Thursday, December 31, 2009
And so another month in the life of the KawaiiPunk Blog comes to an end. And what a festive and fun packed month it was! We got to meet a kawaiified Christmas bauble, saw the Blank Mascot meet his biggest fan, and even got some romantic advice from the Mischief Mascot - complete with disasterous results! Along the way we also got to see the kawaii-tastic work of Indy Grrrl, Onno Animation, Jess White and many more besides. And let’s not forget our festive puzzle. Did you work out who was under all that snow?
Oh the irony - it was the Lucky 7 Mascot! I guess good fortune doesn’t always shine down on him after all! Anyway folks… that’s all for this month, and year for that matter, but be sure to come back in 2010 when we’ll have even more tasty kawaii treats to fill your ever hungry bellies! Until then…
Have a happy new year everybody.
Your host with the most,
Ed Mascot :)
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Dear Mischief Mascot,
After my last correspondence (Re. Perfect Christmas Gifts for Girls!) you asked me to get in touch and let you know how things turned out. Well, after following your advice, and against my better judgement, I decided to buy Jennifer a Challenge Xtreme 2000W Heat Gun Kit as a romantic Christmas gift. I’ll let the note Jennifer sent me in return enlighten you as to the results…
Yes, thanks to your advice, I am now looking at the prospect of spending my New Year celebrations alone! And, to be honest, I can’t thank you enough! You see, while I was busy worrying about what to get Jennifer as the perfect Christmas present, it turned out that she thought the perfect gift for me would be a DVD of Mamma Mia! I mean honestly, what guy wants that?
P.S. As you can see she also sent me the heat gun back - result!
Wow! I’ve got to admit Jamie, that wasn’t quite the outcome I was expecting! Still… it’s nice to know I’ve been of help, even if it was unintentional! (Tee hee!)
Have a happy DIY-filled new year,
Mischief Mascot :)
Monday, December 28, 2009
As a highly intelligent master of all things logical it will probably come as no surprise to you that I am a fan of all things computer related. RAMs, ROMs, parallel processing, megahertz, gigahertz, CPUs, USBs, hard drives, disk drives, flash drives, and of course robots! That’s all very nice I hear you say, but what’s that got to do with kawaii? Well, take a look at this…
This, my fellow followers of fun, is the fantastic work of nani-kore? - and what heart warming work it is! Featuring robots, keyboard keys, and more besides this shop is a spectacular celebration of computing power and kawaii prowess! Yes, at the nani-kore? Zazzle store you can now shop for cute computing gifts on t-shirts, hats, badges and stickers. After all… who said computers can’t be cute?
Your considered kawaii calculator,
Robot Mascot :)
Friday, December 25, 2009
Ho ho ho! At last, the day we have all been waiting for is finally here, and I for one am so excited I can barely type straight! Well, can you blame me? I mean… being the Snowman Mascot and all, I’m not really expecting to see a whole lot of blogging action over the summer months now, am I? In fact, this time of year is pretty much the only time I get to do anything around here! Not that I’m complaining, I love it…
So Merry Christmas everybody! Be sure to have a fun packed and festive day! Although remember to go easy on all those sweets and chocolates! And don’t forget to stick that turkey in the oven nice and early! And, as the Unlucky 13 Mascot always says, be sure to keep a first aid kit close at hand in case of festive emergencies :) Ahhh Christmas… if only it could be everyday!
From all of us at KawaiiPunk,
Snowman Mascot :)
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Seasons greetings everybody! Time for this month’s puzzle and, what with it being Christmas and all, I figured we’d better have a festive treat! So here goes! This month the Snowman Mascot has been out and about enjoying the snow. Well, winter is his favourite time of year after all :) But wait, it looks like a blizzard has rolled in, and that’s not all…
Wow! Am I seeing double? Are there two Snowman Mascots? Or, even worse, is there some kind of hideous marauding snow creature on the loose? Of course not! That would be crazy! But it does seem that one of the Snowman’s colleagues has been caught in the blizzard, and buried right up to the top of their head! The question is… which Mascot is buried under all that snow? The answer will be revealed in this month’s monthly round-up!
