Customer Spotlight: Horai Cosplay

Horai Cosplay

Wig style and color: Venus in Silver

Photo by Yaiko

This week we interviewed our customer, Horai Cosplay! See more of their work via facebook


Q: When did you start cosplaying, and what got you started?
A: I really started cosplaying last year on march, because of my best friend I gave Cosplay a new try and so it's my fulltime hobby now.

Q: What is your favorite part of the costume-making process?
A: I don't know because everything of the process makes fun. I love to style the hair, to sew and to build weapons, mostly to paint them.

Q: Which costume are you most proud of?
A: I love Inuyasha as my costume, but I think... the most Inu no Kami from Inuyasha series, it was my first cosplay I made from botton to top, most details and more like some research about japanese culture and style of a real Kimono pattern.

Q: Do you have a favorite Arda Wig style and/or color?
A: Difficult to say, but I love your Venus *_* I used it for Inuyasha human and hanyou and Sango, and I love your silver hair, nah I love every color because you have an awesome range of really natural colors.

Q: What advice do you have for new cosplayers getting into the hobby?
A: Have fun! Don't care what other people say, it's your hobby!
08:58 AM , August 28
Dragon*Con Photoshoot Contest!

Are you going to Dragon*Con? Would you like a private photoshoot with your costume? 
Our photographer Tim will be conducting free 1-hour photoshoot time slots for up to 12 winners.
Click here to see the details! The contest runs until August 26th at noon, be sure to enter early!
10:00 AM , August 18
Customer Spotlight: Identivity Cosplay

Identivity Cosplay

Wig style and color: Katinka and Long Wefts in Black

Photo by BunnyTuan

This week we interviewed our customer, Identivity Cosplay! See more of her work via facebook


Q: When did you start cosplaying, and what got you started?
A: I started cosplaying around 2005-2006. I had been going to conventions for about 3 years at that point (mostly Anime Expo and Comic Con), but one year I stayed with some friends at a small convention, and I was the only one not cosplaying. One of the girls was about my size, so I borrowed one of her costumes, and enjoyed every minute of being dressed up. Soon after that I started learning how to sew and eventually making my own cosplays.

Q: What is your favorite part of the costume-making process?
A: I know some people would say "finishing the costume" but despite the stress and frustration, I enjoy the sewing part the most. It's when I get to see my plans come to life, and hopefully in the process learn some new skills, along with improving skills I was weak on in the past.

Q: Which costume are you most proud of?
A: I would probably have to say the Jellyfish Dress Kuranosuke wears in Princess Jellyfish. I made a corset and a petticoat and 2 layers of  circle skirts, along with hand beading the corset and hand hemming the skirts. I also spliced two wigs together and painted the shoes because I couldn't find a color I liked. I entered it into the Fanime 2015 Masquerade, and ended up winning Best Construction in the Journeyman Division! I'd competed before, but this was my first "big" convention win, so I was pretty proud of myself.

Q: Do you have a favorite Arda Wig style and/or color?
A: Oh man, there's too many to choose from! I'd probably had to say the Lulu, since it makes such a great base for ponytail wigs. As for color, I'd have to say Maroon, since it's so pretty, and I look good in it.

Q: What advice do you have for new cosplayers getting into the hobby?
A: Practice practice practice! Unless you've been sewing for a long time, your first costume won't be that great, and that's okay! Just keep making costumes and soon you'll see a vast improvement. I look at my stuff from even 5 years ago and compare it to now and I can see how far I've come. If you have access, take classes. Talk to other cosplayers! In my experience, it's hard to get us to shut up once we start talking about our costumes, so don't be afraid to ask how someone did something or if they have any suggestions on making something better.

So don't give up if your costume doesn't turn out perfect, just keep trying!
08:00 AM , August 18
Customer Spotlight: Daifuku Cosplay

Daifuku Cosplay

Wig style and color: Marty in Mint

Photo by AngryFluffy 

This week we interviewed our customer, Daifuku Cosplay! See more of her work via facebook



Q: When did you start cosplaying, and what got you started?
A: I started in 2011,with my Sweeney Cosplay and got started by the internet. I've seen some cosplayers there,did not know what they did and searched for it. I got obsessed immediately.

Q: What is your favorite part of the costume-making process?
A: Most of all I like the wig styling and the last details, like painting some stuff or adding the last buttons. It's so creative to do and that's the greatest fun.

Q: Which costume are you most proud of?
A: I'm mostly prod of my Zoro cosplay, that's why I've submitted it here. There is a lot of work in it, and also a lot of heart. I'm still improving him where I can and I guess there will be no end in the near future.

Q: Do you have a favorite Arda Wig style and/or color?
A: My favorite Arda is the Marty and the Jett in Mint,they are so perfect for Zoro. But also the Chibi is very very helpful because pigtails are really hard to make and the seize of the wigs ensure that it will fit well. Like them all three I guess. But if I would have the money I would buy all of the lace fronts.

Q: What advice do you have for new cosplayers getting into the hobby?
A: Well at first: It's still a hobby. No mater if you get started or if you cosplay for many years, it will be a hobby that provides the most fun in crafting all things you can imagine and having fun with your friends. Without competition and only aiming for the top. And don't flip everything because something does not work. Sometimes its hard but the outcome might be unexpected ;)
04:10 PM , August 12
Coming Soon - New Product: Wrap Ponytail

Coming Soon: New Product: Wrap Ponytail!

This new product is easy to add to any pre-existing pony tail! Simply hook it in, wrap it around and secure it into place with velcro. Use it on our Jeannie, Jasmine or Chibi or use it with your own hair for a fuller, more finished look!

08:00 AM , August 10

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