The Art of Darkness

Creepy Mannequin Lamp

November 6th, 2014 by Cobwebs

Mannequin LampGot a room you want to discourage people from hanging around in? Problem solved.

Kuwaiti designer Al Hamed has a whole line of “Embarakiya” floor lamps fashioned from life-size mannequins sporting lampshades where their heads should be. The dummies all wear traditional Kuwaiti dress, and the shades are made of matching material.

Here’s the best part: Each mannequin has a sensor in its hand, so you switch on the lamp by shaking hands with this abomination.

I cannot love this hard enough. The seated “woman” has such a lurking-ghost vibe about her that I believe I’d be more startled if she didn’t go for my throat.

It looks like retail mannequins run around $100, but if there’s a clothing store in your area which is remodeling or closing you might be able to pick up a used one cheaper (they’re also sometimes available on eBay). Wiring a lamp into the neck wouldn’t be terribly difficult, and if you didn’t want to go to the trouble of installing a switch in the hand you could just stick with the standard one near the bulb.

Dress it in the costume of your choice. Change its outfit periodically. And some night you may wake up to find it standing beside your bed…just before its light goes out.

(via Scary Jane)

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  1. cookie Says:

    I made one of these over 20 years ago. I ended up giving it to a friend as a wedding gift, ( By the way, if you think the bride is always the center of attention at her wedding think again.)We lost touch over the years and I heard that they divorced. I still wonder what happened to that lamp.

  2. xJane Says:

    …just before its light goes out.

    ::shudder::

  3. Pixel Pixie Says:

    Move it ever so slightly closer to your guest’s chair when they get up for a drink or to use the restroom.

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