Anastasiya Shpagina, "real-life anime girl"


60 Responses to “Anastasiya Shpagina, "real-life anime girl"”

  1. Iunnrais says:

    Is this CGI’d or an elaborate mechanical mask?  It’s honestly hard to tell.

    •  It’s the lack of lower eyelashes that trips me out.

      • Boundegar says:

        The odd part is, in closeup you can see she’s drawn in epicanthic folds, while the anime esthetic is to look as UN-Japanese as possible.

    • Judonerd says:

      Looks like photo/video editing to change the structure of her face, shrink mouth and nose, etc. I’m calling After Effects work here.

      I think the tracking points floated a little in the video and caused the shape of her face to warp a little at times. Also, do you notice that she covers her mouth a lot in the videos? I’d do that too, if I wanted to save myself a lot of work in editing the shape of her face frame by frame.

  2. Her eyes?? What have you done to her eyes???

    • Stacy Norton says:

       Circle lenses + gyaru make-up techniques.

      Circle lenses are larger-than-normal contact lenses that make the iris of your eyes appear bigger. They’re quite popular in Korea & Japan youth fashion.

      Gyaru make-up is the basic technique she’s showing in the first video: using eyeliner to draw on a fake frame for your eyes that’s much larger (instead of lining along the edge of the eye, which is the conventional way of doing it). If you look closely, you can see that part of her “eye” is actually skin. She may pull out her lower lashes to keep them from breaking the illusion.

      • Ashen Victor says:

         Anyway, she it´s making it wrong… creepy wrong.
        If her objective was to look kawaii he missed it by a mile.
        Also, she paints her eyes so big she look like she suffers from strabismus.. 

    • OtherMichael says:

       eyeball hacks.

      Or, if this was on BoingBoing some years back “eye mods”

    • Aaron Swain says:

      She has her Father’s eyes.

  3. euansmith says:

    Clever, but creepy as fudge. This gal has entered the Uncanny Valley from our side.

  4. sarahnocal says:

    Lately I have been feeling like an old fogie on Boing Boing as most of the articles interest me not at all and seem aimed at a much younger audience (not that there’s anything wrong with that, just sayin’)

    I don’t even know what “cosplay” is. Is there a Boing Boing for seniors?

  5. bolamig says:

    Way more sexy than a tattoo. But I suspect I would grow old waiting for her to go out for a date.

  6. Nadreck says:

    Apollo Smile was as far down that road as I care to travel.

  7. theophrastvs says:

    ok, creeptastic but what’s the product?  that is, how does this pay for her future ophthalmological bills?

    • jorgenfleisterman says:

      I’m sure there are a large number of otaku of various nationalities who would love to sponsor her eccentricities and/or buy pieces of used clothing from her.

    • cfuse says:

      Attention whores are their own product.

      Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, hell even Honey Boo Boo Child – they all make their money from being as big a spectacle as possible. I don’t see why this woman can’t monetise herself in the same fashion, albeit on a far smaller scale.

    • EH says:

      Comedy Central should hire her for “Archer” advertisements starring Krieger’s girlfriend.

  8. ifriit says:

    “surgery on her eyes to make the transformation permanent”
    I almost want to know how the hell that would even be possible, but I suspect the answer might make me queasy.

  9. knoxblox says:

    Okay, so when she gets old, she’s gonna look like the witch from Howl’s Moving Castle, right?

  10. Tay Oleson says:

    Getting older is going to break her brain.

    • EH says:

      Yes, because anybody who would make themselves look like this is obviously an idiot with no concept of reality or the future.

  11. Daemonworks says:

    I’ve been an anime fan for creeping up on two decades (longer if you count starblazers and the like, I suppose) and have been intrigued by cosplayers for many years, but this really doesn’t work for me.

    That said, as long as she’s happy with it, it’s all good I suppose.

  12. absimiliard says:

    That’s creepy, no doubt.  But her eye-make-up is pretty cool.

    -abs appreciates the technical proficiency displayed with make-up, but man that crosses the uncanny valley (which I didn’t realize actual humans could do, so “kudos” for educating me)

  13. Aaron Swain says:

    It’s funny that everyone is focused on her eyes (and understandably so) while no one has mentioned her disturbingly corseted waistline. Maybe funny is not the right term…

  14. sata blank says:

    creepy or not, the contouring shes done with the makeup is excellent.

  15. Definitely a more picaresque shoujo manga; besides the distinct lack of tentacles among the foliage (so…it -must- have been Pinta-shopped, then,) Saiunkoku Monogatari does this, but then focuses on guys. I guess the hard-shadowed (with harsh light) double nose is more for athletic scene foreshadowing.

  16. Tavie says:

    Those eyes give her a really sad and empty and confused look.

    These pictures make me a little sad. I guess if an emotional response is the desired result, her project is successful?

    • EH says:

      LOL, yes I’m sure she’s doing it just to be manipulative, even mean!

      What’s that old quote? “People are disturbed not by things, but by the views they take of them.” 

  17. O god, now I can’t blink!  Help

  18. blueelm says:

    Her make up techniques are good. Her corseting is what is really impressive here. There was a time in my life where I could tie in to 17 inches or so… but man what a human looking waist I have these days. I don’t see the creep factor here. How is this different from other types of body mod/expression? Or even just from theatrical make-up?

  19. grimatongueworm says:

    I am strumstrumstrumstrum  doll parts…

  20. Cowicide says:

    Just seems like another example of females with low self-esteem conforming to what some mentally underdeveloped teenage boys desire after they masturbate to too many manga comics.

  21. Ashley Yakeley says:

    I think this is completely awesome. Being seriously into something and being successful at it is entirely the purpose of life.

  22. Ian Anthony says:

    Yeah, how dare she try to look like a thing that she likes! Right? Is that why we’re upset?

  23. EH says:

    Wow, I just watched the second video. I’m a little shocked at the humor! I have never seen anything like that come from Japan.

  24. donovan acree says:

    Some of us have seen the end results of making a fad fashion a permanent part of your body. Me, I’ve never seen it work out very well.

  25. ClintJCL says:

    I guess I’m the only one who thinks this is kinda awesome.

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