Since we published Heaps of Peeps two years ago, many, many creative people have taken a stab at making whimsical dioramas using our favorite marshmallow chicks and bunnies. They illustrate scenes from movies, books, songs, and TV shows, but I'm very impressed by the many that recreate real life scenes from history, the news, and just plain life.
2. Thrilla in Manila
From last year's Washington Post's diorama contest, Sam Chin and friends made a scene called Thrilla in Manila, illustrating prisoners in Cebu, Philippines doing their Thriller dance. See a slide show of all the finalists from 2008.
3. The Peepatrator
4. Hung Jury
5. U2 3D
6. Yes, We Did
The celebration of Barack Obama's victory in the US presidential election took many forms, including Peeps! Image by Victoria Bernal.
7. Wreck of the Edmund Peepsgerald
Peeps recreate history in this diorama depicting the last moments of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a freighter that sank in a storm on Lake Superior in 1975 and memorialized in a song by Gordon Lightfoot. Image by Anita Ritenour.
Cosmetic surgery is more popular and accessible today than ever before. If humans can get a little work done, why not Peeps? Image by lonecellotheory.
9. Hunting with Veep Peep
10. Give Peeps a Chance
Peeps take to the streets just like their human counterparts do to protest war and injustice. Image by Tony Case.
11. Peep Show
In a scene seen in human cities all over, Peeps put on strip show complete with pole dancers! Image by Adam Ross.
Hurry and put your Peeps together! Some of the linked conrtests are still taking entries. Also check out the National Geographic Peeps in Places photo contest; the deadline for entry is Wednesday. has been extended to April 13th.
See also: Heaps of Peeps
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