Custom Sculpture, Statues, Mannequins, Movie Prop Displays and Restoraion

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At Tom Spina Designs, Inc. we draw inspiration every day from our shared passion for our favorite films.

Our artists have a wide range of talents and can offer everything from portrait sculpture, busts & masks to custom fabricated mannequins, statues, signs, furniture, decor and theme props of all sizes or even entire themed rooms and home theaters.  

From wax museum style mannequins, to bronze busts, to giant carved foam characters or environments, TSD can help bring your vision to life.

We have also done groundbreaking work preserving and restoring television & film props and foam latex costumes and masks.  Our unique techniques make use of archival quality materials and our signature balanced approach to restoration maintains the integrity of these important artifacts of film history, making us the go-to source for those looking for conservators for their precious collections. 

For the collector looking to show off their otherwise difficult to display items like original movie props, film wardrobe and or masks, look no further. TSD can design and create themed or museum style displays and mannequins that will make your pieces of film history shine!

The company made internet waves with their infamous Han Solo in Carbonite Desk and has become known for our authentic recreation of Star Wars characters for Volkswagen's 2012 Super Bowl commercial as well as our work with Walt Disney Imagineering, Sideshow Collectibles, Six Flags and others.

Best of all, our New York studio's custom sculpture and display services are available to everyone. We create our artwork for businesses, home theaters, museums, restaurants, themed attractions, haunts and even private collectors.

Don't miss our STORE where you’ll find flocked styrofoam display heads, unique display heads, busts and helmet stands, some of our most asked about theme props, characters and furniture!

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Contact us today to discuss private commissions to create highly unique sculpture, furniture, characters, and art for your home theater, business, trade show, theme park or private collection. 

We also cater to collectors of original movie props and wardrobe, performing extremely specialized restoration and display work.

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June 1, 2013

Star Wars Inspired Custom Coffee Table

This hand carved themed foam coffee table looks like desert rock, but the image the rocks form when viewed from the top will no doubt spark memories in die hard Star Wars (and Boba Fett) fans everywhere...

Star Wars table inspired by Boba Fett's costume

June 6, 2013

New Bronze Bust Sculpture

We've updated our Bronze Busts and Custom Statues gallery with another classical bronze style bust as an organization's memorial tribute to a member who recently passed. We created the sculpture based on photos of the subject.

bronze busts sculptor - sculpture from photos

June 10, 2013

Three New Themed Movie Prop Displays

Our Movie Prop Displays gallery has been updated with themed displays for original puppet props from Stephen King's Pet Sematary, Addams Family Values and a scaled prop model from Dark City.

Stephen King prop puppet cat from Pet Cemetary

June 24, 2013

Beetlejuice Movie Props Restored

We've updated our
Stop Motion Movie Prop Restoration page with our repair and conservation of two amazing puppets from Tim Burton's classic, Beetlejuice.

conservation of Tim Burton Delia Deetz Claw Venus Fly Trap statue puppet
1976 King Kong Hand Chair Movie dress display

July 3, 2013

King Kong 1976 Movie Costume Display

Our signature style display for this rare dress from the 1976 King Kong film. Worn by Jessica Lange in the film, this dress is an amazing piece of Hollywood history.

July 16, 2013

Gremlins 2 Movie Puppet Conservation

We've added another original screen used puppet to our
Gremlins Movie Prop Restoration page, with before and after pictures of our conservation work on this amazing prop from Gremlins 2, the New Batch.

Gremlins 2, the New Batch screen used prop repair

July 22, 2013

Life Sized Movie Statue Photos

Our Custom Sculpture and Statues now features our a lifesized movie figure made for the Monsterpalooza convention's museum earlier this year.  This is a great example of our realistically painted resin work. 

resin lifesized bust sculpture

July 27, 2013

Creating Star Wars Characters for Nerdist

We just added a gallery of our Star Wars masks and costumes created for a Nerdist music video starring Billy Dee Williams, Patton Oswalt and many others!  Be sure to check out our Facebook Page for even more behind the scenes pics!

Star Wars Rodian Mask and Costume for Nerdist

August 7, 2013

Lifesized Alien Character for Reddit Founder recently contracted us to create this incredible one of a kind statue of the Reddit alien logo as a gift for company founder Alexis Ohanian.

Foam carved character sculpture

August 19, 2013

Batman Begins Motorcycle Suit Display

Custom mannequin movie costume display for a client's licensed motorcycle suit by our good friends at UD Replicas.  A lighted themed bat-signal style base accents this amazingly detailed leather suit.

