For some reason, I am absolutely obsessed with seeing what cartoon characters might look like in real life:
I believe you Yanks call it “cosplay.” It’s just one of those things I’m into — the way some people might assassinate prominent businessmen or feed boogers to their dog … it’s a hobby is what I’m sayin’. And as far as seeing images of cartoon characters in real life, I need look no further than the Facebook page of Jirka Väätäinen Design.
The Facebook page, run by the Australian digital artist with an incredible aptitude for human renderings has attracted a serious following over the years, since Väätäinen began posting the images in 2011. Initially he started with just the Disney princesses — Belle, Jasmine, Esmerelda and others. Recently he delighted fans by adding Anna and Elsa from Frozen, but now, he’s unleashed one for the ladies: the guys of Disney.
As handsome as the girls are gorgeous, the “guys collection” shows that Väätäinen clearly has skills for females AND males.
One of the main draws of Väätäinen’s Facebook page is his commenters debating what real life celebrities the Disney stars look most like. Some of the resemblances are uncanny — especially Amanda Seyfried as the Tangled star Rapunzel:
Be sure to go to Väätäinen’s page and check out all of his images. He’s done Ursula, the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid, but I can’t wait until he does the rest of the villains.