Artist Turns Mass Produced Celebrity Dolls Into Uncanny Versions Of Themselves

It's creepy how real they look.

Although many consider dolls to be a kids' toy, others would disagree.

Doll collectors all over the world spend hundreds of dollars to fill their collections with exquisite, one-of-a-kind works of art that are definitely not meant for playing. One example is the 'Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen doll pictured below. 

This repainted version of Katniss Everdeen Barbie doll was sold for a whopping US $2,500.00.

The impressive new version of the Katniss doll was done by Noel Cruz, one of the most prominent repaint artists in the doll community. Cruz has been long known for "character & celebrity based dolls due to their uncanny resemblance to the people they portray."

His latest take on the Jennifer Lawrence's character stunned the world once again and was sold for a whopping price of US $2,500.00 on Ebay.

Cruz had to trim and re-dye the doll's hair, scratch all the the existing paint off and repaint her face using tiny brushes.

Take a look at more of Noel's immaculate artworks below and ponder: maybe it's time to start buying dolls again?

Noel says he strives to "rise the bar" and give a new perspective on the mass produced factory dolls.

"His repaints as well as his portraits are done with intricate detail to the point of being naturally lifelike in essence. What defines Noel's style of repaint is his focus in achieving a sense of both aesthetics and likeness," he says on his website.

Here's Cruz's variation of a Jennifer Lopez doll.

And a custom repaint of Princess Diana.

Incredible depiction of Cher.

First, Noel carefully removes the existing paint. Then he uses an array of needle-thin brushes to bring the doll closer to reality.

Thanks to perfect coloring, shading and attention to detail, Cruz's dolls look nothing like their mass-produced versions.

Feels like this one could easily play as a Rick Genest's clone.

To see more of Noel Cruz's work, please visit his website, Facebook page and follow him on Instagram.

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