(photo and art by Mari Kasurinen)
Laugh it up Little Pony! Just when you thought Chewbacca wouldn’t get any cuter, artist Mari Kasurinen gave Chewie a My Little Pony makeover. Starwars.com chats with Mari about her Star Wars-My Little Pony mashup art.
What kind of art do you do?
At the moment my art is mainly considered as Pop Art — a genre of art that uses elements of popular culture. In my art I find my inspiration from movies, music and comics, mainly from the ’80s
and ’90s. For my My Little Pony customs I choose characters which I find to be icons and phenomenons of their time.
Why did you decide to make a My Little Pony version of Chewbacca?
I’ve been a Star Wars fan as long as I can remember. I grew up with the “old trilogy” and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one! I find that Star Wars was a huge phenomenon back then and continues to be it even to this day. One of my goals is that I capture all of my favorite characters from Star Wars into My Little Pony customizations. Chewie is one of my favorites and he was “next in line.” Before him I did Darth Vader, Princess Leia, a stormtrooper, Boba Fett and Han Solo. The list goes on and yet I’m not even halfway there!
What materials did you use?
The Star Wars Little Pony customs always have an original My Little Pony doll underneath. For Chewie, I used Super Sculpey, fur, leather, metal and acrylic paint.
Is this the only My Little Pony tribute you’ve done or are there more people can check out?
My Little Chewbacca isn’t the only one. He’s a part of a big collection that keeps growing and growing!