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Trending in Tokyo: Dressing up as a 'living doll'

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Lulu – a full-body doll suit consisting of a wig, a mask and stockings patterned with doll-like joints – was born from one woman’s desire to become cute..
TOKYO • Meet Lulu Hashimoto, a “living doll” and the latest trend in Tokyo’s fashion modelling scene.
Lulu – a full-body doll suit consisting of a wig, a mask and stockings patterned with doll-like joints – was born from one woman’s desire to become cute.
“I have always really liked dolls and, for me, the epitome of cuteness is dolls, ” said 23-year-old fashion designer Hitomi Komaki, who created Lulu.
Dressing up as a mascot, called “kigurumi” in Japanese, is a popular art form in Japan. Ms Komaki has taken it to a new level by creating a body suit that looks like a doll’s and lets you move like a human.
“Many people call my project a fetish, but for me, it’s not a fetish but fashion, ” she said.

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