Customer Spotlight: SamanthaLynn

Wig style and color used in photo: Eowyn and 6 sets of long wefts in Pale Blonde (115).
This week we interviewed customer, SamanthaLynn! See more of her work on her Facebook and Instagram!

Q:  When did you start cosplaying, and what got you started?
A:  I started cosplaying a little over a year ago. I always wanted to cosplay growing up, and simply used Halloween as my time to dress up. I never had the right money or resources until I grew up and moved out and got my own grown up job. After I went to my first convention, I immediately decided to build my own cosplay because I felt like I was missing out on a great experience! I basically just threw myself into it, and my first experience with cosplay just fueled my motivation for more!

Q:  What is your favorite part of the costume-making process?
A:  My favorite part has to be the wigs!! My second favorite would be drawing out and designing how I want to make the cosplay. But, the wigs are so exciting to me! I love getting a new wig in the mail and styling it.

Q:  Which costume are you most proud of?
A:  I am most proud of the Skull Kid costume that I made, because it took me so much time to make, and it was also the first cosplay that I made entirely by hand, all by myself. I do have to say, though, that I am almost as equally as proud of my Rapunzel wig. I put so much time and effort into making it, and I restyle it literally after every use so it looks fresh.

Q:  Do you have a favorite Arda Wig style and/or color?
A:  I LOVE the lace front wigs and Luthien. My favourite colours are the Raven and Dark Purple.

Q:  What advice do you have for new cosplayers getting into the hobby?
A:   Don’t be nervous, just dive in! Be friendly and talk to people, you will learn so much from talking to other cosplayers. Join some cosplay talk pages on social media to get some good, honest advice on your work. And always remember it’s all for fun! Don’t take it too seriously!

 

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Arda Wigs Workshops

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Contest: The Arda Wigs Magical Megacon Adventure

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03:54 PM , February 27
Sakuracon & Megacon Photoshoot Contests!

Going to Sakuracon or Megacon? Wearing an Arda wig? Enter to win a photoshoot with our photographer!

03:00 PM , February 27
Customer Spotlight: QuantumDestiny

Wig style and color used in photo:Inigo & Curly Clip in Raven 052
Photo by Glay

This week we interviewed wig-savvy customer, QuantumDestiny! See more of her work here

Q:  When did you start cosplaying, and what got you started?
A:  When I went to my first convention, I noticed that in the churning sea of normal attendees a select few had donned recognizable home made costumes of anime and game characters. There were Star Trek costumes too, but those looked to be purchased. I ended up talking with home-made costumers and learned it was called 'Cosplay'. They encouraged me to try it, and I made my first cosplay in 2001! I've been cosplaying ever since!!

Q:  What is your favorite part of the costume-making process?
A:  
I really like the act of buying everything. Sourcing out new materials and having them arrive in the mail is always pleasing, especially if the fabric or shoes are exactly want I wanted. When it comes to actual construction, my favourite part is when something goes right the FIRST time. I'm constantly re-making things though, so buying wigs and things is the most thrilling part X'D.


Q:  Which costume are you most proud of?
A:  Probably Lina Inverse (Slayers OVA) or Ryuko Matoi (Kill La Kill). With Lina I did so much armor, prop work, and resin casting that I had not attempted before and I was so happy with how it turned out! With Ryuko Matoi I'm proud I managed to make Senketsu (the outfit) come to life by using different techniques (follow-me-eyes) and materials (latex sheeting). 

Q:  Do you have a favorite Arda Wig style and/or color?
A:  I LOVE the lace front wigs and Luthien. My favourite colours are the Raven and Dark Purple.

Q:  What advice do you have for new cosplayers getting into the hobby?
A:   Lighting, photography, and photoshop are things that help cosplays look 10000% more impressive than they actually might be in reality. DON'T GET DISCOURAGED by what you see on the internet, make something because you WANT TO and don't let others hold you back. 

 

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