Sunday, October 31, 2010
Can you believe it? Another month in the life of the KawaiiPunk Blog comes to an end. And what a fabulously fright filled month it was! A month in which we saw a horribly adorable mascot, an adorably horrible mascot, and even some fearsome fruit! And we also got to see some scarily stylish slices of sweetness for Akumu Ink, Fizzgig, and Licorice Wits to name a few. Fantastic! And let’s not forget our monthly puzzle. Did you work out who was disguised as the Skull Mascot?
Incredible! It was the Monster Mascot! Who’d have thought he’d have needed a costume for a Halloween party? And speaking of Halloween... how about one last terrifying treat for this most monstrous of months? It’s a site with witches, ghosts, devils, scarecrows and much, much more! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I present to you the truly terrifying… PUMPKINROT! Happy Halloween everybody!
See you all in November.
Your host with the most,
Ed Mascot :)
Friday, October 29, 2010
With Halloween just a couple of days away I’m sure many of you readers will be in a state of eager anticipation and excitement - and understandably so! But what happens on the day after Halloween? Are we just supposed to put our love of gruesome goodies on hold for the next 12 months and wait patiently for the greatest day of year to slowly roll around again! Well, I reckon I’ve got a better idea! Take a look at this…
Ta da! What you are looking at is the wonderfully wicked work of the Spooky Boutique - an Etsy shop that excels in creating handmade accessories to make Halloween last the whole year round! Packed with buttons, pins, hair bows, and jewellery the good folks at Spooky Boutique are living proof that Halloween doesn’t have to be an annual event! Well… I’m assuming they’re living! Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!
Happy Halloween folks,
Ghost Mascot :)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Dear Skull Mascot,
I’m writing to you in response to the email this blog received on 15th of October 2010 from the very irate and, dare I say, somewhat short sighted Vanessa Thompson. (Re. Horribly Adorable!) In her email Vanessa stated, for the third time no less, that this blog ignores its “kawaii” duties in the month of October by favouring the more monstrous mascots over their cute counterparts to promote Halloween. Well, as someone who believes it is possible to be both cute and creepy at the same time, I would argue that this blog is actually guilty of the exact opposite - favouring the cute mascots over their monstrous counterparts for, not one, but eleven months of the year! And to illustrate my point, I have created this…
You see, what Vanessa has failed to grasp is the notion that yourself, and your fellow monstrous mascots, can be just as “kawaii” as the Cute, Adorable, and Sweet Mascots. I mean, just look how I’ve managed to turn your own horribly hideous self into a lovable, huggable ball of fluffy kawaii goodness! In fact, I reckon it’s such a good look for you, you should seriously consider adopting it full time! Whaddya think?
Your creepy kawaii fan,
Angela Anderson. Aged 19.
Thanks Angela, it’s always nice to hear from a fan of my “horribly hideous self” as you so succinctly put it! At least, I think it is! With regards to adopting your new look full time however, I think I may have to pass. After all, with eleven months off a year, I reckon I’ve got it sweet enough already :)
Skull Mascot :)
Monday, October 25, 2010
Aaaarrrgh! Sorry folks, didn’t mean to scare you there! Or did I? You see, as a monster I do have a natural tendency to enjoy a good old fashioned frightfest! And scaring people is just part of that fun! Thankfully however I’m not alone in my love of spooky shenanigans. And, with Halloween just around the corner, I thought now would be a good time to introduce you to another monstrously minded individual…
Marvellous, isn’t it? What you are looking at are just some of the terrifying t-shirt designs from the fearsome Fizzgig. And what diabolical designs they are! There’s monsters, vampires, zombies, devils, ghosts, pumpkins, and even a mad scientist! And it’s not just t-shirts either! At the Fizzgig RedBubble store you can pick up cards, prints, and best of all, a calendar too - so now every day can be Halloween! How gruesomely good is that?
