Creepy Post-Soviet Textile Dolls By Irina Sayfiydinova

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 »

South Korean Football Club Accidentally Use Sex Dolls To Replace Fans In Closed Stadium

South Korean Football Club Accidentally Use Sex Dolls To Replace Fans In Closed Stadium
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It seemed like an audience even the most hapless soccer team could have scored with. But when the mannequins cheering on FC Seoul from the otherwise empty terraces were revealed to be sex dolls, it was more like an own goal for South Korea’s most valuable soccer team. Continue reading »

Vintage Tattooed Dolls By Kartess

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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 »

Russian Artist Creates Dolls That Look Disturbingly Real

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Russian artist Michael Zajkov’s skills are so precise, that the dolls he creates look disturbingly lifelike. The dolls are made of polymer clay, hand painted glass eyes, and mohair hair. Dressed in a Victorian era style, they have multiple movable joints. But the most frightening part is their faces. The artist works on every detail in order to delicately bring out explicit features and facial mimicry of each doll. The outcome is fascinating. They look as though they are about to come to life. Continue reading »

Handmade Dolls Of Cute And Creepy Creatures Lovingly Made By Oso Polar

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Whilst most of Oso Polar‘s handmade dolls are recognisable woodland creatures, some really do leave us guessing. From the weird and wonderful to the cute and creepy – the Russian artist’s ongoing collection of clay figurines demonstrate a unique talent, with every attention to detail meticulously taken care of. Continue reading »

Magnificent Hand-Made Felt Dolls By Irina Andreyeva

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These are not toys, not souvenirs, not decorations. A Russian artist and dollmaker Irina Andreyeva calls them author’s dolls and sculptures. By an author opinion, felt can warm not only a body, but also a soul; and she does these cute and magnificent dolls exactly for the soul. No one can buy them, but anyone can see them at Irina’s exhibitions in Russia. Continue reading »

The World’s First Line Of Dolls With Disabilities Is Now On The Market

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British toymaker Makies has released a line of dolls with disabilities. They were inspired by a social media campaign, Toy Like Me. The campaign encouraged parents of children with various disabilities to customise their toys, making them look more like real people. Continue reading »

This Artist Has Created Some Awesomely Geeky Nesting Dolls

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Nesting dolls (or matryoshka dolls as you may know them) are elegantly created and painted with intricate designs and colors on each, from the largest of the set down to the most diminutive in the collection. The first of these popular dolls were designed by folk crafts painter Sergey Malyutin in Russia in 1890, and since then, artists have set about dressing the dolls in variations ranging from holiday wear to the traditional clothing of other cultures. Continue reading »

This Artist Removes The Make-Up From Dolls And Turns Them Into Inspiring Real-Life Women

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Recently, artist Wendy Tsao discovered the work of Sonya Singh, who removes the make-up from Bratz dolls to give them a more natural look. Tsao decided to take this idea further, coming up with the idea of taking dolls ’cleaned up’ by Singh and turning them into models of inspiring real-life women. Tsao’s idea here is influenced by the belief that toys like this can have a huge influence on the worldview of young children.

This has to be one of the best ideas we’ve seen in a very long time. Fantastic work! Continue reading »

Inside the World of Men and Dolls

Benita Marcussen photographed men who use life-size dolls as partners for her series “Men & Dolls.” Some are married with children, others had never had a relationship with a woman; the men’s situations varied, but she says one thing united them – the dolls eased their loneliness.

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Robert and his doll Queen Cathy. She is named that way because she is treated like a queen in the doll community. (Benita Marcussen)
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Meet the Singaporean Barbie Collector Who has Amassed More than 9,000 Dolls

Meet the Singaporean Barbie Collector Who has Amassed More than 9,000 Dolls

Jian Yang, 33, boasts a remarkable toy collection that includes more than 6,000 Barbie dolls and 3,000 other dolls in his tidy rowhouse. ‘When you meet me outside of this, I’m not that kind of guy. I’m not what you expect from a guy that collects dolls,’ he says. (Reuters) Continue reading »

The Biggest Barbie Dolls Collection Ever

The Biggest Barbie Dolls Collection Ever

Stanley Colorite, 41, poses for a picture in his bedroom with part of his Barbie collection in Hudson, Florida. More than 2,000 dolls are spread over four rooms of his house. He has been building his collection for 16 years and it is thought to be worth $80,000 (£53,000). (Laurentiu Garofeanu / Barcroft USA)

Hyper Realistic Dolls by Laurence Ruet

Hyper Realistic Dolls by Laurence Ruet

Take a look at fantastic and hyper realistic dolls by french artist Laurence Ruet. Each creation is an original. Details on the face and the limbs are painted with acrylic after cooking. All the clothes, shoes and “pets” are made by Laurence. From 450 to 1350 euros each and above. Continue reading »