A baby girl is morphed fantastically into film and TV characters as she naps by her creative costume-making mom.
Los Angeles photographer Laura Izumikawa welcomed daughter Joey Marie four months ago, and claims that she simply couldn’t stop staring at the beautiful girl as she soundly slept in her crib.
In fact, the little girl slept so peacefully that it gave her mom an idea.
Playing dress up: A Los Angeles photographer has turned her four-month-old daughter into an Instagram star by dressing her up in costumes while she naps
Rocking out: Mom Laura Izumikawa uses items around her house and from friends to create the mini outfits
Winning the gold: The baby girl Joey is given the Michael Phelps treatment with this look
‘Joey slept so deeply so I thought it’d be fun adding little props around her just to send some hilarious pictures to our parents and friends,’ Laura told BuzzFeed.
She used a blonde wig and a black paper bow to turn Joey into a miniature version of Chandelier singer Sia and shared it with her loved ones with success. And with that, a new hobby was born.
Since then, Laura has used things around her house and items borrowed from friends to create increasingly detailed outfits.
Using a yellow onesie, paper and felt, she turned little Joey into a napping Pikachu. In another photoshoot, she put a long black wig and top hat on her tot and laid a guitar next to her to make her look the spitting image of Guns’N’Roses guitarist Slash.
Loving mom: The photographer came up with the idea while watching her baby girl sleep
Powerful: This tribute to the mysterious Eleven from Netflix show Stranger Things has more than 20,000 likes on Instagram
Starting out: Singer Sia was the mom’s first subject for her little girl (left), but after that success, a hobby was born
Taking on the force: Whenever the little girl wakes up during the photo shoots, her mom claims she just goes right back to sleep
Blowing up: The amazing costumes, such as this Goku from Dragon Ball Z outfit, have gained Laura and her daughter more than 250,000 followers
Magical transformation: Joey casts a spell even in her sleep as wizarding wonder
For the Olympics, Joey got the Michael Phelps treatment with a gold medal, swim cap and her own swimming lane below the Olympic rings.
She even recently took on the binge-worthy Netflix favorite Stranger Things, using the blonde wig, Eggo waffles and a fake nosebleed to turn Joey into the mysterious super-powered character Eleven.
In all but a few of the images Laura takes of her finished works, Joey looks to be snoozing away unhindered.
And, according to Laura, the rare times when Joey wakes up during the process, she simply smiles, laughs and goes right back to napping.
Seriously different: Just a few clothing additions are the difference between a Hawaiian vacationer and Paul Bunyon
It’s tricky! Joey is ready to bust some rhymes in this Run DMC ensemble
Extreme close-up: Some glasses, drumsticks, a flannel shirt and wig make Garth from the movie Wayne’s World
Fighting the fight: Joey catches some sleep as a Pokemon master (left) and is ready for battle as a mini version of Thor (right)
Riding out: Goggles and belts help turn Joey into the perfect Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road
Looking ahead: Laura is sure that Joey will get a laugh out of her Instagram fame when she is older
Each of the images of the mini outfits have been liked tens of thousands times, and have helped Laura amass more than 250,000 followers on Instagram.
Aside from the growing social media following, Laura claims she has plans to turn the images into a 2017 calendar for friends and family.
As for how Joey will react to her Instagram fame when she is older, Laura isn’t concerned.
‘If she’s our kid, she’ll probably have a good sense of humor and will have a big laugh about it,’ she said.