Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monthly Round-up. January 2012

written by Ed Mascot

Incredible! The first month of 2012 is already over! And what a month it was! A month that saw us meet a happy Grumpy Mascot, a skinny Greedy Mascot, and even an upgraded Gadget Mascot! And what about all those super cool designers we met, like Kannaya, Wear It Cuter, and Beata Viscera to name a few! And let’s not forget our monthly puzzle! Did you work out which hat belonged to the Loco Mascot?

Did you work out which hat belonged to the Loco Mascot?
Amazing, it was Hat B! Who’d have thought, huh? Anyway, folks, that’s all for this month. And sadly, due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances, that’s also all for the KawaiiPunk blog for the time being. But don’t be too upset, you can still get your kawaii fix over at the KawaiiPunk Twitter page - provided I can get my fellow mascots to use it that is! And hopefully we’ll all be right back here later in the year, blogging away bigger and better than ever! But in the meantime - a big thank you to all of our wonderful readers who have supported us over the past three years, and remember… whatever you do, keep it kawaii!

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

Monday, January 30, 2012

Toyah is Tops!

Readers' Art

Dear Stereo Mascot,

You may remember back in September of 2009 I sent you a fantastic piece of readers’ art. (Re. Masterful Musical Masterpiece!) Well, guess what? Yip, that’s right, today I’m sending you another such amazing artwork for you and your readers to enjoy! And, once again, it has absolutely nothing to do with KawaiiPunk or kawaii whatsoever!

It's post punk singing sensation Toyah!
Stunning stuff, wouldn’t you agree? It’s a couple of pictures of post punk singing sensation Toyah, taken from the September 4th 1982 edition of TV Tops which, at the time, claimed to be “Britain’s best TV comic!” - although I’m pretty sure the good folks at Look-in would have had something to say about that boast! Anyway… once again I cannot actually claim credit for these wonderful works of art, as they were drawn by Gillian Jones of Manchester and Andrew Payne from Bexhill-on-Sea, who won a staggering £5 and £2 respectively for their efforts! Lucky them, huh?

Yours retrospectively,
Matthew Masterson. Aged 36.

Stereo Mascot replies...

Wow! Thanks Matthew! Another fantastic slice of pop history for us all to enjoy! And another mystery as to what that lucky pair spent their winnings on! Gillian, Andrew, if you’re reading this, you know what to do!

Keeping music alive,
Stereo Mascot :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Listen to Lucialicious!

written by Stereo Mascot

Great news, readers! I’ve finally managed to find the shop I’ve been looking for all my life! It’s a shop that combines my two favourite things in the whole wide world - music and cuteness! Want to see what it looks like? Of course you do! So sit back, make yourselves comfortable, and get yourselves ready for a right royal treat! It’s time for Lucialicious…

Lucialicious at RedBubble
See? I told you it was good! Lucialicious is a designer and illustrator who manages combine the energies of music and pop culture with a delightful kawaii twist - which is just the sort of designer and illustrator I like! And at her RedBubble store you can pick up her wonderful work on t-shirts, hoodies, kids clothes, and cards! Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it :)

Your music maestro,
Stereo Mascot :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gadget Upgrade!

Readers' Emails

Dear Gadget Mascot,

As a fan of all things gadget related I imagine you had yourself a gizmo filled Christmas packed with all manner of new toys to play with! Which sound pretty good to me! But, having said that, I couldn’t help wondering what happens in a couple of months time when all these gadgets become obsolete. And for that matter… what happens to you? Can you guess where I’m going with this? That’s right! It’s time for another mascot makeover…

It's a Gadget Mascot makeover!
Tada! You see, to counteract your impending obsolescence I’ve given you an amazing makeover to make sure you stay competitive in the high paced world of electronic gadgets. And how have I done this? Simple! I’ve repackaged you in different colouring and slashed your cost by a staggering $9990! Now you’re only worth $9.99! That should keep you sitting pretty!

Always thinking,
Tamara Tallulah

Gadget Mascot replies...

