Store mannequins are designed to do a very basic thing—display clothing and different fabrics in a way that would show us how they look on a real person. However, sometimes window dressers or store owners miss the target and end up attracting customers with bizarre models that are just begging to be documented.

Whether it’s a motionless figure with 4-foot-long arms or a unicorn’s head instead of their usual one, it’s equal parts creepy, unexpected and completely hilarious. Needless to say, a great source of entertainment too.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of the funniest moments when mannequins truly departed from the norm. Below you’ll find the funniest pictures we found floating around the internet, so upvote your favorite ones! And if you’re in the mood for some more, be sure to check out our previous post right here.

#1

Not Much Customers Around Today, So I Got Creative With The Bedsheets

Not Much Customers Around Today, So I Got Creative With The Bedsheets

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Troux
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Most of us tried out this look around quarantine: Day 20.

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#2

This Exactly Why I Don’t Take Him Nowhere

This Exactly Why I Don’t Take Him Nowhere

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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Narrator: ...and his parents panicked. BEN! BEN ,WHERE ARE YOU? They searched the entire store with no luck..Meanwhile, in another section of the store, a shopper was startled when she took a picture of the 3 mannequins infront of her, and she thought she heard the middle one giggle and move...she stood still.......

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Many of us see mannequins as articulated dolls that are supposed to capture our attention with the apparel that they are wearing. We’re so used to them standing in one place and posing in the same way that when we see a strange-looking model, we can’t help but stop and stare. 

Shops use them not only to show off the best clothing they can offer but also to share their brand values. We reached out to Adam Moon, an executive creative director at Fusion, the world’s largest maker of custom mannequins. 

Over the past 30 years, the company has evolved into a creative design studio that has been manufacturing larger-than-life displays and producing a variety of mannequin collections. Their most recent one is called Prism which consists of the first gender non-conforming mannequins. 

#3

This Clothing Store Is Undergoing Construction, So They Dressed Their Mannequins Appropriately

This Clothing Store Is Undergoing Construction, So They Dressed Their Mannequins Appropriately

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#4

Interesting Choice In Mannequin For A Table Saw Display

Interesting Choice In Mannequin For A Table Saw Display

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He was kind enough to share some insights about the part these immobile figures play in the retail industry. Talking about shop owners who are trying to attract buyers with unusual-looking mannequins, Moon said that there’s always a desire from stores of "how to best represent their brand and aesthetic through the mannequins they utilize."

"Sometimes doing something forward-thinking or unusual will catch the attention of a potential customer," Moon added. And as we can see from this list, there are plenty of unique ideas shop managers can use to stand out from the crowd. 

When asked about the importance of mannequins to the industry, the creative director said that it’s definitely a key piece in the retail puzzle. "[They] offer brands the opportunity to tell their story while also offering customers the ability to see the latest trends, styling techniques, and fit," he explained. 

#5

I Had A Mini Heart Attack When I Saw This. Spotted In NYC Today

I Had A Mini Heart Attack When I Saw This. Spotted In NYC Today

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#6

Whenever My Daughter Walks Past Child Mannequins, She Likes To Pretend She's One Of Them

Whenever My Daughter Walks Past Child Mannequins, She Likes To Pretend She's One Of Them

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Still, there’s the never-ending dialogue about the unrealistic beauty standards and unhealthy body sizes that mannequins represent. More often than not they show the ultra-thin ideal which could contribute to various mental health problems and eating disorders. 

Eric Robinson, a behavioral scientist with a background in experimental psychology, conducted a study about how fashion mannequins communicate dangerously thin body ideals. He and his colleagues analyzed 58 mannequins in fashion stores on the high streets of two cities in England, Liverpool and Coventry.

"What we found was that all of the female mannequins in these shops had body sizes that corresponded to that of an underweight human. We didn’t find a single female mannequin that was a normal body size on display," he wrote. Yet, most of the male mannequins didn’t look underweight: "only 8% of those surveyed were too thin."

#7

Yet Another Unrealistic Body Standard For Women

Yet Another Unrealistic Body Standard For Women

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Troux
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We're gonna need a bigger coat.

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However, Adam Moon mentioned that the idea of changing unrealistic beauty standards is absolutely evolving within the industry. "Inclusivity and body positivity is a large part of every brand’s retail strategy, and this definitely applies to the mannequins retailers develop for their stores."

He continued: "Whether through representing diverse body shapes and sizes, the differently abled, or gender non-conformity, mannequins are a vital component to every brand and every retailer."

#10

These Mannequins Are Terrifying

These Mannequins Are Terrifying

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#11

A Rabbit Headed Mannequin I Spotted In Japan

A Rabbit Headed Mannequin I Spotted In Japan

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Rijkærd
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Am more curious as to why they had to put up that sign ...

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#12

This Mannequin In A German Mall

This Mannequin In A German Mall

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Troux
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All I can see is the cursed plastic child of Lou Costello and Danny Devito.

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#13

I Thought It Was A Real Person Sitting On A Bench, Until I Noticed Her Hands. Festive Mannequin

I Thought It Was A Real Person Sitting On A Bench, Until I Noticed Her Hands. Festive Mannequin

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Rijkærd
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

S**t this looks incredibly real...except her right shoe fit.

