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Five Nights at Pia’s Little Customs, part 2

A few days ago I finished the last of my customs of the characters from the game Five Nights at Freddy’s 2! These were a huge project that included a head-swapped custom, a custom that I only used a LPS head for and sculpted the entire body for as well as two humanoid customs (which are always challenging to make!).

WIP pictures from along the way:

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Sketch of Toy Bonnie, Chica and Freddy Sketch2519027

Sketch of Balloon Boy and Marionette / The Puppet Sketch19113288Sketch of broken Mangle (on the left is a reference picture for the body found on Google, I would credit the original artist but I couldn’t find the name! :<)

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The first toy animatronic custom I finished was Toy Chica. I made her from a G2 penguin figure and re-shaped her beak as well as added the hair fluff, cheeks and bib to her. She turned out so cute! :)

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The second one I finished was Toy Bonnie. He is made from a G2 bunny that I added the cheeks and bow to as well as re-shaped the mouth and nose.

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After that I made Toy Freddy from a G3 bear / panda figure. I added the hat, cheeks and bow to him as well as re-shaped his mouth.

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Custom #294, Toy Freddy PicsArt_1421451418990The three kawaii toy animatronics together! Bonnie is my favorite :)

After making the three main characters I made Balloon Boy. He is so creepy, especially the “HI!” and the giggling! :D I made him from a G2 baby monkey figure that I added the hat, hair and cheeks to. I also re-shaped his nose, mouth and feet. What a creepy little custom he turned out to be!

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The Puppet / Marionette was up next. I made it from a G2 monkey figure that I removed the ears and tail from. I re-shaped the mouth and added the rosy cheeks to it. It turned out way too cute to be creepy in my opinion xD

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After these customs my two Mangles (fixed and broken) were next. I first made the fixed Mangle using the same base figures as I used for Foxy (G2 musical note panda for the body and G2 fox for the head). I added the cheeks to her as well as the bow and tail. She’s (?) so pretty! ^_^

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And last but not least, here is broken Mangle. I used a G4 fox figure for it and sculpted the entire body to it (based on the reference sketch). This was by far one of the most complex customs I’ve ever done! I sculpted it in several steps (three or four in total?) and the paint job wasn’t easy either! I love how it turned out ^_^

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Custom #318, Mangle (broken)

As a recap, here are all my FNAF inspired customs in one glance :)

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I won’t be selling most of these but I’m remaking the FNAF 1 customs as well as the toy animatronics inspired ones and the Mangle (fixed / full body) one :)

Anyways, that’s it for now! I’ll try to post my Face Off episode 3 recap as well as my (very late) weekly blog post soon! ^_^

Hope you enjoyed this post!

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Customs #299 -> #310

Hey guys! I will be writing two blog posts today, hurrah! Mainly because I was supposed to write stuff on Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday but somehow I just didn’t have time…

Stuff I’ve been up to since last time I wrote something:

– I’ve started sketching again! Yay! Maybe one day I’ll even try to get some prints done and show them to you guys :)

– I’ve been seriously considering taking 2-3 weeks off work (customizing) and going abroad to refocus my creativity on other things I want to do as well such as photography, sketching / illustration and possibly even writing a thing or two. I feel slightly burned out since I (finally) got my thesis done and the LPS customizing has been very intense the last month or so without me getting the chance of having a proper break in between. We’ll see!

– My commissions are open again (through my website www.piaslittlecustoms.com)!

– Me and the fiance had a meeting with our lovely catering dudes for the wedding. It’s finally starting to sink in that I’m getting married soon!<3

That’s it in a nutshell I guess! Anyways, on to the customs:

Customs #299 and #300, Helios / Pegasus and Chibi Moon from the anime Sailor moon! I looooved this series when I was little and I always wanted to have pink hair because of Chibiusa xD I decided to make Pegasus as well because I thought he’d look perfect as a LPS!

#299 Pegasus (made from a G2 horse):

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I loved sculpting the wings! So much fun! ^_^

#300 Chibi Moon (made from a G2 musical note panda):

PicsArt_1421748619169 PicsArt_1421707936266So kawaiiiii! ^_^ I think they turned out adorable!

