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« on: July 07, 2011 10:41:59 AM »

My first contest entry Grin!

My sister recently graduated from cosmetology school. She had a couple of practice mannequin heads that she no longer needed, and asked me if I wanted them.

UM, hell yeah I wanted them! I bet all of you reading this would have scooped up a couple of free mannequin heads if they fell into your lap too  Cheesy!
(She was given the one with "Amy" written over the name Debra, we've been calling her "Amy Debra" around my house and the other head my toddler calls "Amy Debra 2")

So they traveled around to different rooms in my house for a while, waiting for me to put them to good use. Well, a good use other than me poking Amy Debra or Amy Debra 2 into the shower on my unsuspecting husband to give him a good creep out.

Then one day it dawned on me: Amy Debra needs to become the keeper of my dangling earrings. This contest was the motivation I needed to use this tute by member erdbeerblau that I've had bookmarked for a while, and the result is an (even creepier?) yet very functional mannequin head.

I think she's quite wonderful. Now to find a useful purpose for Amy Debra 2!

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011 11:00:24 AM »

Ha Ha Ha!  I love it!  Great work!  I have a few of these heads from when I graduated Cosmetology school, they are still in a duffle bag.

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011 12:06:54 PM »

are you going to mount her head on a plaque on the wall? that would be even MORE awesome, if possible.  *sigh* she's like the mythical jackalope, only better

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011 12:59:54 PM »

Thanks for the love guys! Cheesy I like the idea of mounting her Myrdda! I'm a little hesitant to saw into her to do that... when I cut holes in her head to attach the antlers I discovered that she is filled with some sort of itchy white powder (fiberglass perhaps?). I might have to experiment with Amy Debra 2 to find a good mounting solution! Thanks for the suggestion Cheesy
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011 01:06:24 PM »

You are so lucky! I have been looking for over a year for a mannequin head for cheap or free. I need one to practice corn rows on so I dont jack up my own or my daughters hair before I know what Im doing. I love what you did with it though its super creepy/cool!

« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011 01:48:04 PM »

GOOD LORD! That is EPIC! You must, must, must find a way to mount her!!!! I love her and have the perfect place in my studio for her.......... let me know if you need my address Wink!
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2011 02:10:54 PM »

Ok so now I can't get the thought of mounting her on my wall out of my head!!! I know what I'll be doing this weekend  Grin!

I'd send her to you mingus107, but I don't think I could live through the heartache of telling my three-year-old that Amy Debra is no longer with us Smiley
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2011 02:33:19 PM »

The fact that she is named "Amy Debra" makes me want her even more! What an awesome name!

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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2011 04:59:12 PM »

I love this so much there aren't even words to describe it!! Antlered people always make me happy Cheesy

« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2011 05:19:12 AM »

Thanks themuppet! She makes me happy as well Smiley

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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2011 02:04:22 PM »

Haha I love how freaky this is Cheesy

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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2011 12:03:06 AM »

I was waiting at what you'd do with them! A pair of antlers! Had a good laugh! lol, nice way to pretty those heads! We girls always want more earings!

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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2011 09:02:31 AM »

Thanks guys! I'm so glad you all love her as much as I do! Still thinking about the best way to mount her!
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2011 01:19:42 PM »

Haha! That is so cool!

When I left beauty school I ended up with a million of those damn heads and hated to throw them out - they aren't cheap! I ended up shaving all of them and spraypainting them gold and made a totem pole out of them. Another good purpose for them is to saw off the top of ones head - inside you will find foam - carve it out and you have yourself a new planter! LOL! Cheesy

« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2011 07:08:21 AM »

Thanks CraftyCunt Smiley OMG I want to see your totem pole so bad!!! Awesome idea! I asked my sister to get all the heads she can for me, so hopefully I'll have some more coming my way soon!

Good idea on the planter, so it's only foam inside the heads? I cut holes in Amy Debra to put the antlers on and some foam came out and it was really itchy, as long as it's not toxic I'll have another go at it! (wearing gloves this time  Wink)
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