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Altered Barbie

Updated on February 13, 2015

The Art Of Altered Barbie Dolls

Welcome to the Altered Barbie Art Show.   This is a green space dedicated to the artists who recycle discarded Barbie dolls and turn them into edgy one of a kind works of art.

Altered Barbies are works of art that include dioramas, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, or other works of art that incorporate the Mattel Barbie doll in a creative theme.

The icon photo shown here was composed by eBay seller CathyPeanut. According to CathyPeanut, when Ken asked for a divorce, Altered Barbie made sure his wish was granted. AlteredBarbie by CathyPeanut

The Magic World of Living Dolls - Altered Barbie by Julia Mears

Beautiful Altered Barbie by Elaine Donovan - Dolls by Passion


Elaine Donovan has been altering Barbie for some time now. Her work has been featured in "Devolution Magazine." Elaine has won numerous awards for her creative Barbie art. Her creativity knows no bounds, and it is always a feature I look forward to seeing on the weekly update. Passion's creative, fun, and revved up goth Barbies are among the favorites of the Altered Barbie Art Doll Collectors.

The Altered Barbie by Nemesis

Below are Altered Barbies from Nemesys.

OOAK Barbies by LaVonne Sallee

Building Dioramas For The Altered Barbie

Often the art of the doll involves a good set. Often artists create their own custom scenes and backdrops to incorporate their dolls in the set. Below are a few good items related to dioramas and how to build them.

Altered Barbie - Out Of The Box - The Red Fairy

This page was built for those who see Barbie as a blank canvas, a tool, a wearable jewel, or other one of a kind functional work of art. Altered Barbie artists are special. Your comments and opinion on this unique art form is special, too.

Altered Barbie Art Fans and Friends - Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit.

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    • aquariann profile image

      aquariann 5 years ago

      Neat idea! I may have to dig my childhood Barbies out of the closet and try my hand at altering them. ;D

    • Spiderlily321 profile image

      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      These are great. Thanks for sharing another very cool lens

    • Spiderlily321 profile image

      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      These are great. Thanks for sharing another very cool lens

    • anaamhussain profile image

      anaamhussain 6 years ago

      Oh what fantastic pieces of work! I love barbies to death! Too bad I had to grow up. Some of my fondest memories are of barbies!

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      orgaard lm 7 years ago

      As a huge Barbie fan since childhood here are some fantastic art pieces. It has inspired me to do something with my well loved old barbies too worn for collectors. Make an interested art piece.

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      imaginemdd lm 7 years ago

      Cool page about Altered Barbie art. Thanks for the info. I've seen some amazing Altered Barbie jewelry. I've added a link on my doll & puppet directory lens.