Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

In the past mannequins just showed off clothes. You know, they gave you an idea of what you, the shopper, would look like in a particular outfits. But now, it seems like they're just frightening the hell out of everyone.

During the past few years, there's been an increasing number of scary-looking mannequins, especially in Japan. They've existed before that, and granted, terrifying mannequins most certainly exist in other countries, too. They shouldn't exist anywhere.

The nightmare mannequins in Japan often appear to be influenced by big, anime style eyes. That's perhaps what makes them so unsettling? The way they bring unreal looks into our real world? Or is simply it that those anime eyes are being used to sell clothes?

Even the ones that have more realistic features also seem disconcerting. You notice them first, instead of the clothes. That somewhat defeats their purpose, no?

Keep in mind that people in Japan also find these particular mannequins scary, since they are quite different from the typical "normal" ones you find in most shops. Let's have a look.

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Those green eyes...

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

White eyes.

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Even the toy section isn't safe!

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Nowhere is safe, really.

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

I'll never forget this photo. Never.

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Let's leave One Piece out of this mannequin insanity, okay?

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Shop staff or somebody is screwing around, I see.

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Yeah, take a close-up. That'll make everything better.

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Um...

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

New dress clothes, fuck yes!

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Two adorable kimono ruined by four horrific eyes.

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Flame on candle heads.

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Thought you might need a breather.

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

It's more worse than I could ever imagine.

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Pure Mannequin Nightmare Fuel Will Keep You Up at Night

Many of these mannequins (not all, though) were discovered in the children's clothing section. And Ito Yokado, a Target style retailer, is guilty of having lots of these scary anime mannequins. So their extreme anime appearance might have been designed to appeal to youngsters. But what kid wouldn't get nightmares from these things?

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