Life casting is the moulding and casting process of creating a 3D copy of a living body.
I am able to create a mould and cast bodies and parts for artistic and personal creations.
The process and materials used in life casting mean that every little wrinkle and hair follicle will be picked up in the mould and replicated in the cast. This is hard to see in pictures but the level of detail captured really is impressive.
There are a number of different moulding compounds that can be used, depending on the requirements of the artist, but I only use ‘skin safe’ products that are dermatologically tested and proven to have no adverse reactions.
What does it feel like to have your head cast?
Check out the following video from Cosplay Chris as he talks you through his head cast experience.
Head casting is often popular with makeup artists and special effects people as they can use an exact copy of their own head to sculpt prosthetics onto and practice application
The final cast can be painted and decorated and could make a perfect display in the nursery. Suggestions for decoration include with your newborns hand and feet prints. It could also be a beautiful thing to have at your baby shower for guests to cover and sign with their well wishes, hopes, dreams, and messages for your baby.
A memory keepsake to look upon as your child grows.Baby hand and foot casting only takes a few minutes. I have taken many casts from newborns while they are asleep.
Casts of couples hands could make for a personal centrepiece at your wedding.