Licensed Batman Begins Motorcycle suit with Bat signal

August 26, 2013

Star Trek Themed Movie Prop Display

We've added the cane of the "Grand Nagus" to our Movie Prop Displays gallery.  We patched and painted an unfinished television show prop and then created a custom themed display base for it.

Deep Space 9 Television Grand Nagus cane prop

September 2, 2013

The Thing Themed Movie Prop Display

Today, you'll find a vintage latex "The Thing from Another World" hand beautifully displayed in glowing green "ice" on our  Movie Prop Displays gallery.  We've also updated our Reviews and Testimonials page.

vintage latex Thing hand movie prop

September 9, 2013

Retirement Bronze Bust Sculpture

We've updated our Bronze Busts and Custom Statues gallery with another classical bronze style bust as an organization's tribute to a retiring member. We created this bronze look sculpture from photos of the subject.

custom bronze lifesized sculpture

September 16, 2013

Aliens Queen Leg Restoration

We've created a new gallery showcasing our lifesized Alien Queen Leg Restoration.  You'll find images of our work conserving this original film prop from James Cameron's 1986 classic sci-fi film, Aliens.

life-sized alien queen puppet leg

September 22, 2013

Back to the Future Trade Show Prop

Great Scott! Added a 5 foot tall clock tower from Back to the Future to Foam Trade Show Props and a video on our youtube channel!  We've also updated our Styrofoam Display Heads page with some new items!

BTTF trade show foam carving sculpture

October 1, 2013

TCM 2 Custom Costume Displays

The season of Halloween horrors is upon us!  We've created a pair of movie costume displays for a client's original, screen used costumes and props from the creepy and campy Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

Jim Siedow movie prop costume display

October 7, 2013

Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Prop Displays

Our screen used Movie Prop Displays gallery has a resident from Elm Street... FREDDY!  We've added a custom bust for an original stunt mask and an incredible themed display for one of Freddy's trademark hats!

Freddy Krueger Boiler NOES movie prop

October 12, 2013

Life Sized Jurassic Park T-Rex Photo Op

Check out this beast we created for IGT's booths at the Global Gaming Expo in our Foam Trade Show Props gallery.  This life-like and lifesized dinosaur sculpture is loaded with detail! Check our our video too!

Tyrannosaurus Rex Bust sculpture photo op trade show prop

October 29, 2013

Mrs. Doubtfire Makeup Display - Take Two!

We've completed work on a second display of a set of original Robin Williams makeup appliances from Mrs. Doubtfire. This time, we painted the entire face realistically to set it apart from our client's other display.

Prosthetic Display Bust Robin Williams

November 11, 2013

Michael Jackson Lifesize Statue and Bust

New gallery - lifesized Michael Jackson sculpture & bust, realistic creations made to display original stage worn wardrobe, inspired by his iconic 1993 Super Bowl show. We've also added a youtube video about these projects!

custom sculpture lifelike wax figure bust

November 18, 2013

Three New Original Movie Prop Displays

Our movie prop displays gallery has been updated with some wonderful themed displays created for screen used props from Sweeney Todd, True Romance and Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith.

Episode 3 lightsaber movie props display

November 22, 2013

Resistance is Futile - Borg Costume Display

We've added this great Star Trek the Next Generation mannequin to our movie costume displays gallery. In addition to the body, a custom head turned this costume into a life sized character statue.

the next generation, first contact, screen used borg drone costume

November 27, 2013

Giant Movie Prop Cookie from Bridesmaids!

We created this great replica movie prop from Bridesmaids for IGT's booth at the Global Gaming Expo.  Check out the pics in our Foam Trade Show Props gallery for this giant tasty treat!

bridesmaids cookie scene prop from the movie

December 4, 2013

Memorial Bronze Bust Sculpture for University

We've added a classical memorial bust sculpture from photos to our Bronze Busts and Custom Statues gallery.  We've also added a video to our Youtube channel about this tribute to "Dr. Maxwell" for display at a university.

custom bronze bust sculpture from photos

December 11, 2013

Star Trek TNG Klingon Costume Display

We created a customized female mannequin and themed display base for this original Star Trek K'ehleyr costume. The bodysuit and armor wardrobe were screen worn in the Next Generation episode, "the Emissary."

The Next Generation Episode The Emissary female mannequin

December 16, 2013

"Fluffy" the Crate Beast from Creepshow!

