Inspired by the animal-themed clothing that sometimes looks a little too much like the animal/character it's trying to represent, like someone skinned Rarity alive and fashioned her into a handbag.
And you can never, never bring this up...."She would have wanted it this way. RIP Rarity."
....because it's probably just you anyway.
So of course the answer to this uncanny valley phenomenon is to draw Cupcakes Pinkie Pie wearing Rainbow Dash.
Makes sense to me.
This should probably be filed this under reasons I shouldn't always explain where ideas come from.
I DREW THIS BECAUSE OTHER PEOPLE DREW CUTE THINGS.
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