I decided to make a few small changes to the way I customize from custom #300 forward:

– At least every 10th custom is an OC (like in the last 100 customs too)

– Every 5th custom is a remake of one of my older customs (this is due to some of the popular ones being requested constantly and me wanting to meet the demands, plus remaking customs is fun so you can see if you’ve improved! :))

– I’m going to start customizing baby LPS D: They’re so tiny but I’m totally up for the challenge!

Anyways, moving on:

Custom #302 & #304 Ayaka and Suzume (commissions, made from the original designs by the commissioner):PicsArt_1421926751601I loved dotting the polkadots on Suzume’s ears! :) Painting the Sakura tree on her chest was a lot of fun too! Ayaka’s little freckles are totally adorable as well!

Custom #303, remake of my Toothless custom:

PicsArt_1421878727498 PicsArt_1421882565207Such a cutie! I loved making him again, it was a lot of fun! :) He’s up for adoption in my eBay shop for a week.

Custom #305 Treecko (made from a G3 kangaroo head and G3 Vinnie Terrio body):

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I love how he turned out and how his colors work so well together!

Custom #206, Helmaroc King (baby version). Made from a G2 peacock:

PicsArt_1422113624979I’ve had this little dude planned for ages and finally got around to making him! :) He was fairly challenging with all the tiny details but all in all he was a lot of fun to paint (and sculpt)!

Custom #308, remake of my first Sylveon custom! Made from a G2 blind bag cat:

PicsArt_1422113701158She’s so pretty! :3 It’s been ages since I made her last time (I’ve made three of these previously) so it was strangely fun to remake her! I remember having a lot of trouble with both the sculpting and painting but it was much easier this time around! I think I really have improved!

Custom #309 Cheshire Cat, made by repainting a “Destiny” cat:

PicsArt_1422199075330He was so much fun to paint! I love his details and the shades of blue I used ^_^ He’s also up for adoption in my eBay shop!

Custom #310, “Cooper” my Twin Peaks inspired OC. This one wasn’t originally meant to be inspired by Twin Peaks but one day when I looked at the base coated figure I suddenly thought “The owls are not what they seem” and knew I had to give it some details inspired by the epic TV series. Cooper lives in our Twin Peaks inspired living room / whiskey bar so he’s definitely where he belongs!

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Anyways, that’s it for now! I will post my second Face Off recap post later today! You can look forward to seeing my cute but mean monkey alien custom! :D

Love,

Pia

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Five Nights at Pia’s Little Customs, part 1

A few days ago I finished my customs of the main characters from a game called Five Nights at Freddy’s!

Ever since I started my Instagram account, my followers have been begging me to make them. Originally I wasn’t interested because I hadn’t played the game and I felt it wouldn’t be authentic to make characters from a game I had no experience of. However, after months and months of comments like “Make LPS customs of the FNAF characters please!” I decided to look into the game and see what it was all about. I was pleasantly surprised! :) Since I’m such a huge wuss, I begged my fiance to download the game and play through it while I watched. I would have been way too creeped out to play it xD

After deciding to take on the project of making the customs, I had a dilemma of whether to make the customs cute or not. I had seen plenty of super-cute fanart of the animatronics but I wanted to take a different approach to the customs. I had already seen many adorable LPS customs of the characters but none were particularly creepy-looking so I decided to do my best do replicate the look of the game’s design (with teeth and all)! The first thing I did after deciding which figures to use on them was to cut off parts around their ears and limbs to give them “joints” between the body parts. I did this by using an x-acto knife and carefully carving them out. I actually managed to completely cut off Chica’s legs so I had to re-attach them using Green Stuff xD

WIP pictures from along the way:

Sketch276204730My original sketch of the customs. I hadn’t planned on giving Chica teeth until I realized she looked way too cute without them xD

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IMG_20141231_031712Golden Freddy, Bonnie and Chica sculpted.

