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About Varied / Hobbyist Premium Member Malinda MathisFemale/United States Group :iconsynchro-hearts: Synchro-Hearts
 
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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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Rosa and Snivy by Malindachan
Rosa and Snivy
The highlight of Cosplacon this year was all the Pokemon festivities! It was lots of fun to wear Rosa/Mei again. :3

Rosa cosplay made and worn by me (except the Snivy; he's from Toys R Us! >:D )

Photo by TSIM Photography

Pokemon is (c) Nintendo
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A Wild Moltres Appeared by Malindachan
A Wild Moltres Appeared
literally two days before we left for Collossalcon, my hubby decided to throw together a closet cosplay of Professor Oak. He was a huge hit! XD

Moltres costume made and worn by me. Gijinka design by Cowslip: generalcowslip.tumblr.com/
You can see info about the cosutume construction in the info box here! Pokemon Gijinka: Moltres by Malindachan
Professor Oak: :iconex-shadow:

Photo by Solar Tempest Photography www.facebook.com/solartempestp…

Pokemon is (c) Nintendo
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Moltres by Malindachan
Moltres
It was wonderful working with Mallo at Colossalcon! She does some cool things with smoke bombs and colors!

Costume made and worn by me. Gijinka design by Cowslip: generalcowslip.tumblr.com/
You can see info about the cosutume construction in the info box here! Pokemon Gijinka: Moltres by Malindachan
Photo by Miss Mallo: www.facebook.com/missmallophot…
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Colossalcon 2014: Judar by Malindachan
Colossalcon 2014: Judar
I had friends bringing Magi cosplays to Colossalcon, so I brought Judal! Perfect weather for those costumes! :3

Costume made and worn by me.
Info about costume construction posted in the info box here: Magi: Judal by Malindachan

Photo by Solar Tempest Photography www.facebook.com/solartempestp…
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Uh, not entirely sure when it happened, but this page reached 1 million views!!! Thank you everyone for your support. This summer I had been trying to think of what would be an appropriate way to celebrate the milestone. Since this year also marks my 10th year since I started cosplaying, I decided now might be a great time to work on my dream costume, which is Link's Twilight Princess variant. Over the years I had attempted making his tunic at least twice but wasn't satisfied either time; but now that I've gotten a lot more experience and a larger costume budget to work with, I'm ready to make it happen over this next year.

For those of you that are newcomers, welcome! I'm not too active on here due to real life things keeping me busy, but I do still check my facebook fan page on occasion: www.facebook.com/pages/Malinda…
If you have a question or have been waiting for a response to a question, please look at this post first:  FAQ Post!I don't get online a whole lot these days besides to check my facebook and occasionally put up photos and such on here.
To make things a bit easier for all of us, 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: http://malindachan.deviantart.com/gallery/37164049
The Arda website has t


For those of you waiting for me to post more of my older costumes for sale, it might not be for another month or two. I took up some projects for a few friends that need to be done before Halloween, and it's just been eating up a lot of my free time. 

If you've been following my facebook page, you might have seen my announcement about MCM London Comic Con! I'll be attending as a judge for the EuroCosplay Championship finals, and it'll be my first time both in London and at an international convention! I don't know what all will fit into my suitcase, but I know for sure that I'll bring Yusei and one other costume (I'm thinking either Aerith, Cloud, or Aqua). 

Again, I apologize for the inactivity; I've been slowly working on some projects both for myself and for friends, and I've also been trying to work at a slower pace since I've had a history of making myself sick with migraines and anxiety from stress. Once I return from London I'll be working on Arwen from Lord of the Rings, my Miqo'te Bard from FFXIV, Jessie from Team Rocket, and Link! I'll be posting progress through my facebook fan page as I go, so be sure to check it out! :3

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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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jrhall22 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're really an amazing cosplayer, especially your Final Fantasy cosplays!  Would you consider joining my FF Cosplay group on FB?  www.facebook.com/groups/252909…
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Kahama Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
psst I tagged you!
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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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