Photo editing can be something of a double-edged sword; it can enhance your images and make everything look better, but left in the hands of the notorious Photoshop trolls, a simple portrait can easily become the biggest joke of the year.
It is common for cosplayers and photographers to tweak cosplay photographs to achieve a more convincing finish, but as with most things in life, moderation is key. A series of photos of a particular Korean cosplayer has been attracting attention online as of late, with many netizens calling it a case of Photoshop overdose. See the pictures and decide for yourselves after the jump!
South Korean cosplayer Lucia (@rotorl0162) looks cute as a doll with her beautiful big eyes, delicate pointy nose and dainty lips. In fact, she looks so much like a doll, netizens have been speculating whether she overdid it with Photoshop or has perhaps acquired her doll-like looks with good old Korean plastic surgery.
Lucia (@rotorl0162) December 20, 2014
Lucia (@rotorl0162) December 14, 2014
월간순정 노자키군 사쿠라 치요 http://t.co/PG64Nf0hdU—
Lucia (@rotorl0162) November 27, 2014
아스카 슈트 상체쪽이 조금 컸다../사진- 황자님 http://t.co/GOsW2pbxfx—
Lucia (@rotorl0162) November 04, 2014
켄마머리 아무리봐도 90년대 갓 스무살 된 여대생이 멋낸다고 염색했다가 까만머리 뿌염 안한거같음... 먼가 HOT 같기두 하궁 http://t.co/ujKAr0U2Vx—
Lucia (@rotorl0162) September 28, 2014
Lucia (@rotorl0162) September 23, 2014
아 너무 힘들어 다신안가 하고 사진보면 아 배경이뻐 또갈래 이러고 ..금붕어인가보다 http://t.co/DwztR4Cjrm—
Lucia (@rotorl0162) June 15, 2014
Lucia (@rotorl0162) March 20, 2014
우리엄마가 반짝이가 주렁주렁 달린 무대의상을사와서 입을라면 입어 이러셨는데 이런걸 언제 입겠어 ㅜ 했는데 오늘 입었다 ㅋㅋㅋ 세상에 이런데 쓸줄이야 http://t.co/zBYZCwTp8h—
Lucia (@rotorl0162) February 04, 2014
새벽에 갑자기 삘받아서 히나비타 린 함 근데 너무 멍때리고 찍은듯 http://t.co/X4F5MKOgZD—
Lucia (@rotorl0162) January 14, 2014
야자와 니코 사진 - 셀리 http://t.co/ylVnq9l0Vw—
Lucia (@rotorl0162) October 12, 2014
Lucia (@rotorl0162) September 09, 2014
동네에서 찍는데 풍기문란으로 신고당할까바 무서웠음..사람안오는 곳 사람안오는 시간 까지 골라골라 찍음 ㅜ 사진은 여운이 ㅋㅋ 찍어줘서 고마웡 ㅠ http://t.co/dsouhJYz4M—
Lucia (@rotorl0162) July 02, 2014
Some net users have commented that although this young lady looks quite beautiful, she looks too expressionless, while others would rather believe that “if she’s too cute, she must be a guy!” because, you know, the Internet has tricked us one time too many over the years. We’re pretty sure Lucia is of the female gender (as far as her profile tells us), but as far as her doll-like appearances are concerned, we’ll leave the final verdict to you.
Cosplayers and viewers alike, have their own definitions of beauty, so whatever floats your boat. If Lucia’s cosplay is your cup of tea, follow her on Facebook, Twitter or World Cosplay to see more of her photos!