This is the time of the year when contests--often run by newspaper Websites--challenge people across the nation to create dioramas that make extensive use of a familiar Easter candy: Marshmallow Peeps.
Participants spend hours painting, decorating, arranging, and gluing squishy Marshmallow Peeps chicks and bunnies onto elaborate stages based on current events, movies, games, and popular culture. Our Peep-a-Palooza collection highlights the best tech- and geek-themed productions referencing Star Wars, Star Trek, TRON Legacy, Angry Birds, Mario Brothers, Nintendo Wii games, and more. Remember, these tableaux are built, not Photoshopped.
Peeps and Buns also are popular with obsessed individuals who don't enter contests; we've included a few of their efforts as well. Enjoy!
Note: The diorama image in this slide won second place in the 2011 Denver Post Peeps contest.