FAQ

Face Casting

  1. Will I be able to breath?
    Yes, we are keeping the nostrils open at all times.
  2. How old does a child need to be to for face casting?
    At least six or old enough to understand the process and decide if she/he would find it scary to have the eyes closed and covered for 20 minutes.
  3. Do you use straws in the nose?
    Never, I have been thought that this can be very dangerous. And we don’t need to.
  4. Will the mold get stuck in my hair?
    No, not when I rub enough hairconditioner in the hair prior to the casting.
  5. How long does it take?
    About 20 minutes
  6. What if I panic?
    The material easily comes off the face in case a model panics but the casting will have failed.
  7. What does it take to be a model?
    Any casting models, young or old, are people who are not claustrophobic, appreciative of art, very reliable, not too shy, fun to work with, and enthusiastic about new and creative things.

 

Torso Casting

  1. Do I have to be nude?
    Some cases yes mostly no, we can cast with underwear on most of the time.
  2. Do I need to shave?
    The less body hair the better but I can use lubrication on most parts.
  3. Can I hang my finished cast on the wall?
    Yes I can finish the product in light weight resin or hangable modified plaster.
  4. How long does it take?
    Depends on the size cast; the casting itself between 20-30 minutes but aim for 1-2 hours at the studio
  5. Is it true that sometimes people faint?
    In all honesty this is a risk but is extremely rare. And I know lots of tricks to prevent dizzy ness.
  6. I have a sensitive skin, will I get rashes?
    All the products used are skin safe and have been used on babies and eczema patients, so far I have seen one red patch after hundreds of casts.
  7. Do I get dirty?
    Yes, very! There for we offer opportunities to clean up and please bring dry clean clothes.
  8. What does it take to be a model?
    Any casting models, young or old, are people who are not claustrophobic, appreciative of art, very reliable, not too shy, fun to work with, and enthusiastic about new and creative things.

Pregnancy Casting (See also Torso Casting)

  1. At what point in my pregnancy do I make my casting?
    At 36-37 weeks gestation or earlier if you expect a early labor.
  2. I like my curves but don’t want to show my nipples, any ideas?
    Yes we have ways to cast your belly but just show off your curves.
  3. What if I get a braxton hicks during the casting?
    Not a problem, but in some cases this is visible in the roundness of the cast.
  4. After my pregnancy cast do I get a discount for baby casting?
    Yes!
  5. Where do I put it in the house?
    People like them mostly in the bedroom or nursery
  6. Can you cast my husband’s hand on my belly?
    Sure can!

 

Baby Casting

  1. How old does the baby need to be for baby casting?
    Between 1-6 weeks, after that it is harder for them to keep them still.
  2. Are you sure the products are safe for babies skin?
    Yes, this particular gel is made to go in the mouth even.
  3. What if the baby urinates or worse, during a bum cast?
    Is funny but not a problem, I just wipe it out of the mold
  4. How long does baby hands and feet casting take?
    Less then a minute per mold.
  5. How long does a baby bum casting take?
    About 15 minutes once I start but reserve alot of time for your appointment 1-2 hours.