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Mom dresses up baby while she naps, and the results are hilarious

Parenting can be stressful. Playing dress-up can help.

(Even if your kid's not old enough to participate.)

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One mom's been dressing up her baby during naptime ... and Instagram loves it

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One mom's been dressing up her baby during naptime ... and Instagram loves it

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If anyone knows this, it's photographer Laura Izumikawa: She had the bright (and hilarious) idea to take advantage of her child's nap time by dressing the 4-month-old up in costumes while she sleeps. Now little Joey Marie Choi is better than any other kid on her block at the age-old pastime ... and she doesn't even know it.

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While Joey dreams away the afternoon, her mom gets to work selecting and adjusting props to turn Joey into everything from a wizard to an In-N-Out Burger server to a sushi chef, and even Ariel from "The Little Mermaid."

It's a painstaking process, requiring serious creativity and dedication. And she's got to do it all before the little one wakes!

If there's anything better than the photos Izumikawa posts of her final efforts (though it's honestly a close call), it's the behind-the-scenes videos she posts alongside them on occasion. The videos answer many of our most burning questions, such as "How do you get a felt gold medal on a sleeping baby without waking her?" and "How does a baby transform into Beyoncé in just 10 minutes?"

Below, a few of our favorite looks.

All the single babies! 💍 #Beyonce

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It's only Monday and I'm dreaming of #Hawaii 🌺

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Joey dreams of sushi 🍣

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Party on Wayne. Party on Garth. 🤘🏻#waynesworld

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What was the most popular dance in 1776? Independance. 💃🏻 #4thofJuly

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Hey babygirl, let me take a pik at chu. #pokemon

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Why can't Cinderella play soccer? Cuz she keeps running away from the ball.

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If you work out like a viking, you'll be Thor in the morning.

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