Fan Artist Becomes Lingerie Designer with Anime Inspiration

Japanese illustrator @papao_pao is known for reimagining things as sets of lingerie, such as various mobile suits from Gundam and chess pieces. All of the lovingly drawn pieces of lingerie have existed in the 2D world…until now.


Japanese lingerie manufacturer Izumi has teamed up with the artist to create a collection based on the reimagining of the “12 Signs of the Zodiac” series of illustrations. The zodiac is being organized into four elements (fire, earth, air, and water) and will be released in waves. Izumi’s first wave will consist of Aries, Tauras, Gemini, and Cancer.

Cancer Zodiac
Gemini Zodiac
Aries Zodiac
Taurus Zodiac

Each lingerie set will come in a box featuring @paopao_pao’s original art and will come with a keyring. Taurus and Cancer will sell for 3,980 yen ($35.75), Gemini will sell for 4,480 yen ($40.35), and Aries will sell for 4,980 yen (44.90).

This is the first step for @paopao_pao to officially becoming a lingerie designer. We wonder what series of illustrations will be brought to the real world next.

Aaron Magulick has been a fan of anime ever since being exposed to it in the late '90s. A fan of nearly all genres, he is not afraid to explore the creepier side of the industry.
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