Behind the Zine: Get Animated

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Re-imagining cartoon characters was one of my first ideas for Pistachio, and it definitely ended up being one of my favorite parts of the zine! I wanted to share some of the pictures I didn't include in the zine and explain a little bit on how I achieved these looks!


I stole my sister's jacket, wore the Jem pin Marlena made for me, made my eyebrows blue using eyeshadow, and tackled the unique eye make-up for Jem's little sister, Kimber.


Since my freshly dyed, uber bright pink hair would clash with her color scheme, I wore a short black wig my mom had bought for me a couple of years ago in an attempt to get me to NOT want to chop all my hair off (it didn't work! ^.~). I made the bow myself using Marlena's bow tutorial, and painted on whiskers and a button nose to emulate Hello Kitty!


If you have ever wondered what it looks like when I smile with my teeth (I strongly dislike my smile so that's why it's so absent from this blog! >.>)~~~ I didn't use this picture because of how messy the ponytail looks and my handmade-out-of-felt collar's clasp broke and I didn't notice at the time! For the hair I used an old wire hanger and manipulated it until I got the right shape, and the bow is also one I handmade for the occasion. I went through a drive-thru like this and got quite a stare from the cashier!

To view the finished project, check out page 12 of Pistachio!


  1. You look so cute in all of them and I love how imaginative you were! I wouldn't mind being hello kitty x

  2. You are so adorable and quirky! I love your zine too much and am tempted to make my own magazine now.
    Your blog is quite the inspiration, Kailey :)
    xx Maria

  3. " I went through a drive-thru like this and got quite a stare from the cashier!"
    You're amazing!

  4. You're so adorable- I love it all xx

  5. I think you look really pretty when you smile with teeth, but that's my opinion. :)
    The Judy Jetson hair is my absolute favorite and I would have been super stoked to see you if I were that cashier!

  6. This is awesome. I used to have a Jem doll and I always thought Judy Jetson was so cool.

  7. Loved this part of the Zine, so clever! And the backdrop is crazy awesome. It's all awesome!


  8. Ah!! the Hello Kitty one just made me go EEEEEEEEEEEP!!!! I love Hello Kitty so much and seeing you in the big red bow makes me smile! Its just the cutest thing! <3 xxxxxx

  9. "Astroburger Miss Judy?"

  10. AMAZING!!! :)


  11. OMG PINK HAIR. I have missed so much in my absence haha! Looks brillianttttt! Also you do look very lovely with a teethy smile. I think you should dress as Hello Kitty all the time :)

  12. Wow, I like these. You did all personalities perfectly! X

  13. wow, I love all the pics.

    From Paris with love!
    Kristina recently posted... Mac Hey, Sailor!.

  14. movie montage! love it!
    awesome as judy jetson, I've always wanted to dress like that character... looks like you had fun.. you're smiling!
    I never smile either though.. not in photos..
    take care!

  15. Lady, you are blowing up the right side of my brain.

  16. aw, these look like so much fun! i love it <3

  17. Fantastic!




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