The first custom I finished was Chica! She’s my favorite animatronic because her face is super creepy and hilarious at the same time :D Toffe really likes her too (and kinda hates her because she has managed to jumpscare him quite a few times!) so I thought I’d give him a good laugh by showing him the finished custom!

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I think she turned out really creepy looking! I tried to replicate her face when she looks into the office and you shine the light on her :D Since shadows play a huge role in the game’s design, I wanted to give my FNAF customs a darker and almost withered look. I did this by giving them a dark grey base coat and then dry-brushing the yellow / purple / brown onto them.

Next up was everyone’s favorite bunny animatronic, Bonnie:

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PicsArt_1420291886451I think he turned out really innocent and sweet looking! He’s adorable in the game too though so I didn’t feel like this was less successful than Chica in any way :)

Then I made Freddy Fazbear (who creeps me out a lot with his super weird laugh):

PicsArt_1420414049168Custom #279, Freddy Fazbear PicsArt_1420418205833I feel like they all go together pretty well! :)

Then came the character whose name I’ve been hearing way too much for the past half a year on Instagram and who everyone seems to think is “the friendly one” (umm, you know he stuffs you in a suit too, right?), every fanboy’s favorite Foxy! I used a G2 fox for his head and a G2 musical note panda for his body.

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Detail shot of his chest “wound”, my favorite thing on this custom!

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The crew!

I really love how Foxy turned out! He’s my second favorite after miss Chica :)

Finally there’s this super-creepy dude, Golden Freddy. He’s managed to give me a few jumps when I’ve watched Markiplier’s videos of the first FNAF game xD

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It may not be visible in this photo but his head is pretty tilted compared to regular LPS bears. I actually lodged a piece of plastic into his neck so he’s lopsided xD The things you do for customs…

So that’s it! The customs of the characters from first game are done! Now I just have a huge dilemma of whether or not I should sell them ;____; I really, really love how they turned out… Not sure if my heart could take it if I were to find a new home for them! We’ll see!

Of course I’m also doing the characters from the second game. In case you need to know which ones I’m making, here’s a list:

- Toy Chica, Toy Bonnie, Toy Freddy, Mangle (broken), Mangle (repaired, doing this one because I think it could be quite cute!), Balloon Boy, Marionette / puppet. The last two are causing me headaches because humanoid characters aren’t fun to make from LPS xD

Sneak peeks of the little Toy animatronics (who in my opinion are super cute and not very scary):

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Freddy from the first game (left) and Toy Freddy (right)PicsArt_1420154225794Super kawaii Toy Bonnie and Toy Chica!

Part two will be up in a few weeks! :) Hope you enjoyed this post!

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First post of the year!

Hi guys! Long time no see! Happy New Year! :)

Also, happy one year anniversary to my Etsy shop! ^_^

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It’s been an amazing year!<3

I’ll try to make this blog post as short as possible since I’m in panic mode once again!

I was supposed to have a real Christmas holiday and go to Stockholm this week but unfortunately my fiance got a mild case of pneumonia just before the trip so we had to stay in Finland :( This just goes to show how much I enjoy my job – and how much of a workaholic I am – instead of trying to have a chill week I decided to take on the challenge of making 10 additional customs (11 once I get the base figure for Mangle) based on the characters from Five Nights at Freddy’s! I will post more about this project once the customs are done :)

Anyways, customs made since last time I posted:

#264 Kiako, the winner of my Husky Design competition that I hosted to celebrate my Etsy shop’s one-year anniversary! ^_^ I think he turned out really beautiful, I personally loved this design a lot due to its simplicity and delicate details :) I hope lps_mystic loves the custom once it arrives to her!

PicsArt_1419020888763 PicsArt_1419020794604 #265 Sugar Rush (OC), inspired by Christmas candy (and the feeling you get after eating too much of them!) :) This custom has been sold already<3

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#266 Lemur, made this one for my mum as a Christmas present! She really loved it ^_^ The head is from a Penny Ling figure and the body is from a G3 cat.

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#267 Dachshund #675 (Savvy from LPS Popular) G3 version :) This one will be up for sale soon! The tip of the tail has been painted white since this photo was taken :D

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#268 Doge, made from a G3 husky figure :) I love how it turned out! He will be up for sale soon too!

