Some designs a few of our designers came up. Malcolm Royceberg whipped these up fairly quickly at the drop of the ... hat.... (dies from bad joke) but alot of us from Spark-Flow put in our input and made homages to some fairly obvious/not-so-obvious influences.
I personally am in LOVE with the blue one on the left... We had an idea that some monsters-I MEAN CHARACTERS- could be defined/recognized by the hat they'd be wearing... but this little exercise alone gave us some ideas for CHARACTERS we will develop. Sleepy dreamtime hat? Sleepy-Dreamtime character? Decomposing Phantom Hat? Decomposing Phantom Character. And so on and so forth.
But heres where it gets juicy... we had a list of names to go by... but decided we wanted our fans in on the action! So here you go!
"TOP-HAT NAME DROP CONTEST"
On our Facebook or our Blog (make sure you follow us here too!) give us a list of names for each of the hats above through comment (max five per person) and you, yes YOU, our loyal fan, could become a character in our upcoming series pilot, Pumpk & Cham and Pai! Simple yes? The contest is open for 2 weeks, (Jan 21-Feb 3 2010). So get started! The poster with the best five names will be designed as a character in our first episode! It's all because we love you.
So be creative, be exquisite, be whimsical and funny! No vulgar stuff though, we're making a kids show for cryin' out loud.