Meet the teen who has transformed herself into living cartoon character
A teenaged girl from Ukraine, who models herself on characters from Japanese anime films, has changed herself into a living cartoon character, complete with miniature waist, vividly-coloured hair, and a defined pout.
Anastasiya Shpagina takes style inspiration from the cartoons and computer animations that have a huge following in Japan, and has even adopted a Japanese name - Fukkacumi.
Anime characters often feature huge eyes and heads that are disproportionately large in comparison to their body, the Daily Mail reported.
The 19-year-old, who is just 5feet 2inches tall, is said to have already slimmed down to just over six stone in her attempts to resemble a living anime character, and spends 30 minutes painstakingly applying her dramatic make-up to each one of her eyes.
It is thought that she may go even further in her efforts to achieve her desired look, with some reports claiming she intends to undergo surgery on her eyes to make her resemble her anime idols even more closely.
The teenager, who has over 10,000 fans on Facebook, also posts videos on YouTube demonstrating how she applies her make-up.
One video, in which Shpagina shows her fans how she achieves her 'flower fairy' look, has had more than 150,000 hits.
Inspiration: Many anime characters are drawn with enormous eyes and tiny waists
Shpagina is not the first young girl to take style inspiration from the fantasy world. American Dakota Rose - or Kota Koti - has been dubbed the 'real-life Barbie' thanks to her doe-eyed stare and dainty proportions.