Branson is known as the live entertainment capital of the Midwest, so it’s only fitting that the Hollywood Wax Museum chose Branson, MO for its home, don’t you think? This unique landmark, located at 3030 W 76 Country Boulevard, comes with its own star-studded version of Mount Rushmore, making it the most photographed landmark in all of Branson! And if the outside is this wacky and ingenious, the inside promises to be just as charmingly humorous and engaging. Let’s take a tour, shall we?
Celebrity Meet and Greet with a Twist
Want to walk the red carpet with A-list stars, sing backup to your favorite pop icons, ham it up for the paparazzi and be part of the Hollywood scene? It’s all possible, in a way, at the Hollywood Wax Museum in Branson, MO. Yes, the stars may be made of wax, but they are so realistic that only you need to know. Fool your friends with pictures of you kissing your favorite celebrity and become a legend in your home town! The seven-step process that goes into the making of these life-size celebrity sculptures is a complicated one that results in such lifelike renditions of Hollywood royalty you will find yourself tempted to pinch them in an attempt to figure out whether they are real or wax!
It takes a team of artists over three months to create the figures you’ll see at Hollywood Wax Museum. The process may surprise you!1.
An artist carves the head and face of the celebrity out of clay.
A mold is created and layer after layer of wax is poured inside. After hardening, the mold is opened and the first "rough draft" is revealed.
Using surgical tools, the wax artist now carves away excess wax and etches the details onto the face. Wrinkles, moles and facial expressions are revealed at this stage, as the eyes, nose, and lips are detailed.
The skin color is created with a mix of wax and oil paint. Eyebrows, facial hair, and head hair is inserted strand by strand. Real glass eyes, used in the medical world, are placed in the eye sockets, and teeth made of porcelain are inserted into the mouth. The head is now finished.
The body, hands, and feet are created in much the same way, but now the posture of the celebrity must be mimicked, the skin tone matched and painted on, and body hairs on the arms and legs inserted with the use of tiny needles.
Dressing the figures is also time consuming. Costumes are handmade with quality materials and an eye to detail.
Now it's time for the props. The artists sometimes borrow props (swords, sunglasses, etc.) right from the studio to recreate them from scratch—and voila! The hottest star or greatest Hollywood legend is complete. We dare you to find a difference between the wax version and the movie version!
Address: 3030 W 76 Country Blvd, Unit A, Branson, MO 65616
Phone #: (417) 337-8700
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