Well, you never know what you're gonna find at a thrift-store!
In addition to clothing, I often buy vinyl records and odd items; however, I never expected to see this. My local thrift-store is selling full-sized mannequins. I don't know where they got them, probably a clothing boutique that went out of business. The mannequins are selling for a ridiculously low price of $20.
I bought this one.
Why, you may legitimately ask? Let me try to explain...
There are three reasons. First, I have a Girl Cave and this mannequin will make a beautiful decoration for it. One can't look at this mannequin without thinking of femininity and that's exactly the theme of my private room.
Second, it offers me a chance for some interesting art-photography. Like these photos. I can also put stuff on the mannequin for whimsical photo-shoots in the future.
Third, and this gets personal, a female body-shape is something I've always wanted. For my body. Reality, however, is that I've never had this shape and never will. But seeing it life-sized, in three-dimensions, brings me emotionally closer to my dream. This form is more corporeal than a nebulous image in my mind and that gives me solace. When you can't reach your dream, taking steps closer to it is satisfying, even if they're baby-steps.
Do you understand? What do you think of the pictures?