Leaf Hats

Today’s podcast is all about leaf hats!

Okay, so they’re not really “hats,” but I didn’t know what to call them. I’m talking about when an anime character wears a leaf on their head.

Like so.

Like so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aww!  Hamtaro is so cute!  But, wait.  Haven’t we seen this somewhere before?

 

Oh, yeah!  I knew that looked familiar.

Oh, yeah! I knew that looked familiar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe it’s a trend to wear a leaf on one’s head…  Right, Naruto?

Believe it!

Believe it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, what’s this all about?

Remember our friend and neighbour, Totoro?  Well, he’s got relatives.

PomPoko

 

These are tanuki.  Maybe they can explain what the leaves are all about.

And here is a tanuki, drawn in another style (by someone named vantid).

And here is a tanuki, drawn in another style (by someone named vantid).

 

Squishable Tanuki!

Squishable Tanuki!

And again!

And again!

 

The resemblance is certainly there.

TotoroLeaf

 

Leaves can imply magical transformation abilities.

 

Leaves can mean a character is sly and sneaky...

Leaves can mean a character is sly and sneaky…

...or cute and naive.  Ve~

…or cute and naive. Ve~

 

Finally!  It is explained how a leaf makes Mario fly.

Finally! It is explained how a leaf makes Mario fly.

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Basic Cosplay Makeup

Do you like to cosplay but have no idea how to draw on your face? Me too! Except, I learned a little bit about the “drawing on the face” part. This episode is about the most basic of cosplay makeup. I explain it all for the absolute beginner who wants to wear makeup while cosplaying a character who doesn’t wear makeup.

(Hey, would this be a good place to show step-by-step pictures?)

It would be! But I’m not drawing on my face in front of the world at this point. Here’s my podcast where I talk about stupid cameras, squishy potato face, and how to make yourself look good in pictures.

Links!
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