those eyes, that waist.

Many of you are probably aware of Ukrainian woman Anastasiya Shpagina, the 19-year-old who has transformed herself into a real-life representation of an anime female. The rising art form is called cosplay, and Shpagina definitely takes the creativity to a whole new level. It’s weird, it’s whacky but its downright fabulous–you’ve got to hand it to her, she’s nailed it.


Shpagina is a out and proud with her obsession for anime and has recently undergone stategic planning to turn herself into one of the females of the anime world. It’s damn impressive; the application of eye makeup and costumes essentially forms the look, but the unsettling appearance is being critiqued for her tiny waist-line. The eyes are designed to be an optical illusion through the careful application of liners, shadow and lashes, but her waist is all real. And it has raised concern…

It doesn’t end there.

Holla, Barbie!Image

Anastasiya has recently flaunted her friendship with fellow Ukrainian Valeria Lukyanova, a woman who prides herself on looking like the “real-deal” Barbie. She too has a waistline that could be measured by a shoelace and has stated that the pair could “form the world’s first Unrealistic Body Image Itty-Bitty Waist Committee”.

Girls, Halloween is coming up and Anastasiya (who has recently renamed herself as Fukkacumi) has posted a video on how to get the anime look.

Boys, attempt at your own risk.

Image credit: Anastasiya Shpagina