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Japanese Twitter user DB Hopelash has been taking stacks of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, cutting them out with a hobby knife, and making truly amazing shadowboxes.

Like so:

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[Photo: db_hopeslash]

Imagine how patient you need to be.

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[Photo: db_hopeslash]

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[Photo: db_hopeslash]

And here is a finished shadowbox.

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And when moving:

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Damn, these are good.

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So good.

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This might be my favorite.

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The detail is incredible.

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[Photo: db_hopeslash]

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No wait. This is my favorite.

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[Photo: db_hopeslash]

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Yes, that’s a mirror in the middle.


Follow DB Hopelash on Twitter for more impressive creations.

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