Lulu Hashimoto is touted as the "world's first living doll fashion model," and it takes cosplay to the next level. It consists of a body suit, doll head mask, a wig and stockings patterned, complete with doll-like joints. This entity was created by 23-year-old fashion designer Hitomi Komaki, who got the idea for a real-life doll after seeing the hyper-realistic doll heads made by Nukopan, a creative team in Japan. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Philippines-based digital artist Ozumii Wizard combines the best of fast food mascots with the world of anime in his latest series. He turns characters like KFC's Colonel Sanders, McDonald's Ronald McDonald, Starbucks' twin-tailed Siren mermaid, and even Wendy's mascot into surreal creations. Continue reading for more pictures.
French artist Thomas Romain, who now resides in Tokyo, is no stranger to Japanese animation, as he's worked on famous series such as Symphogear, Space Dandy, Aria, and Basquash. His best work however, is completed in the "Father and Sons Design Workshop," in which he transforms simple doodles into exquisite anime characters, like the Steampunk-inspired drawing you see above. Continue reading for more.
Twitter user "nohofrog" reimagines Jyn Erso, K-2SO and Cassian Andor from Star Wars: Rogue One in a Ghibli-style anime. Since Disney owns the rights to Star Wars, this idea may not be too far fetched, and we could see full-length anime features in the near future, either of the current characters or several from the other series, like Force Awakens. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.
Cosplayer and makeup artist Sosenka went to great lengths to transform herself into Majin Buu from Dragon Ball Z. Sure, there are some areas that look Photoshopped, but as you can see in the short video above, everything is the real deal, minus the extreme power levels. To make thing seven more realistic, she created several costumes to go along with the makeup as well. Continue reading for two more pictures.
For those unfamiliar with Kiki's Delivery Service, it's a Japanese animated fantasy film produced by Studio Ghibli that tells the story of a young witch, Kiki, who moves to a new town and uses her flying ability to earn a living. Now, a real-life Kiki's Bakery from the anime has opened in Yufuin Floral Village in south-west Japan. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Psycho-Pass story takes place in an authoritarian future dystopia, where omnipresent public sensors continuously scan the Psycho-Pass of every citizen in range. The sensors measure mental state, personality, and the probability that the citizen will commit crimes, alerting authorities when someone exceeds accepted norms. To enforce order, the officers of the Public Safety Bureau carry hand weapons called Dominators. Cerevo has made these guns a reality, and it will hit stores in March, at the price of $680. Continue reading for a video and more information.
For those who have never seen "My Neighbor Totoro", it's basically a Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film tells the story of the two young daughters of a professor and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan. These fans have transformed some of the characters into beautiful-looking cakes. Continue reading to see more.
What happens when you combine holograms, projectors and Dragon Ball Z's Goku? This amazing light show, complete with his trademark energy blast and flames. This kamehameha animation was created by ZW Design, a Brazil-based technology and software development firm. Unfortunately, they have not yet announced plans to create a commercial version so fans worldwide can put on their own DBZ shows with whatever action figures they may have in their collection. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including an Apple engineer talking about the 2015 MacBook (spoof).
Always wondered what you'd look like as an anime character? Wonder no more, as artist Robert DeJesus can take just about any photo and give them a cartoon-like makeover. Here's what the artist requires: "Send a single person selfie style photo reference to my email and I'll send you back a price and payment method when a spot becomes available and if I like the photo. Commission rate begins at twenty dollars for just a digital file version selfie style (just below the shoulders to the top of the head) sketch. Extra fees will apply for these sort examples: to have the pencil drawing sent USPS (depending on where you live), how much more the body is included in the photo, special requests like asking to add or subtract things for the sketch, and so on." Continue reading for more examples and the commission page.