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#269 Kokoro (Japanese word for heart), original character by me. Made from a G2 poodle figure. I think he looks super cute, just like a little cupid :) He will be for sale soon<3

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#270 Scarlet the Snowy owl Griffin, made from a G2 owl head and G3 lion body.  She’s an original character of mine :) To swap heads like this, the plastic ring in the neck of the head has to be removed completely.

Originally I wanted to paint the eyes yellow but I decided to make them red so she would look different from my owl-dragon Honey. Scarlet is a demon whose powers are limited to being so cute she’ll steal your heart :) She will be up for sale soon!

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#271 Matt Berry, a very odd custom I made for Toffe as a Christmas present :D I used a G3 lion head and a G3 Penny Ling body for him.

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#272 Mimi in its usual state :D Also made this for Toffe as a Christmas present. She’s made from a G3 otter figure.

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#273 Teto (from Nausicaä), made from a G2 corgi figure. I sculpted additional mass on his legs to make him more well-proportioned :) He will be up for sale soon!

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#274 Bowser, made from a G2 turtle. He turned out way too innocent-looking xD But he’s very cute nonetheless! He will also be up for sale soon!

PicsArt_1420205417813 PicsArt_1420205467570#275 Birdo, made from a G2 seal head and a G2 kangaroo body. This will be a going-away gift for my friend Rob once he leaves for Japan :)

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Sneak peeks for my next post which will be all about my FNAF customs :)

Golden Freddy sketch:

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Golden Freddy, Bonnie and Chica sculpted:

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Freddy from FNAF 1 and Toy Freddy sculpted:

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Toy Bonnie and Toy Chica sculpted:

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So excited to make them! :) I finished Chica yesterday and she looks terrifying xD Can’t wait to show the finished customs to you all!

Until next week!

Love, Pia

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Amazing week!

This week has been pretty crazy! Though not because of customs :) Yesterday they (FINALLY!!) announced that Majora’s Mask is coming to the 3DS, can’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting to hear that!<3

Other fun stuff: Probably going to London in April again to watch the world’s best supergroup perform! We’ll see if I get tickets before they are sold out though!

Other other fun stuff: Next year will be crazyamazing! (Yes that’s a real word.) Coming up in 2015: Game of Thrones season 5, new season of Workaholics, new season of Face Off (looooove that show, also have something special in mind to show you just how much I love it!), Majora’s Mask on 3DS, trip to London, numerous trips to Berlin, tons of customs (I’m optimistic!), OUR WEDDING (let’s not forget that one!), our honeymoon (which will be amazing no doubt!) and all sorts of other great stuff. 2015, I love you already!<3

New customs this week:

#208, Roy Koopa! Second one in my Koopalings project :) I made Ludwig first because I always play with him in Mario Kart 8 and Roy after him because my friend/rival Rob always chooses him (might have to send Roy to him as a Christmas pressie because why not) ^_^ They look so cute together! I can’t wait to get all of them done so I can see them together!

ludwig_royThese two will also be battling to the death in Super Smash Bros (if they indeed are playable characters).

Another MK 8 character (though I would never use him, he’s not great to drive with), custom #209 Yoshi! You already saw a WIP photo of him next to Freckles, I made the two of them together when I swapped the heads of a G2 Kangaroo and an Iguana :)

PicsArt_1414700827653He’s a bit funny looking. But very cute!<3

Yoshi is currently for sale in my Ebay shop! ( www.ebay.com/usr/piaslittlecustoms )

Another little original character, custom #210, the shy little Faun Prince Moss<3 I really don’t know if I want to sell him, he just has the cutest little face! As with my Faun Princess, he looks completely different from the sketch I made!

The sketch for my Faun Princess and Prince:

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How they turned out:

PicsArt_1414700906196Little Moss<3 (Yes he is named after my favorite character in the IT-crowd!)

faun2Little Faun Princess (who has been sold to a loving home!)<3

This just goes to show that you should trust your guts when designing creatures rather than stick to your sketch that you might not like anymore :)

Anyways, A month or so ago I had an anime character voting on my Instagram page so I could decide which two anime creatures I would make customs of.

