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Artist Repaints Mass-Produced Celebrity And Character Dolls To The Point They Look Naturally Lifelike

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Noel Cruz (previously featured) is an incredible artist who creates lifelike dolls by repainting their original versions. He is most recognized for his celebrity-based models that sometimes are uncanny to look at due to their accurate resemblance to the characters or people they portray. Continue reading »

The Most Fantasy Creatures From Another World By Katyushka Dolls

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Polish Artists Kasia and Jacek (Katyushka) create the most fantasy creatures from another world. Kasia and Jacek Anyszkiewicz, are a couple of Polish artists who have a great passion for these mythical creatures. The majority of the items are composed of extremely gracious and enchanting versions of magical beasts and animals – such as sharks, bats, spiders, and seahorses. Continue reading »

Like People But Even Better: Charming and Realistic Dolls by Anna Zueva

Anna Zueva’s dolls are strikingly detailed and, in general, the author’s attention to images. Each doll seems to have its own life story – mysterious, like a dream, or simple, but more charming. Continue reading »

Ukrainian Artist Continues To Remove Makeup From Dolls To Repaint Them In A Very Realistic Way

The unrealistic portrayal of dolls and their effect on the female self-image is a persistent discussion surrounding the kids’ toys industry. Dolls for girls were, and in most cases still are, an ideal of proportional body shape and beauty, which has been influencing girls around the world from a very young age. This perfectly symmetrical and flawless image has become an aspiration, though it‘s far from realistic. This is why we are thankful for artists who think of the box and contribute to a change by carrying the message of individual and unique beauty. Continue reading »

Charles Lister’s Creepy Dolls

Can puppets be frightening? Yes, they can, if a puppeteer who understands horror is involved. Charles Lister is just such a master. And while he only draws creepy puppets on paper, they are quite worthy of implementation both in the material and in some macabre video game. Continue reading »

Impressive Unique Art Dolls By Helena Oplakanska

This a World of fantastic dolls. Helena creates very special art dolls for collectors. It is unique and one-of-a-kind. Continue reading »

“Time For Your Extraction Honey”: The Incredible Bizarre 3D Collectibles by Heal Bell

Heal Bell is a Chicago based 3D animation artist creating high fashion artworks of powerful women appearing as monsters. The self taught artists has been featured in Felt Zine, Superchief Gallery and is rising to rapid success across the industry. Continue reading »

Cute Fashionable Animal Clay Dolls By Valentina Gekova

When someone mentions a doll, we usually imagine a human doll in Victorian clothes, or a Barbie. But there are many different ways to make and dress up a doll, and Russian artist Valentina Gekova shows this with her works. To put it shortly, she makes very cool dolls of animals like dogs, lizards, giraffes and others dressed up in very cool and comfy clothes, like tracksuits, sweatpants, jackets, etc. Though it doesn’t sound all that usual, the combination makes for a good end result. Continue reading »

Ukrainian Artist Creates the Most Realistic-Looking Ball-Jointed Dolls

Anastasia, a talented artist from the Ukraine, creates ball-jointed dolls so realistic-looking that you’d be forgiven for mistaking them for real, live girls. Continue reading »

Artist Repaints Dolls In A More Realistic Way

Dolls are a beloved toy out there and most kids love to play with them, although sometimes, people take their fondness for dolls into adulthood and never grow out of them. It is quite trendy today to recreate dolls and repaint their faces to make them look more detailed and realistic, and that is exactly what Spanish artist José Francisco Cerezo Roldan does. Continue reading »

Life-Sized Wax Figures of Hollywood Stars From The 1980s and 1990s

In May 2009, the Hollywood Wax Museum sold a batch of life-sized wax figures at auction. Bidders vied for wax effigies of musicians, athletes, Hollywood A-listers, Jesus and stagehands. Continue reading »

Creepy Post-Soviet Textile Dolls By Irina Sayfiydinova

Irina Sayfiydinova is a textile artist, based in Tver, Russia. “I found myself in sewing toys – it is something without which I cannot live one day :) My toys are different emotions, without which our lives would be devoid of meaning. Choose your friend’s heart,” she says. Continue reading »

Vintage Tattooed Dolls By Kartess

Artist Fena Cartes (aka Kartess) from Chile, and this is his project “Gepeto” vintage tattooed dolls. Continue reading »

Grandfather With Vitiligo Crochets Dolls To Make Children With This Condition Feel Better

