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DA ID 2012 by Malindachan DA ID 2012 by Malindachan
I wanted to make a new DA ID since the old one was old. XD

I did something like this a very long time ago with all my cosplay work, but that was back when I only had a few costumes.

I've made over 40 costumes now, and these are just some of my current favorites.

I know people have their own preferences and favorites, but please keep any negative comments about the costumes/characters you don't care about to yourself. These are my personal favorites, and all I ask is that people be respectful of my opinions even if you don't feel the same.

Judai/Jaden is one of my more simple costumes, but he's always lots of fun to cosplay. Ironically he's a fan-favorite, though I don't completely understand why. XD

Aqua is a cosplay I'm really proud of for craftsmanship and accuracy. It's still not 100% done since I need to make a keyblade, but hopefully I can get that done in the next year. She's my favorite female character I've cosplayed.

Though I feel some parts of Guy were a bit rushed, I was very pleased with how my cosplay turned out. With Tales of the Abyss getting re-released next month I've been really anxious to cosplay him again.

Yusei is my personal #1 favorite. I feel stronger and super cool when I walk in his shoes; I really admire his character for his talents and personality. The cosplay itself has had so many stages, and it has pushed me as a cosplayer to try new things and improve.

Cloud is another cosplay that I feel really demonstrates how much I've grown as a cosplayer over the years. My gun prop is one of the best props I've ever made, and I'm also wearing the best pair of gloves I've ever made. The wig is one of my favorites I've made so far. :3

I really love how my Matt cosplay turned out, and I really want to find an excuse to bring it to another con someday. It's perhaps one of the easiest costumes I've ever made, but it's very comfy and nostalgic.

Haou Judai was my hardest costume to make so far and a huge test of patience and pain tolerance (lol). It's an obscure design, but a really cool one.

I don't wear Yami as much anymore since there are some things I want to remake, but it was the cosplay that started my chain of YGO work and marked a huge revolution in my cosplay hobby. The puzzle is my favorite part, but the wig was my first crazy styling attempt. I never thought styling wigs would be something I'd ever be good at, which is why I always encourage cosplayers to experiment and not be afraid to try new things.

Characters are (c) Kazuki Takahashi, Square Enix, Namco Bandai, and Toei Animation

Cosplays all made and worn by :iconmalindachan:

photos of Judai, Yusei, and Matt are by :iconboikem:
photo of Aqua was taken by :iconkmrsworld734:
photo of Guy was by Pongo
Photo of Cloud and Haou Judai are by :iconjohnsonsan:
Photo of Yami was by Shelly Allen
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:iconjudaixchanx3:
Judaixchanx3 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Best cosplay are beautiful  :D  <3
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:iconshawn-x-y-z-beast:
Shawn-X-Y-Z-BEAST Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wat do u want for the Jaden costume?
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:iconmel-meiko-mei-ling:
Mel-Meiko-Mei-Ling Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You....are amazing
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:iconlelorchzerolulu:
lelorchzerolulu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
You are probably one of the best, if not the best, cosplayer I've seen.
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:iconmustachcashcuz:
mustachcashcuz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Matt:HEY GUYS CHECK OUT MY NEW BASKETBALL
uhh...Matt i don't think thats a-
Matt:YA WANNA PLAY
yes
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:iconthecoolcosplayer22:
TheCoolCosplayer22 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That Yami Yugi wig is...is...PERFECT! :iconyamiyugiplz:
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:iconyugilover1:
Yugilover1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
well that is her old one so she has a new one oh I met her and got a hug from her too and met SorceressCassandra twice and saw her Ivy costume that she was doing some updates on
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:iconthecoolcosplayer22:
TheCoolCosplayer22 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome. :)
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:iconyugilover1:
Yugilover1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
yup I hope I was some big help for you
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:iconthecoolcosplayer22:
TheCoolCosplayer22 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess so. q:
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:iconyugilover1:
Yugilover1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
okay then :'(
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:iconthecoolcosplayer22:
TheCoolCosplayer22 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What's wrong? Did I say something? :( I'm sorry if I made you sad.
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:iconyugilover1:
Yugilover1 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
no it was what SorceressCassandra said to me when I was at Naka-Kon but she told me on Facebook through a message you did nothing wrong
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:iconmagicaitrevor:
MagicaITrevor Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
HOLY CRAP IT'S GUY CECIL! 8D
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:iconyugioh4ever:
YuGiOh4Ever Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE YOUR CARLY COSPLAY!!!
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:iconyamiyugiatem1:
YamiYugiAtem1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Like the Yami Yugi cosplay how are you so good with cosplay?
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:iconyugilover1:
Yugilover1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
well she makes her own costumes from scratch or what is lying around in her house so a lot of the costumes that you see her wearing is what she made herself so don't ask her too many questions she may not like that I know since I saw her at Naka-Kon 2013
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vivianawhat Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow you make it look easy good thing its noot or id be bored trying to figure it out im VERY new at cosplay so new i only thinking on which one i should start with i choose jaden from gx because he's mostly like me (my parents told me they wanted to choke me in my sleep because im so annoying)XD
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:iconyugilover1:
Yugilover1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
awsome costumes Malindachan you rock
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:iconmaddychan101:
maddychan101 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
nice cosplay my fav is the yugioh ones
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:iconatemsdestinee:
AtemsDestinee Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I first found you on Youtube because of your live Yu-Gi-Oh Cosplay skits, and I'm a new fan. However, your skit for Fanime 2012 had me gasping in absolute delight. I would've never known you were on deviantART, but now I know you're an awesome artist! No wonder your YGO costumes are so amazing! Just want you to know that you have a new loyal fan lol. Hopefully, when I find the time to go to my first anime convention, I'll be able to meet you and witness one of your amazing skits. Take care! :D
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:iconyugilover1:
Yugilover1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
I met her at Naka-Kon but she had moved to Chicago so you won't be able to meet her sorry hun
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:iconmagdragonwolf:
MagDragonWolf Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is absolutly AWSOME......................
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:iconatemthewicked:
AtemTheWicked Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Wicked look awesome
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:icongulsumyusei:
GulsumYusei Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
You Can Yusei good person who plays? Please, please reply. I love you so. I see every night in my dreams. Continuous crying. Please reply. I'm a fan Turks.
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:icongulsumyusei:
GulsumYusei Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
You Can Yusei good person who plays? Please, please reply. I love you so. I see every night in my dreams. Continuous crying. Please reply. I'm a fan Turks.
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:iconelliot-nightray:
Elliot-Nightray Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Malindafan has the best username. XD /shot

>_>;

but yeah.. those are awesome. I wish I had the time to cosplay like that, and make my own costumes and all that. You're inspirational, but then I just pause and go "I DON'T HAVE TIME ; ____; "
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:iconmalindafan:
Malindafan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have officially inspired me to do a Yusei one myself. I've always wanted to do one, but I thought it would be hard. Any advice on what to do?
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:iconmalindafan:
Malindafan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yusei is my favorite one you've done, too. Can we be deviant friends? I really love all of the work you've done, but my favorites are the YGO ones Keep up the good work! You're just plain awesome!
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:iconstefsupersaiyan:
Stefsupersaiyan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Who's the guy in between Aqua and Yusei? He looks cool
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's Guy from Tales of the Abyss. It's a video game and anime.
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:iconkurai-chan123:
kurai-chan123 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Artist
so epic!!!!
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:iconmoon-guardian369:
MOON-GUARDIAN369 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Now that is what I call CosPlay!
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:iconkeiji-no-yami:
Keiji-no-Yami Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
I would personally love to get a massive Digimon group together someday, I love all of the characters from that show *^^*
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:iconatemsdestinee:
AtemsDestinee Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
That would be so awesome to see! :O I don't think I've ever seen an entire Digimon cosplay before!
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:iconmariklover222:
Mariklover222 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
awesome work on Haou Judai, Malinda
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:iconcursedcrusnik:
CursedCrusnik Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I really applaud your Yugi cosplay. I don't see very many fantastic cosplays of him considering his ridiculously impossible hair. I love your work with wigs :3
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:iconsuperserperior:
SuperSerperior Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
CLOUUUUUDDDD!!!!!
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:iconnew-divide2012:
New-Divide2012 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
This just looks freakin' amazing! I absolutely am IN LOVE with this ID!! :D
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:icongracie-is-a-pie:
gracie-is-a-pie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
These are all definitely some of my favorites too. <3
I was wondering if your Yami costume was retired, since we haven't seen much of it lately. I'm glad you're just planning to remake some parts of his costume, because I'd really love to see you cosplaying him again. :D
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:iconmalindachan:
Malindachan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm also waiting for the YGO Abridged fandom to calm down before wearing it again. Just some bad experiences from gatherings and YGO photoshoots in the past.
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gracie-is-a-pie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, the YGOTAS fandom has gotten kind of crazy. It's hard to have anything YuGiOh-related without getting a bunch of comments related to the Abridged Series. I'm sorry they've been giving you trouble. :/
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:iconalexeivelnades:
alexeivelnades Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great!
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:iconyamiegyption:
Yamiegyption Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Artist
Brilliant as always, MalindaChan
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:icont-lover:
T-lover Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist
<3 I love you Malinda<3
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:iconfayina-kei-sancia:
Fayina-Kei-Sancia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
I love how the ID is a mix of older and newer cosplays for you. It's great to see the variety you have, as well as your talent. Seeing what you do makes me want to try my best at improving myself.
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:iconjadenfangirl:
jadenfangirl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Photographer
YOU ARE THE BEST COSPLAYER EVER!!!
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:iconstella265:
Stella265 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Let me know if you ever wanna bring you Matt to Naka-kon or something! I've been meaning to redo my season one Mimi =) We could make a group!
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:iconkittyulquiorra:
KittyUlquiorra Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic Win & Beautifully Made Cosplays~
--
Ulquiorra: Let me Have my Tea,
or I Will Destroy Your Skittles~
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:iconhikarisukuru:
HikariSukuru Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
oh haayyy thar pretty lady ;D
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