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Buying a mannequin for ebay?

Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by VMan, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Hey guys, This question is directed at fellow ebay sellers, but I appreciate responses from anyone. Today, while sitting in class, I thought it might be a good idea to get a mannequin to display the items of clothing that I am selling. Do any of you sellers use this method? I have been hanging up the items on a neutural-colored wall that gets a lot of daylight (so I can shoot in natural light and have the colors come out accurate). I found a seller on ebay that has a bunch for $14.99 buy-it-now plus $7 for shipping. Link is here. However, these don't have full arms and they don't have legs either (just short stumps). The full-size dept. store mannequins are $200 - a bit too much. I appreciate all replies. Eric
     
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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That mannequin isn't going to do you any good - it is only a shell. Buy a torso-only model made of high-density foam so you can stick pins in it. And make sure it is a size 40.
     
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    VMan Senior member

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    Thanks for the reply. Are arms (on the mannequin of course) important to have, or isn't that necessary? What about legs?
     
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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No and no. It will take a lot more time to get the garment on the mannequin and believe me, you will be spending enough time as it is. It's not a bad idea to have detachable arms though, as sometimes you can't get the sleeves to hang right.
     
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    VMan Senior member

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    I'm having a hard time finding foam mannequins, let alone at a reasonable price. Do you think I could get by with one of the hollow plastic ones, and instead of pinning the clothes directly to the mannequin, fold the fabric over in the back and pin it to itself?
     

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