For thirty years, the images of each main character from The Simpsons has been burned into our collective consciousness. And like any good animated characters worth their salt, they can be narrowed down to a few visual traits. It distills them down to their essence. But what if someone tried to bring the most famous citizens of Springfield to life, with all their cartoon quirks intact, in a photo-realistic way?
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Via Laughing Squid, we have discovered the work of a game designer from Turkey by the name of Hossein Diba. He used his skills in modeling, sculpting, and texturing to render realistic recreations of most of the main characters from The Simpsons. Most of the primary characters got realistic upgrades, with the exception of Maggie. Although that is certainly one we are dying to see!
The results are indeed captivating, but also creepy as all get out.
Homer Simpson looks the most like a real human being while still retaining his signature look (and eating his signature donut). I mean, he still looks terrifying. But not as terrifying as this 3D printed recreation of Homer! That one is the stuff of nightmares.
Marge is working her classic blue beehive hairdo and her iconic string of pearls. But thanks to that mouth of hers, she looks like an crazy looking alien from a Treehouse of Horror story!
And Bart could almost be a really weird looking human child, but like his mom, that mouth makes him look like a being from another world.
And Lisa looks as much as one of those Troll dolls come to life as she does the Simpson’s brainy middle-child.
Meanwhile, if Mr. Burns looks familiar to you in his photorealistic form, I think I have figured out why. He looks just like the evil Reverend Kane from Poltergeist II! Sorry in advance for the nightmares this will no doubt cause you.
The Simpsons has no shortage of iconic characters, so it’s possible that Diba has really only started to scratch the surface for which ones we could end up seeing down the line. For more of Diba’s work, be sure to head on over to his Instagram account, or his YouTube channel.
Featured Image: YouTube / Hossein Diba