Merry mind bending,
Puzzle Mascot :)
Monday, December 21, 2009
Dear Lovestruck Mascot,
As an expert in all things romantic I thought you might be able to help me with a problem I’m having. You see, I recently asked a girl at school to go to the Christmas dance with me and she said yes! No problem there I hear you say, and you’re right! The problem is I don’t know what to get her for a Christmas present! Her name is Jennifer. She’s really pretty, she’s really funny, and she’s really nice! I want to make a good impression with my gift because I would love her to be my girlfriend. I was thinking about perfume, jewellery, chocolates or flowers as a Christmas present, but thought I’d better check with you first to make sure they were suitably romantic presents. I’d be extremely grateful for any words of wisdom you could share.
Sorry Jamie, Lovestruck’s not here right now. But don’t worry, I’ll be more than happy to help with your problem. (Tee hee!) Because, believe it or not, I am also something of an expert when it comes to choosing the perfect romantic Christmas present, and you can forget all that perfume, jewellery, chocolates and flowers nonsense right now! Girls can’t stand stuff like that! (Ho ho!) So forget the Lovestruck Mascot, here’s my top 5 romantic Christmas gifts for girls to make a lasting impression…
1. Spiders! Girls absolutely love spiders! Even the mere sight of one will get them screaming with delight! And it’s certainly a present they’ll remember! (Tee hee!)
2. Football tops! Every girl loves fashion and what could be more fashionable than a football top. Preferably a garish away strip! (Chortle!)
3. Video games! Everyone knows that girls go crazy for gamers, so why not treat her to a slice of gaming goodness! I’d suggest a fantasy based strategic RPG, if you really want to impress! (Ha ha ha!)
4. Power tools! Girls absolutely adore DIY, and are never happier than when they’re knocking up a couple of shelves or whatnot around the house! Just picture her smiling face! (Chuckle!)
5. The Godfather Trilogy DVD Boxset! Forget Dirty Dancing and Love Actually. If it’s a romantic gesture you’re after, this is the gift that every girl dreams of! (Ho ho!)
So Jamie, there you have it. A master class in romantic gift buying. (Ha ha ha!) And as if that wasn’t enough, I can also reveal to you a truly romantic shop too! Check this out…
See? Just the ticket when shopping for girls! (Chuckle!) Be sure to let me know how things work out with you and Jennifer, because I can’t wait to find out! (Tee hee!)
Have a happy and romantic Christmas (Ho ho!),
Mischief Mascot :)
Friday, December 18, 2009
Aaaarrrgh! Well folks it’s that time of year again. The time of year when our thoughts turn to gifts and presents for friends, family and loved ones. And thankfully you’ve got me to help you prepare! Yes, with only nine and a half months left until Halloween is once again upon us, we really should be making plans now if we want to avoid the inevitable rush. What? You thought I was talking about Christmas? I’m the Monster Mascot!
The Zeropumpkin shop at Etsy is the perfect place to make your Halloween celebrations go swimmingly. Their range of devilishly cute dolls includes Devil Bunnies, Zombie Bunnies and, my personal favourite, Skull Cats - diabolically good! They’ve even got paintings and stickers too! So if you can’t pick up your Halloween gifts here, and get ahead of the crowd, I don’t know where you can!
Keeping you one step ahead,
Monster Mascot :)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
With the holiday season fast approaching I thought I would get in touch to wish yourself and your readers a happy and kawaii filled Christmas. After all, given the support and exposure you have given to me and my kawaiifying project, it seems the least I could do. So here it is - a piece of kawaiification that I think sums up the festive spirit perfectly…
Yes, it’s a kawaiified Christmas bauble presented for your festive enjoyment! I will hopefully be in touch again in the new year with further works of kawaiification although, to be honest, I still don’t know how I’m going to top my last post (Re. Kawaiification! Fun Guy Fungi!).
And Merry Christmas,
Mr. Justice Smithering Smythe (retired)
Thank you your honour, it’s always a pleasure to hear from you. And if anyone can top your last post, I’m sure it’s none other than yourself!
