Thursday, March 31, 2011

Waxy and Wacky

The first part of this blog post is "waxy" and the end is where things get more "wacky" :)

After considering in the last post which Barbie faces were spot on, I got to thinking about the process sculptors go through in getting facial features just right. When thinking about a creation that should look exactly like who it is based on, Madame Tussauds wax figures come to mind. Not that every one of their creations is perfect, but many of them look pretty similar to the celebrity they're based on!

I wanted to share a few wax figures that would appeal to the readers of this blog. I found a Flickr account full of great wax figure photos. The photographer's collection of wax movie monster photos can be found here:

Brechtbug's photos of wax museum monsters

Here is one of my favorites! I think this is a pretty lifelike Bela Lugosi. Check out those eyes! 

There is also an awesome Alfred Hitchcock Wax Figure in Madame Tussauds Hollywood Museum. You'll want to check out this entire site. There are excellent wax figures in Madame Tussauds museums all over the world!

A morbid trivia fact about the real Madame Tussaud is that in 1793 she was imprisoned with her mother in the notorious La Force Prison, Paris. On her release she was forced to prove her allegiance to the French Revolution by making death masks of executed nobles and her former employers, the King and Queen. Eek!

Oh, and now on to the wacky part of this entry...I got such a kick out of this video. Ozzy Osbourne pretending to be his own wax figure:


  1. I know! You can tell that Ozzy is having such a fun time freaking everyone out! :) My favorite part of that video clip is when he says "Hello" to that little girl who noticed his arm hair.

  2. I've been to the NYC Madame Tussauds, but didn't see Bela. :(
    Maybe he wasn't there yet. This was in 2003.
    Boris as Frankenstein was though!

    I really want to visit the one in Hollywood now!

    And LOL at that video. I love Ozzy!

  3. How cool! I've never been to any of the Madame Tussauds, but would love to go some day. The Frankenstein figure was great. It looks like the mummy was awesome too.

    It's funny how each of these museums has different figures. I was checking out the Madame Tussauds in other countries, and I'm not familiar with some of the celebrity figures in some of those locations.

    Yeah, I love Ozzy too ~ It was such a funny idea. If I sat down next to him and he jumped up, I think I'd flip out!

  4. The video was sweet! Nice Blog & Nice art!

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  5. Hey Mothman ~ Thanks for the compliments! I just took a look at your blog and am now following it. I look forward to reading your scary movie reviews!