Well folks, there goes the first month of 2011! And what an amazing month it was to start off the new year with! A month in which we got to see a Frost Mascot playset, a Doll Mascot paper doll, and even a Metal Mascot makeover. And of course we also got to meet some fantastic crafters, designers, and shops along the way, including Chocomari, SouZouCreations, and Tofu Cute to name just a few! And let’s not forget our monthly puzzle! Did you work out which mascot had appeared in the night sky?
Incredible! It was the Robot Mascot! I wonder if the boffins at NASA know about this stunning new constellation. Perhaps I should write them a letter? Anyway, while I ponder the consequences of this newest astronomical discovery, you wonderful readers can rest assured that one thing is certain… the KawaiiPunk Blog will return as ever next month! Hurrah! And, what with Valentine’s Day being just around the corner, we may even feature some romance too! Can you imagine?
See you all in February. Your host with the most, Ed Mascot :)
As a demon with a love of kawaii, I sometimes find it tricky to find things to write about on this blog. Well, trickier than some of the more conducively named mascots around here :) But that doesn’t mean I can’t contribute - oh no, not by a long shot! And today I’m going to contribute by introducing you all to a fiendishly fun shop by the name of Sick On Sin…
Ghoulishly good, isn’t it? Sick On Sin is an Etsy shop that specialises in creating super cool t-shirts, buttons, bags, and more that manage to combine the cute and the creepy in perfect measures. Zombies, devils, and vampires are all in attendance, and all looking extremely cute! But don’t think this is just a store for horror fans, because it’s also got some seriously sweet designs too. In fact, this is one shop you can definitely say has something for everyone! Have fun!
As a regular reader of this blog I would just like to say how much I enjoy your kawaii posting goodness. The horoscopes on the other hand… I can take ‘em or leave ‘em, but that’s another story! Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, this blog! Recently I noticed a reader had sent in an improvised Christmas present they had created after being caught out by the recent bad weather. (Re. Frosty Fun and Games!) And, taking inspiration from this wonderful idea, I decided to have a go myself…
That’s right, it’s a paper doll Doll Mascot toy I made in my lunch hour! Pretty cool isn’t it? As you can see I have created a number of different outfits and accessories for the doll to wear, and I reckon any little girl would love this as a birthday present! Actually, I’m more than reckoning, I’m stating my reputation as a father on it! What? We all forget to buy our kids a proper birthday present now and again! Don’t we?
Yours forgetfully, Russell Roberts. Aged 34.
Wow! That’s actually pretty cool for a guy who forgets his own daughter’s birthday! I just hope she’s not reading this! After all… we wouldn’t want you to look a fool, would we?
Woo hoo, my first post of 2011! I bet you wonderful readers were wondering where I’d got to, possibly even starting to worry a little too! Well, worry no more, for here I am! And, I’m pleased to report, my kawaii radar is as sharp and focused as it ever was! In fact, it’s possibly even sharper and more focused than ever! Don’t believe me? Then take a look at this…
Ta da! Pretty cute, isn’t it? What you are looking at are just some of fine products available to you at the kawaii-tastic Tofu Cute shop. Tofu Cute is a UK based kawaii shop that strives to bring its customers the cutest goodies, gadgets, and gifts the world has to offer! And, as far as I’m concerned, to say they’re doing a good job in this quest would undoubtedly be the understatement of the decade! And we’re not even through the first month of it :) Enjoy!
Woo hoo! It’s time for the first puzzle of 2011! Can you believe it? Of course you can! And to mark this glorious occasion I’ve got a puzzle the like of which you’ll never have dreamed possible! It’s got mystery! It’s got intrigue! It’s got… the Mystic Mascot staring at a bunch of stars! Don’t believe me? Then take a look at this…
You see, despite what people may say, our good friend the Mystic Mascot actually does put a lot of work into her horoscope predictions. No honestly, she does! But recently, while plotting the moon’s rise in Capricorn or something, she noticed a very strange sight in the night sky! It seems that a new constellation has appeared in the shape of a KawaiiPunk Mascot! The question is… can you work which mascot has appeared in the night sky? The answer, as ever, will be revealed in this month’s monthly round-up!