And a Merry Christmas to you too,
Ed Mascot :)
Monday, December 14, 2009
At the KawaiiPunk Blog we always strive to bring you the best kawaii goods we can find. And I reckon we do quite a good job, even if I do say so myself :) But of course there are many different kinds of kawaii out there and, believe it or not, it doesn’t always have to be sweet to be cute. Today I’d like to introduce you all to a designer who has managed to create her own truly unique kawaii style.
Pretty cool, isn’t it? The artist responsible for these works is called Jess White, and her wonderful creations can be found at her RedBubble store. And what creations they are! Cannibal Lollies, Brain Eating Zombies, Broken Crayons, and even a Pooping Cloud can be found at her fantastic shop - all laced with a great sense of humour and looking as cute as they come. Truly great Stuff!
Always keeping kawaii cool,
Demon Mascot :)
Friday, December 11, 2009
Hello again readers, and welcome to the party! Yes, in a whirlwind of a week that has seen the KawaiiPunk Blog celebrate its hundredth post, we’ve also just had the annual KawaiiPunk Chrismas Party! Well, it’s only right that I treat my fellow mascots to a fun day out at this time of year - it’s good for morale! This year I decided to forgo the clichéd restaurant trip and decided a day of hill walking in the beautiful but brisk Scottish countryside was in order for my kawaii co-workers. And, as you can see, they loved every second of it…
Yes, no sooner had we left the warmth and comfort of the KawaiiPunk office when my fellow mascots began bombarding me with requests to leave. Such was their enjoyment of this fantastic day out they just couldn’t wait to get back home to tell all their friends about it! At one point the Money Mascot even offered me £10,000 just to let him go home. Great fun! And a day I’m sure my colleagues will fondly remember for many years to come!
Your party perfectionist,
Ed Mascot :)
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Boy or girl, young or old, there’s one thing that unites us all - cartoons! Yes, you may not have guessed it, but it’s definitely the truth. Much in the same way that people have a favourite food, drink, and some other obvious thing I can’t think of, everyone also has a favourite cartoon character. From Bugs Bunny to Spongebob Squarepants every generation has its animated heroes. Which brings me this…
This is the work of Onno Animation. Onno Animation is an independent animation studio from New Zealand who, through their fantastic Zazzle shop, are creating some seriously cute and cool characters for us all to enjoy. Their selection of t-shirts, cards and gifts are just the ticket for the cartoon crazed among us, and let’s face it, that’s pretty much all of us! Enjoy!
Your kawaii cartoon fan,
Junior Mascot :)
Monday, December 7, 2009
Hello readers, it’s your host with the most with a very special post! Yes, that’s right folks, today marks the 100th post for the KawaiiPunk - Kawaii Mascot Blog. Hurrah! Ummm… not quite sure what else to say to be honest. Oh man! What a time for writers block, huh? Ehhh… hope you’re all enjoying the blog? Ahhh… how about a picture? Yeah, that’ll work…
Wow, look at that huh? A picture of me with some of my favourite posts that have made this blog what it is today; the fantastic crafters, designers, and shops - Apple Noggin, Coolpuk, BubbleDoll, Fly Design, and Modes4U; and a selection of posts from ourselves and our readers - a pixelated Tiny Mascot, the Guy Behind KawaiiPunk as a kid, a mushroom with a slug on it, and that time we had to apologise to Lady Gaga. Ahhh… great days!
Thanks for your support,
And here’s to the next hundred,
Ed Mascot :)
Friday, December 4, 2009
Dear Blank Mascot,
I’ve been reading this blog for a while now and have long felt that your contribution to it has been greatly, and wholly unfairly, overlooked. Not only are you the face of the Readers’ Art and Emails sections, but you also front the Ask a Mascot section too! And what thanks do you get? None! You don’t even get a Mascot Bio at the KawaiiPunk website! Basically you’re the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer of Kawaii Mascots! Well, enough is enough I say! Take a look at this…
There! It’s a festive picture of yourself in a Santa hat to show that your work here is appreciated, by me at least, if not your colleagues! Now you can finally be part of this blog, and not just a weird looking face at the top of someone else’s posts - no offence! I hope you enjoy this artwork, and hope the future brings you more success. Perhaps one day we may even see you on a t-shirt!
