan on a Saturday night and watched it and it was okay but not my cup of anime it was on Cartoon Network but I will stick to the anime's that don' t make me feel scared
jrhall22 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You're really an amazing cosplayer, especially your Final Fantasy cosplays!  Would you consider joining my FF Cosplay group on FB?…
Kahama Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
psst I tagged you!
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