Above is a pic of a santa mold that is covered in masking tape.
I hate the mold, not the figure of the Santa, but the mold itself, dumber than fried doggy-doo.
This type of mold forces you to cast two separate halves and then glue them together afterwards. Finicky and unneccesary work, and to top it off, the joint has a tendency to fail if handled roughly during shipping or at the store.
Most figure molds are two-piece clipped together, even the ancient tin-plated ones clip together. The mold is cast as one piece and can not separate as there is no joint to fail.
Last year I made about 600 Santas, many small ones, some of the hated mold above, and "super santa" the 24" high one, Yep, a two foot high Santa. And all last year I cursed the above mold---dreamed of ways of torturing it.and it's creator.
Next pic, On the chopping block...