An artist in Australia is giving unwanted Bratz dolls wholesome makeovers and thanks to huge interest in the project, she hopes to sell the newly pared-back toys online.
Sonia Singh, based in Tasmania, finds the famously glamorous dolls in second-hand shops and spends hours giving each one a new pared-back image.
The mother-of-one repaints each toy's heavily made-up face with a natural skin tone, removing traces of blusher, beauty spots, outsize eyelashes and scales back the dolls' pouty lips.
She replaces their skimpy, fashion-led outfits with hand-knitted clothing and molds new shoes to replace their heels and wedges.
Singh explains on her Tree Change Dolls Tumblr that the fashion dolls have been given a "tree change," swapping their high-maintenance looks for a down-to-earth style.
"My sisters and I grew up playing with second-hand dolls and home-made toys in the beautiful Tasmanian natural environment," she says. "I love the satisfaction of repairing and reusing discarded items to give them a new lease on life."
Singh hopes to get what she calls her "Snog, Marry Avoid" doll project up and running in an Etsy shop in the coming weeks.
"Here are the Tree Change Dolls (ex-Bratz dolls) playing outside the way kids should, after their radical make-unders," she wrote on the website, alongside pictures of the newly au-naturel dolls posed in a series of outdoorsy pursuits, such as tree-climbing and swinging on tyres.
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Words: Anna Pollitt. Main photo: Tree Change Dolls tumblr