Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monthly Round-up. November 2011

written by Ed Mascot

Well, readers, it’s happened again. Another month in the life of the KawaiiPunk blog has come and gone! But what a month it was! A month that saw us meet a walking wonder, a retro nerd, and even a creepy Christmas character. And that’s not even mentioning all the cool crafters and designers we met like Bijou Kitty, Grandma Thunderpants, and Squid & Pig to name but a few! And let’s not forget our monthly puzzle! Did you work out who the ghostly figure behind the Serious Mascot was?

Did you work out who the ghostly figure behind the Serious Mascot was?
Amazing! It was the Angry Mascot! I wonder why he was hanging around while the Serious Mascot was getting his photo taken? Maybe it was his camera? Hmmm… I guess we may never know! Anyway, that’s all for this month folks, but be sure to come back in December when we’ll more of the same for your shopping and entertainment pleasure! Including another puzzle! Yippee!

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

Monday, November 28, 2011

Smile! It’s Randomeyes Boutique!

written by Mischief Mascot

When it comes to having fun I like to think I know thing or two about raising a smile! Well, I am the Mischief Mascot after all :) And today I’m going to introduce you all to a shop that’s guaranteed to put a smile on the face of all that see it! A shop that raises the whole concept of kawaii jewellery to a whole new level! A shop by the name of Randomeyes Boutique…

Kawaii jewellery at Randomeyes Boutique
See what I mean? At Randomeyes Boutique you can by incredibly cute jewellery and accessories all adorned with wonderfully fun googly eyes! And talk about a wide selection - it’s got rings, it’s got bracelets, it’s got earrings, it’s got pins, it’s got mirrors, it’s got keyrings… in fact, it’s got just about everything you could ever wish for! And if that isn’t fun, I don’t know what is!

Keep on smiling,
Mischief Mascot :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Creepy Christmas Mascot!

Readers' Emails

Dear Monster Mascot,

You may remember, back in October, I transformed your colleague the Cute Mascot into a hideous creature of the night for Halloween. (Re. Creepily Cute Mascot!) Well, given the undeniable success of that transformation, I thought I’d have a go at another seemingly impossible makeover. Namely turning yourself into a happy, friendly Christmas character. And here is the result…

It's a Monster Mascot Christmas makeover!
I know, it is incredible, isn’t it? Who would have thought that anyone could possibly have turned your freakishly monstrous self into a cuddly Christmas cutie? And all it took was a bit of red body paint and a cheap Santa hat! Plus a little bit of snow for that truly festive feel! Absolutely remarkable! But then again, what else would you expect from yours truly :) Enjoy!

Making Xmas merry,
Tamara Tallulah

Monster Mascot replies...

Well, I guess this means the festive season has finally arrived here at KawaiiPunk! Still, at least we managed to hold it off until the end of November! Which these days is probably some kind of record :)

Thanks Tamara,
Monster Mascot :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Forecasting Ink Rain

written by Wrestler Mascot

When I first joined the KawaiiPunk mascots I did worry about how much I could contribute to this blog. After all, being a wrestler doesn’t exactly lend itself to the fluffy world of kawaii! But thankfully, both for you and myself, these concerns proved to be premature. For not only have I managed to find a cute shop, I’ve also found some cute wrestlers too!

Ink Rain at RedBubble
Welcome to the wonderful world of Ink Rain. Pretty cool, isn’t it? At the Ink Rain RedBubble shop you can find the wonderful designs shown above on t-shirts, kids clothes, and stickers - and those are just some of the designs available! There’s also cats, horses, zebras, and even a duck billed platypus waiting there for you! And, of course, there’s also my personal favourite… lots and lots of wrestlers! Fantastic!

Your sporting buddy,
Wrestler Mascot :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Foto Fiasco! Serious Mascot!

written by Puzzle Mascot

Okay, folks, time for another puzzle! And this month I’ve got an absolute gem! It’s got drama! It’s got intrigue! It’s got mystery! But above all else it’s got… a malfunctioning camera! Yes, crazy as it may sound, it looks like the ever serious Serious Mascot has got himself into a bit of bother in the photographic department. Confused? Then take a look at this…

Can you work out who the ghostly figure behind the Serious Mascot is?
See what I mean? It appears the Serious Mascot has managed to take a double exposure while posing for a new portrait, although quite how he managed this with a digital camera is another puzzle in itself! But let’s not dwell on that, because the question I want answered is… who is the mysterious ghostly figure standing behind the Serious Mascot in the photograph? Find out if you worked out who it was when the answer is revealed in this month’s monthly round-up!

Happy puzzling,
Puzzle Mascot :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Retro Nerd!

Readers' Art

Dear Nerd Mascot,

I’m not usually one to make assumptions about people I’ve never met, but I reckon with a name like the Nerd Mascot I’m on pretty safe ground in assuming you’re a fan of retro gaming! So, as something of an old school fan myself, I thought I’d have a go at creating an artwork to celebrate our shared enthusiasm for the golden age of gaming! And here it is…

It's a pixel art Nerd Mascot!
It’s an absolutely amazing pixel art picture of your own good self! And what’s more, if you’ll excuse me blowing my own trumpet for a little bit longer, I reckon it captures your unique nerdiness in an amazing display of low res glory! In fact, it’s just a shame I don’t have the know-how create an entire game for this amazing creation, as I reckon any such game would be an absolute corker!

