Body casting, also known as life casting, is the process of taking a mould directly from any part of the body to produce a sculpture.
Torsos, backs, breasts, hands and feet, faces, pregnant bellies, etc. are all possible. Life casts are extremely accurate, they capture intricate detail and we can also enhance them to bring out your best features.
Turn your body parts into innovative works of art! Each cast is custom designed and includes personalized paint finish. Accessories may be added for personal touch for an additional fee.
Pregnant Belly $300
Pregnant Belly & Breasts $500
Male or Female Torso $500
Hand (single) $150
Hands (both) $200
The above body casting rates are applicable to average size body frame individuals and are determined by complexity, detail, time required, prep work and design. Mosaic Belly Bowls and Framed Belly Casts are also available. Light installation is extra.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why would I want a cast of a certain part of my body?
Apart from the fun side of having a great memento or a unique personal gift for a partner, a family member or a friend body casts make a great keepsake to be treasured forever.
Before-and-after castings are a great incentive for anyone who wants to change/improve the look of their body. Perfect for weight loss clients, fitness enthusiasts, people undergoing operations, baby handprints and footprints, pregnant bellies, friendship and romantic gestures etc…
This is an ideal opportunity to capture your old and new looks.
Could I have an allergic reaction?
The moulding powder is a complete natural product (made from seaweed) and/or silicone and is hypoallergenic, non-toxic and 100 biodegradable.
How long does a professional studio casting take?
The normal time for an adult casting is between 30 and 45 minutes depending on the body part being cast, and how quickly we can find the right pose.
How long before my casting is ready to collect?
Once we have taken the mould, it usually takes us a few days to a week to cast, dry, prepare and custom paint the casting. Because the casts are quite fragile, we do not send them in the post so you will need to collect your cast from Alchemy studio or you can have it delivered.
When we cast our hands, is it safe to wear our wedding rings?
Yes. In fact, hands look better with rings and add to the character of the casting. Your hands and jewelry will come cleanly out of the mould and will not damage the jewelry in any way.
Do you do pregnant belly casting?
Yes! Pre-natal belly casts or belly masks make the most wonderful gifts, celebrating your beautiful pregnant form in art – a treasure for life. We can also custom paint or airbrush the belly cast with your choice of artwork and style.
I am thinking of casting my pregnant belly but could it hurt my baby?
Not at all. The moulding agent is not painful and does not restrict your belly in any way.
How does it work / What is the process?
You first come to the studio for your casting appointment which will take 30+min depending on the body part you’re getting cast.. After the process is completed we need a few days to work on the finished product. We shape it and custom paint it with a personalized paint finish chosen by you and embellish with decorations of your choice if that is your preference. Accessories may be added for personal touch for an extra fee. We work with a variety art mediums and welcome any requests. We contact you when the cast is completed.
Thank you for being so flexible and considerate with your time to accommodate even on a last minute. This was a wonderful experience doing a breast body casting, professional, caring, kind and extremely fun service. I would recommend Alchemy Center to anyone in the GTAK. Ferguson, Personal Client
I contacted Alchemy Center in regards to completing several art pieces for me, specifically a full body belly cast to be decorated into a frame and as well as a belly cast to create a fruit bowl. Let me tell you, Dorota exceeded my expectations and more! I am in awe of her work, and her time that she put into both casts. This was truly a labour of love, passion and hard work. I will be coming back to her again!!! She created two one of a kind masterpieces that you can ever dream of!! ALCHEMY CENTER IS AMAZING!!!!A.Soledad, Personal Client
I highly recommend Alchemy Center for body casting! I originally got my pregnant belly cast done at their studio which was an incredible experience from the beginning to end. I felt comfortable and well taken care of during the casting process, the studio was clean and welcoming and the owner, Dorota was so easy to work with and the sweetest person. My belly cast looks incredible and everyone comments on it! Since having my belly cast done I’ve also hired Alchemy Center to do my belly painting for my photo shoot. I loved working with them and recommend them to all moms to be!S. Keating, Personal Client