When I was a teenager in the early 1980s there was nothing I loved more than the musical stylings of the New Romantics. And, in exactly the same way as you show your love of Metal through your appearance, I too decided to dress the part! Well, as I’m sure you can imagine, I looked absolutely ridiculous! And the moral of this story? Never take fashion advice from music! It’s time for another mascot makeover…
Amazing, isn’t it? By the simple act of cutting your hair and dispensing with that foolish grimace of yours, I’ve managed to turn you from Metal Monstrosity to Beguiling Beauty. And who doesn’t want that? Another resounding success in my growing portfolio of magic mascot makeovers. Any thoughts?
Yours stylishly, Tamara Tallulah
While I agree the makeover you have presented me with is indeed amazing, I fear the reasons for my describing it as such may be very different from your own! And, now that I think about it, I’m not too sure about your “Beguiling Beauty” assertion either!
What a difference four weeks can make. I mean, remember this time last month? The excitement of Christmas being just around the corner? The anticipation of festive fun for all? Where did it all go? Well… I’ll tell you where it went! It didn’t go anywhere! Yip, that’s right folks - fun isn’t just for Christmas, it’s for all year round! Woo hoo! And to prove it, I’d like to show you all this…
See what I mean? What you are looking at above are just some of the fantastically fun products available to you at the Studio Capsule Zazzle store. And what a party packed store it is! A store where you can find t-shirts, stickers, mugs, buttons, cards, and much, much more besides - all adorned with some of the cutest, not to mention fun filled, characters you’ll ever see! So don’t let the January blues get you down, just head on over to Studio Capsule and let the party start all over again!
Yes readers, it’s true! An alien has been spotted in Japan! But don’t panic, this alien isn’t some monstrous Martian intent on world domination - at least, I hope he’s not :) Because this alien is none other than KawaiiPunk’s very own Alien Mascot! And what’s more, if you’re in Japan, you can see him too! Here, have a look…
Yes, thanks to the sterling work of DENKI-MIRAI and the wonderful wizardry of Field System Inc., the fine citizens of Japan can now enjoy animated KawaiiPunk wallpapers on their mobile phones! And the honour of being the first mascot to grace these groovy gadgets goes to our old friend the Alien Mascot! Congratulations! I wonder who’s going to be next?
One of the best things about dolls, and I say this with some authority and experience in the matter, is undoubtedly the accessories that come with them. I mean, didn’t you just love all those tiny little toys and trinkets that came with them when you opened the box as a child? Of course you did! And probably still do! And now, thanks to the work of SouZouCreations, you can get that joy all over again…
Yes, thanks to the incredibly imaginative work of SouZouCreations, we can once again rejoice at the wonders of beautifully crafted mini masterpieces! And this time it isn’t just the dolls who’ll be having all the fun - now we can wear them too! The SouZouCreations Etsy shop sells amazingly detailed, handcrafted rings, earrings, pendants, and charms in the forms of marvellous mini foods and sensational sweets! Very tasty indeed! And just the ticket to put a little smile on all our faces :)
While I’m sure you’ve been enjoying all the snow and ice we’ve been having lately, particularly last month, I have to say my experience with it has been somewhat different. Although, in an unexpected way, just as enjoyable! You see, because of all the snow and ice, the Christmas presents I had ordered for my grandchildren failed to arrive on time, which meant I was forced to improvise. And so, rather than risk breaking my neck in a last minute rush to the shops, I decided to make them something instead. And here it is…
Yes, it’s a fun and funky cut out and keep Frost Mascot playset! And what’s more, my grandchildren absolutely loved it! In fact, they loved it so much, I think I’m going to do the same thing next year! No more ordering online! No more battles with the Christmas shoppers! No more last minute rush! I can just sit back, take my time, and work at my own pace! All I need to do is decide which one of your mascot colleagues to use next time! Perfect!
Yours contentedly, Hilda Gorman. Aged 74.
Absolutely brilliant, Hilda! If I was wearing a hat I would take it off to you! And it just goes to show that snow and ice doesn’t always have to mean winter blues! Marvellous!
With the new year upon us, now is a good time to start thinking about new looks and styles. Well, as the Sweet Mascot, I actually think any time is a good time to be thinking about these things, but that’s another story :) So, with all this in mind, I’d like to put forward my first recommendation of stylishness for 2011! And here it is…
Pretty sweet, isn’t it? What you are looking at is just a sample of wonderful wares available from the sensational Sparklehen at RedBubble. The Sparklehen shop sells t-shirts, clothing, stickers, art, cards, and more, all adorned with beautifully distinctive illustrations than can’t help but impress. So, if you are looking to get 2011 off to a sweet and stylish start, at least now you’ll know where to go!
