When Malinda first got into cosplay in 2004, she never expected it would have such an impact on her lifestyle. Always a crafty individual, she found cosplay to be the perfect outlet for her urge to make geeky things that looked cool. She especially loves styling wigs and giving back to the cosplay community through her tutorials and presentations. Over the years Malinda has been featured in various publications and received several awards for her craftsmanship and performances. Originally from Jefferson City, Missouri, she now works for Arda Wigs in Chicago.