Your pixel pal,
Harold Melvin. Aged 40.

Nerd Mascot replies...

Fantastic! Thanks Harold! That is undoubtedly the coolest thing anyone has ever sent me since I joined the KawaiiPunk mascots! Although given the last thing I was sent (Re. Nerd No More!) I don’t think you’ve got too much competition to worry about!

Thanks again,
Nerd Mascot :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Stylish Stationery at Cool Pencil Case

written by Junior Mascot

It is often said that our school days are the happiest days of our lives, and I reckon I know the reason why - super cool stationery! Well, you didn’t think it was going to be all that boring Roman history and Shakespeare, did you? Of course not! And today, thanks to a little shop called Cool Pencil Case, I’m going to help you relive those carefree days of scented erasers, pencil toppers and, of course, pencil cases!

Stylish stationery at Cool Pencil Case
What you are looking at above are just some of the amazingly cool products available from Cool Pencil Case. The shop itself sells pencil cases, pencil erasers, pens and pencils, desktop supplies, letter sets, journals and more! All of which are among the coolest examples of stationery goods you’re ever likely to see! And all of which are seriously darn cute too! Result!

Always giving gold stars,
Junior Mascot :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

PEZ - Greatest Gadget Ever!

written by Gadget Mascot

As the newest member of the KawaiiPunk mascots I thought I better make my first post something special. And because I’m a mascot for all things gadget related I guessed that something special should really be a gadget. But which gadget to choose? The iPod? The mobile phone? The digital camera? All good ideas, but they’re not very kawaii, are they? Nope, as far as I was concerned there was only ever going to be one winner…

It's the PEZ candy dispenser!
Yes, that’s right, it’s that super cute classic… the PEZ candy dispenser! For over half a century now the PEZ candy dispenser has been delivering sweets to boys and girls (and mascots too!) the world over! And it doesn’t look like it’s about to stop doing so any time soon - the mark of a truly great gadget if ever there was one! And, unlike many a modern gadget, you don’t have to take out a second mortgage to buy one! Perfection!

Keeping gadgets great,
Gadget Mascot :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Sensational Squid & Pig!

written by Cute Mascot

Great news, readers, I’ve only gone and found another incredibly cute shop to tell you all about! Well, they don’t call me the Cute Mascot for nothing you know :) So are you ready to meet some adorable artwork, greet some gorgeous gifts, and say hello to a whole host of cute and colourful characters? Then what are waiting for? Let’s go…

Squid & Pig at Zazzle
Ta da! It’s the incredible Squid & Pig’s Shop! The Squid & Pig’s Shop is a Zazzle store that sells t-shirts, clothing, bags, mugs, badges, keyrings, stickers, mousepads and much, much more! And believe me when I say, the adorable artwork adorning these aforementioned goodies is undoubtedly amongst the cutest I’ve ever seen! And, given that I am the Cute Mascot, you can be sure I know what I’m talking about!

Your cute connoisseur,
Cute Mascot :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Marvellous Metal Wigs!

Readers' Emails

Dear Metal Mascot,

I noticed that last month one of your readers sent your colleague the Clown Mascot an email about cosmetics. (Re. Clown Cosmetics!) An absolutely terrifying prospect, as I’m sure you’ll agree! But one that got me thinking… although the Clown Mascot may not have been the ideal starting point for a beauty revolution, that doesn’t mean that all of you other mascots have to be non starters too! Can you guess where I’m going with this?

Metal Mascot Wigs!
Yip, that’s right, it’s Metal Mascot wigs! You see, unlike your previous reader I happen to think the 1980s were an absolutely amazing decade - particularly for hairstyles! After all, who doesn’t look good in a poodle perm or a mullet? Am I right? Of course I am! And so I have created an example of what these Metal Wigs may look like! And, if you ask me, I reckon they look pretty rad!

Keeping the 80s alive,
Keith Clement.

Metal Mascot replies...

Wow! Thanks Keith! It’s always nice to hear from an enthusiastic reader! Although I do fear your idea may be harder to get off the ground than you think! After all, do you really think the world is ready for a Pat Sharpe revival?

Keep on rockin’,
Metal Mascot :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Goodness! It’s Grandma Thunderpants!

written by Adorable Mascot

OK readers, time for another top kawaii treat! And believe me, this is one treat you definitely don’t want to miss! It’s got cute characters, fun food, and more smiley faces than a tweenagers diary! In fact, this isn’t just a treat, it’s a bona fide kawaii feast! So are you all ready to tuck in? Then let’s get started! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the wonderful world of Grandma Thunderpants…

Kawaii jewellery and accessories at Grandma Thunderpants
Delicious, isn’t it? Grandma Thunderpants is a super cute shop that sells beautifully hand crafted jewellery and accessories, and every one of them is an absolute to joy to behold! Not to mention absolutely adorable too! And with everything from necklaces and earrings to bracelets and phone charms you can be sure this is one shop you’ll be going back to again and again! And again… and again! Bon appetite, readers!

