Lifecasting is the process of creating a three-dimensional copy of a living human body, usually limited to a section of the body at a time, through the use of molding and casting techniques. After the students learn all there is to know about how to perform a life-cast they partner up and get to cast-away (pun intended). Hopefully no one is claustrophobic as it can get a little tight while waiting for the molds to set.
When all is completed, each student has a perfect replica of themselves and their partners to then start the process of sculpting their creations for future applications – both foam and silicone prosthetics.
*Fun fact; it has quickly turned into a tradition for current students to leave their discarded plaster face molds outside and around the facilities to leave their own mark for posterity. A little creepy? Yes, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.