Monday, May 31, 2010

Monthly Round-up. May 2010

written by Ed Mascot

Well readers, that’s the end of May! And what an eventful month it was! We found out how to overcome our election apathy, got to see some cool Kinder Egg toys, and even saw an attempt to popularise clowns! You don’t get that in every blog! And we also got to meet some great crafters and designers along the way - My Lucky Pal, Crazy Go Lucky, and the Little Monsters to name but a few. And, of course, there was our monthly puzzle. Did you work out who the Awestruck Mascot was dressed up as?

Did you work out who the Awestruck Mascot was dressed up as?
Amazing! He was dressed up as the Senior Mascot! I was sure he was going to dress up as me! Well, he is called the Awestruck Mascot after all! And they don’t get more awe inspiring than me, do they? Anyway folks, be sure to come back next month for plenty more kawaii kicks. And, with the World Cup just around the corner, we’ll probably be crowbarring in some football goodies too! What? We’ve got to get readers somehow!

See you all in June.
Your host with the most,
Ed Mascot :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Dreamy Designs by Nyxxie

written by Junior Mascot

Hello readers, it’s me again… the Junior Mascot! And yes, you’re right, this is my third post this month! Woo hoo! Well, when you keep finding as many cool designers and shops as I do, you’ve got to share them with someone, right? And speaking of cool designers and shops, take a look at this…

Designs by Nyxxie at Zazzle
Ta da! This, my fellow fans of cute, is just a sample of what’s awaiting you at the fantastic Zazzle store - Designs by Nyxxie! And when I say just a sample, I mean just a sample! Because this shop has got more cute characters than a convention for kittens! Pigs, penguins, elephants, pandas, and more - they’re all right there waiting for you and looking as cute they come! There’s even a Loch Ness monster too! How cool is that?

Your friendly funster,
Junior Mascot :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Campaign for KawaiiPunk!

Readers' Art

Dear Ed Mascot,

At the end of my previous email (Re. Campaign for Clowns!) I hinted at the idea of creating further campaign posters for unpopular topics. Although, to be honest, I did think that topping clowns as a lost cause would be hard act to follow! But then I got to thinking… surely there has to be something worse than clowns to popularise! And, as it turned out, I was right…

Campaign poster for KawaiiPunk!
The answer, of course, was your very own decidedly mediocre blog! I know, I’m a genius! There I was racking my brains to find a suitable loser and/or bunch of losers to make a poster for, when all the time the answer had been staring me right in the eye! Your very own KawaiiPunk - Kawaii Mascot Blog! A shining beacon of hopelessness if ever there was one! No need to thank me :)

Yours sincerely,
Colin Cumberland. Aged 53.

Ed Mascot replies...

Fantastic! Proof again, if proof were ever needed, that the KawaiiPunk - Kawaii Mascot Blog is the number one blog of choice! Colin, I salute you!

Your blog host with the blog most,
Ed Mascot :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Say Hello to the Little Monsters!

written by Monster Mascot

Aaaarrrgh! Hello again readers. Hope I didn’t scare you there with that blood curdling roar. No wait, I hope I did scare you… after all, I am a monster! Anyway, today I’d like to introduce you all to some truly terrifying friends of mine, if you’ve got the guts for it that is! Are you ready? Good! Then here goes! Quiver in fear folks, it’s time to meet the Little Monsters…

Little Monsters from Akumu Ink
Mwah ha ha ha ha! What you’re looking at, my fearsome kawaii friends, are just some of the gruesome creations from Akumu Ink’s Little Monsters collection! Terrifying, aren’t they? The Little Monsters collection is available to buy on t-shirts, bibs, hats, hoodies, and more. And believe me when I say… scary has never looked this sweet! Just what the deranged doctor ordered for dressing up your own little monsters :)

Keeping it cute and creepy,
Monster Mascot :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Fancy Dress Fun! Awestruck Mascot!

written by Puzzle Mascot

OK readers, time to look out those thinking caps! Yes, you’ve guessed it, it’s puzzle time! Hurrah! And, given that we’ve just celebrated our first anniversary here at the KawaiiPunk Blog, what could be more fitting than a party puzzle? Or… better still… a fancy dress party puzzle? Yes, you’re right, nothing could be better! So here goes! Eyes front everyone, and take a look at this…

Can you work out who the Awestruck Mascot is dressed as?
Hmmm… interesting, isn’t it? It looks like our newest member, the Awestruck Mascot, has decided to attend our fancy dress party in the guise of one of his fellow mascots! And, if you ask me, I think he’s done an awesome job - ha ha! But the question is… which mascot is Awestruck supposed to be dressed up as? The answer, as ever, will be revealed in this month’s monthly round-up!

