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The Kirby Hat Project by hextupleyoodot The Kirby Hat Project by hextupleyoodot
Ladies and Gentlemans! I present to you, HextupleyooDOT's famous kirby hats!!

*cricket cricket*

=P Anywho, if you're not familiar with these, this is something I called the "Kirby Hat Project." These little guys have found their way to LOTS of gaming forums, Youtube, and all sorts of blogs and other sites. (Annoyingly, not a lot of them actually gave credit to the creator. -_-)

Not long after Super Smash Bros. Brawl was first announced, you can imagine how excited I was. Soon after that, the "Super Smash Bros. DOJO" appeared on the interwebz!

Well, being a pretty big kirby fan and a huge SSB fan, I began to imagine what characters might show up in the next game. Since they revealed that third party characters were a possibility, lots of people went pretty haywire. XD

SO! It all started when I decided to make a kirby in metaknight's outfit. Having done a couple other "pseudo-3D" renders of kirby in the past, it wasn't hard, and was mostly a joke, but people were impressed with my photoshop abilities. SO! I made a wario. Aaaaaaand, eventually it led to me finding out what characters the most people wanted to see! So I found out what the crowds were screaming for, and I made "Kirby hats" for those characters. Pretty soon, I found myself making them nonstop!

Obviously, it involved a lot of speculation as to how the character would look in a SSB game, and how some older characters would be modernized. So it all required lots of research and applying principles of "modernization" to some of the older or sprite-only characters. After a little while, the real kirby hats showed up on the DOJO, and I had the opportunity to compare my speculations with the real thing. I was close on some, and WAY off on others. ^^; But it was all fun. After the release of brawl, I stopped making them, because I saw no more point since we knew who was in. But it was fun while it lasted!

So, I did get a LOT of experience out of it. I learned how to work faster, and I gained a better understanding of how 3D models interact with themselves and their environments. It was also this project that gave me enough experience in "pseudo-3D rendering" to try to attempt even harder projects, which led to the sonic characters you see now on my page! XD So it was really great for me, and it's helped to get my name out there as an artist! (It even has me a google keyword suggestion when you type "hextu" XP)

By the way, these are not, I repeat, NOT edits of Melee screenshots!! +_+ SOOO many people all over the place assume that, so I wanna clear that up. MOST of these are completely from scratch. a FEW contain parts that I cut out of existing images, mostly from the DOJO, but all of the Kirbies (without the hats) are done by me. Not by melee... just wanna make that clear. ^^;;;

There are a few "other versions" of some of these that I decided weren't worth posting here. You'll probably find them floating around somewhere anyway if you look =P. By the way, these are all in order of creation, except for Masahiro Sakurai, which I put at the end for "effect" (I guess... >_>;)

So I hope you all enjoy (again, if you've already seen them elsewhere =P)!

Here's the characters if you don't recognize them (left to right by row):

Metaknight (Kirby), Wario, Snake (Metal Gear), Sonic, Geno (Mario RPG), Oni/Fierce Diety Link (Majora's Mask)

Megaman, Jigglypuff, Paper Mario, Meowth, Midna (Zelda), Ray MK (Custom Robo), Lucario

Lip (Panel de Pon (JPN)), Captain Olimar, Captain Olimar is trapped! XD, Skull Kid (Majora's Mask), King DeDeDe, Bomberman, NiGHTS

Vaati (Zelda), Klonoa, Bowser Jr, Diddy Kong, Ike, Rayman, Pit (Kid icarus)

Zero (Megaman X), Andy (Advance Wars). Ridley, Tom Nook, Tails, Claus (Mother 3), Mr. Resetti (Animal Crossing)

Lucas (Mother 3), Wolf O'Donnel (Star Fox), Pokemon Trainer Red, Squirtle, Ivysaur, Chibi Robo, Masahiro Sakurai (Creator of SSB and Kirby)