Arthur D Pendleton. Aged 46.
Thanks Arthur, it’s nice to know my work here is appreciated, even if it is by someone who thinks I’m weird looking!
Thanks again, I think?
Blank Mascot :)
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Getting what you want at Christmas is not always an easy task. Most people tend to go for the hint dropping approach which, although usually sound, does require the recipient to be paying attention - something that does not always happen, as I’m sure you all know :) So, this Christmas, why not dispense with subtlety altogether? And when people ask what you’d like, just do what I’m going to do, and show them this…
This, my sneaky sweeties, is just a sample of the fantastic jewellery available from the equally fantastic Indy Grrrl at Etsy. Pretty cool, isn’t it? As well as the adorable necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pins, and rings, Indy Grrrl also sells mystery boxes containing all manner of secret goodies and bonus extras - perfect! That way you can get exactly what you want and still have a surprise at Christmas! What could be better than that?
Bringing you the sweetest secrets,
Sneaky Mascot :)
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Ahhhh… the mists are clearing once again and this month they’re revealing something rather special - it’s the Ghost of Christmas Now! Yes readers, the time for speculation is over! Join me and my festive spirit friend as we present to you your holiday horoscopes…
Aries Mar 21 - Apr 20
Indigestion and bellyaches await the greedy reveller this holiday season. Remember this when unwrapping those boxes of chocolates!
Lucky Christmas present: 12 Drummers Drumming
Taurus Apr 21 - May 21
Buying your loved one clothes may seem like a good idea, but if you don’t know their size forget it! Seriously, don’t even try!
Lucky Christmas present: 11 Pipers Piping
Gemini May 22 - Jun 22
The shop may describe it as the perfect “for her” gift but, generally speaking, women usually have enough candles to be getting on with. Just letting you know!
Lucky Christmas present: 10 Lords A-leaping
Cancer Jun 23 - Jul 23
The shop may describe it as the perfect “for him” gift but, generally speaking, men have no need for slippers shaped like beer cans. Again, just letting you know!
Lucky Christmas present: 9 Ladies Dancing
Leo Jul 24 - Aug 23
While it’s true that kids love toys, very few of them actually consider educational books to be part of this group. You have been warned!
Lucky Christmas present: 8 Maids A-milking
Virgo Aug 24 - Sep 23
Perfumes, colognes, and toiletries are always good gift ideas at this time of year. Family sized packs of super saver soaps on the other hand… not so much.
Lucky Christmas present: 7 Swans A-swimming
Libra Sep 24 - Oct 23
A small glass of sherry before Christmas lunch is an acceptable aperitif. A bottle of sherry isn’t! Best remember this to avoid embarrassment.
Lucky Christmas present: 6 Geese A-laying
Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 22
We all have to make sacrifices in life, and Christmas is no exception. Welcome to the wonderful world of sprouts!
Lucky Christmas present: 5 Golden Rings
Sagittarius Nov 23 - Dec 21
A blazing row has the potential to ruin Christmas day. Be sure to answer the question “how was your lunch?” very carefully! And, if necessary, lie!
Lucky Christmas present: 4 Calling Birds
Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20
Seeing daddy dressed up as Santa Claus is a great treat for the kids at Christmas. Propping up the bar in a Santa suit isn’t. Remember this distinction!
Lucky Christmas present: 3 French Hens
Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 19
A mysterious card from an unknown couple will arrive at your door this Christmas. Don’t worry though, this happens to everyone :)
Lucky Christmas present: 2 Turtle Doves
Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20
Party hats from crackers are not actually real hats. Remember this if you want to keep your hair dry over the festive season!
Lucky Christmas present: Socks
Ahhhh… the mists return and the Ghost of Christmas Now takes his leave. Did your festive wishes come true? Until we meet in the next year,
Mystic Mascot :)