Happy guessing,
Puzzle Mascot :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kawaiification! Summer Joy!

Readers' Emails

Dear Sir/Madam,

After my last correspondence (Re. Kawaiifictaion! Bee Bee King!) I promised I would keep you informed of the future progress of my kawaiifying activities. A promise that I fully realise I’ve made before and, unfortunately, have failed to live up to - on more than one occasion! Well, for once, I’m pleased to announce that this promise has been not only been met, but done so in a timely fashion! And here is the result…

It's a kawaiified daisy!
Yes! It’s a kawaiified daisy! Sweet, isn’t it? Granted, I admittedly haven’t challenged my kawaiifying prowess to its full extent by this somewhat predictable choice, but I figured it would a fitting subject to get us all in the mood for summer. I hope this email finds you in good health, and congratulations on the recent anniversary of your blog. I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for you.

Yours sincerely,
Mr. Justice Smithering Smythe (retired)

Ed Mascot replies...

Wow! Thank you your honour, it’s always a pleasure to hear from you, and ever the delight to see your amazing work! And thanks for the congratulations too!

Can’t wait to see what you come up with next,
Ed Mascot :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Introducing My Lucky Pal

written by Lucky 7 Mascot

As someone who has a natural knack for all things lucky, I’m often asked by people what the secret to my good fortune is. And by “people” I do obviously mean the Unlucky 13 Mascot :) Unfortunately I’m at a loss to help that captain of calamity (some things are even beyond my powers!), but that doesn’t mean I can’t spread a bit of luck around to everybody else! Which is fittingly lucky for you! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I give you My Lucky Pal…

My Lucky Pal at Etsy
My Lucky Pal is an Etsy shop that specialises in creating cute and lovable characters to bring a bit of sunshine and luck into everybody’s lives. And we could all do with a bit of that, right? So whether you’re looking for a lucky cat, dog, pig, owl, duck, fox, mouse, sheep, koala, or even a lion, then the My Lucky Pal shop has a friend for you! How lucky is that?

Your friendly face of good fortune,
Lucky 7 Mascot :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to us!

written by Ed Mascot

Yes readers, it’s true! The KawaiiPunk - Kawaii Mascot Blog is one year old today! I know, it does seem like longer, doesn’t it! Anyway, as I sat here all those months ago typing away and dreaming of becoming a successful blogger, I little though that a mere one year later I’d still be here having seen those heady dreams fully realised! What? We’ve got 34 followers, and I’m pretty sure someone commented on something once! Anyway, again, to mark this glorious occasion I commissioned this…

KawaiiPunk Blog - One year old today!
It’s a photograph of the entire KawaiiPunk team of mascots to date! And what a team they are! Incredible! Who can forget all the wonderful and insightful contributions they’ve made to this incredible blog! Like the time that… uh… em… ah… well let’s not dwell on the past, shall we? Let’s celebrate the moment and look to the future! After all, surely it can only go uphill from here! Right? One! Two! Three! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Your mascot master of ceremonies,
Ed Mascot :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Campaign for Clowns!

Readers' Art

Dear Clown Mascot,

After the result of the recent general election I have to confess to a feeling of severe anticlimax. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not the result I’m upset about, or care about for that matter! Truth be told I didn’t even bother voting! No, what’s upsetting me is the resulting absence of campaigning that this election culmination has presented us with. No more vote this, vote that, nothing! Well, as a huge fan of campaigning, I say enough is enough! Which brings me to this…

Campaign poster for clowns!
It’s a campaign poster to popularise clowns I designed to satiate my electioneering appetite! Never one to shy away from a challenge, I decided to choose clowns because nobody really likes them. No offence! And chose to use a picture of yourself because I find you really quite creepy looking. Again, no offence! Anyway, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it and, who knows, if it’s successful, I might even have a go at making another poster for lost causes!

Yours sincerely,
Colin Cumberland. Aged 53.

Clown Mascot replies...

