Over the weekend, my friend Jenn went thrifting and sent me a photo of a bin full to the brim with dozens of plain white Styrofoam heads. She sent me a photo because she found it rather odd to find a bin of heads, and I replied, “I love it!” Of course, then I had to clarify that I wasn’t thrilled to find a bin of severed heads per se, but I have found them to be very useful and if I find one while thrifting I’m sure to pick it up.
For whatever reason, these often show up while thrifting. You’ll see them as props to model the store’s goods, of course, but just as often I’ll find them on the shelf for sale. I have three and wouldn’t hesitate to get more as I use them both for my etsy shop to model hats and in my own closet for storage. I probably won’t stop until my closet looks like Ozma’s head gallery from the movie Return to Oz. (How fucked up is that movie, anyway? I’ll answer the question for you: very fucked up.)
I love a good hat. I have a lot of them and my summer hat collection has only increased since I haven’t been able to afford contacts. I don’t have prescription sunglasses so I rely on hats quite a bit. These heads are useful not only for storing hats to keep them nice, but for re-shaping hats that were smashed at the bottom of a drawer or crushed in a bin at a thrift store.
I have seen these heads for sale at hobby stores but I’m not sure how much they sell them for. Probably not very much. But they sell for really cheap at thrift stores. Doctored up, they’d make pretty fantastic Halloween decorations, too.