ABSTRACT MANNEQUIN

Rootstein’s Abstract mannequins are based on the human form and proportions, the shape and the sculpture is not generally realistic and aims to create a non-objective effect. Abstract mannequins are usually without facial features, make up or hair so that they appear non-specific and timeless.

ANKLE SPIGOT

The metal, upright rod that extend up from the base plate and inserts into the fitting above the mannequins ankle. Suitable for mannequins dressed with hosiery, trousers and shoes.

BUST FORM

A headless and limbless form, which runs from the neck to below the hips. It is often made of papier-mâché and covered in fabric. There is usually a fitting on the bottom of the form to receive a rod that may be attached to a base.

DRESS MAKERS FORM

A 3D model of a torso used for fitting clothing, which is being designed or sewn. When in construction, the fabric can be placed on the dress form so one can see the drape of the garment, as it would appear on the body.

FOOT SPIGOT

The short, metal, upright rod that extends up from the base plate and inserts into the matching fitting on the sole of the foot. It supports the mannequin but can interfere with the use of trousers, hosiery and shoes.

FORM

A headless mannequin, specifically a 3D representation of a part or parts of the human body, the torso, bust, shoulder to waist, hips to ankles etc.

GLASS BASE PLATE

The heavy and flat plate of glass, equipped with a metal plate and an extending metal spigot, which is used to support the mannequin.

GROUPING

Two or more mannequins, which are proportioned and posed to work together to create an aesthetically pleasing composition.

HEADLESS

A mannequin or form, which ends at the neck. The neck can be cut flat or angled and is sometimes finished with a neck cap.

MAKE UP

Are your mannequins all you want them to be?  Every mannequin deserves to look their best. Rootstein can provide a new look for your old realistic or abstract mannequins.

MANNEQUIN

A 3D representation of the human form that is used to display clothes and shoes.

MDF BASE

A flat wooden MDF base, equipped with a metal plate and an extending metal spigot, which is used to support the mannequin.

METAL BASE

A flat base with an extending upright rod or spigot, which supports the mannequin and keeps it upright.

NECK CAP

The neck cap usually metal, wooden or plastic, finishes off the neck of a headless form.

PLUS SIZE

A larger sized mannequin to represent the curvaceous, fuller figure. This female form wears a size 16 UK dress size and stands at 158cm tall.

POSE

A particular way that the mannequin form stands or sits. The relationship between the head, neck, arms, legs and body.

REPAIR

Are your mannequins looking tired? Do they need rejuvenating? Rootstein offer a complete renovation service which will not only give your mannequins that long awaited repair, the latest make-up or an up-to-date hairstyle; it will bring them back to life.

SEMI ABSTRACT MANNEQUIN

An abstract or highly stylised mannequin, which portrays a human likeness. For example the face could be sculpted with features but no make up is used.

SEMI REALISTIC MANNEQUIN

A moderately realistic, sculpted mannequin with an indistinctness of the facial features. The wig and make up may look more abstract and less realistic.

THREE QUARTER TORSO

A 3D form or mannequin, which begins at the head or neck, with arms and separated legs, which finish just above the knee. Three quarter torsos can free stand or can be supplied with a rod and base.

TORSO

A body form, which starts above the waistline and continues down to just below the knees and is used to display, shorts, underwear, swimwear, accessories etc.

TROUSER FORM

A male or female, 3D form that starts at the waistline and ends at the feet. Suitable for trouser displays, especially denim and also hosiery.

WIGS

Our wig department are able to interpret any hair style you require; from a basic bob to a theatrical master piece. Why not bring your mannequins right up to date with a new hairstyle for this season.