Body Casting FAQ’s

Q. Why do a body casting?
A. People choose to have body casting sculptures done for a variety of reasons. Some want to preserve in three dimensions the appearance of their own or their child’s bodies, and others want to capture a moment in their lives that is special to them (clasped Wedding hands or pregnant belly casts)

Q. How long does it take?

A. The length of time for a body casting appointment depends on the size of the mould to be taken. Hands can be done in less than 30 minutes. More complicated moulds such as torsos or portraits can take up to one hour after discussion time.

 Q. I would like to give my partner a gift that is something more intimate. What part(s) of the body can you mould?

A. We love creating beautiful, tasteful and artistic erotic body castings.

 Q. I have sensitive skin. Are the materials safe? Will they irritate my skin?

A. The moulding powder is a completely natural product (made from seaweed) and is hypo-allergenic, non-toxic and 100% biodegradable. It is widely used within the medical profession for taking skin and tooth impressions. There is  a shower for customers use to rinse off any residual material.

 Q. Can I bring a friend along?

A. Feel free to bring a friend or your partner along. We have had boyfriends, girlfriends, family members and children come along to watch, help decide on a pose and take pictures. They may even decide to have one done themselves.
Q. When we cast our hands, is it safe to wear our wedding rings?
A.Yes. In fact, hands look better with rings and add to the character of the casting. We apply a releasing agent to your rings,so they will come cleanly out of the mould. However we do not recommend that antique/high value rings with ornate settings are worn.
Q. How do I prepare for a casting appointment?

  1. Do not apply any skin lotions prior to your appointment – some lotions are not compatible with the moulding materials.
  2. Wear loose, baggy clothes for at least two hours prior to the session. Don’t wear a bra or elastic waist bands as these will leave marks in your skin that will appear in the finished sculpture.
  3. Bring along a hair tie. A shower cap is provided.
  4. Remove all jewellery (including earrings). Simple rings like wedding bands are OK.
  5. If you are having a cast taken with a g-string or bikini, note that the garment may be damaged in the process.
  6. Remove excessive body hair – for men wishing to have a front or back torso cast, you may wish to shave, wax or cut your hair off as the hair can be trapped in the mould. For the same reason, women or men having a nude torso cast will need to shave, wax or cut their pubic hair. Fine hair is OK, as we do have a release cream that we smear over fine hair. If you are prone to rashes after shaving, then do this a few days beforehand.
  7. We welcome you to bring your partner or friend for the session.

Download our Client/Model Information Sheet (PDF) for more information about what to expect at your casting session.

Q. What can I expect to happen at the casting?

A. Creating these wonderful pieces of artwork does take time.
Q. What can I expect with a hand sculpture?

A. This process is  less involved than a body casting. After we have discussed pose and finish, allow for a 25 – 35 minute studio session.

With smaller children it is our experience that they do require a slightly longer time as we do like to talk them through a “dry run” before taking the mould.

A range of colours and finishes are available for your sculpture and engraved plaques are also available on request.
Q. How detailed are the sculptures when cast?

A.We mould the body using alginate which is a seaweed based product that is liquid when applied and quickly hardens to a soft rubber. It captures all your skin’s details, including tattoos, hair follicles, wrinkles, moles, scars, etc. We can remove any unwanted bits afterwards and smooth anything off if you wish – just ask us.
Q. I am thinking of casting my pregnant belly but could it hurt my baby?

A.Not at all. The moulding agent does not restrict your belly in any way and your baby is free to move about whilst the cast is being taken.
Q. What is the best time to have a Belly Cast made?

A. That’s up to you and depends on how much shape you want the sculpture to have. About 32 to 34 weeks is good. The larger your belly the more your baby is moving around and reshaping your belly from moment to moment (it’s important to stay really still for a little while!). This might affect the end result, but some clients like all the tummy bumps!

If your question is not answered here then feel free to contact us to ask any other questions.

We will also discuss any concerns you have at your initial consultation. This will enable us to complete your sculpture and achieve your ultimate desired effect.