Since I'm not the biggest fan of Dexter's Lab, I tried to search up a picture of who this was... I did not succeed, so I'm not entirely sure as to how the original design looks. With that said, this... person looks amazing! Well done, Kate!
a) I was just having fun because Hokochoo is meant to have a ridiculous, over-the-top animé design
and b) the characters in old shojo romance mangas from the Vintage Manga blog I follow are mostly just giant sparkling eyes, I can't even tell what gender people are except for their haircuts. Of course there were plenty of styles where men looked manly, but the specific style I'm referencing is very over-the-top and ridiculous.