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About Varied / Hobbyist Malinda MathisFemale/United States Group :iconsynchro-hearts: Synchro-Hearts
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Hello, both old and new subscribers or lurkers!

I no longer keep track of my DA page. It's just too overwealming for me. I do keep up with my Facebook and Instagram though - please check them out!……

I also have a Storenvy for prints. Every print purchase helps support my hobby so that I can create more content for you guys.

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: Sorry, I do not! D: I only have enough time to do an occasional few for friends.

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. If it's a costume not featured on my DA, feel free to contact me through a FB message:…

Q: How should I make my _____ costume?
A: I'm not going to walk you through the entire process, but if you have a specific question feel free to contact me through a FB message:…

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: I'm on salary, so my vacation days are limited. I'll usually set aside a certain amount of vacation time for non-convention trips, and then what's left over is a first-come, first-serve basis for con guest appearances. I sometimes get to go to cons for work, but it's not every show Arda attends. I list my upcoming shows on my Instagram profile.

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 or Instagram; they're currently my favorite places 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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