The Creepiest Mannequins

Link - article by Avi Abrams

"I hate fake people. You know what I'm talking about. Mannequins." --Jarod Kintz

Russia and Ukraine have the creepiest mannequins... which only to be expected, I suppose, since many department stores there are often left abandoned for years (not to mention whole post-communist-era industrial towns) - and those mannequins that are still in service are not normally renewed for many decades. Time and decay step in to do their inevitable part, putting the "final touches" on many superb examples of Communist kitsch:

Poor innocent babies fare the worst, when it comes to weird mannequin store placement:

(photos by Varvara Olifirenko)

Another creepy one found in Zurich, Switzerland - seems like this lady mannequin has suffered some abuse:

(image credit: Alessandro Isnotaurelio)

There are "Mannequins Randomly Reaching out of Grate" in Prague:

(image credit: Curious Expeditions)

Here is a strange one peeking out of a car:

(image credit: Piotr Holownia)

Some of the recent mannequin designs feature that surreal "super-happy" smile - which makes them even creepier, in our opinion. Have a look at this "happy" lady:

(image credit: Matt Benson)

Mannequins, Brainwashed... and Mannequins, Deconstructed:

(images credit: Pierre Nel, 2)

Here are some of the more wretched (and just plain weird) figures for your post-Halloween enjoyment (call it "mad sculpture society" if you like):

(images via)

This violin player breaking through the floor can be found inside the Town Hall (also the Opera House) in Amsterdam. The artist is unknown and the statue is placed there "illegally" (or so they tell the tourists):

Here is the "Money Fountain" in Aachen, Germany, telling the story of despicable greed:

The End of the Hero:

(original unknown)

This costume is more appropriate for Halloween than Thanksgiving, judging by its extreme creepiness factor:

(original unknown)

And this guy would make an awesome mannequin, if he'd just sit in a store window like that, biting into his loaf of bread from time to time:

See more in our Weirdest Sculptures article!

Article by Avi Abrams, Dark Roasted Blend.



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Anonymous Steve said...

Mannequins can have the same effect on the psyche as ventriloquist's dummy...
I guess because they are in fact one and the same...

Very creepy...

Blogger jaben said...

There is a series of pictures by mexican photographer Nacho López showing a mannequin being moved by a worker in the 50s in Mexico. Worth to watch.



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