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Kau Day Roundup

Kau Day is incoming, and to celebrate a new colour is available:


This fluffy design was inspired by (fittingly-named) user cowsprite!

This year's Kau outfit is inspired by Morguss (who is a Moehog... but it still works!)

There are 26 comments below. Add yours!

I like it! I think it might have been better with “pokier straw” if that makes any sense… but a relief to see no bright teal accents at least.
by _rodeo_ on June 20, 2022 3:37 PM NST

This Burlap Kau design was made by the user cowsprite (see /~Huntingtun petpage)
by ilovedachshunds on June 20, 2022 3:51 PM NST

I am anxiously awaiting the outfit. They don't do very well for Kaus most years.
by purplebin on June 20, 2022 4:21 PM NST

@ilovedachshunds Thanks, I added a link! 🐮
by dave on June 20, 2022 4:32 PM NST JN Staff

OMG YES!!! SO ADORABLE!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

I was hoping that Cowsprite's design would be picked!!!
by 1jediboy on June 20, 2022 4:38 PM NST

That is adorable! TNT are lucky to have such talented and kind fan artists!
by galifan on June 20, 2022 4:47 PM NST

Oh my goodness, it's adorable.
by kyrette on June 20, 2022 5:21 PM NST

It's a REALLY good looking burlap...this and the recent Yurble are my faves of the color!
by xantanreborn on June 20, 2022 5:35 PM NST

I'm not generally a fan of burlap as a color but this is adorable.
by chaosshadow on June 20, 2022 5:47 PM NST

I agree with _rodeo_ that I would have used less fluffy mane and tail and would have gone with more of a straw look.

However, since reading that this was designed by an actual Neopets user AND that TNT gave them credit for doing so, I am fine with it just as it is!
by contessa on June 20, 2022 5:48 PM NST

I like it... I want a real one, preferably the size of my cat, to decorate my bed.
by sycatt on June 20, 2022 6:11 PM NST

wow what a cutie!! amazing job to the artist~
by sprite_83_4 on June 20, 2022 7:34 PM NST

I'm so tempted to make Moocher burlap.
by nobody on June 20, 2022 8:30 PM NST

loooove love love this design by cowsprite.
i also loved that they consciously took user criticism to their design to change and better it along the way.

by inkpot on June 20, 2022 8:44 PM NST

Oh finally a good Burlap again! Was getting super tired of the hideous ones with green and purple highlights. Of course it was a community-created one too.
by mortychichi on June 20, 2022 10:00 PM NST

Why is Burlap such a popular colour? > -< I really don't get why people would want these horrifying creatures anywhere near their adorable Mutants and Darigan pets!

That Morguss outfit looks pretty decent. Too bad that Skarl pincushion is a Kau exclusive..
by apophis324 on June 21, 2022 1:04 AM NST

I love the Burlap Kau!!! So cute and nicely done.
by katina_choovanski on June 21, 2022 2:03 AM NST

I loved Neopets when I was younger, and was here a LOT. As you can see, I still come back to check this place out, and Neopets.

Are these users getting paid for their designs? Or getting any compensation?
by bacon on June 21, 2022 8:25 AM NST

A penny saved is a penny not earned by an artist and instead kerplunked into Jumpstart's coffers
by roshchodesh on June 21, 2022 9:22 AM NST

This is absolutely adorable! This Kau was well done!
by elizabethloreleirose on June 21, 2022 10:38 AM NST

@bacon: They typically get the associated paint brush as an award, or in Burlap's case, they get a Neopet morphed into their creation.

There's no financial compensation. However, these users also aren't actually creating the final artwork that appears above. A Neopets artist still needs to take the user's artwork and redraw it to fit into the customisation layering system.

Tbh, it's kind of like an ongoing round of the Random Contest where at this point artistic users are creating designs and advocating for them to become real colour combos.
by dave on June 21, 2022 1:19 PM NST JN Staff

Neopians know what neopians want, too.
We end up with pets we'd actually enjoy.
by nobody on June 21, 2022 6:46 PM NST

Well, Morguss is a Moehog though.
by roo_ on June 21, 2022 7:38 PM NST

Either one of Morguss' spells went wrong, or TNT can't tell warthog from cow IRL. I vote for the latter.
by galifan on June 22, 2022 9:27 PM NST

So why do they keep creating all these burlaps of late,, when there is no painbrusht and no fountain quest for it, and the chance of getting burlap and species you want with a zapis close to impossible?
by roshchodesh on June 25, 2022 5:42 AM NST

by roshchodesh on June 25, 2022 5:42 AM NST

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