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About Varied / Hobbyist Member Malinda MathisFemale/United States Group :iconsynchro-hearts: Synchro-Hearts
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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:…
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:
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


Zack and Aerith: Sector 5 Church by Malindachan
Zack and Aerith: Sector 5 Church

Long story time: FFVII has always had an extra-special place in my heart because it was the first RPG I ever played, and to this day it's still my favorite game of all time. About a year and a half ago I learned about this abandoned church in Gary Indiana through my friends, and it's located just roughly an hour from where I live. XD

It became a dream location for a cosplay shoot, and Crisis Core Aerith became a higher priority on my to-do list.

Once I had finished Crisis Core Aerith last year we did a shoot, but the image files were lost. Luckily I kept the flowers and was determined to try again with a better idea on what to expect in terms of flower bed placement and whatnot, but when the best opportunity arose to do the shoot again....the church's roof collapsed. D:

I was pretty devastated, but determined to make it work! Friends joked that the roof falling made it Advent Children appropriate, so I got to work immediately on Advent Children Aerith.

As an extra boost of motivation, a favorite photographer friend volunteered to shoot us. We don't get to see him very often, but we turned it into a weekend of fun hangout times and delicious food.  

Thank you so much Joe for coming all the way out here to shoot with us, to Genia for sharing church in the first place, and to all of my friends that supported me during the planning process.

Needless to say, the wait was well worth it! :)

Zack: :iconex-shadow:
Sword & armor made by Ex-Shadow, wig and sewing by me.

Aerith cosplay made and worn by me

Flower bed was made by us; not photoshopped! :)
I got a bunch of fake flowers and bent the stems so I could tape them to a slab of cardboard.  Once it was placed in the location we gathered leaves and stuff from outside to hide the cardboard.

Photo by Joseph Chi Lin…

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
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:
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…

Pokemon is (c) Nintendo
Moltres by Malindachan
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:
You can see info about the cosutume construction in the info box here! Pokemon Gijinka: Moltres by Malindachan
Photo by Miss Mallo:…
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…


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Malinda Mathis
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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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Hello. I just have to say, your Yusei cosplay is absolutely amazing! I really want to cosplay him, but I'm a beginner at cosplay and have never styled a wig or made a cosplay before. I was wondering if there's any tips you could give me please? Thank you!
InuYasha-Hanyoukai Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Hey! Happy Birth-Day!

I was the one that bought your Jack Frost outfit!
FireCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Happy Birthday! :cakerun: 
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Happy birthday!!!
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Happy birthday!!~ :)
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Happy Birthday :D

Yusei icon Pixel [01] - Duel Monsters Pixel [02] - GX Pixel [03] - 5Ds Pixel [04] - ZeXal Pixel [05] - Arc V 
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Happy Birthday!!!!! 
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :icontoybonnieplz:
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