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 the 23-year-old fashion designer Hitomi Komaki's desire to become cute.
The stockings worn by Lulu were created by fellow fashion designer Koh Ueno, who airbrushes doll-like joints onto the material.
While popular among fans of Japanese subculture, Lulu is now turning heads at the annual Miss iD beauty pageant where she is among the 134 semi-finalists chosen from around 4,000 entrants.
The pageant, which includes "non-human" characters generated by artificial intelligence and three-dimensional computer graphics for the first time, will announce a winner in November.
Lulu's ability to blur the line between reality and fiction has mesmerised fans on social media, where the Lulu Twitter and Instagram accounts have drawn tens of thousands of followers.