Bratz Girls Dolls Get an Epic Real-Girl Makeunder
Thanks to the Lammily doll, Barbie's unattainable beauty standards are getting a real-girl update. But now Australian woman Sonia Singh has transformed the ostentatious look of Bratz dolls for the better. On her Tumblr account, Tree Change Dolls, Singh reveals her artistic process. After she purchases the dolls at secondhand stores, she not only restyles their hair and fashions them new clothes but also repaints their faces and switches their feet for a more realistic appearance. The before-and-afters are just as captivating as a makeunder on a live person — each doll goes from something creepily on the verge of pornographic to something more appropriate for young girls to play with.
Now that her work has gone viral, Singh has begun working on a new set of dolls, which she will put up for sale in an Etsy shop in February. For now, she will be selling two of her now-famous Tree Change Dolls on eBay. Twenty percent of the final sale price will be donated to the International Women's Development Agency. Like Lammily before them, we're hoping that Tree Change Dolls are an indication of how self-image trends are changing from aspirational to accepting. Read on for the incredible images.