Punklight Sparkle

Punklight Sparkle

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Punklight Sparkle refers to an unusual hairstyle worn briefly by the character Twilight Sparkle from the Hasbro animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Its appearance spawned a variety of tributes, including a large volume of fan art.


The hairstyle is featured in episode 3 of season 5 of the Friendship is Magic series, "Castle Sweet Castle", premiered April 11th, 2015.[1] Twilight Sparkle appears wearing it briefly during a scene in a bathhouse (shown below).

The first still image of the scene to be uploaded to MLP image hosting site Derpibooru (below, left) was submitted April 11th, by user jspenguin.[4] Other images from the scene were uploaded on the same day.[5][6]

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The hairstyle features heavily on Derpibooru, with 378 images as of January 2016.[2] Around 150 were uploaded in the week after the airing of the episode. The current top-rated image (shown below), with 995 upvotes, was uploaded January 5th, 2016.[7] Searching for "Punklight" on DeviantArt returns 55 results.[3]

Variations of the meme include crossovers with other franchises (below, left) and recreations using different media such as 3D and plushies (below, right).

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The meme has also seen use as an exploitable, as demonstrated by DeviantArt user blah23z's[8] vectors featuring the rest of the Mane Six.

Various Examples

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External References

[1] MLP Wiki – Castle Sweet Castle

[2] Derpibooru – Punklight Sparkle

[3] DeviantArt – Punklight

[4] Derpibooru – First Upload

[5] Derpibooru – Second Upload

[6] Derpibooru – Third Upload

[7] Derpibooru – Top Upload

[8] DeviantArt – blah23z

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