We've added an in-depth gallery dedicated to one of our most ambitious projects, the conservation and display of the original CREEPSHOW Fluffy puppet and costume. We had a lot of fun and sunk our artistic teeth into it!

Movie prop animatronic head sculpture from Creepshow

January 1, 2014

Ghostbusters Movie Prop Display - Stay Puft!

We've got a new gallery and video dedicated to our latest Ghostbusters display - a sculpted hat and themed base for one of the screen used, original movie prop Marshmallow Man heads from the production of the film!

special effects Stay Puft head movie prop costume mask

January 12, 2014

Ten Foot Tall BIG BEN theme prop for party!

Rich Riley's latest big foam prop is big... BEN! Made for a  major New Year's Eve party with a London theme, this Foam Trade Show Style Prop stands 10 feet tall and features light up, functioning clocks!

Big Ben foam sculpture for party event

January 20, 2014

Gremlins 2 Mogwai Movie Prop Conservation

Gremlins Movie Prop Restoration gallery has been updated with before and after photos of our preservation work on a really cool prop "Lenny" Mogwai Puppet from Gremlins 2, the New Batch.

Gremlins 2 the New Batch screen used prop refurbishment

January 27, 2014

TUMS Chicken Commercial costume display

Visit our Costume Displays gallery for a giant chicken made by our friends at Alterian for a TV commercial. We made a custom support & giant tablet base so this could be displayed at the manufacturer's HQ.

Tums chicken suit tv ad spot

February 3, 2014

Batman Costume Cowl Movie Prop Display

Our themed movie prop displays gallery has been updated with a screen used Barman and Robin cowl display. We've also completely revamped our Testimonials page, so be sure to check that out!

George Clooney batman mask display

February 10, 2014

Digital Sculpture for Radio Shack Super Bowl Ad

There's a new gallery with our 3D digital sculpture of Slimer from Ghostbusters for a 2014 Radio Shack, Super Bowl commercial. There you'll find pics of our cg recreation of the original costume from the 1984 film.

custom sculpture, digital Ghostbusters Slimer

February 17, 2014

Gremlins 2 Movie Prop Puppet Display

We did some light repair and an awesome "Clamp" themed
custom display for this "helmet Gremlin" from Gremlins 2, the New Batch. These helmets were used to enable the on set puppeteers to handle three puppets at once during filming!

Original movie prop gremlins 2 puppet

February 17, 2014

Spawn Violator Movie Prop Puppet Restoration

We recently restored the original
Lifesized Violator head prop from 1997's comic based movie Spawn. This very large prop puppet was loaded with detail... and teeth! Click the link to see more pictures!

Spawn 1997 Comic Movie Prop Restoration

March 3, 2014

Half a Million Views on our Youtube Channel!

Thank you to everyone who's been to the
Tom Spina Designs Youtube Channel, and put us over 500,000 video views!  Holy cow!! If you haven't been, please visit today and consider subscribing if you like what you see!

Tom Spina Designs videos

March 10, 2014

Medieval Castle Themed Bedroom and Decor

Richard Riley conceived and fabricated this Medieval Castle themed bedroom, turning a spare bedroom into something suited for royalty! It may look like stone blocks, but the bulk of the decor was created with foam!

theming custom foam sculpture castle decorations

March 17, 2014

Brian the Exede Internet Alien Lifesize Statue

We recently teamed up with Don Bies and his crew at White Room Artifacts, who created this wonderful lifesized alien statue as a silicone poseable photo-puppet! Made for use in photo shoots, the puppet is based on one used in Exede's comical commercials.

lifesized alien statue of Brian from Exede Internet

March 24, 2014

James Caan Leg Prop from Misery Displayed

We've added a themed display for a screen used prop from the "leg break" scene in Misery with Kathy Bates to our movie prop displays page. Like many of our displays, this one really captures a "moment" from the film!

Kathy Bates, James Caan leg break prop from Misery

April 10, 2014

Monsterpalooza 2014

Our busy schedule only allowed us a few hours at Monsterpalooza Burbank this year, but as always, the show was a feast of beasts and creatures for all to enjoy!  Click here to see our pics from Monsterpalooza 2014

Kirk Thatcher and Tom Spina at Monsterpalooza

April 20, 2014

Terminator 2 Schwarzenegger Costume Display

We recently created an updated custom Arnold-sized mannequin to display a screen used Terminator 2 Judgement Day costume for our friends at  It's currently on display at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee!

Custom Display for T2 Costume