In this tutorial I will show you how I make a fake silicone head.Above you can see the end result.The head was made for the opera Salome on the Malmö Opera in SwedenFredrik Zetterström.This is the singer who portrayed John the baptist who gets his head served on a plate. First of all you need to take lots and lots of reference photos.For this project I think I took nearly 150 photos of Fredrik.You need both full size pictures and extreme close ups for your sculpt and hair work. You need both full size pictures and extreme close ups for your sculpt and hair work. I also take a full set of measurements so I can make sure that my sculpt has the correct dimensions.The finished head didn't need any teeth but I made some and will include them in this tutorial.Here you can see me doing a full head cast of Fredrik using alginate on the front reinforced with plaster bandages and the back was made with plaster onlyHere is the front half of the mould on the left and the back to the right. Close up on the front.As the back half was only made with plaster bandages you will have problems getting the clay press to come loose. To avoid this I make a very thin mix of alginate and brush it all over the surface.