MugwumpStudios

Wild Wares and Furry Flair

Tacoma, Washington
7,928 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

MugwumpStudios is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Mugwump Studios is attending Furvana 2021 during September 10th-12th! We are excited for the opportunity to meet you in person and debut some items that have not yet been released to our online store!

After the convention, watch out for some exciting and spooky gifts that we will be dding to the store this October! Follow us on social media for more updates, and we'll look forward to seeing you again soon.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 13, 2021

Mugwump Studios is attending Furvana 2021 during September 10th-12th! We are excited for the opportunity to meet you in person and debut some items that have not yet been released to our online store!

After the convention, watch out for some exciting and spooky gifts that we will be dding to the store this October! Follow us on social media for more updates, and we'll look forward to seeing you again soon.

Jeffrey

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Jeffrey

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About MugwumpStudios

Sales 7,928
On Etsy since 2019

What Exactly IS a Mugwump Anyway?

It all started in 2011, when Patience, a lifelong arthropod enthusiast, purchased her first leaf bug from a local reptile expo. The leaf bug was a brilliantly green-hued female Heteropteryx dilatata, and she was given the peculiar name of 'Mugwump' because, according to Patience, "she just looked like a Mugwump." She ate blackberry leaves and lived a long and happy life, until her natural passing a few years later.

Since then, Patience has kept many different kinds and colors of leaf and stick bugs, but they were all given the same name, 'Mugwump,' in honor of their predecessor. Eventually, all phasmids in general became known as Mugwumps, and the word became a common descriptor among her friends and family.

So when Patience and I decided to open our Etsy store, we knew exactly what we had to name it after! Our logo was designed to resemble the face of a Heteropteryx dilatata, paying homage to the very first Mugwump Patience ever owned. The face of these insects may not look very cute to some people, but we find them adorable, and we think it fits our unique style and our interest in everything that is weird and wonderful.

Patience and I were married in 2015, and since then we have combined our love for anthropomorphic art and Mother Nature's intuitive designs to make this humble online store. Our specialty is undoubtedly anything and everything animal related, but we are interested in branching out in other directions as well. We are rapidly stocking our shop with new items, so make sure to follow us for updates!

Shop members

  • Jeffrey

    Owner, Designer

    Jeffrey D Melton is an Illustrator working out of Tacoma, WA. Drawings run a gamut from sexy-cute pinups to gritty industrial landscapes.

  • Patience

    Curator, Designer

    Patience Melton lives with her husband and small menagerie of creepy crawlies. She enjoys drawing deer, sketching silly slogans, and shed hunting.

  • Grobby

    Head Of Quality Assurance

    Grobby is a tree frog who maintains high production quality throughout our facility. She enjoys eating bugs and watching anime.

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Last updated on Aug 22, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Are your decals and stickers weather resistant?

All of our decals materials are weather resistant and will hold up well when applied to a vehicle. Standard colors will last 5+ years outside, while holographic and specialty colors will last 2+ years.

Some of our stickers are also weather resistant. Please see the description of an indivual item for these details.