EF's mannequins... do they freak you out?

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EF's mannequins... do they freak you out?

aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
something about mannequins weirds me out. be they modeling strap-on harnesses or leather masks or styled with hair and makeup, i just don't get it! especially when they're showing off lingerie next to super hott real models with full color backgrounds... it creeps me out, and turns me off. reminds me of italian shopfronts with everything from busted up mannequin heads with super weird makeup and hair styles to actual baby dolls used as mannequins...

who else gets a weird feeling from this trip to the 80's? in florida?
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i think they're totally weird too!
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83  (61%)
don't really care about the mannequins.
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51  (38%)
mannequins are hott!
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1  (1%)
Total votes: 135
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indiglo indiglo
LOL Too funny! I always think that when I see the mannequins. Very weird, and a little difficult to tell how it would actually fit. But I think store mannequins are freaky too. I like how some stores no longer put heads on them, but they're just like torsos. It's a little less weird.
07/08/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Mannequins are pretty odd to begin with. It's hard to look at a human form and know that it isn't sentient.
07/08/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by indiglo
LOL Too funny! I always think that when I see the mannequins. Very weird, and a little difficult to tell how it would actually fit. But I think store mannequins are freaky too. I like how some stores no longer put heads on them, but they're ...
i know, and why IS that? shouldnt it be MORE weird to see a human without a head? or legs or arms for that matter?

for some reason the anonymity is calming. esp. when they're in neutral colors like solid white, or clear.
07/08/2011
indiglo indiglo
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
i know, and why IS that? shouldnt it be MORE weird to see a human without a head? or legs or arms for that matter?

for some reason the anonymity is calming. esp. when they're in neutral colors like solid white, or clear.
Yes, I was thinking that as I typed. "Why should a headless mannequin be less freaky than a mannequin with a head?" lol Technically it should be MORE freaky. But, I agree, not seeing that fake face feels better for some reason. And I agree about the colors, it makes it seem less like a fake human and more like a clothing display. Much less weird.
07/08/2011
Rossie Rossie
Mannequins and Clowns are the two things that totally freak me out.
07/08/2011
v23 v23
They don't really bother me . . . far from hot though!
07/08/2011
Steve of Eden Steve of Eden
They creep me the hell out!!!
07/08/2011
K101 K101
Mannequins in general never freak me out, but I've noticed the freaky ones here! I am always freaked out by the way they look like something out of a horror movie with twisted limbs on the EF lingerie section. Thought I was the only one that noticed that.
07/08/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I don't really pay too much attention to them. It's the actual item I'm interested in buying after all.
07/08/2011
Pixel Pixel
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
Mannequins and Clowns are the two things that totally freak me out.
This!
07/08/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
They look like those "real girl" sex dolls. Yeah, they freak me out.
07/08/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Some of the mannequins freak me out, or at least they used to when I first got here. Now they don't bother me too much, but they're still a little freaky looking.
07/08/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
something about mannequins weirds me out. be they modeling strap-on harnesses or leather masks or styled with hair and makeup, i just don't get it! especially when they're showing off lingerie next to super hott real models with full color ...
I am reminded of that weird comedy movie a few years ago where the mannequin came to life and the guy was in love with her. Very strange. I understand the need for them in brick and mortar stores, but I wish all photos had real people wearing the items to be modeled.
07/08/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
Quote:
Originally posted by indiglo
Yes, I was thinking that as I typed. "Why should a headless mannequin be less freaky than a mannequin with a head?" lol Technically it should be MORE freaky. But, I agree, not seeing that fake face feels better for some reason. And I ...
In light of this comment, you have to check out The Bloggess's most recent blog in Sexis Magazine, and view the image she has posted. Warning, it is a very graphic photo, be prepared to be shocked, don't say I didn't warn you: link

As the Bloggess said, I just do not have words, other than perhaps WHY?
07/08/2011
toxie m toxie m
Quote:
Originally posted by newfoundlust
In light of this comment, you have to check out The Bloggess's most recent blog in Sexis Magazine, and view the image she has posted. Warning, it is a very graphic photo, be prepared to be shocked, don't say I didn't warn you: ...
Holy goddamn! There really are no words.
07/08/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
The mannequins are gross - either use real models or don't sell them. I never buy lingerie from EF because of the awful mannequins.
07/08/2011
JessCee JessCee
I was JUST thinking this last night!! lol. the mannequins freak me out and they really don't do the pieces of lingerie justice....
07/08/2011
anonymouse58 anonymouse58
thank goodness i'm not the only one!
07/08/2011
indiglo indiglo
Quote:
Originally posted by newfoundlust
In light of this comment, you have to check out The Bloggess's most recent blog in Sexis Magazine, and view the image she has posted. Warning, it is a very graphic photo, be prepared to be shocked, don't say I didn't warn you: ...
Wow. That is gross. And bizarre. Who even comes up with something like that?
07/08/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Mannequins are just freaky in general. I think it's that "Fake person" thing.
07/08/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by newfoundlust
In light of this comment, you have to check out The Bloggess's most recent blog in Sexis Magazine, and view the image she has posted. Warning, it is a very graphic photo, be prepared to be shocked, don't say I didn't warn you: ...
I followed that link when I read her article a few days back.

I'm so sorry I did.

Mannequins have freaked me out since the new Doctor Who started. Living plastic...eep!
07/08/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by newfoundlust
In light of this comment, you have to check out The Bloggess's most recent blog in Sexis Magazine, and view the image she has posted. Warning, it is a very graphic photo, be prepared to be shocked, don't say I didn't warn you: ...
I'm a tolerant person, but.....GAG....
07/08/2011
Kdlips Kdlips
nope
07/08/2011
Owl Identified Owl Identified
The only thing about them that is troublesome is that I am TINY and I can't fit into the sizes the models are shown wearing! Eeeep. Next time EF goes mannequin shopping they should get a slightly more robust figure, methinks!
07/08/2011
Misfit Momma Misfit Momma
They don't bother me. The photos with the models are the ones from the manufacturers websites. The mannequins are the ones EdenFantasys has taken of the product so I tend to prefer them over the models.

Mannequins are everywhere. Malls, clothing stores, etc. Seems pretty normal to me and much better than taking a photo of the piece hanging on a hanger IMO.

I collect dolls so... maybe my opinion on the doll like mannequins doesn't count
07/08/2011
leatherlover leatherlover
I would prefer to see real models, but the mannequins don't bother me.
07/08/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
I prefer to see clothing on the mannequins, despite their odd expressions. I'm built more like the mannequins, not like the real life models. The mannequins give me a better idea of how an item will fit.
07/08/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
It's the 'uncanny valley' effect. Japan already has life-like robotic receptionists in some businesses in Tokyo. A lot of people think a human-looking android would be neat, but it'll unsettle people too much.

After working in retail, I simply don't notice the mannequins being used, just the clothes. Although we've jokingly given them names ... we had a male torso mannequin at a thrift store I worked at that we frequently dressed in women's clothing (he was a size 10 in misses dresses). We named him "George the Drag Queen".

I've named all of the EF models 'Bambi'.
07/08/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
Sometimes they catch me by surprise, like when I see them and think the model has really dead-looking creepy eyes... and then I realize it's a mannequin, not a model.
07/08/2011
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