IMG_20141012_1134321 – Amaterasu , 2 – Charmmy Kitty, 3 – Haku, 4 – Kero, 5 – Kyubey, 6 – Happy, 7 – Kuromi, 8 – Kirara, 9 – Teto

The winner of the voting was Charmmy Kitty, so I decided to make her first:

IMG_20141031_172014Super kawaii! She is my custom #211

She’s for sale in my Ebay shop too!

On Saturday I finished another original character, custom #212, a Wood Nymph / Princess of the Forest inspired deer :)

IMG_20141102_224709 pof_3She took forever to make but I think she turned out quite lovely! She’s also up for grabs in my Ebay shop (www.ebay.com/usr/piaslittlecustoms).

On Monday I finished an adorable commission. This custom is based on the commissioner’s cat who had passed away, so it was an absolute honor to get to make a custom of her. The entire thing reminded me of Suzu, which brings back a lot of heartache, but I’m very happy I got to do this custom :’)

IMG_20141103_181058Custom #213, Little Maisy <3

PicsArt_1386875391588My custom of Suzu who unexpectedly passed away in May. I still miss her so much, she was such a sweetheart<3

I know how much losing a pet hurts, so I hope this custom will remind the owner of what a lovely cat Maisy was. I know my custom of Suzu helps me remember her every day :)

Anyways, getting all teary eyed here but have to keep writing…! A few more customs were made this week!

Custom #214, Larry Koopa:

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So cute!IMG_20141104_232836Looking adorable with his brothers (yes, they’re all siblings and Bowser’s children. Very weird.)!

I really love how Larry’s hair turned out! It just goes to show that Green Stuff is the best thing ever to sculpt with! It defies gravity!

And last but not least, another (crazy complicated but amazing) commission:

IMG_20141105_213350Custom #215, a little Unicorn Princess!

I added the horn, the flowers and extra hair to her :) The commissioner loved her so it was definitely worth every second I spent on it ^_^

A few little things I still want to share before I go! People keep asking me how I make the miniatures in the photos I take with my customs. I don’t make them, they have all been bought from various sellers! I’ll share my favorites with you:

camp21Adorable tea set by Etsy seller NattyCollection (www.etsy.com/shop/NattyCollection)

camp20Sneasel and Purrloin really love this sushi set by Etsy seller NattyCollection (www.etsy.com/shop/NattyCollection)

camp31Flowers and champagne by Ebay seller li.felice (www.ebay.com/usr/li.felice)

zoruaumbreonShiny Zorua and Shiny Umbreon are looking cozy with Etsy seller NattyCollection’s (www.etsy.com/shop/NattyCollection) adorable Starbucks cups and Etsy seller SophieToffeeCo’s delicious-looking cupcake (www.etsy.com/shop/SophieToffeeCo)

camp22Jolteon and Pikachu enjoying Etsy seller JessieRaye’s (www.etsy.com/shop/jessieraye) amazing lemonade.

cottoncandy_done2Cotton Candy looking sweet as sugar with Ebay seller fan21_hk’s (www.ebay.com/usr/fan21_hk) miniature macaroons.

halloween_campHalloween might already have come and gone but these miniatures look super cute nonetheless! Pumpkins and jar of candy corn by Etsy seller JessieRaye (www.etsy.com/shop/jessieraye) , other jar of candy bought from Ebay seller fan21_hk (www.ebay.com/usr/fan21_hk).

So there you go! I just love miniatures, they really inspire me to take photos of my LPS customs :)

Another thing I want to address are some of my sculpted parts that have been done using tiny little molds (without them it would have taken forever to get these customs done!):

effie_doneMy 100th custom, Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The tiny butterflies were made from a mold that I got from the lovely Etsy seller WhysperFairy (www.etsy.com/shop/WhysperFairy).

IMG_20140929_200954Custom #176, Sakura Earth Dragon featuring Sakura flowers made from a mold by Etsy seller MiniatureSweet (www.etsy.com/shop/MiniatureSweet).

