Welcome to ArdaCon!
Conventions canceled? Practicing social distancing? Got cabin fever?
Introducing ArdaCon 2020: an online experience for cosplayers and artists!
Throughout the month of April, we’ll be hosting fun events you can participate in from the comfort of your own home.
This spot is for artists and art-lovers to come together! On this page you'll find our online Artist Alley, where you can peruse a variety of artists, photographers, costumers, and propmakers to commission, book, and purchase directly from their stores! Plus, you'll be helping artists directly affected by canceled events. Come take a look!
Disclaimer: Arda Wigs takes no responsibility for the transaction, payment processing, shipping, reputation, viability, or delivery of any virtual artist alley artist or purchases. This is a list compiled to facilitate shopping with artists ONLY; Arda Wigs does not own or benefit from any sale made with any artist. The photographer portfolios are provided for cosplayers to view and book after all state and federal shelter in place and associated restrictions end. Arda Wigs does NOT condone nor do we advocate meeting up with any photographer listed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please note all sales to Artist Alley artists will be made direct on their websites and shipped by the artist in question; Arda Wigs will not facilitate or ship these transactions in any way.
On our panel page, you'll find a diverse set of panelists ready to teach you, answer questions, hang out in costume and just have a great time. Come take a look and see if there's anything you might want to pop in on! We think there just might be. We'll also be sponsoring some truly amazing drag shows at the end of the month you won't want to miss.
Throughout the month of April, the Arda Wigs Canada team will be hosting the panels they usually offer at conventions. Check their panel page weekly for new content!
Never been to an online convention rave before? Well, we have four veteran DJs ready to change that and blow your mind.
Listen, cosplay, post on social! Join us!
Tune in to the Twitch streams and support some truly amazing drag artists in Chicago and worldwide!!
On weekdays throughout the month of April, we’ll be sharing selfies and tripod-assisted photos from you!
Show us the costumes you had planned to wear this season using Arda Wigs.
Every entry we share on Instagram between Monday through Thursday will earn a $10 Arda Wigs gift certificate.
Entries we share on April 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th will earn a $50 Arda Wigs gift certificate!
One lucky entrant will receive a $75 Arda Wigs gift certificate!
Submissions must be posted on Instagram between April 1st through April 24th. Winners will only be reshared via Instagram; if you submit you’re giving us permission to reshare on Instagram with proper credit to the original social media name.
You must include hashtags #Ardashare and #ArdaSelfie2020 in your submission caption along with the Arda wig style and color used. Please view our user generated content policy here before utilizing the #Ardashare hashtag.
If you submit a photo of more than one person, we may contact you to inquire as to the identity of the other person so as not to appear to be encouraging meeting friends in the current pandemic.
All orders made throughout the month of April will receive a paper con badge in their order!
Share a selfie with your badge while wearing an Arda wig on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the hashtags #ArdaCon2020 and #ArdaShare for a chance to win some fabulous prizes throughout the month of May.
No purchase required! You can still participate by printing one out at home. Download the image here!
Cut a hole for a lanyard, or carefully tape it on!
More details to come at the end of April.
Working on a big costume build? Enter our craftsmanship-focused contest for the chance to win some big prizes!
Best in Show will earn a $150 Arda Wigs gift certificate.
Thank you everyone for your interest in the first ever ArdaCon Masquerade! We reached the entry cap for all categories, and the form has been closed. For additional prizing opportunities, please check out our Instagram selfie giveaway!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Arda Wigs™, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest.
Internet access and photo uploading capability required to enter.
Contest begins at 8:00 AM Central Standard Time on April 1st and ends at 8:00 AM Central Daylight Time on April 24th.
Entry may not contain, as determined by Arda Wigs™, in its sole discretion, any content that is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity; promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message that is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group; appears to duplicate any other submitted Entries; defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies; contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission; contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses; contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission; contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission; contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead; communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Arda Wigs™ wishes to associate; and/or violates any law.
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All Prizes presented are at the judges’ discretion. In the event the winner is not present, no award or compensation will be given and a new winner may be selected. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Arda Wigs™ reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Arda Wigs™’s sole discretion. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.
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