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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 ArdaCustomers@gmail.com
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.

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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. :)

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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)! 

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Malindachan
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.

Malinda does Social Networking Management and Customer Support for Arda-wigs.com
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werewolfs-curse Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
If I could get some advice on cosplay, it'd be much appreciated. I am planning a cosplay of Delphox gijinka original design. In my design the dress fades from white(top) to redish brown. How can I achieve this look on fabric? Would bleach dyeing work best? Any suggestions would be of great help. 
Thank you 
Addy
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Malindachan Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Avoid bleach if you can. I'd go with a white fabric that can take dye well, and do a gradient dye by wetting the fabric first and dipping the bottom into the dye; the color should bleed up thanks to it already being wet. :)
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JohnLebrex Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
dat big sister cosplay!
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ErlkoeniginCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Hey, dear Malinda!
I´m just styling my Zack Fair Wig and I just want to thank you for your great tutorials! They helped me a lot! :happybounce:  
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
:iconfemaleexcellence: Join us ! :D .... monthly art promotion awaits those with great art ! :#1:
If you do so, please submit to the correct category and do not forget about the rules. :aww:
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melani329 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hey malindachan how r u? I watch your YouTube videos and they r awesome. My fav is when you r jaden and your facing bakura with ex shadow as vash and he hits his butt that was really funny
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Flurffy Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Wait, were you at Acen? I could have sworn I saw you but wasn't sure.
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Pianisuto Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Wow, you're amazing!
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PluresCaputCapitis Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
You're an amazing cosplayer! So many awesome ones, it is hard to pick favorites! X3
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GetbackerBanMido Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I KNOW YOU DON'T GET ON MUCH, BUT CONGRATS TO YOUR HUSBAND FOR WINNING THE C2E2 COSPLAY CONTEST! SERIOUSLY HE LOOKED GREAT <33

Hope you guys win some more!!
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