Vitiligo is a long-term skin condition in which patches of the skin lose their pigment, becoming white with sharp margins. The disorder, which affects roughly 1-3 percent of the population, is otherwise harmless physically, but it can result in psychological stress and social stigma, as well as an increased sensitivity to the sun. Continue reading »

Russian Couple Creates Stunningly Realistic Dolls That You’ll Want To Have On Hand

For some, dolls, especially porcelain, are eerie creations found in horror movies, such as Annabelle. And yet, they usually play a huge role in one’s childhood and even elicit nostalgic memories later on in life. Whether it’s a ragdoll or a sophisticated Barbie, many people, even as adults, remember their dolls and there are still those who want to collect them. Continue reading »

Singaporean Artist Gains International Following For Her Sculptures Of Body Parts

A Singaporean student has gained an international following on social media for her macabre sculptures of body parts, including a pie with little hearts for filling, tiny baby faces in pistachio nut shells and miniature brains. Continue reading »

Divorced Dad Who Gave Up On Real Women Now Lives With 12 Life-Size Dolls… And His Daughter Helps With Their Make-Up And Clothes


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Not each daughter can be thrilled if their dad crammed his home with glamorous life-size female dolls – but Rhiannon Bevan says it “warms her heart” to see her father so completely satisfied. Her double divorcee dad Dean buys his 12 buddies bras, celebrates their birthdays, does their make-up, clothes them and shares a bed with one. Continue reading »

Welcome To Creepy Island Of Broken Dolls On Teshuilo Lake In Mexico

Canals in the waters of Lake Xochimilco were initially created along with that of a kind of artificial agricultural plots called chinampas. Chinampas were invented by the pre-Hispanic peoples of the region around 1,000 year ago as a way to increase agricultural production. On the shallow waters of the lakes, rafts were constructed of juniper branches. Onto these rafts floating on the water, lakebed mud and soil were heaped and crops planted. Continue reading »

“Dolls And Masks”: The Wildly Strange Family Album Photos Of Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard, who was born in Normal, Illinois, in 1925 and died of cancer in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1972, worked his entire adult life as an optician, making lenses for glasses. Though he took and developed thousands of pictures, only a sampling of his work has been published. Continue reading »

Barbie Unveils 17 New Dolls That Pay Tribute To Famous Inspiring Women

With the Barbie Inspiring Women collection, the Mattel brand has just unveiled 17 new dolls, paying tribute to the most inspiring women. Artist Frida Kahlo, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, French chef Hélène Darroze, mathematician Katherine Johnson and snowboarder Chloe Kim are some of the great female figures that the famous Barbie doll will embody. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Dolls With Vitiligo For Kids With This Rare Skin Condition

Everyone wants to feel represented and looks like many artists nowadays are on a mission to make everyone feel included. Continue reading »

This Artist Removes Make-Up From The Dolls To Give Them A More Realistic Look

Tired of the glamorous looks and the make-up of her daughter’s Bratz Dolls, a creative mom decided to remove the make-up of the dolls to make them look more like real little girls. The Australian Sonia Singh has launched Tree Change Dolls, which is about taking old and discarded toys and transform them before reselling them, creating an awesome recycling and upcycling project! Continue reading »

New Fashion Dolls Available At Tokyo Disney Resort

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Tokyo Disney Resort released a new line of character inspired dolls called “Tokyo Disney Resort Fashion Dolls”. There are four “Fashion Dolls,” and each is inspired by different Disney characters: Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Alice, and Marie. The dolls stand 26.5 cm tall and can be changed into different outfits. They appear closer in resemblance to Licca-chan dolls, a Japanese doll brand that can be likened to Barbie elsewhere in the world. Continue reading »

The Unusual Dolls Of Artist Sandra Arteaga

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Continuing our look at some of the most creative female artists in the field today, we’re happy to introduce you to Sandra Arteaga! Hailing all the way from Barcelona, Spain, Arteaga has made a reputation for herself thanks to her unique series of sculpted and paper dolls. Many of these “children” come complete with their own backstory which help to make each that much more real. Continue reading »

Toys In The Basement: Beautiful Creepy Dolls By Annie Montgomerie

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“I initially made hand felted dolls which featured different unique scenes on each dress. Animals featured more and more until I decided to concentrate on textile creature art. I use old fabrics, leather and other findings that i seek out in various second hand places to create my pieces. Recently I have been more experimental with layering fabric to give different effects. I have also started to create little animal head children using old doll bodies and vintage embroidered linens. My larger animal heads are designed as wall hangings like a friendlier version of taxidermy trophies.” — Annie Montgomerie. Continue reading »