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Inside the F/X Department

Inside the F/X Department

Our weird and wonderful F/X Department is always up to something interesting here at Ripley’s. Check out what the masterminds behind all of our amazing figures are up to and see what goes into making your favorite Ripley characters as well as celeb wax figures and so much more!

Vampire Woman Body Casting

Vampire Woman Body Casting

The Process Doing a full body cast on a person is a long and grueling process for both the artists and the model. It is generally done is several stages to ensure the comfort and well-being of the person who is getting cast. The Ripley’s F/X team will generally start […]
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Vampire Woman from Mexico

Vampire Woman from Mexico

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! to Immortalize the World-Famous Mexican Vampire Woman! Ripley’s F/X team will make wax figures of wildly-transformed woman on September 15 Like many women, Maria Jose Cristerna decided to get a makeover after a difficult chapter in her life – but no other woman in the […]
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Boxing World Champ Gets Body Casting

Boxing World Champ Gets Body Casting

Bernard Hopkins, who at the age of 46, is the oldest man in history to win the World Light Heavy Weight Championship title, came to visit us at Ripley’s headquarters to get a full body casting. How Does Body Casting Work? It is a long and physically demanding process and […]
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Lizarman Gets a Full Body Casting

Lizarman Gets a Full Body Casting

Ripley’s friend and genuine freak, Erik “Lizardman” Sprague, is paying us a visit at Ripley’s headquarters to get himself fully body-casted for a new awesome exhibit. Below is a time lapse of the casting of his head. Awesome stuff!
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