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47 Ways to Re-Imagine Barbie

From Makeup-Less Dolls to Tattooed Toys

— August 6, 2013 — Life-Stages
There are thousands of ways Barbie has reinvented herself, but the featured ways that Barbie has been re-imagined are particularly unique. It's common knowledge that Barbie has had quite a bevy of high-paying and glamours careers, ranging from a doctor to a school teacher to a beauty pageant queen, but now her career isn't the only thing getting a massive makeover.

Tattoos, bald heads, major bling and purple hair are just a few of the looks that Barbie has sported recently. These looks have not only been created by Mattel, but also as artistic expressions and pieces of art by people all over the world.

One thing is for certain no matter if Barbie's next move is shovelling poop at the zoo or piercing her nose, she's led to a lot of inspiration and is the farthest thing from boring.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Female Technician Teaching Toys
Female Technician Teaching Toys
The GoldieBlox Construction Toy Introduces Girls to Mechanics
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45
Blueprint Designer Dolls
Blueprint Designer Dolls
‘Barbie I Can Be' Architect Barbie Makes a Splash for Mattel
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44
LED Doll Accessories
LED Doll Accessories
The Barbie Digital Dress Brings Doll Fashion into the 21st Century
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43
Hairless Iconic Dolls
Hairless Iconic Dolls
The Beautiful and Bald Barbie Movement Moves Mattel to Action
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42
Undead Survival Dolls
Undead Survival Dolls
Zombie Attack Barbie Gets Lock and Loaded for the Apocalypse
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41
Cupcake Couture Popstar Dolls
Cupcake Couture Popstar Dolls
The Katy Perry Barbie Doll is a Spitting Image of the Singer
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40
Blinged Out Benefit Dolls (UPDATE)
Blinged Out Benefit Dolls (UPDATE)
Barbie for Breast Cancer Research is Most Coveted
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39
Printable Hairdos
Printable Hairdos
The Barbie Printable Hair Extensions by Mattel Offer a Way to Personalize Hair
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38
Diva Charity Dolls
Diva Charity Dolls
Janet Jackson Barbie Doll is Created for a Good Cause
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37
Internship Dolls
Internship Dolls
Barbie the Intern Works Just Like Everyone Else
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36
Vampire Wedding Dolls
Vampire Wedding Dolls
Breaking Dawn Barbies Will Soon Be Available for Twilight Fans
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35
'Women of the Cloth' Dolls
'Women of the Cloth' Dolls
Episcopal Priest Barbie Tells Secretary Barbie Who's Who
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34
Hairless Iconic Dolls
Hairless Iconic Dolls
Online Movement for Mattel to Create a Bald Barbie
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33
Film-Inspired Iconic Dolls
Film-Inspired Iconic Dolls
Grace Kelly 'Rear Window' Barbie Joins Line of Collectible Figures
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32
Wonder Bread Barbies
Wonder Bread Barbies
Artist Catherine McEver Creates Doll-Sized Costumes from Bread Wrappers
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31
Designer Clothed Barbies
Designer Clothed Barbies
Christian Louboutin Designs Anemone Barbie Full of Hollywood Glamour
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30
Cleverly Disguised Camera Dolls
Cleverly Disguised Camera Dolls
The Barbie Photo Fashion Toy Takes Stylish Pictures
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29
Spooky Spirited Figurines
Spooky Spirited Figurines
The Haunted Beauty Barbie Doll is a Gorgeously Ghoulish Halloween Toy
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28
Fashionista Doll Designs (UPDATE)
Fashionista Doll Designs (UPDATE)
The Tiny Frock Shop Creates Chic Barbie Ensembles
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27
Dieting TV Dolls
Dieting TV Dolls
The Christina Hendricks Joan Barbie Doll is Not Lifelike
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26
Adorable Rapper Barbie Dolls
Adorable Rapper Barbie Dolls
The Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll by Mattel Will Benefit Charity
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25
Throwback Doll Attire
Throwback Doll Attire
The Tiny Frock Shop Sells Retro Clothing for Barbies
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24
Australian Catwalk Dolls
Australian Catwalk Dolls
The Newest ‘Barbie Basics Collection' is Inspired by Australi
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23
Ballin' Barbie Dolls
Ballin' Barbie Dolls
Prepare to Shell Out a lot of Cheddar for the Stephen Cantur Barbie
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22
Futuristic Barbie-Inspired Editorials
Futuristic Barbie-Inspired Editorials
This Model is Made Up to Look Like a Space Mattel Barbie
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21
Designer-Inspired Dolls
Designer-Inspired Dolls
Kartel Designs for Barbies ‘PLASTIC' Collectors Edition
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20
Daring Tattooed Dolls
Daring Tattooed Dolls
The tokidoki Barbie Doll is the First Ever Tattooed Barbie to Hit Shelves
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19
Plasticized Wedding Fantasies
Plasticized Wedding Fantasies
Beatrice De Guigne Shoots Lifelike Images of Barbie & Ken's Big Day
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18
Realistic Movie Character Dolls
Realistic Movie Character Dolls
Noel Cruz Repaints Generic Barbies to Resemble Life-Like Actors
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17
Anatomy-Showing Dolls
Anatomy-Showing Dolls
The Jason Freeny Dissecting Barbie Collection Reveals the Doll's Insides
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16
Oversized Doll Accessory Shoots
Oversized Doll Accessory Shoots
The Interview Magazine 'Box Set' Stars Clutch-Toting Barbies
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15
TV Icon Dolls
TV Icon Dolls
The Classic TV Barbies are a Blast from the Past
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14
Rich Housewife Dolls
Rich Housewife Dolls
The Barbie Lounge is the Place to be for Sophisticated Dolls
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13
Drag Queen Barbies
Drag Queen Barbies
The Blonds Blond Diamond Doll Makes Cross-Dressing Super Glamorous
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12
Life-Sized Barbie Dolls
Life-Sized Barbie Dolls
Galia Slayen Builds Barbie for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
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11
Classic Horror Film Dolls
Classic Horror Film Dolls
The Alfred Hitchcock The Birds Barbie is Super Eerie
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10
European Couture Doll Lines
European Couture Doll Lines
The 2012 Barbie Fashion Model Collection Based on 'Atelier' Theme
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9
Haute Dolltography
Haute Dolltography
'Plastic Ladies' are Fashionably Fantastic
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8
Pop Star Dollification
Pop Star Dollification
'Barbie Goes (Lady) Gaga' in Entertainment Weekly
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7
Humanized Fashion Dolls
Humanized Fashion Dolls
GQ Germany Celebrates Ken's 50th Anniversary With Life-Like Dolls
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6
Barbie Doll Pageants
Barbie Doll Pageants
The Miss Barbie Venezuela Contest is Actually Real
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5
Cut-Up Doll Depictions
Cut-Up Doll Depictions
Peihang Huang Paints Pictures of Brutally Injured Toy Figurines
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4
Unique Barbie Homages
Unique Barbie Homages
Andrea Cucchi Revamps Barbie Dolls in Peculiar Ways
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3
Gagafied Galactic Dolls
Gagafied Galactic Dolls
The Mattel Goddess of the Galaxy Barbie is Inspired by the Pop Icon
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2
Da Vinci-Inspired Dolls
Da Vinci-Inspired Dolls
Mattel Releases Fine Art Barbies Based on Art History
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1
Hyper-Realistic Doll Portrayals
Hyper-Realistic Doll Portrayals
This Doll is the Iconic Barbie Doll Properly Proportioned
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