Keeping it creepy,
Monster Mascot :)
Friday, October 22, 2010
Yippee! It’s puzzle time! And what a puzzle I’ve got for you this month! It’s a creepy conundrum with a substantial serving of spooky! Yes, you’ve guessed it, it’s a Halloween puzzle! Woohoo! A couple of weeks ago you may remember the Ghost Mascot advising Jake, one of our loyal readers, about the merits of ghost costumes (Re. Ghost vs. Vampire!). Well, it looks like Jake wasn’t the only one to get himself a cool Halloween costume…
Holy moly! Am I seeing double! Have we got ourselves another Skull Mascot? Of couse not! But it does seem that one of our very own KawaiiPunk Mascots has dressed up as the Skull Mascot for a Halloween party! What a mind bender! The question is… can you work out which mascot has dressed up as Skull for the party? The answer, as ever, will be revealed in this month’s monthly round-up!
Happy skull splitting folks,
Puzzle Mascot :)
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
With Halloween drawing ever closer I thought I’d take this opportunity to present you with my latest work of kawaiification. And, as you’ve probably guessed from my introduction, the work is itself a celebration of the aforementioned festival. What may surprise you however is the chosen subject of the work. Rather than taking the predictable pumpkin route, I decided to go for this instead…
Yes, it’s a kawaiified orange! You see, after careful consideration I realised an orange would be a lot cuter than a pumpkin, and a lot easier to carry back from the supermarket too! Well, I am getting on a bit! Anyway, I hope you and your readers enjoy this latest work, and have a thoroughly fright filled and gruesome Halloween when the day finally arrives.
Mr. Justice Smithering Smythe (retired)
Absolutely brilliant your honour! Just when I thought I’d seen it all, you come up with this! An orange over a pumpkin! Pure genius! I can’t wait to see what further surprises you have in store for us!
A Happy Halloween to you too,
Ed Mascot :)
Monday, October 18, 2010
Believe it or not there are some people who think you can’t be cute and creepy at the same time. I know, crazy, isn’t it? After all, I’ve managed to combine those two qualities in perfect harmony! And what’s more, I’m not the only one! Recently I found a super cool shop that’s got cute and creepy goods galore. It’s called Kakigori Studio, and it looks a little something like this…
See? Kakigori Studio is Zazzle shop that sells t-shirts, bags, buttons, mousepads, and more. And its Halloween section has some of the cutest and creepiest creations you’re ever likely to see. From adorable demons and vampires to gorgeous ghosts and witches, Kakigori Studio really is a one stop shop for all your Halloween needs. And its Christmas section is pretty cool too - just in case you feel like planning ahead!
Your ghoulish gourmet,
Mummy Mascot :)
Friday, October 15, 2010
Dear Adorable Mascot,
I never thought I’d find myself quoting a philosopher on a kawaii blog, but as George Santayana once said… “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” I speak of course of this “so called” kawaii blog’s obsession with Halloween. Or, more specifically, the Ed Mascot’s continuing endorsement of the Demon, Zombie, Ghost, Skull, Mummy, and Monster Mascots at this time of year! And so, as I did last year (Re. Sweet and Scary! and Cute and Creepy!), I once again find myself having to restore some semblance of kawaii balance to this gore obsessed blog. So here goes…
There! It’s a picture of your adorable self as a rotting creature of the undead! Once again proving that cute mascots can be involved in Halloween too! Perhaps now the Ed Mascot will finally realise that Halloween is not the sole preserve of monsters! Although I don’t think I’ll be holding my breath!
Cute to the core,
Vanessa Thompson. Aged 27.
Wow! Thanks Vanessa. It’s always nice to feel included. Although perhaps you protest too much. After all… a rotting creature of the undead? Surely a picture of me trick or treating would have sufficed :)
Adorable Mascot :)
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
A few months ago you may remember my esteemed colleague the Monster Mascot telling you all about the Little Monsters. (Re. Say Hello to the Little Monsters!) See, I told you he did :) Anyway, today I’m going to introduce you all to the gruesomely good folks behind the Little Monsters. Or, to be more specific, the gruesomely good t-shirts those gruesomely good folks create. Have a look at this…
You see, not only are Akumu Ink the geniuses behind the Little Monsters, they also have their very own range of creepy tees that are just perfect for Halloween. How cool is that? So now, as well as dressing your kids up for Halloween, you too can get into the spooky spirit of things with your very own creepily cool clothing. Don’t say I never treat you!
Keeping clothing cool and creepy,
Skull Mascot :)
Monday, October 11, 2010
Dear Ghost Mascot,
Please, please, please help me! I’m a 12 year old with a big problem that needs fixing. She’s called Rebecca, and she’s my 15 year old sister! You see, because of my age, my parents won’t let me go trick or treating without her - they reckon it’s too dangerous, or some such nonsense! Anyway, the problem I’ve got is with the costumes we’re planning to wear. I want us to dress up as ghosts - a classic Halloween costume choice, as I’m sure you’ll agree. But all my sister keeps going on about is vampires, vampires, vampires! She reckons she’s read some soppy girly books about them or something, and that vampires are really “on trend”, whatever that means, and worse still “soooo romantic” - I mean honestly, what’s romantic got to do with Halloween? It’s now reached the point where she’s refusing to take me trick or treating unless we both dress up as vampires! I’ve tried everything I can think of to show my misguided sibling the error of her ways, but she just won’t listen to reason! Please help me deal with this incorrigible doofus!
Jake, you’ve come to the right mascot! Not only am I the go to guy for all things ghostly, but I’m also pretty adept at dealing with incorrigible doofuses! Well, you have to be when you work with the Ed Mascot :) So here’s my top 5 reasons why ghosts are better than vampires…
1. Popularity! The emergence and appeal of ghosts predates that of vampires by millennia. If your sister is indeed worried about being “on trend”, perhaps she should stick to a tried and tested winner!
2. Diversity! Ghosts come in all shapes and sizes, making them perfect for anyone to imitate! Vampires come in one shape only - skinny! Does your sister really want to endorse such shallow supernatural snobbery?
3. Sociability! Ghosts are much more social than vampires. For example… you politely invite a ghost and a vampire to a garlic festival in a local church at midday in the height of summer. Which one doesn’t turn up?
4. Biodiversity! Having no need for cars, planes, or even electricity, ghosts are the obvious choice for the environmentally conscious times we live in. The same cannot be said of the all too corporeal blood sucker! Save the whale!
5. Simplicity! Dressing up as a ghost requires only two things - a sheet and some scissors! Dressing up as a vampire however will require the procurement of fangs, blood, designer clothes, a Volvo S60 R, and about 14 litres of glo-glitter! Well, it will if your sister has anything to do with it!
So there you go Jake, my top five reasons why ghosts are better than vampires. And if that’s not enough to show your sister the light, then this surely will…
See? Even when ghosts are being busted, they still manage to have a fun time! And try finding a vampire with a theme tune as catchy as that!
Have a Happy Halloween Jake,
Ghost Mascot :)
Friday, October 8, 2010
Woo hoo! It’s my favourite month of the year folks, it’s October! And that means my favourite day of the year is just around the corner! Yes, you’ve guessed it, it’s Halloween! A time to celebrate all things ghastly and ghoulish! Ghastly and ghoulishly cute that is! Well, this is a kawaii blog after all :) So, with that in mind, I’d like you all to take a look at this, if you’ve got the guts for it…
What you are looking at are just some of the creepily cute creations from Licorice Wits. Licorice Wits is an Etsy shop that makes monstrously cute kokeshi dolls that are just perfect for Halloween. Vampires, werewolves, and scarecrows are all in attendance. And, I’m more than happy to report, it’s even got zombies too! Well… what’s Halloween without zombies? Enjoy!
Your undead hero of Halloween,
Zombie Mascot :)
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Hi everybody! Ready for a bit of shameless self promotion? Fantastic! Let’s get started! With Halloween fast approaching I though now would be a good time to let you know about the amazing selection of KawaiiPunk cards available to celebrate this wickedly wonderful day - well, it’s not like they’re going to sell themselves, are they? So without any further ado I’d like you all to take a look at this…
Gruesome, aren’t they? The KawaiiPunk Halloween cards feature our most marvellously monstrous mascots - Ghost, Mummy, Monster (obviously!), Zombie, Skull, and yours truly… Demon! We’ve also got a Clown Mascot too, although I’m led to believe that some people actually like clowns - I know, I don’t get it either! Anyway, the cards you are looking at are from our Zazzle store, but we also have creepy gifts and goodies at our CafePress and RedBubble stotes too! Enjoy!
