Category - Restoration

1975 Shatner Captain Kirk Mask Conservation

Conservation of an original 1975 Shatner Captain Kirk Mask made by Don Post It may surprise some (though not our fans, for sure!) to find out that one of the most iconic masks in horror movie history actually started out as a Captain Kirk halloween m...

Restoration of a Michael Myers Converted 75 Captain Kirk Mask

Restoration of a vintage 1975 Captain Kirk mask which had previously been converted into a Michael Myers Halloween movie mask Michael Myers is one of the most popular horror movie villains, but his iconic white mask has a surprising beginning. The or...

Creating a Custom Mannequin for Your Movie Costume

Consider a custom mannequin to display your screen used costumes and wardrobe We’ve heard it many times before “Why get a custom body form? Can’t I just use a clothing store mannequin?” We’re the go-to source for purpose-built body form...

Gremlins Puppet Restoration for Actor Dick Miller’s Family

Restoration of a Gremlins puppet for the family of the late actor, Dick Miller This Gremlins 2 puppet was a special restoration as it belong to the late Dick Miller and his wife, Lainie.  Dick played countless characters in his career, but perhaps i...

Restoration vs conservation – What’s best for your prop?

To RESTORE or CONSERVE, that is the question! We often get collectors, auction houses or curators looking to preserve their valuable movie props and costumes. The two main avenues for this are conservation and restoration. This article is a brief ove...

Aliens Costume Restoration and Custom Display

Restoration and Custom Display of a screen used Aliens Costume This screen used costume Aliens costume from James Cameron’s 1986 classic sci-fi action flick came to our shop to be restored, proper mounting on a custom mannequin and for a the...

Restoring a zombie puppet from The Return of the Living Dead

Restoring a half-corpse zombie prop puppet from The Return of the Living Dead! “The pain… the pain of being dead!” One of the most memorable zombies in 1985’s cult classic horror film, The Return of the Living Dead, was half a...

Hocus Pocus Mary Sanderson Puppet Conservation

Conservation and display of a Mary Sanderson puppet from Hocus Pocus An original Mary Sanderson puppet from Disney’s classic Halloween movie Hocus Pocus, came to us in need of some light restoration and a custom display stand to help support an...

Sam Trick ‘r Treat Mask Conservation

Conserving the screen used Sam Trick ‘r Treat mask from the 2007 movie!  This foam latex animatronic movie-prop mask was featured in the stunning reveal scene (sorry, spoiler alert) from 2007’s  anthology chiller – Trick ‘r ...

Doctor Who Sea Devil Mask Conservation

Conserving a screen used, latex Doctor Who Sea Devil mask.  This latex Doctor Who Sea Devil mask dates back to 80’s episodes of the popular BBC television show. Even after over 40 years, when it arrived at our New York studio, the mask was in ...

Slumber Party Massacre II Driller Killer Guitar Restoration

The party begins when the lights go out! Restoration of the Slumber Party Massacre II Driller Killer Guitar! The Driller Killer Guitar is an iconic piece for any fan of 1980’s slasher films. The over-the-top rock guitar design and deadly drill...

Star Wars Darth Vader Tour Suit Costume Conservation

Conserving and restoring an extremely rare original 1970’s Darth Vader tour suit costume. We’ve been fortunate to preserve quite a few pieces of Star Wars history, but this was quite special! A breathtakingly complete costume, this rarity...

Restoring the original Creepshow Creep Puppet

Restoring the original Creepshow Creep puppet for Creepshow TV series director/producer, Greg Nicotero. Over the years, we’ve had the great fortune to conserve and restore on a number of key props and costumes from the 1982 film, Creepshow and...

Empire Strikes Back Prop Hoth Boots Restoration

Conserving and restoring an original pair of prop Hoth boots worn by a Rebel soldier in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back We’re always excited to conserve props from the Star Wars original trilogy (and beyond!). This pair of prop Hoth boots ca...

Gremlins 1 Movie Prop Puppet Restoration

Rare Gremlins 1 movie prop puppet from the original 1984 film. This Gremlins 1 movie prop puppet is from the original, Joe Dante classic movie. A poly foam and foam latex hand puppet, this prop is intricately detailed and full of life and style. The ...

