Madame Tussaud's Waxworks - Blackpool
Madame Tussaud's Waxworks is located on the promenade just opposite Central Pier. They have hundreds of models in themed areas. There have 8 themed sections and lots more areas covering Coronation Street, Best of British, Family Favorites, Music Stars, Comedians, TV Stars, Sports Stars, Festival Fields. These themed rooms are set over 4 floors, you will be able to mix with the models and take your photos with the stars, remember to bring your phone.
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How is a Waxwork made?
To create as life like as possible a waxwork photographs and information of the subject must be compiled and carefully studied. If possible a subject visits the waxworks in Blackpool. During this visit photos and measurements are taken to ensure accuracy.
A sculptor then starts modeling the head in clay. This clay model may take 3 to 4 weeks of work to ensure a true image of the subject. When the clay model is complete a mold of plaster is made. Once this plaster mold is dry it is carefully cut into sections just like a three dimensional jigsaw. This forms a hollow plaster shell, now the molten wax is poured into the plaster mold. When the wax has cooled the plaster mold is removed to reveal the hollow wax head.
Now the process of turning a wax head into a lifelike head of the subject begins. First glass eyes and acrylic teeth are matched to the subject and added to the wax head.
Using a combination of oil paint and cosmetics the make up artist colours the head to match the photographs
While the make up artist colours the head the hairdresser creates the hair. The hair may contain synthetic hair or even, in the case of King Kong real animal hair.
The wax head is now ready for fitting to a fibre glass body and a specially designed costume created to complement the subject and its intended location in the wax works.
The average time taken for the whole process is approximately 2 months.