The new year is often seen as time to start afresh. A time to dispense with the old and roll in the new. A time for reinvention, if you will. And, as an expert in the art of reinvention, as I have already proved (Re. Not So Grumpy Mascot!), I thought it was about time you tried a bit of reinvention yourself. After all, you’re not exactly the coolest mascot in the bunch, are you? And so I decided to have a go at another mascot makeover…
Absolutely incredible, even if I do say so myself! As you can see I have removed your braces, given you a trendy new hairstyle, and even added a stylish scarf to give you a bit more character. I reckon with this new look you could even land yourself a job as a TV presenter. You know, on one of those channels that employ 30 year olds to act like teenagers or something! Can you imagine that?
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts, Tamara Tallulah
Wow, thanks Tamara. You certainly put a lot of thought and effort into this one. Although, if you don’t mind me saying, I think you may have overlooked one extremely pertinent point - I’m the Nerd Mascot, I’m supposed to be nerdy looking!
It’s traditional at new year for people to give things up. They seem to think by doing this they will make themselves better people. And, amazingly, a lot of people think the best thing to give up at new year is sweet things - I know, it is mad, isn’t it? After all, If I’d chosen to give up sweet things, I wouldn’t be able to tell you all about the fantastically sweet shop I’ve just found…
Ta da! The shop is called Chocomari and, much like me, it has decided to ignore tradition and gorge itself on as many sweet things as it can get its hands on! Yay! So at Chocomari you can find super sweet ice creams, gorgeous cupcakes, and plenty of tasty, tasty chocolate treats! And, because all these sweet sensations are on t-shirts, you won’t have to worry about diets to enjoy them!
Ahhhh… the mists clear to reveal another year and another set of futures. Will 2011 be lucky for you? Or will it be the same old same old? Only the spirits know the answers to that! So let’s ask them! Read on, if you dare…
AriesMar 21 - Apr 20 The new year will herald a plethora of changes in your life. Although, unfortunately, none of them will be good! Sorry! Lucky weather condition: Rain
TaurusApr 21 - May 21 You’re right! It is a good idea to buy your 2011 Christmas cards now! Just be sure to remember where you put them this time! You know what I’m talking about :) Lucky weather condition: Freezing fog
GeminiMay 22 - Jun 22 A broken promise to yourself may leave you feeling despondent. But don’t get too down about it, hardly anyone keeps their new year resolutions! Lucky weather condition: Sunny with a chance of showers
CancerJun 23 - Jul 23 Disappointed you didn’t get the festive season you were hoping for? Don’t worry! There’ll be another one along in 12 months! Yipee! Lucky weather condition: Snow
LeoJul 24 - Aug 23 A thankless and cumbersome task awaits you this month! Well, did you really need that many Christmas lights on your house? Think on! Lucky weather condition: Cloudy but dry
VirgoAug 24 - Sep 23 A welcome slice of normality will return this month like a much loved, long lost relative! Hurrah! No more Christmas shoppers! Lucky weather condition: Frost
LibraSep 24 - Oct 23 Wanting the festive season to last a bit longer is totally natural! Trying to make it so by continuing to wear a Santa hat isn’t! Just letting you know! Lucky weather condition: Wet and windy
ScorpioOct 24 - Nov 22 An awkward situation awaits you as go back to work this month. Star thinking of excuses now to explain that staff night out “incident” if you want to avoid this! Lucky weather condition: Humid
SagittariusNov 23 - Dec 21 A mammoth task you once thought unachievable will finally be completed this month! Yep, you’ll finally finish eating that Christmas turkey! Lucky weather condition: Stormy
CapricornDec 22 - Jan 20 Now would be good time to book that summer holiday you’ve always dreamed of. If you hadn’t spent all your money at Christmas that is! Lucky weather condition: Overcast but warm
AquariusJan 21 - Feb 19 Don’t be too alarmed by your partner’s declaration of a new year revolution. It’s probably just a slip of the tongue. At least, I hope it is! Lucky weather condition: Hail
PiscesFeb 20 - Mar 20 Look on the bright side. The joy of the festive season may be over, but that doesn’t mean the drudgery of day to day life has to stop too! Yay! Lucky weather condition: Seasonal
Ahhhh… the mists return and the spirits depart once more. But did they bring the new year joy you oh so hoped and wished for? Well, did they? Until we meet again dear readers, Mystic Mascot :)