Price Guide - Pregnant belly casts, DIY belly casting kits and more.
The prices listed on this page are an approximate guide to some of our most popular options, as every single lifecast is utterly unique and tailored to you - varying in pose, size, shape, material and finish. Please note that you are not at all limited to what is described here or that you see in our galleries. We do allow our customers to pay for their casts in instalments with no added interest (by arrangement), so long as the final payment is made on or before collection. Overwhelmed by the choices below? Why not pop to our webshop and purchase one of our premium gift packages or commission plans - the perfect present for any mother-to-be. For a comparison between different popular material finishes, click here.
Plain white gypsum casts (wall hung):-
Belly only - £350
Belly and breasts - £500
Belly and hands (pair of) - £475
Belly, breasts and shoulders - £550
Belly, breasts and hands - £650
Belly, breasts and forearms - £750
Full torso to tops of thighs (no hands, standing pose *) - £850
Full torso to tops of thighs with hands - £1000
*Please note, most pregnancy poses are done seated as there is an additional risk of fainting with standing poses, so we will only consider them under particular circumstances which can be found in our Terms & Conditions.
Fixed modesty cover for breasts or hips £65-80
Insertion of body jewellery (customer provides jewellery for nipple or belly piercing) - £20 per item of jewellery.
Additional hands (for example, other family members) - from £75-£200 per hand depending on age and position.
Custom paint finishes (on top of regular stone cast prices):-
Faux metallic paint finishes (antique bronze, copper, pewter, gold or combinations) - from £75-£200
Small area of custom intricate painted patternwork or 'tattoo-style' embellishment - from £75
Medium sized area of patternwork as above - from £200
Large area/full cast of patternwork as above - £150 per day (usually 2-5 days)
Real metal coatings (wall-hung, on top of regular stone cast prices):-
A veneer of real metal (80-90% pure) over your gypsum cast, giving the luxurious look and feel of solid metal at a fraction of the price. This metal coating can be patinated like solid metal and allows you to touch the surface of your cast as much as you want to. It comes in many different options, not limited to but including:- bronze, copper, brass, nickel silver, iron, steel, aluminium, Dubai gold (bright gold coloured metal which is a mix of copper and brass), gun metal and more. The metal veneer can also be engraved with patterns, 'tattoos', writing or symbols. For engraving prices please see below.
Metal Veneer Prices from £500-£1200 on top of plaster casting fees.
Cold cast metals (wall-hung):-
- Cold cast metals are real metal powders (around 75% minimum) suspended in resin. For the purposes of larger casts this compound is backed up with fibreglass and polyeurethane for added strength and rigidity. This is an extremely luxurious option which retains optimum detail of skin texture, has all the radiance and beauty of a true metal, can be aged/patinated like real metal, but much lighter and easier to transport than other options. It is available in the following finishes:- bronze, copper, brass, iron and aluminium. Metal powders can even be combined to produce custom finishes in intermediate colours. Some cold cast metals are suitable for display in moist conditions and even outdoors. Cold cast metal casts require the production of a secondary 'investment mould' which can be used to make additional copies of your cast if so required.
Prices from £2000-£5000.
Drizzled pewter (wall-hung):-
- This type of lifecast, inspired by the work of Richard Neal, requires a different moulding method to other types of casting, so we need to know in advance of your appointment if this is what you require. The pewter captures the form in a rough 'volcanic' style texture without the detail of the other types of casting. It is backed up with resin/fibreglass in the colour of your choice.
Prices from £1200-£3750.
- Electroforming or copper encapsulation is different to regular metal plating and produces a much stronger, thicker layer of microcrystalline copper whilst retaining wonderful detail from your cast. Copper casts can be highly polished and shiny like a new penny, or patinated to resemble antique copper/bronze with varying degrees of verdigris. They are suitable for outdoor or interior display and are extremely strong and beautiful. The copper is formed over a resin armature and stainless steel fixings suitable for wall mounting (although other mounts/fixings are possible).
Prices from £3500-£8000.
Solid bronze (wall-hung):-
- Real foundry bronze has an eternal appeal and holds its value for generations. It can be displayed indoors or outdoors without hesitation, and can be patinated in traditional or extraordinary ways to show everything from chestnut browns, to greens and even 'white' bronze.
Prices from £5000-£15,000.
Leather casts (cuir bouille):-
This technique of body sculpting has been passed down many many generations since ancient Roman/Greek times when it was used to create bespoke armour for warriors. Pregnant belly casts produced in vegetable-dyed leather are backed up with fibreglass for strength and are a truly unique and very artistic way to immortalise your bump, in a very tactile and beautiful form. It is a highly specialised and laborious process which is reflected in the price. Leather casts are suitable only for belly only or belly and breasts poses and cannot include hands.
Prices start from £4500.
Mosaic casts (wall-hanging):-
- Casts can be made to coordinate with your home, even using left over tiles, mirrors or broken china/small items to make them even more personal. Again, this type of cast is made using a different process to other types of casting, so we need to know in advance of your appointment if you would like a mosaic design on your cast.
Prices from £875.
- Bespoke engraving of either real metal coating or cold cast metals (writing, 'tattoo-style' or patternwork). Please note, complex engravings may incur an extra charge for the time it takes to design the patternwork, along with any revisions:-
Small areas of engraving - £30 per hour (typical time for small area 30 minutes to 3 hours).
Large areas of engraving - £150 per day (typical time for
large complex engraving is 1-2 days).
- Bespoke stands for any of the above can be designed on request. We need to know if you require a stand before you come for your belly casting session ideally, so we can prepare any armatures or mounts that need to be inserted at an early stage. This does not apply to all materials. Bespoke stands take considerable time to design and build, so we like to offer other options to our clients and can pass on details of local blacksmiths and stone masons who may be able to offer further options for displaying your casts.
Bespoke stands can cost anything from £250-£700 depending on material and design.
- Please feel free to request other materials. New material technology is making fascinating options available all the time. It is also possible to 'grow' or 'shrink' casts to create duplicates in other sizes using a variety of state-of-the-art techniques. We have worked in everything from concrete to bread to lead crystal glass and are happy to discuss your requirements. Although bespoke sculpture is not affordable to everyone, we try to offer as much choice as possible, flexible payment options and can advise on what is possible within your own budget limitations. Don't be afraid to ask - we enjoy hearing about your casting dreams and will do everything within our power to make them come true.
If the casts in our main pregnancy gallery are way outside your budget, please consider instead our budget range of DIY pregnancy casting kits which enable you to perform much simpler, 'low definition' casts in the privacy of your own home with the help of a friend or partner. Although this is a completely different style and method of casting and doesn't give the incredible detail and skin texture of the casts in the gallery above, it is still a fun and safe way to remember your pregnancy, and we can even help you smooth and decorate your DIY casts to give them a more professional finish if you decide not to decorate them yourself. In our web shop we have a separate gallery to show you some of the many ways that DIY belly casts can be decorated along with a secondary price guide for the different top up services we offer to help you finish off your home made low definition casts nicely.