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Alex Ovechkin’s Wax Figure Officially Unveiled, And It Is Frighteningly Lifelike

Dear Lord. It’s so realistic. And quite disturbing. Well, perhaps “so realistic” might be a bit of a stretch — not that Wax Sculpture Alexander Ovechkin isn’t a mighty fine waxen representation of the Washington Capitals superstar– it’s just that, I don’t know, there’s something about it that is queerly unnatural. Like in a Invasion of the Body Snatchers kind of way. One cool thing about Wax Ovie is when Madame Tussaud’s is done with the Alexander Ovechkin Wax Figure, they can simply change it out of the Capitals uniform, put on some animal skins and transfer it to the Smithsonian for use in the museum’s “Evolution of Prehistoric Man” exhibit.

Be that as it may, Ovie’s wax figure was officially unveiled at Madame Tussaud’s Washington D.C. museum on Monday and Ovechkin himself was on-hand to marvel at his wax doppelganger. As you may recall, this isn’t the first time Wax Alex has been featured here at the Sportress, as we made mention of the disturbing qualities of the then-unfinished Ovie head last month, but to see the finished product truly ties everything together in one hauntingly mesmerizing bow.

Video of the ceremony follows.

There you have it.  Oh, and if the photo up top and the video hasn’t chilled you to the bones and primed your psyche for a bout of nightmares, I’ll leave you with this last up-close photo of Wax Figure Alexander Ovechkin:

Gah! Yamma hamma, it’s Fright Night.

[H/T Russian Machine Never Breaks, Pro Hockey Talk]