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This Mom Dresses Her Baby Up In The Most Amazing Costumes While She Naps

I just grew ovaries and they just exploded.

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Meet photographer Laura Izumikawa and her 4-month-old daughter, Joey Marie.

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The new mom told BuzzFeed she couldn't help but stare at the little cutie pie while she slept — and that's when she had an idea. "Joey slept so deeply so I thought it'd be fun adding little props around her just to send some hilarious pictures to our parents and friends," she said.

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Building costumes from stuff lying around the house, or borrowing items from friends, Izumikawa has been able to create some incredible mini-outfits.


When Izumikawa dressed up Joey as Eleven from Stranger Things last week, the picture went massively viral, receiving more than 10,000 likes in just a few days.

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"It's really hard not to laugh!" she told BuzzFeed, admitting that she didn't know how Joey would react in the few times she has woken up during the photo shoots.

"She usually just smiles and goes right back to sleep, which is kind of crazy," she said. "If it was me, I don't think I could just go back to sleep, especially with a ridiculous wig on. I think those are the moments I try especially hard to stifle my laughter. "

Here's a great video showing how the Stranger Things look came together:

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Izumikawa said she hopes the photos bring joy to people's day "and also make future-Joey laugh."

"If she's our kid, she'll probably have a good sense of humor and will have a big laugh about it," she said.

If nothing else, she says the pictures will make for an epic 2017 calendar for friends and family.

"I really hope she sees how incredibly loved she was," she said.