The little things in the corners are icons I made for use in avatars or signatures or whatever, having a black outline so they displayed well on any backdrop. The olimars came out funny though ^^;;
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ZahiOmega Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Student Filmographer
Is that last 1 sakurai?
SuperSmashLexi Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Professional Writer
No birdo?
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Awesome. I've seen the Paper Mario one before.
Digitama123 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
quick question which one is the one with the pac man headband and grey and white earsRight into the feels  ive been trying to find out forever
TonyRobinson25 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Aw, no King K. Rool hat? Bogus...
PUECA648000 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
this predicted Super Smash Bros 4
i said this because one of the hats appears in that game

i'm talking about him:MegaYay 
SuperSmashLexi Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Professional Writer
PUECA648000 Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
buh XD
TheLogoCooler Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
C U T E! Other-Fumu-Tan 
Tornado-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The sonic one though!
anthonytoney Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
Can I watch you.
RineTheHedgehogD Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
WHERE'S SORA?! jk. This is all nice. I really like Zero's
OrageSpark Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I want the NiGHTS hat +_+
PsychoIncarnate Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Student General Artist
Yep, I remember those
Tyler5544 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
RedKidd Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
KirbyKirbyKirby24 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
My favorite is Zero! 
FloraSora Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
aww So many of these are not only done well, but they also are inspiring and encouraging to anybody recognizes what each hat represents. Nice work! (ashley hat when?)
maddinja Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The Chibi Robo one is adorable, and the Captain Olimar ones are great!
Haruhi12346 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Virrus2733 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
lol tom nook kirby
KirbyZero0239 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Very Cool!
TheSonicFan321 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Awesome make some please   Cora Tard 
Esitaro3670 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i wonder what does Masahiro Sakura abilities do...
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
His final smash is to create a new smash game. =P
Esitaro3670 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Dammit Sakurai, why you want to make more games!? I DON'T HAVE MONEY FOR THAT D:
55john5 Featured By Owner Edited May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

*edit* now that i read the description, i realize this is not a thing officially, however it would look cool to see kirby with a iron helmet from skyrim :3
Anti-Logyk Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Omg, Sakurai! x)
Good idea! X3
Chica247 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
unisonic Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IS THAT SAKURAI KIRBY!?..... he's gained the powers.... of a good game designer........ and a troll... fantastic!
fugimoto Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
custom robo, niiiiice!
ilovbutter Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Did you know? That some of these are use in Brawl.
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yep. It's all just pure coincidence though. After all, a lot of them are no-brainers. =P
andyfrogman Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
I used to draw Kirby in different forms when I was a kid, I always loved thinking up ways that the characters costumes we see, might work on his ball of a body. My favourite artwork I did though, was of a huge pile of Kirby's dressed as all the character from Mortal Kombat (it wqas up to Ultimate 3 and Trilogy at the time). I remember being really proud of the artwork at the time, but after moving house it disappeared. After seeing this i feel like giving it another shot :)

Or you know... uh... you could do it :P
955968Falexin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So THAT's where I saw those hats..
JacktheCat779 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Very good. And of course Kirby would get one of Sakurai. Imagine Sakurai in Kirby form.
Earthen-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mechamonster Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, man.
William-GD Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Now if only Zero was in SSB4.
Tlsonic214 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014   Photographer
cxherry221 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
legoland5254 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
lol out of all those fan made newcomers only megaman got in
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, true dat. Though back before Brawl was released, a pretty decent number of those actually came true, despite the fact that my guesses of how they would look were way off. =P

(Sonic, Lucario, Olimar, Ike, Diddy, Lucas, Wolf)

Wish I had the time to make more of these as we wait for Smash 4. =(
legoland5254 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
lol yeah

you know, I would be very surprised if you got megaman's hat wrong
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure it'll look much better than mine in the actual game. XD I Love megaman's design in Smash 4.
Imabronyforever Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
whoever guessed that megaman was gonna be in a smash bros game was right :XD:
Askme-Miku Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
wait wait wait wait WAIT are you telling me, it's a claus in the new smash bros?! (i dont know if it's allready in USA but in europe isn't)
hextupleyoodot Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, no. =P This was a project that I did before Brawl came out. The project involved me taking requests from people at the Nsider Smash Bros forums for what Kirby would look like after swallowing various potential characters.

A small handful of these actually ended up being pretty close to the real thing, but the vast majority are characters that will probably never be in Smash Bros.
Askme-Miku Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
okay thanx (cruel world TuT)
lightyearpig Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poyo, that's right!

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