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#14

Finally A Realistic Mannequins In Women's Lingerie Store

Finally A Realistic Mannequins In Women's Lingerie Store

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Troux
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These jazz hands are a little too jazzy.

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#15

This Mannequin With Character

This Mannequin With Character

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#16

This Weird Mannequin At The London Science Museum

This Weird Mannequin At The London Science Museum

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#17

This Kid Mannequin That Looks Like He Will Devour The Souls Of Sinners On Judgment Day

This Kid Mannequin That Looks Like He Will Devour The Souls Of Sinners On Judgment Day

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#18

These Mannequins

These Mannequins

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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Horrorskeeping. Don't eat the mints they leave on the pillow of the burning bed.

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#19

This Store's Emblem/Mascot Is An Eagle, And So Are The Mannequins

This Store's Emblem/Mascot Is An Eagle, And So Are The Mannequins

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#20

Mannequins At The Mall Near My House. I Think They Used Mark Zuckerberg As The Template

Mannequins At The Mall Near My House. I Think They Used Mark Zuckerberg As The Template

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#21

Elongated Mannequins

Elongated Mannequins

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#22

This Shrek-Inspired Mannequin

This Shrek-Inspired Mannequin

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Troux
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lord Farquaad on the left has been taking good care of himself, though....

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#23

These Strange Mannequins

These Strange Mannequins

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#24

These Super Jazzy Mannequins

These Super Jazzy Mannequins

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#25

Another Impossible Body Standard For Women

Another Impossible Body Standard For Women

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#26

Found This Mannequin At A Pharmacy In Russia

Found This Mannequin At A Pharmacy In Russia

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Troux
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought this was the Easter Island pharmacy.

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#27

The Training Mannequins In My College. There Is A Control Room To Make Them Have Heart Attacks

The Training Mannequins In My College. There Is A Control Room To Make Them Have Heart Attacks

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Bellala
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reverse-card! It gives you a heart-attack instead!

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#28

Dental Training Mannequin

Dental Training Mannequin

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#29

This Mannequin Is Hilarious

This Mannequin Is Hilarious

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Rijkærd
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Eheheee! They just hacked my limbs and left...said they will be right back...hee hee

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#30

This Mannequin In A Museum In Normandy

This Mannequin In A Museum In Normandy

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#31

This Mannequin In The Store Showcase Looks Hyper Realistic

This Mannequin In The Store Showcase Looks Hyper Realistic

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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kid cuts own hair Vol. 2: The grown-up years

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#32

These Creepy Mannequins At My Local Store In Japan

These Creepy Mannequins At My Local Store In Japan

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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They look like freeze frames of a 1950s American sitcom

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#33

Found This Mannequin In Our Warehouse This Morning. Thought It Perfectly Represented Monday Mornings

Found This Mannequin In Our Warehouse This Morning. Thought It Perfectly Represented Monday Mornings

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#34

Mannequin Stored Under Leaky Gutter

Mannequin Stored Under Leaky Gutter

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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm sure some celebrity or Influencer somewhere would wear it

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#35

Slenderman’s Girlfriend Is Looking Great

Slenderman’s Girlfriend Is Looking Great

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Rijkærd
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her boyfriend in NY is selling some jeans...they can't work at the same store

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#36

Quite A Mannequin

Quite A Mannequin

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Rijkærd
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Shirt looks good on you mate. ...uhhmm...you sure?..( eyes bulging and a sheepish smile.)

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#37

Put The Shirt On The Mannequin Boss

Put The Shirt On The Mannequin Boss

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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What it felt like to get dressed after weeks of quarantine

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#38

"Hey, Can You Put This Shirt On That Mannequin?"

"Hey, Can You Put This Shirt On That Mannequin?"

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#39

Mannequin At A Local Shop. Her Face Says It All

Mannequin At A Local Shop. Her Face Says It All

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#40

This Mannequin Of A Boy In A Bulgarian Shop

This Mannequin Of A Boy In A Bulgarian Shop

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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's the Ellen DeGeneres of mannequins

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#41

This CPR Mannequin Without A Face Looks Like A Baby Bird Wanting Food

This CPR Mannequin Without A Face Looks Like A Baby Bird Wanting Food

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#42

This Mannequin

This Mannequin

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#43

Is The Mannequin's Head Really Necessary To Sell The Jeans?

Is The Mannequin's Head Really Necessary To Sell The Jeans?

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#44

Finally, I Can Relate To A Mannequin As A Woman With 4' Curved Legs

Finally, I Can Relate To A Mannequin As A Woman With 4' Curved Legs

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#46

This "Mannequin" In A Swiss Shoe Store

This "Mannequin" In A Swiss Shoe Store

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Troux
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What size are those jeans? About tree fitty.

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#47

Stores Are Stepping Up Their Game With Unrealistic Female Body Expectations

Stores Are Stepping Up Their Game With Unrealistic Female Body Expectations

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#48

This Large Mannequin With Small Clothes

This Large Mannequin With Small Clothes

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#49

Put The Eyelashes On The Mannequins, Boss

Put The Eyelashes On The Mannequins, Boss

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#50

Blursed Mannequin

Blursed Mannequin

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