Baby Dinosaur Puppet Prop Conservation and Display

Conservation of a Baby dinosaur prop puppet underskull from Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend This is the third prop we’ve helped conserve and display from the 80’s movie, Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend. We were thrilled when we heard fro...

Babylon 5 G’Kar Makeup Test Bust Restoration

Restoration of a Babylon 5 G’kar Makeup Test Bust This Babylon 5 G’kar makeup test was brought to us in need of some restoration. Over the years the foam latex had dried out and in some areas even crumbled. We’ve done quite a few s...

TMNT Tour Costume Restoration and Display

Restoration and custom mannequin display for a TMNT tour costume from the famed “Coming out of their Shells” tour! A quick visit to our Movie Props Restoration Page will show we’re no strangers to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Our most ...

Beetlejuice Shrimp Hand Prop Restoration

Subtle restoration and display base for an original Beetlejuice shrimp hand prop This prop Beetljuice shrimp hand was used as a special effects element in one of the most iconic scenes from Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice… the “Day-O”...

James and the Giant Peach Puppet Head Conservation

Conservation and display of a stop motion James and the Giant Peach puppet head An original, screen used stop motion James and the Giant Peach puppet head from the Tim Burton-produced film came to us in need of some light restoration and a custom d...

Fifth Element Mangalore Costume Mask Restoration

Restoration of a Fifth Element Mangalore Costume Mask from the 1997 Bruce Willis film This Fifth Element Mangalore mask was brought to us by one of our clients who was looking to restore and preserve the mask for years to come. The mask had some wea...

Beetlejuice Delia’s Sculpture Restoration

Restoration of a stop motion puppet of Delia’s sculpture used in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice This stop motion puppet of Delia’s sculpture was one of several designs used during the movie’s climatic wedding scene where the Beetlej...

TMNT Shredder Helmet Restoration and Custom Display

Restoration and a custom display stand for a Shredder TMNT  latex helmet This original Shredder TMNT  latex helmet was used in both the original 1990 film and the 1992 sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. After filming ...

Jason X Glove Prop Conservation

Evil gets an upgrade! A Jason X Glove Prop Conservation from the 10th Friday the 13th movie! From Kane Hodder’s final turn as Jason, this Uber Jason glove had taken a little damage over the years. Nearly all of the fingers of the Jason X glove ...

The Dark Crystal Podling Puppet Restoration

Restoration of a foam latex The Dark Crystal Podling Puppet This Dark Crystal Podling puppet, arrived to our studio showing the unfortunate common effects of age on the foam latex. With puppets the areas which show the most damage are usually the are...

Babylon 5 Alien Mask Restoration and Custom Display

Restoration and a custom display for a latex Babylon 5 alien mask This original TV prop latex Babylon 5 alien mask from the Season 4 episode “Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi” arrived to our studio in need of careful restoration. Over...

Gangs of New York Cross Prop Restoration

Restoration of Liam Neeson’s Gangs of New York Cross Prop This Gangs of New York Cross prop was a carried by Liam Neeson’s character ‘Priest’ Vallon in Martin Scorsese’s 2002 film. Likely for safety reasons and for ea...

Nightmare Before Christmas Zombie Bass Player Restoration

Restoration of an original Halloweentown Zombie Bass Player Stop-Motion Puppet This Zombie Bass Player puppet from the Nightmare Before Christmas was in fairly good condition especially considering its age, material and the fact that it is a stop mo...

Hellboy Movie Prop Mask Restoration

Restoring a screen used Hellboy movie prop mask from the Ron Perlman and Guillermo Del Toro film While this mask may look like Ron Perlman in prosthetics, it’s actually a beautifully crafted full head foam mask used in the first movie. The Hell...

Baby Grinch Movie Prop Puppets

Completing baby Grinches using original foam latex parts from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We always love getting the chance to help restore and display pieces created by Rick Baker’s Cinovation studios and props and costumes from the Grinch...
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