Bratz dolls are perhaps best known for their big heads, big hair, heavy makeup, and high fashion. However, Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao wanted to change all that and give more substance to these playthings. Inspired by an Australian artist, Tsao decided to give the plastic toys a makeover and transform them into some of the most inspiring women in history.
“When you go to the toy store, you find Barbies or Bratz or Disney dolls, but there aren’t inspiring figures in dolls out there,” Tsao told USA Today.
The results of her project are pretty amazing. Don’t you wish you had one of these to play with as a kid?
Frida Kahlo – Mexican painter.
J.K. Rowling — British author and creator of the beloved Harry Potter books.
We have to admit, this one looks a bit more like Hermione than Rowling, but no big.
Waris Dirie — Model, author, and social activist.
Malala Yousafzai – A Pakistani activist and youngest Nobel Prize laureate.
Roberta Bondar — The first Canadian female astronaut and first neurologist in space.
Jane Goodall — British primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace.
You can find out more about Tsao’s “Mighty Doll” project on her website. FYI, she’ll be auctioning off these dolls on eBay in a few weeks.