Customer Spotlight: Mango Sirene

Wig style and color: Jeannie & Short Bang Clip in Black 064
Photographer credit: Elemental Photography

This week we interviewed a long-time customer, Mango Sirene! Be sure to check out her Youtube channel here!

Q:  When did you start cosplaying, and what got you started?
A:  I first started cosplaying in 2007, I was Hermione for the release of the 7th Harry Potter book. I attended my first convention that year as well when I went to Youmacon for a day or two. It was so much fun, and I’ve been hooked ever since!

Q:  What is your favorite part of the costume-making process?
A:  Anything that involves painting. Something about having a paintbrush in my hand is incredibly relaxing, especially since painting is so methodical. I especially love painting armor!

Q:  Which costume are you most proud of?
A:  Right now that's probably my Batgirl 2014 costume. I made everything for that costume from scratch, and it involved a lot of complex pattern drafting. Sewing isn't really my forte, so to successfully sew a super-detailed motorcycle jacket on my own is something I'm definitely proud of accomplishing!

Q:  Do you have a favorite Arda Wig style and/or color?
A:  I have an armada of Jeannies; I think the total is up to 12 or 13 now. But surprisingly my favorite Arda wig is actually the Rufio! I have one in Apple Red and it's my favorite wig. I wish I could have a faux hawk in "real life"!

Q:  What advice do you have for new cosplayers getting into the hobby?
A:  Don’t be afraid of pushing your comfort level in terms of craftsmanship! Even if a project looks super intimidating, let yourself take a stab at it. I wish I’d gotten involved with serious prop-work earlier because I’m still learning a lot of the skills necessary to create more complex props.

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09:19 AM , January 29
ANNOUNCEMENT

We are expecting our late January restock to arrive this Wednesday (1/28). Thank you for your patience!

WARNING: It's very possible that Winter Storm Juno will cause a delay in packages being delivered to their destinations on time. Please bear with us and your local post offices as we ship out future orders in the coming days. Be safe everyone!

03:56 PM , January 26
Katsucon 2015 Photoshoot Contest

Are you going to Katsucon? Would you like a private photoshoot with your costume? Now's your chance! Deadline for entries is February 4th at Noon Central US time. Be sure to check our event page here for rules!

12:00 PM , January 26
Shipping Announcement (Jan 2)
Thank you for your patience as we get caught up on orders made over our holiday break! In addition to orders we've also been getting more restock, so processing times have increased to more than 3 business days. We anticipate being back on track by mid-late next week; if you have an upcoming deadline, feel free to email us with your order number and we'll get your order out ASAP. Thanks again!
08:10 AM , January 02
Busy Holiday Season

Please note Arda Wigs will be out of the office from Dec. 22 through Dec. 26 in observance of the holiday, and Dec. 31 through Jan. 1. We are not open on weekends.

If you are ordering for Christmas PLEASE NOTE:

We do not offer same day shipping. We have a processing time of three business days. In high volume periods such as Christmas, it will take the entirety of those three days to process your order.

If you wish your order by Dec. 25 please order no later than Dec. 15 to optimize your chances. Mailing services are slammed during the holidays and their usual transit times are NO LONGER GUARANTEED. Fedex especially.

Priority mail 1-day, 2-day, 3-day are not guaranteed. They are estimates based on your zip code. They apply ONLY after your item is shipped and they are frequently wrong. Please do not rely on them. If you need a package delivered quickly, choose Priority Mail Express or Fedex Express.

First class mail can take up to ten days. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Thank you!

02:24 PM , December 10

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