Here is a movie of a guy that made a character bento. He published a book called "face food recipes" about chara ben. Well, the bento looks good, but I don't think it would taste good (sorry). He didn't cook the fried tofu or the other ingredients on the rice. Japanese moms' charaben were made to entice their kids to finish eating their lunches, so they paid close attention to taste as well as looks. As for foreigner charaben creators, Anna the Red is well known and I wrote about her on my blog a long time ago. I think her charaben look AND taste good and I am very impressed by her creations. Here is her bento collection on Flickr.