Thanks Colin. It’s nice to know that someone is trying to make us clowns a bit more popular. Although to be honest, the words “snowball” and “Hell” are springing to mind right about now :)

Keep up the good work,
Clown Mascot :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Creamous. The Cuteness Continues!

written by Junior Mascot

Hi everybody! A few months ago you may remember I told you about the fantastic work of Creamous. (Re. Made Famous by Creamous!) See? I told you I told you! Well… get ready for a treat readers, because today I’m going to tell you about them all over again! No, not because I’ve lost my memory, but because the good folks at Creamous have just released a whole new series of accessories! And they’ve even got some new artwork too! Here, have a look…

New accessories at Creamous!
Pretty cool, isn’t it? The Creamous Accessories Vol#2 are out now and are the perfect gift for any crafty connoisseur or kawaii collector. Not to mention an ideal accompaniment for anyone who managed to pick themselves up a Creamous Little figure! But get in quick folks, because I’ve a feeling that these goodies are going to be very popular!

Your crafty collector,
Junior Mascot :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Kawaii Toys and Kinder Eggs!

written by Tiny Mascot

Being the tiniest of all the mascots here at KawaiiPunk, it will probably come as no surprise to you to learn that I’m a big fan of all things small and perfectly formed. And yes, I am aware of the irony of the word “big” in that sentence, thank you very much! Anyway, as a fan of all things petite I thought for today’s post I’d share with you a very special collection of tiny treasures. But can you guess where I got them?

Collection of Kinder Egg toys!
Well, did you get it? That’s right - congratulations to all those that said Kinder Eggs! Although to be fair, there was a pretty big clue in the title! Anyway, these little beauties are just some of my collection of Kinder toys, and what a collection they are! I particularly like the Boris Johnson figure in the top right - ho ho! Well worth eating all that delicious chocolate for! And very fitting for the election month too! Enjoy the show folks!

Your keeper of tiny treats,
Tiny Mascot :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cute, Cool Clobber at Crazy Go Lucky!

written by Demon Mascot

As the coolest of all the mascots here at KawaiiPunk (no offence, Frost!) I like to think I know a thing or two about style. Actually, now that I think about it, that statement’s not entirely true. What I should have said was… I know I know a thing or two about style :) Ha ha! And to prove it to you I’d like to introduce you all to the incredibly cool and stylish world of Crazy Go Lucky…

Crazy Go Lucky
See what I mean? Crazy Go Lucky is a company that excels in creating cute and cool designs that effortlessly drip with style and character. And its colourful mix of kawaii and craziness has resulted in some truly stylish clothing and accessories. From Panda Assassin t-shirts to Monkey Mayhem stickers, Crazy Go Lucky really is a one stop shop for all things cool and stylish! And who doesn’t want that?

Always keeping things cool,
Demon Mascot :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Election Apathy!

Ask a Mascot

Dear Mischief Mascot,

As you’re an avid fan of fun and frivolity I thought you might be able to help with a problem I’m having - it’s called the General Election! Now, don’t get me wrong, I know it’s a very important event for grown-ups and all, but as a 12 year old kid there really is jack squat for me to get excited about! Well, I can’t even vote, can I? Normally I manage to bypass these bore-fests unscathed, but this year, thanks to whatever idiot that thought televised Prime Ministerial Debates would be a good idea, my “oh so modern” parents have been making me watch the whole ghastly affair in the name of “education” or some such nonsense! I mean really! They’re even planning on making me watch the entire election night coverage on TV tomorrow! Talk about the last straw! Don’t they know that some of us have to get up for school in the morning! Anyway, any suggestions to help me get through tomorrow night in one piece would be greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely,
Katie Sanderson.

P.S. As well as being to young to vote, I’m also too young to drink and gamble, so I’m afraid you’ve really got your work cut out for you on this one!

Mischief Mascot replies...

Wow! That is a tough one Katie! Drinking and gambling are usually the only ways to get through an election night unscathed - well, they are if you’re an MP! (Tee hee!) But luckily for you I’m always here to help! So here’s my top 5 tips for surviving election night…

1. Take part! You may not be able to vote, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved. Spray paint Labour, Tory, and Lib Dem on your living room wall and nail a plank of wood in the middle! Hey presto - it’s your very own swing-o-meter! And it’ll probably get you sent to bed early too! (Ha ha!)

2. Don’t take part! Show your parents you already know about politics by calling up a bunch of friends and exercising your right to protest by staging a sit in! Not even your parents will want to watch the election with a bunch of screaming 12 year olds! (Chortle!)