Always adorable,
Adorable Mascot :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Walking Wonder!

Readers' Art

Dear Imp Mascot,

As a fan of all things fun I thought you might like to see a recent artwork I created that took its inspiration from your own sweet self! Well… artwork is probably something of an overstatement! It’s more of a crude novelty toy I knocked up in about five minutes to keep the kids amused! But as this blog doesn’t actually have a “Readers’ Crude Novelty Toy” section I guess we’ll both have to settle for artwork instead! Anyway, here it is…

It's a walking wonder Imp Mascot paper cutout toy!
As you can see it’s basically a picture of yourself with finger holes cut out where your legs should be. Which means fingers can be inserted where the aforementioned legs should have been, and with a little bit of nimble dexterity the illusion of walking can be created! Or running! Or skipping, hopping, or even falling over! I reckon it’s pretty cool for five minutes work! What do you think?

Yours curiously,
Jemima Jenkins. Aged 32.

Imp Mascot replies...

Jemima, I absolutely love it! Although I have to disagree with your assertion that it’s not an artwork! After all, around these parts I am often referred to as a piece of work! Tee hee!

Yours impishly,
Imp Mascot :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Teddy Heaven at Bijou Kitty

written by Teddy Mascot

As winter draws ever closer and the temperatures start to drop many of you will undoubtedly be turning your thoughts to one thing - Christmas shopping! Yes, folks, it’s that time of the year again! A time to put on your thinking caps and find that special present for that special someone. And this year I reckon I’ve found the perfect shop to help you out…

Bijou Kitty at Etsy
Ta da! It’s the teddy-tastic Bijou Kitty! At the Bijou Kitty Etsy shop you can buy adorable hand crafted teddy bears for all your gift giving needs! And you can do it all from the warmth and comfort of your own home! No more trudging through the snow and rain. No more queues. No more headaches. Just sit back, click your mouse, and rest easy in the knowledge that a beautiful brand new teddy bear will be winging its way to you very soon. Absolutely perfect!

Your teddy master,
Teddy Mascot :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Horoscopes for November 2011

written by Mystic Mascot

Ahhhh… the mists clear and the spirits join us once more. But just what do they have in store for us this month? Love? Fame? Riches? There’s only one way to find out! Read on, if you dare…

Aries Mar 21 - Apr 20
A previously pleasant experience could become a nightmare this month. Beware of Christmas shoppers if you value a quiet life! You have been warned!
Lucky bone: Femur

Taurus Apr 21 - May 21
A little white lie could come back to haunt you this month, but the truth could be even worse! Best just keep your mouth shut for the next 4 weeks!
Lucky bone: Scapula

Gemini May 22 - Jun 22
Knowing exactly what you want could be the key to your success this month. Unfortunately, however, not knowing how to get it will undoubtedly be your downfall!
Lucky bone: Mandible

Cancer Jun 23 - Jul 23
Now’s a good time to grow a moustache if you’ve been thinking of growing a moustache. If you haven’t been thinking of growing a moustache, then don’t bother!
Lucky bone: Malleus

Leo Jul 24 - Aug 23
Avoiding reading sentences that begin with the letter “A” and end with the letter “H” will be your key to happiness this month.
Lucky bone: Radius

Virgo Aug 24 - Sep 23
Learning from you mistakes will serve you well this month. Although not making those mistakes in the first place would be even better! Think on!
Lucky bone: Tibia

Libra Sep 24 - Oct 23
Taking a loved one away for a romantic weekend is indeed a thoughtful gesture. Just make sure the loved one in question is your loved one!
Lucky bone: Patella

Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 22
An encounter with a hippo wearing dungarees could lead to an embarrassing incident! Avoid hippos wearing dungarees and you should be OK!
Lucky bone: Ulna

Sagittarius Nov 23 - Dec 21
Trying to keep everyone happy is an admirable endeavour. Unfortunately, however, it cannot be done! So this month… just be selfish! You may even enjoy it :)
Lucky bone: Clavicle

Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20
What at first seems like a good idea could prove to be a bad idea this month. So the best idea is to avoid ideas altogether. Get the idea?
Lucky bone: Incus

Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 19
A misheard conversation could lead to an awkward misunderstanding! Avoid this by paying more attention when eavesdropping. Or alternatively, just stop eavesdropping!
Lucky bone: Fibula

Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20
In fashion there’s a fine line between right and wrong. Tread carefully this month to avoid the latter! Or prepare for embarrassment and ridicule!
Lucky bone: Humerus

Ahhhh… the mists return and the spirits depart. And it looks like love, fame, and riches were nowhere to be seen! Oh well, what did you expect? Until we meet again dear readers,
Mystic Mascot :)