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Donald Trump's wax figure, what to expect

For two hours, Curbed will live blog from Madame Tussaud’s Washington, D.C. location

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This Wednesday, Madame Tussauds unveiled their newest wax celebrity, president-elect Donald Trump. The sculpture has been a work-in-progress for the past five months with four copies created for the wax museum’s locations in Washington, D.C., London, New York, and Orlando.

In an interview with CNN, chief sculptor David Gardner said that the measurements for the wax sculpture were originally collected during a sitting with Trump in 1997. Understandably, the most difficult part of creating the look-alike was his hairstyle, which required calling in the stylist from the TV show, "The Apprentice."

While getting an up close look at the statue, Curbed DC will also live blog exactly what it’s like to be in the president-elect’s waxy presence. Until 2 p.m., see what you’re missing below.

2:00 p.m. That’s the end of the live blog, folks. For those who may want more, here are two final photographs showing the process to creating the Trump sculpture.

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1:45 p.m. Say hello to Elvia. She’s a Trump supporter from the state of Florida who has traveled all the way to Washington, D.C. to meet the wax version of Donald Trump and later get a glimpse of him at the Inauguration. She said that she likes the wax statue, but that it looks like Madame Tussauds’ team may have added too much fat to the neck. What do you think? Is there too much fat?

1:30 p.m. No presidential display is complete without Uncle Sam. Along with the fireworks display, there is also music.

1:15 p.m. Keeping the Trump sculpture company is this statue of a Secret Service agent. He looks pretty legit. Don’t touch him.

Photo by Michelle Goldchain

1:10 p.m. Only a few steps from the Donald Trump statue, visitors can find wax sculptures of many of the U.S.’s presidents, from Barack Obama to John F. Kennedy and beyond.

1 p.m. In order to create the Trump sculpture, each strand of hair must be inserted individually with needles. The hair used is from yaks. Looks pretty realistic to me.

Photo by Michelle Goldchain

12:45 p.m. There is a staff member available who can take photos of visitors in the three available scenes. At the end of the museum, visitors are able to buy their photos.

Photo by Michelle Goldchain

12:30 p.m. Here he is, the man of the hour, standing in front of an American flag and beside a podium.

Photo by Michelle Goldchain

12:15 p.m. Here’s another vendor, selling hats as well as t-shirts. This vendor asked me if I might want to buy a hat for my “husband.” Maybe next time …

Photo by Michelle Goldchain

Also, here’s another look at some of the merchandise sold by the formerly written about vendors.

Photo by Michelle Goldchain

12 p.m. Before even getting to the museum, visitors can get a glimpse of Trump—on merchandise.

Photo by Michelle Goldchain