Well Tamara, I never thought I’d hear myself say this, but I think you have actually managed to outdo yourself with this one! In fact, I’d go on the record as saying this is your weirdest makeover to date! And that’s really saying something!

Keep up the mad work,
Gadget Mascot :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Hat Hullabaloo! Loco Mascot!

written by Puzzle Mascot

Woohoo! It’s puzzle time! And not just any puzzle, but the very first puzzle of 2012! How cool is that? I bet you all can’t wait to see what kind of brain teasing treat I’ve got lined up for you! Well wait no more, folks, because here it comes! And who is the star of this latest puzzle? Why, it’s none other than our very own Loco Mascot…

Can you work out which hat belongs to the Loco Mascot?
You see, it looks like the Loco Mascot has misplaced his hat. No surprise there, huh? But luckily he had the foresight to take a picture of his hat, just in case this very situation arose! Unfortunately, being the Loco Mascot and all, he also took a picture of three other hats that have nothing to do with him whatsoever! So the question is… can you work out which one of the hats actually belongs to the Loco Mascot? Find out if you chose the right hat when the answer is revealed in this month’s monthly round-up!

Happy hunting,
Puzzle Mascot :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Euphoria Doria Gives You More-ia!

written by Imp Mascot

Ahhh… fun! Where would we be without it? Probably hanging out with the Grumpy Mascot! Tee-hee! But seriously, can you imagine a world without fun? A world without laughter? A world without smiles? Doesn’t bear thinking about, does it? Well, thankfully, I’ve managed to find a happy little shop that will keep all of our lives fun filled and frown free! And here it is…

Euphoria Doria at Etsy
Pretty cool, isn’t it? It’s called Euphoria Doria and, if you ask me, it’s probably the most fun filled shop we’ve ever featured! At Euphoria Doria you can buy super cute accessories featuring a whole host of adorable characters that are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face - including Barbie, Miss Piggy, and even Hello Kitty! So what are you waiting for? Head on over now and let the fun begin!

Your fun loving friend,
Imp Mascot :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gargantuan Greed!

Readers' Art

Dear Greedy Mascot,

I noticed last week that one of your readers sent you an insane proposition. (Re. Chocolate No More!) Well, to say I was incensed by this correspondence would without doubt be the biggest understatement of the century! I mean really… asking you, the Greedy Mascot, to give up chocolate? Pure madness! And so, to counteract this absurdity, I created this…

It's a chocolate filled Greedy Mascot!
Yes, that’s right, it’s a picture of what I imagine you to look like after having eaten all of the chocolates in the entire world! After all, surely that’s a much more likely scenario to occur than the prospect of you giving up those deliciously tasty and tempting treats! Enjoy yourself!

Yours happily,
Bernard Bloatkins. Aged 47.

Greedy Mascot replies...

Wow! Thanks Bernard! A picture of me having eaten all of the chocolates in the entire world! Now that has given me something to aim for!

Inspiring stuff,
Greedy Mascot :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hooray for Happy Thought!

written by Lovestruck Mascot

Well readers, the so called “party season” may be over for another year but, if you’re anything like me, that doesn’t mean the parties are going to be stopping anytime soon! After all, it’s less than a month to go until Valentines Day, and I know I’m going to partying hard when that rolls around! And then there’s all those birthday parties I’ll have to attend! And house warmings! And parties for the sake of parties! Just what am I going to do?

Papercrafts at Happy Thought
How about getting all my party supplies from the adorable Happy Thought Papercrafts shop? Yes, at the creatively crafty Happy Thought store you can buy all your gift giving and party accessories in one beautiful place - including gift boxes, celebration garlands, and even greeting cards and stationery! Absolute party perfection! Have fun!

Yours lovingly,
Lovestruck Mascot :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sweet Sentiments

written by Sweet Mascot

Well readers, Christmas may be well and truly over but that doesn’t mean there’s no more occasions to get excited about! Can you guess what I’m talking about? It’s going to happen in just over a month’s time? You might be marking it by sending a card? Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about Valentines Day…

It's a Sweet Mascot Valentine card!
And what better way to celebrate this wonderful day than with a beautiful card featuring me! What? We’re all allowed to blow our own trumpets now and again, aren’t we :) Anyway, you can buy these amazing cards at the KawaiiPunk Zazzle and CafePress shops and I reckon they’d be absolutely perfect for that big day gesture! Although I suppose you could always go for one of my colleagues like the Lovestruck, Cute, or Adorable Mascots. But then again, I think we all know who the sweetest choice would be - tee hee :)

Your Valentine helper,
Sweet Mascot :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Brilliant Beata Viscera

written by Demon Mascot

OK readers, time for something really cool! And I mean cool with a capital C! I’m talking about a shop with some seriously sweet styles and plenty of creepily cute characters to boot! And if you ask me, that’s the best kind of shop in the world! So, do you want to see what it looks like? Good, because here it is…

Beata Viscera at Zazzle
See, I told you it was cool! What you are looking at above is just a small sample of the incredible designs available from Beata Viscera. And at the brilliant Beata Viscera Zazzle store you can pick up these designs on t-shirts, notebooks, neckaces, iphone cases, cards, buttons, keychains, and a whole lot more! Yip, that’s right folks, it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Keeping it cool,
Demon Mascot :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Chocolate No More!

Readers' Emails

Dear Greedy Mascot,

I’m writing to you today with a proposal. Don’t panic, it’s not a marriage proposal or anything! It’s actually about chocolate. You see, for my new year’s resolution I’ve decided I’m going to give up chocolate, and thought perhaps you might like to do the same. In fact, I’ve even prepared this image to give you an idea of what you may look like if you choose to join me…

It's the Greedy Mascot on a chocolate free diet!
Pretty nifty, don’t you think? I reckon if the two of us were to give up chocolate together it would be a lot easier for both of us. We can offer support to each other in our shared dietary endeavour, and provide a comforting and sympathetic ear when the inevitable chocolate temptation undoubtedly strikes. It all sounds like a good idea, wouldn’t you agree?

Yours hopefully (and hungrily!),
Jennifer Bayle

Greedy Mascot replies...

Well Jennifer, I have to say… yes, I do agree! That does sound like a good idea - well thought out with impeccable logic! But there is just one small problem! I’m the Greedy Mascot, and I ain’t giving up chocolate for no one!

Good luck flying solo,
Greedy Mascot :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Let’s All Wear It Cuter!

written by Cute Mascot

Great news everyone! And no, I’m not talking about my first appearance of 2012! Although, now that I think about it, that is pretty good news! Tee hee! No, I’m talking about the fantastically cute shop I’ve just found over at Etsy. Want to see it? Of course you do! So let’s have a look! It’s called Wear It Cuter, and it looks a little something like this…

Wear It Cuter at Etsy
See what I mean? Absolutely amazing, isn’t it? At the Wear It Cuter shop you can buy utterly adorable necklaces, earrings, charms, bracelets, rings and more. And, as if that wasn’t enough to get your kawaii loving hearts racings, it’s also packed with lots of your favourite cute characters too, including Hello Kitty, My Melody Bunny, and even Blythe! Isn’t that just the coolest!

Always keeping it cute,
Cute Mascot :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy Not Grumpy New Year!

Readers' Art

Dear Grumpy Mascot,

I’m writing to you in an effort to cheer you up. You see, having thoroughly enjoyed the recent festive season, and all the parties that go with it, I’ve decided my new years resolution will be to make people smile. And what better place to start this endeavour than with your own grumpy self! Which brings me to this…

Happy New Year Grumpy Mascot!
Yip, that’s right, it’s a picture I’ve drawn of yourself with a big old smile on your face, and I’ve even placed it on a Danger Mouse comic strip to pack in a bit more fun! I know, it is a work of genius, isn’t it! Anyway, I do hope this astounding artistic effort cheers you up a bit and gets your new year off to a suitably smiley start! Have fun!