I actually ordered a bunch of new molds today… Can’t wait to get them! I got super inspired just browsing them on Etsy! ^_^

So, just when I thought that I might run out of ideas after 200 customs, I got inspired and created a whole bunch of new ideas!

Here are some sneak peeks for upcoming customs:

Sketch5302258Another OC! Someone might be commissioning me to make this, but in any case I’m making one of them for myself because I totally fell in love with this character ^_^

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“Karl” and “Lilith” should hopefully be done this week :3 I’m especially excited to make Lilith!

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And another Zookeeper character that no one will recognize xD He’s my favorite avatar though so I have to make a custom of him! …

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…And because it’s a matter of pride for me what my Zookeeper rank is and the previous picture didn’t do it any justice, here is one of the highest ranks I’ve reached. Yes I’m very proud of myself, thank you very much.

Alright then! Hope you all have a lovely week and weekend, see you again next Wednesday or Thursday!<3

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Berlin, Berlin…

Hello dear readers!

Last week I posted about my customs ->#198 and was in panic mode to finish my customs #199 & 200. This week I’ll be telling you all about what has happened since, mainly about my birthday trip to Berlin (since it took up most of the week in between) and a little bit about a few new customs. I’ll also let you in on a few secrets about what I have in mind for my next 100 customs! ;)

First off, I’d like to present my super special customs #199 and #200: Zelda and Link (Wind Waker style)!

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I think they turned out super cute! ^_^

I made them both from the same base figure, the musical note panda bear:

meowsticThis is one of my favorite LPS to customize, I’ve used it for my Meowstic customs, Impmon, Renamon and Blaziken as well :)

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Zelda and Link after one layer of sculpting (I added another layer after this).

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Here they are with their horses:

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Zelda and her horse from Ocarina of Time.

Both horses are for sale but my Link and Zelda will stay with me :)

Here is a photo of my 100 first customs and my customs 101-200:

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I can’t believe I’ve made this many already! Most importantly, I’m still not bored with it so I definitely want to keep making more! ^_^

Anyways! On to my birthday trip to Berlin! It was absolutely amazing, as always! My sister, her husband and my fiance had planned an entire day of activities for my birthday and it was brilliant! I had so much fun!

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My birthday started with an amazing breakfast with my fiance at Chipps. We had a proper breakfast with eggs, waffles, coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice and sparkling wine! It was so good! ^_^

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After breakfast, me and my fiance went to Modulor, a crafts shop in Kreuzberg. It’s ridiculous, you can literally find anything that you need for whatever crafty hobby you may have! It was great, though the customer service was a bit snobbish. After that, we were joined by my sister and her hubby and together we went all the way out to Neukölln to visit the cat café (Pee Pee’s Katzencafé). The cats were pretty aloof (as always) but they were cute nonetheless :) I had an amazing raspberry cheesecake and a cup of coffee and it was all very nice!

After stuffing our faces with cake, we went to TeamEscape in Kreuzberg. The concept is that you have one hour in a room full of riddles and hidden clues and if you successfully solve the mystery within the hour you get to escape. Not going to spoil the details of what we did there, but I can tell you it was great fun! :) We managed to escape within the hour so it was definitely a success!

After solving the mystery we took a well-deserved relaxing pause in a wonderful new bar in Potsdamer Platz. It is called Fragrances Bar and the concept is that you choose your drink after smelling the perfumes that the drinks are based on. It was a very interesting experience! The service was lovely (they even brought me a little birthday cake!<3) and the drinks were served with some very interesting props!

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My drink was served in a very strange little box with fake leaves. It was almost like a work of art!

We moved on to have dinner after the drinks and finished the evening in a bar close to our hotel. It was a very successful birthday indeed! ^_^

Other things we did during the trip included visiting the Gardens of the World. I took so many photos there! Here are my favorites:

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My love ^_^

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Bokeh! I love my lens so much!