3. Really take part! If there’s one thing parents can’t stand it’s questions! Who’s he? What does she do? What does that mean? What did they say? Questions like these can cut the length of your election night nightmare from 12 hours to 5 minutes! Guaranteed! (Hee hee!)

4. Fake taking part! An oldie, but a goodie! Why not try painting your eyes onto your eyelids and simply sleeping your way through the whole tawdry affair! It works for the House of Lords! (Chuckle!)

5. Sabotage! If all else fails try removing the fuses from every television, radio, and computer in the house! And cut the phone lines just to be on the safe side! Drastic, but highly effective! (Ho ho!)

So there you go Katie, my top 5 tips for surviving election night. Although to be fair, if Monty Python has taught us anything, it’s that elections don’t always have to be boring…

See? (Haa haa!) Hope you manage to get through tomorrow night in one piece, and remember… they may be boring but elections only happen once every four years. Unless we get a hung parliament, in which case I’ll speak to you again in a couple of months! (Tee hee!)

Happy election night (Ho ho!),
Mischief Mascot :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Funky fun from Jelene Morris

written by Junior Mascot

If there’s one thing that unites us all here at KawaiiPunk it’s got to be our love of all things fun. Well, perhaps the Grumpy Mascot isn’t too keen on it, but he’s not here right now :) For the rest of us however, fun is the one thing we can’t get enough of! And I’m sure you’re just the same! So… in the interest of all things fun I’d like to take this opportunity to show you this…

Jelene Morris at Etsy
This, my fun loving friends, is the wonderful and whimsical work of crafter, artist, and designer Jelene Morris. Cool, isn’t it? From paintings and prints to plushies and pillows, Jelene’s creations are gloriously awash with… yes, you’ve guessed it… fun, fun, fun! And, despite what some people may say, we all know you can never have too much of that :) Enjoy!

Keeping fun at the forefront,
Junior Mascot :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Horoscopes for May 2010

written by Mystic Mascot

Ahhhh… the mists clear and the spirits return. Yes readers, it’s that time of the month again - the time to find out your future fortunes and forecasts! But will our guides make dreams come true, or is it nightmares oh so blue? Read on, if you dare…

Aries Mar 21 - Apr 20
Great news! A recent bout of tedium and repetition will come to an end this month! And hopefully we won’t see any more electioneering for another four years!
Lucky cake: Butterfly

Taurus Apr 21 - May 21
Recycling is a great way to preserve the world’s resources! Making a soup from bathwater isn’t! Remember this distinction when trying to impress that new ager!
Lucky cake: Coffee

Gemini May 22 - Jun 22
The phrase “have a nice day” is merely an expression of social pleasantry, not a contractually binding agreement! So don’t feel too bad when it all goes wrong!
Lucky cake: Lemon

Cancer Jun 23 - Jul 23
A question from a stranger has the potential to cause you great embarrassment this month. Just remember - you don’t have to tell the pollsters how you voted!
Lucky cake: Eccles

Leo Jul 24 - Aug 23
Jumping up and down and screaming isn’t always the best way to get what you want! And besides, it makes you look ridiculous! What? I’m just saying!
Lucky cake: Fruit

Virgo Aug 24 - Sep 23
A business lunch at a posh restaurant could go disastrously wrong for you! Learn to speak French right now, just to be on the safe side!
Lucky cake: Pastel petits fours

Libra Sep 24 - Oct 23
Avoid adages, sayings, and proverbs if you want to survive this month unscathed! And remember… a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush! Woops!
Lucky cake: Cheese

Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 22
An unshakable and unsettling sense of deja vu will relentlessly haunt your every move this month. Or was it last month?
Lucky cake: Upside-down

Sagittarius Nov 23 - Dec 21
An impulsive buy has the potential to leave you embarrassed and out of pocket in the coming weeks! Remember - magic beans only exist in fairy tales!
Lucky cake: Marble

Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20
Learning from your mistakes is the best way to accumulate knowledge. And by the end of this month, you’re going to be very knowledgeable indeed! Sorry!
Lucky cake: Potato

Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 19
A malfunctioning belt could spell your downfall this month, in more ways than one! Now’s a good time to buy some dungarees!
Lucky cake: Sponge

Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20
A horoscope prediction will change your life for the better in unimaginable ways this month! Although, ironically, I’ve no idea how!
Lucky cake: Chocolate

Ahhhh… the mists return and the spirits, yet again, take their leave. Did they bring you good fortune? Are your dreams coming true? Until our paths next cross,
Mystic Mascot :)