ALL THE PONIES

Nostalgia is Magic: Breathing New Life into Childhood Castoffs

ALL THE PONIES
Attention Bronies and Pegasisters: If you haven’t heard of Mari Kasurinen, then sit right here next to me because I have something awesome to share. She’s the artist behind the My Little Pop Icons art series which features My Little Ponies that she mods, transforming them into your favorite characters.

This is even better than you can imagine. She paints the ponies, sculpts add-ons, and cuts and styles their hair. And if you think that this couldn’t possibly live up to your expectations, you are totally, completely wrong. Her execution is every bit as good as her ideas.

By the power of cuteness.

By the power of cuteness.

I think it’s great when people take things I love and remember from childhood and turn them into something new. The ponies’ postures give her an interesting challenge, and it’s one she meets with style, using it to lend attitude to her creations. From Cthulhu and Alien to Wonder Woman and Starbuck, this woman knows how to mix her mediums and pop culture icons.

Here are some of my favorites:

Her friendship would be magic.

Her friendship would be magic.

My Little Alien

So misunderstood. His face just “does” that.

Actual invisible plane included.

Actual invisible plane included.

Send me this angel.

Send me this angel.

Trooping right into my heart.

Trooping right into my heart.

So if you’re looking to pony up on life, you should know that this pop culture purveyor of goodness takes custom orders through her website. I just found what’s topping everypony’s Christmas wish list for this year.

Miellyn

MIELLYN FITZWATER BARROWS (@miellynb) is a question asker, a deal maker, a creative dresser, and a friend to robots everywhere. Her favorite possession is her laptop. Her best friend is a dog named Wallace. She never, ever runs out of ideas.
  • No centaurs… yet. =)

    • Miellyn

      I smell a custom request….