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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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Phoenix Wright Wig Tutorial by Malindachan
Phoenix Wright Wig Tutorial
Hey all! Uploading this by popular request, though a lot of it is the same processes I've used in other tutorials. So check these out too!
Yusei Fudo Wig tutorial v2 by Malindachan  Yami Yugi Wig Tutorial by Malindachan  Wig Hairline Tutorial by Malindachan 

And this is the video tutorial for hairlines: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KawyKs…

If you have any questions please email me (my Arda email address is at the bottom of the tutorial). I don't get on DA very often, so if you ask in a comment here I might not see it for a long time. 

Some Tutorial FAQs:

"Can you do a tutorial for ___(insert character wig I've already styled before)___?"
-It depends on if I took progress photos while I did it. Sometimes I don't because I'm either in a rush or already made a tutorial that used the same techniques. I recommend checking my tutorial folder here or the tutorial tab on the Arda Wigs page for a large variety of tutorials that should hopefully provide some inspiration! Even if a tutorial is for a specific character, the techniques used can be applied to other characters as well.
arda-wigs.com/pages/tutorials-…

"Can you do a tutorial for __(insert character wig I haven't styled before)__?"
-I don't do specific character requests, though if there's a type of technique that you haven't seen a tutorial for, feel free to suggest it on my work's Tutorial Suggestion forum: kingdom-arts.org/viewtopic.php…\


Wig and tutorial by me, and modeled by :iconex-shadow:
Wig base from Arda-wigs.com
First image was taken by George Duong at Katsucon 2014

Phoenix Wright is (c) Capcom
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Bravely Default: No Pants Club by Malindachan
Bravely Default: No Pants Club
...There's a fun story behind this group. XD

Not long after Bravely Default came out, Johnny suggested the idea of doing a group at Dragoncon. We were going to have all the main 4 characters, and we planned to do some really cool costumes (Such as the Dark Knight armor, Edea's Garb, etc)

Summer con season hit hard though, and we were cos-pooped. I had already started on Edea's wig though and still wanted to do some kind of group if it was possible, so I suggested going with easier costumes. Easiest costumes happened to be THESE, and then suddenly it became a thing. And it's ok that we don't have a Tiz anymore, because he doesn't have a "No Pants" costume.

AND THAT'S HOW THE NO PANTS CLUB HAPPENED

Not going to lie; I haven't felt so self-conscious before. I won't go into details on some of the things I experienced while in this costume, but despite the problems, it was thanks to these friends that I had an amazing Dragoncon. :)

"Bravo Bikini" Edea Lee - Myself www.facebook.com/pages/Malinda…
"Wakoku Warrior" Ringabel - Junkers Cosplay www.facebook.com/JunkersCospla…
"Bravo Bunny" Agnes Oblige - SpacePizzaCosplay www.facebook.com/spacepizzacos…

I styled the wigs for everyone! All materials are from Arda Wigs!

My Edea wig is a Matilda with 2.5 packs of short wefts in Platinum Blonde. I call my antenna the "Pringle" and it's a separate piece I made using stiff felt and the wefts, and it's attached to a wire piece that goes under the hairline of the lace front. I cut a small piece out of the lace front itself so it can stick in far enough for the bottom to line up how I like it. Check out my facebook post here for a picture of it before it was glued in place! I plan to curl the back more once I make another Edea costume. I just ran out of time, and it wasn't my highest priority.

The Ringabel wig was a Jareth in Titanium Blonde, and I added pieces from a defective Cady on the sides so it would be like a lace front. :) I tried to go for a nice balance between the in-game render and the artwork for his style since it's different between the two.

The Agnes wig was a Le Tigre in Dark Brown. I used the render from the opening of the game as a reference. 

You can see more images of the wigs on my facebook via this post! www.facebook.com/permalink.php…
If you click on the Edea wig pic, you can also see a progress shot of my "pringle" before it was glued to the wig. :)

Photo by Photosnxs www.facebook.com/AnimazeGuyPho…

Bravely Default is (c) Squeenix
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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. :)

(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)! 
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)! 

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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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:iconpianisuto:
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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DaffodilLion Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU'VE BEEN HUGGED!! *Hug*
SpreadSpread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)
RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an ok friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved (Though I think you're a pretty good friend ^^)
*hugs*
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Kahama Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You just got hugged...Hug 
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage! That's what I totally did btw) 

RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you! 
2- You -MUST- hug 6 other people, at least! 
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page! 
4- Random hugs are just darn weird but do what you want. 
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away! 

Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1. 
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved! 
1-3 you're a bad friend! 
4-6 you're an OK friend! 
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're a great friend!
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KILLER13NINJA Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I seen your videos this week on youtube. you have pretty nice stuff and fun moments ^^ I like it .

Keep it up MilindaChan .

Im from Puerto Rico on the Caribbean's Islands and we do a little bit of cosplaying because comic con is rare on occasions and there people who Judge for no reason aswell. 

Only once Cosplayed as Boracho from Mortal Kombat and I never cosplayed again... I work on my art when im not working at school.
but feel free check out my gallery. ^^
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Yugilover1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
= Fight alongside you
= Respect you
= Involve you
= Encourage you
= Deserve you
= Save you
Send this to all your friends & me if I'm one......If you get 4 back you are liked but if you get 7 back then you are seriously loved
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Rentham Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Here you have a llama, you deserve it :3
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animegirl0927 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Hi there! i am a new watcher of yours, but not a new fan! I've seen alot of your videos and other pics, i loved your cosplay the first time i saw it! I've never been able to talk to you, but I just wanted say that i love your cosplay and videos! i think you are very funny and very talented! I hope you keep up the great work and i hope your life flourishes with great opportunities!  :) (Smile) 
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Bunnchu Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
AH your wig hairline tutorial saveddd meee
thank you! 
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