Most parents of four-month-old babies are relieved when their babies go to sleep. The most they'll do is look at their sleeping bundle of joy and think how adorable they are. Photographer Laura Izumikawa looked at her sleeping bambino Joey Marie Cho and thought "I could dress her up as a member of Run DMC!"
It's a thought that, if you're a parent, you'll wish you had. Because Joey looks extra cute done up in her various attire which feature many nods to pop culture. As Joey becomes Jon Snow, Slash, Pikachu, or Beyoncé, as well as references to Stranger Things, Wayne's World, and Star Wars.
It all started with adding a bagel as a prop to a napping Joey. But now Izumikawa posts images to Instagram which feature a whole range of costumes and movie-style props.
“I would end up just staring at her face all day and night because I was just so in love,” Izumikawa told Huffington Post. “Because Joey slept so deeply, I thought it’d be fun adding little props on her just to send some hilarious pictures to our parents. It was a way to memorialize her growth and little milestones.”
It's also now found plenty of fans online, with over 300,000 followers. “Initially when I started getting a ton of online attention, there was a bit of a mother-bear type of panic, and I thought about stopping,” Izumikawa notes. “But then I started receiving messages from countless people who said that the photos and videos were the highlight of their day and for some, a thing they enjoy to watch with their kids,”
Check out some of the cosplaying below. And follow Izumikawa on Instagram for more.
I will go up to the six-fingered man and say, "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." #PrincessBride
Didn't have a chandelier but I did find a wig. ???#Sia
Our friend has superpowers, and she squeezed your tiny bladder with her mind. #StrangerThings #eleven
Hey babygirl, let me take a pik at chu. #pokemon
Sha na na na na na na na knees knees ??? #gunsnroses #notinthislifetime
You know nothing Jon Snow ❄️?? #gameofthrones | ps. Zigzag Rickon!??〰 | 2m
In loving memory. #StrangerThings
It's only Monday and I'm dreaming of #Hawaii ?
Employee of the month ?
We do Wizard Crush Wednesdays ? #sarahssilks
Laugh it up, fuzzball. #starwars
Who ya gonna call? ? #ghostbusters
If you work out like a viking, you'll be Thor in the morning.
It's tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time. It's trickaaay! #RunDMC