Frank Sidebottom Head

This is a fibreglass resin mould from a replica that was cast using the original head as a size reference by somebody that worked with Chris Sievey. As you can see the cast comes out very rough and needs a lot of sanding and finishing. I also altered the eyes by filling them and sanding it down to smooth so I could paint repositioned pupils. The head it was cast from was used as an actual mask and so had larger pupils. Like everything with Frank Sidebottom, the idea of making this appeared to be simple but the devil is in the details. It is exact colour matched to the original, including bespoke colours (the lips for example have a secret formula mix). It’s been on my head once and I was so terrified of it breaking that I don’t think I’ve even touched it since.