Your friendly face of fearsome fun,
Demon Mascot :)
Monday, October 4, 2010
In the world we live in today it seems that gadgets can be found everywhere. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about this - I love gadgets as much as the next mascot. Well, maybe not the Nerd Mascot, but that’s another story :) But sometimes I do wish these gadgets were a little bit cuter. And, as it turns out, I’m not alone in this wish. Introducing PUFFY P…
See what I mean? PUFFY P is a designer and illustrator who specialises in creating cute and fun goodies to put smiles on faces. And recently they released 5 new kawaiitastic iPhone wallpaper apps that do exactly that! Each app contains up to 101 wallpapers - every one of them brimming with kawaii coolness! There’s 101 Cute Wallpapers, 101 Funny Wallpapers, 101 Love Wallpapers, Halloween Fun Wallpapers (very fitting for this time of year!), and they even have Christmas Fun Wallpapers too! And at 99 cents a pop, you won’t have to break the bank to get your hands on them! How cool is that?
Keeping gadgets gorgeous,
Cute Mascot :)
Friday, October 1, 2010
Ahhhh… the mists clear and the spirits emerge once again. And it looks like they’ve got Halloween on their minds! But will they be bringing us tricks or treats? There’s only one way to find out! Read on, if you dare…
Aries Mar 21 - Apr 20
Holidaying at this time of year may be a good way to save money, but remember… cheap doesn’t always mean bargain! You have been warned!
Lucky cheese: Cheddar
Taurus Apr 21 - May 21
An encounter with a broken honey pot could lead to a sticky situation. Avoid broken honey pots and you should be OK. Shouldn’t be too hard to do!
Lucky cheese: Stilton
Gemini May 22 - Jun 22
An uninvited guest could ruin a romantic night out. And possibly a long standing friendship! Best rethink that surprise entrance plan!
Lucky cheese: Brie
Cancer Jun 23 - Jul 23
Resolving family disputes is never easy. So try gaining the full support of the Trade Unions if you want to stab a sibling in the back this month. I’ve heard it really works!
Lucky cheese: Red Windsor
Leo Jul 24 - Aug 23
While patience is indeed a virtue, it doesn’t always get you where you want to be. Always check what queue you’re actually joining to avoid learning this the long way!
Lucky cheese: Wensleydale
Virgo Aug 24 - Sep 23
Two heads are better than one is a comment on the merits of teamwork, not an expression of aesthetic superiority. Remember this to avoid an embarrassing incident at a beauty pageant!
Lucky cheese: Double Gloucester
Libra Sep 24 - Oct 23
You’re right, letting your hair down and having some fun is indeed a good way to relieve stress. Although perhaps not at work! Remember: Time and Place!
Lucky cheese: Swaledale
Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 22
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. If you can stand the heat, then stay in the kitchen. Becoming a chef isn’t rocket science you know!
Lucky cheese: Garstang Blue
Sagittarius Nov 23 - Dec 21
AVOID READING ANYTHING WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE THIS MONTH UNSCATHED. WOOPS! LOOKS LIKE I HIT CAPS LOCK AGAIN! SORRY!
Lucky cheese: Waterloo
Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20
A romantic gift will bring great excitement this month. Though sadly not to you. Still, it’s nice to know someone’s having fun, isn’t it?
Lucky cheese: Huntsman
Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 19
Saving money in these cash strapped times is a good idea. Doing it by never buying soap again isn’t. Just letting you know… before your friends do!
Lucky cheese: Yarg
Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20
A wholly inaccurate horoscope prediction could spell you downfall this month. But look on the bright side, it might be this one that’s inaccurate! Phew!
Lucky cheese: Cheshire
Ahhhh… the mists return, and the spirits again take their leave. But did they bring you what you so desired? Probably not I’m guessing. But ho hum, whaddya gonna do? Anyway, until we meet again dear readers,
Mystic Mascot :)