flavors of mannequin

I haven’t quite figured out the mannequins here in Turkey. It's possible that Turkish people don't think that their mannequins are weird -- which would be weird. But there is a big part of me that believes that Turkish distributors know exactly what they are doing. They understand that their dummies will get more attention if it appears that they are part of an underground methamphetamine ring. I don’t know much, but I DO know that Turks have a fairly good sense of humor. And everyone probably agrees that a plastic model that appears to have been beat up by it's pimp is funny. It just is.

It kind of looks like she is wearing a trendy wrist band.
But don't be fooled. It's packaging tape so that she doesn't lose a hand.

They, like, glued on chest hair. I'm thinking pirate.
Bag of baby heads. Whatevs.

Child gang touting ill-fitting athletic wear for adults

Obviously you will be successful enough to own a tuxedo at age seven if you have that kind of a mullet.

Mullets help you to win at life.

favorite. The eyebrows are legit.


Oh Turkey. I love your little details.


  1. Wonderful post to get you back on the blogging training wheels, KC! I've seen some crazy mannequins here, but you found some to top them, hands down!!!

    1. Thanks! There are so many good ones to choose from -- these were mostly of the Istanbul variety, but there are some winners in Izmir too. A little sharpie goes a long way when improving upon the face of an inanimate model.