Tree Change Dolls

An Australian woman has gone viral for her doll makeovers, although in this case, they are makeunders rather than makeovers. She finds second-hand Bratz dolls, removes their face paint, paints on a new face, and her mum knits the new clothes. The transformation is quite remarkable. It’s hard to even believe they are the same dolls.

Here are some before and after shots taken from her Tumblr site at

The make-under dolls are a huge improvement on the original in my opinion. Aside from having a ridiculous amount of makeup for a doll, the original Bratz dolls are just plain ugly. I showed my kids these photographs and asked them which they preferred. Elizabeth said she liked the dolls on the right because the other ones “are ugly”. Daniel also chose the transformed dolls because the original ones “look funny”.

Here’s a wonderful interview with the woman behind the dolls. She’s a scientist who was made redundant from CSIRO. Now she has a shop on Etsy: