A Japanese anime site posted a small how-to for a character bento, due to increased popularity of charaben among anime fans. (From one impassioned item to the next, right? Even easier when you can meld together themes, characters, graphics...) This particular otaku blogger proclaims that "yes, as if painted onto a palette, a lunch box gets decorated with food... as an otaku, as an otomen... I shall give it a try. So I made a charaben last night... though it is so pathetic."
His humility intact, the end result would most likely fail to turn heads at your local school cafeteria, but it's a unique opportunity to compare the original inspiration (a charaben of Naruto):
with the blogger's own attempt, of two of the boys from the manga Love Target:
Interestingly enough, the Naruto charaben appears to be a design of Nico, one of the artisans featured in Face Food. Further proof on the difficulty making charaben!