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Winter is coming…

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Flowers! Plus my little mascot ^_^

A few other photos from my trip:

IMG_5689IMG_5722IMG_5882The Festival of Lights and the Time Guardians.

IMG_5284  Inspirational text in our hotel lobby! ^_^

During the last day in Berlin I found a shop where they sold G2 LPS for 1€ each (= really, really cheap!). Since I am 25 years old and FABULOUS, I didn’t care about the people staring and just bought the entire box of blind bags that they had :D One of the perks of being an adult is that you can do whatever you want with your money ;)

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All the LPS I bought :)

Anyways, back to reality and customizing! My new customs have been coming along very slowly since I have had so much correspondence to answer after my trip! I finished my custom #201 yesterday because it was already base coated a long time ago.

Here is #201 – Shiny Zorua:

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Upcoming customs:

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My original character – Alice the Cat-Owl :3

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Yoshi!

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Cocker Spaniel that will be repainted into something pretty :3 (Normally I don’t customize rare figures but it was so badly blemished that I decided it was okay to customize it!)

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Some new head-swaps! Shiny Hawlucha (a commission), Froslass (trying to make it because it will be challenging and I love challenges!) and an accidental Bear-Seal (will be made into an original character) :3

Anyways, that’s it for this week! See you again next Wednesday or Thursday! ^_^

Love,

Pia

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100 happy things, 11-20

Continuing with part 2/10 of things that make me happy!

11. My Little Pony

Another pretty obvious one since I love customizing them ;) But I also love the retro MLP design, like the one on this t-shirt that I bought today:

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12. Allison Harvard

Yes, the lovely runner-up of two seasons of America’s Next Top Model. She’s just so beautiful and her art is inspiring! I just get really happy every time I have a look at her Tumblr (http://allisonelisabeta.tumblr.com/)! I’ve tried to draw her many times but the images never do her justice : ) Here’s an attempt at it anyway:

PicsArt_1394748618154She’s a million times more beautiful in real life!

13. Berlin

Ehehe, another obvious one. Berlin inspires me to do fashion design and improve my photography skills! It’s my favorite city in the world!

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Both photos are from the Festival of lights, 2012 & 2013.

14. Peanut M&M’s

Just realized again how good they are. Mmmmmm…

15. H&M clothes

Yes, yes, H&M is a cheap brand, but I LOVE some of their clothes! More importantly they frequently have CAT THEMED CLOTHES!! How can I not love them?! Plus they also have cool Star Wars clothes at times:

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16. Christmas, Valentine’s Day and other holidays

I just love them because you can invest as much effort into them as you want! You can have totally cheesy-over-the-top romantic dates on Valentine’s, decorate the house on Christmas and Halloween and hide eggs around the house on Easter. They’re just nice days that give you permission to be a little crazy ^_^

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Last year I went completely over the top with the Christmas stuff. I even made Game of Thrones-themed snowflakes at work to decorate my colleague’s wall!

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Valentine’s Day was spent in Berlin this year. Soo romantic!

17. Face Off

The TV series. I’m OBSESSED with it. I just love seeing the creative process that goes into creating a character/creature design. It’s really fascinating. It’s also a bit similar to customizing because of the sculpting and painting ; ) It really inspires me to put more effort into my customs! Tyler from this season (season 6) also makes me happy, he’s just so positive and talented!

18. Video game music

I think I’ve mentioned this before? I love video game music, especially from old Nintendo games. My favorite right now is Stickerbrush Symphony from Donkey Kong Country 2. It’s soooooo good!

19. Zelda N64 games

Speaking of video games, some of the best music ever comes from The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. The games are also incredible, I have to play them over and over again! They just make me really happy! I also have a few MM-themed customs planned ; )

20. Sushi

Sushi always makes me happy! It reminds me of my sister (we used to have a lot of DIY sushi evenings at her place when she still lived in Finland) and it’s often really good! We actually had sushi one night here in Tokyo and it turned out to be one of the most hysterically funny dinners I’ve experienced in a long time! Yet another good sushi memory!

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Some amazingly good sushi in Amsterdam.

This is fun! Writing about things that make me happy makes me really happy! ^_^