Spreading the joy,
Doreen Dimbleby. Aged 81.

Grumpy Mascot replies...

Unbelievable! Just when I thought the festive madness was over, this happens! I mean honestly, do you readers really expect me to take this stuff seriously! A picture of me smiling! Ain’t gonna happen, folks!

Thank you for wasting my time (again!),
Grumpy Mascot :(

Monday, January 2, 2012

Cute and Cool Kannaya

written by Sweet Mascot

OK readers, time to get this new year started properly! And who better to do that than my own sweet self! What? I’m only saying what everyone’s thinking :) Anyway, for my first kawaii pick of 2012 I’ve decided to take a trip to RedBubble, and I’m pretty sure you’ll all be very glad I did! So, without any further ado, I present to you the incredibly cute world of Kannaya…

Kannaya at RedBubble
See what I mean? Kannaya is an artist and designer that specialises in creating beautifully unique vector graphics and illustrations. And at her Redbubble store you can buy these amazing creations on t-shirts, stickers, and cards. Which, if you ask me, sounds like a very good way to get 2012 off to a super kawaii start! Wouldn’t you agree?

Your cute and clever friend,
Sweet Mascot :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Horoscopes for January 2012

written by Mystic Mascot

Ahhhh… the mists clear and the spirits return. What wonders will they reveal to us this month. And will they be spreading some new year joy? There’s only one way to find out…

Aries Mar 21 - Apr 20
The new year could see great opportunities coming your way. Although it’s much more likely to be the same old, same old! Sorry about that!
Lucky plastic: Polyester (PES)

Taurus Apr 21 - May 21
Sticking to that new year’s resolution you made might prove difficult this month. Best just give up now and save yourself the hassle of trying!
Lucky plastic: Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Gemini May 22 - Jun 22
Boredom, repetition, and a return to the mundane will play a big part in your life this month. Well, the holiday season has to end some time!
Lucky plastic: Polyurethanes (PU)

Cancer Jun 23 - Jul 23
Don’t waste your time thinking about what could have been this month - it’s pointless! Besides, your new regret should be more than enough to keep you busy!
Lucky plastic: Polyethylene (PE)

Leo Jul 24 - Aug 23
Remember: a January sale bargain is only a bargain if it’s something you need! 3 for 2 lawnmowers are seldom a wise purchase! You have been warned!
Lucky plastic: Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

Virgo Aug 24 - Sep 23
The return to normality after the festive madness may seem like a welcome relief, but don’t get too complacent! There’s less than a year to go till the next one!
Lucky plastic: Polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC)

Libra Sep 24 - Oct 23
Now’s a good time to make some big changes in your life if you’ve been thinking of making some big changes in your life. But a bad time if you haven’t!
Lucky plastic: High-density polyethylene (HDPE)

Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 22
This month your horoscope prediction will be a pointless statement that doesn’t really go anywhere and is thoroughly uninsightful! Still, at least it’s honest!
Lucky plastic: Polystyrene (PS)

Sagittarius Nov 23 - Dec 21
Confusing what you want with what you need could spell your downfall this month! So you’ll need to think of what you need to want to find the solution you need!
Lucky plastic: Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)

Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20
While it’s true a joke can be a good way to lighten an awkward moment, it only really works well if that joke is funny. Remember this if you want to avoid an even more awkward moment!
Lucky plastic: Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)

Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 19
A decision made in haste could have big ramifications in your life this month. So avoid making decisions in haste! Unless you like big ramifications, that is!
Lucky plastic: Polypropylene (PP)

Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20
Amazing news! This month all horoscope predictions will apply specifically to you! So now you can read them all and take your pick! How cool is that?
Lucky plastic: Polycarbonate/Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (PC/ABS)

Ahhhh… the mists return and the spirits depart once more. And it looks like the new year joy is in scant supply! But then again, what did you expect? Until we meet again dear readers,
Mystic Mascot :)