Posted: 3 October, 2012
by Janine Marin
Anastasiya Shpagina: Human Anime Doll
She is just 158 centimetres tall and weighs in at about 40 kilograms. But her light build is not what is amassing attention all over the world.
Rather, it’s her anime-like appearance. Her name is Anastasiya Shpagina and, at 19-years-old, is becoming a global phenomenon by transforming herself into a human anime girl.
Anastasiya, from Ukraine, has over 14,000 fans on Facebook and over 28,000 followers on European social network VK.com.
Her videos and pictures have quickly attracted fans (see one below) and it's reported that she wants to get plastic surgery to resemble her cartoon characters more closely.
Her daily ritual of creating a look that's a spitting image of characters from Japanese cartoons or computer animation is part of a growing subculture called “cosplay” or costume play.
Anastasiya’s instructional video on YouTube showing people how to create the look has had more than 916,000 views and increasing by the minute.
See it below and let us know what you think of this emerging subculture? Freaky or fame-worthy?