Spotlight On: Custom Vinylmation Artist Crazy4Vinyls

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Last time we talked with Crazy4Vinyls, he was giving us minions and a grouch. This time around he tried his hand at recreating some Disney’s most popular works.

Destination Vinylmation: What drew you to the designs you have chosen?
Crazy4Vinyls: Well I asked a few folks on facebook what they would like to see recreated and I was drawn to Pirate Mickey first. So I tried my hand at that and I received such an overwhelming positive response from many collectors that I thought I would try another one. So I decided to try Oopsy because I thought it would look awesome as a 9″. It is probably one of the most recognizable vinyls out there, so I thought it would be fun to try and create it in a larger form. Then came Super Raton just because the design was so complicated I thought I would give it a try. Then the last one I did was Stitch just because well, it’s STITCH!

DV: When creating these, did you take your own spin by trying to add details you wanted to see on the original? Or did you test your skills by trying to recreate them exactly?
C4V: No I didn’t add anything to it, I wanted to see how close I could get the design and see if I could get the proportions just right.

DV: You mentioned these are your first 9″ customs. What is the major difference for an artist taking on the larger canvas as opposed to the 3″ version?
C4V: The 9″ canvas is much easier to work on. I was a little intimidated at first because it was such a large workspace but not having such small tight spaces was a big plus when working with it.

DV: I’m sure you have something on the drawing board right now?
C4V: I am currently working on my first 9″/3″/3″ combo right now. All I can say is that it is based on characters from A Bug’s Life. I would also like to thank EVERYONE who has been so supportive of my hobby has a custom artist. I am really lucky to have met some people that really appreciate what I am able to accomplish and are happy for my success!

You can find Josh Edwards, a.k.a. Crazy4Vinyls, via Facebook: Crazy4Vinyls Custom Vinylmations. He can also be reached by email: [email protected]

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Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.


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  • Milo almost all customs are inspired by copyrighted materials. When Disney’s sells molds of Mickey and labels them to CYO, they know artists will most likely make a Disney design on it. They don’t care as long as the artists acknowledge they are customs.

  • I understand “make a Disney design on it.” But the same design? Guess they should call them “CSE”… Create Someone Else’s. But what do I know?

    I guess, Good job on copying? Not really sure what to say… Good luck!

    • Thank you Ashley, I have chosen to not to respond to those that wish to bash me, I am so glad that I have made numerous people happy with my creations as well as my “supersized” ones!

  • No hostility, no jealousy. I don’t have any artistic ability, so you’ll never see me being profiled on here.

    But you’re right, Josh is awesome. I really like your designs that aren’t yours.

  • I think it would be funny if Disney was selling CYO just to have a lawsuit on the artists who paint Disney characters on them. Whoever thought of this is a GENIUS!

  • Josh, I love stitch, and I will be very biased, he is my favorite of your works. As you know, he is very well cared for! Keep up the great work, you have made many people, especially us very happy with your AMAZING CUSTOM WORK!

  • Josh, We love Stitch, as you know. He is by far my favorite of your customs (being biased here). Keep on doing what you do best, your an AMAZING CUSTOM ARTIST, don’t let anyone get to you with their negativity, because most negativity derives from jealousy! So take it as a compliment!

  • Hey Josh. I’m new to this particular community, but I have been involved with toys from casting to customization for quite some time. I gotta say don’t listen to haters. They don’t understand that all art to some degree is a takeoff on something else. It’s called inspiration. I sometimes wonder how they enjoy anything especially when most art is inspired or copied from somewhere else, or in the most basic form…they don’t understand the concept of customization. (One thing’s for sure, they must loathe Warhol LOL). So, anyway, guess what I’m trying to say is keep it up.

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