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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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December 29, 2011 - Dirty Ape Costumes!


We've added two new custom displays to our original Planet of the Apes Custom Mannequins and Movie Props and Costumes Displays page

Dr. Zaius Lifesized statue movie costume display and custom mannequin

January 3, 2012 - Another Star Wars Prop Save!


Our Star Wars Movie Prop Restorations gallery has been updated with our conservation and restoration work on another original Ewok mask prop used in Star Wars, Return of the Jedi

original Star Wars movie mask restoration and display - ewok

January 21, 2012 - Crazy Custom Dog Bed!


We've added a gallery showcasing a really fun project - a custom ice-cave dog bed theme prop that's larger than life, made to compliment the Star Wars costume of a Youtube star dog!

crazy foam sculpted carved dog bed for Chubbs the Wampug

February 1, 2012 - Superbowl Star Wars!


Our new gallery showcases the Star Wars characters we re-created for Volkswagen's 2012 Star Wars themed Superbowl commercial!  UPDATED on 2/4/12 with new pics of each character on set!

custom Star Wars cantina alien movie masks and costumes for super bowl commercial

February 6, 2012 - Star Wars Behind the Scenes


We've added new images with behind the scenes images of our work for Volkswagon's "The Dog Strikes Back" Super Bowl commercial.

custom Star Wars cantina alien movie masks and costumes for super bowl commercial

February 28, 2012 - Big Red!  Hellboy Costume


Updated Custom Mannequins and Movie Costume Displays gallery with a display from 2004's Hellboy. It features a full costume worn by Ron Perlman and a life-size animatronic puppet of the character Ivan.

Custom Mannequin for Hellboy, lifesized statue, restoration and movie costume display

March 9, 2012 - Custom Bronze Bust Sculpture   


Our custom sculpture, bronze style busts and statues page has been updated today with a faux bronze bust.  A touching tribute to a client's beloved brother.

custom bronze sculpture lifesized bust tribute

March 22, 2012 - Go Green!  Gremlins, that is!


Our refurbishment of a screen used Gremlins 2 puppet (of the less common green variety!) has been added to our gallery of preservation and restoration work on original prop Gremlins puppets

original Gremlins 2 prop restoration and display

May 14, 2012 - Monsterpalooza 2012!


We've finally updated our Scrapbook with photos from this year's Monsterpalooza, the Art of Monsters convention.

April 26, 2012 - Beware the Curse of the Mummy!


Our Custom Mannequins and Movie Costume Displays gallery has been updated today with a classic presentation of an original costume from 1999's, The Mummy.

Mummy Movie prop costume and mask lifesized statue
Dick Smith makeup legend with Tom Spina

May 20, 2012 - Hollow (Masked!) Man


Our movie prop busts and acrylic displays gallery has been updated with an example of our professional mounting services for movie and collector masks... Kevin Bacon's signature mask from Hollow Man!

professional mounting and display for movie prop mask

May 28, 2012 - Zombie Sculpture Invasion...


Updated our custom sculpture page with prototypes sculpted by Mike Thomas and Patrick Louie for a line of animated monster figures now available for pre-order at DarkMass.com  There is a creepy Santa version too!

custom toy prototyping services, sculpture, character design
interview with Tom Spina

June 4, 2012 - Video interview with Tom


Sideshow Collectibles has published a wonderful video interview with Tom, check it out today!


We've also updated our
TSD in the Media page

June 11, 2012 - Ridley Scott Alien Props!


We've added a small restoration/preservation project today, a pair of shoes/feet from the original Alien costume from the 1979 masterpiece film.  Visit the Alien costume restoration gallery for images!

original Alien movie prop costume feet

June 18, 2012 - New Planet of the Apes Displays


We've added another two new custom displays to our original Planet of the Apes Custom Mannequins, Movie Props and Costumes Displays page

Planet of the Apes custom mannequin and lifesize statue

June 26, 2012 - An American Werewolf at TSD!


We've added another restoration of an incredible Rick Baker prop for our friend, collector Bob Burns.  Visit the Restoration of the original An American Werewolf in London Jack Puppet page for more!

conservation and restoration of original movie prop puppet American Werewolf

July 5, 2012 - Rare 1984 Gremlin Puppet...


Gremlins Prop Restorations updated with a beautiful original puppet from the 1984 classic Gremlins.  Puppets from the first film are exceedingly rare. This one originally came from the film's director, Joe Dante.

original movie prop gremlins puppet from 1984 restoration and conservation

July 12, 2012 - Creepy Creature Suit Display!


Our Custom Mannequins and Movie Costume Displays gallery has been updated with a custom mannequin display and themed base for an amazing foam latex Vampire creature suit from the film Priest!

Vampire creature custom mannequin for movie costume display

July 16, 2012 - Get Your TSD Tee Today!    


Missed out on our latest Facebook contest? Want to celebrate your love of one-of-a-kind movie inspired creations?  Grab a TSD T-shirt from our Shop page today!

Tom Spina Designs T-Shirt

July 23, 2012 - Iron Man 2 Prop Display    


Today you'll find a unique display from Iron Man 2 in our Movie Props Displays gallery!  We've also added a new hat display stand to the products available on our Display Heads and Helmet Stands page.

Iron Man 2 stark industries movie prop display

July 31, 2012 - Have You "LIKED" us on Facebook?


Did you know we update our Facebook page nearly every day?  If you "like" our page you'll see behind the scenes pictures, cool images of movie props and costumes, giveaways and contests and more!

Tom Spina Designs Facebook page

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Film prop repair - Jumanji Lion Statue

August 3, 2012

Restoring the King of the Jumanji Jungle


We've added to a cool new project to our Movie Prop Restoration - Various Film and TV gallery - A full-sized Lion costume from the film Jumanji, carefully restored by our artists.

August 16, 2012

Official Star Wars Charity Project


A new gallery for our As You Wish Project - Boba Recall has been added.  Check it out to see our one-of-a-kind creation for this official Star Wars charity art show and auction!

Star Wars Sculpture official Boba Recall

August 30, 2012

Tom at the CVI Star Wars Convention


Tom was a special guest at this year's official Star Wars Celebration.  You'll find our gallery of our pics from the show in our scrapbook and even more on our Facebook Page.

Star Wars Celebration photos pics

September 6, 2012

Gift Certificates Now Available


Visit our updated Shop page today where you can now send an official TSD gift certificate to your friends and family.  Gift Certificates can be used for any of our custom services or the in-stock items in our shop.

sculpture gift certificate

September 10, 2012

X2 Kelly Hu Movie Costume Display


We've added an X-Men 2 Lady Death Strike costume display to our movie costume displays and custom mannequins.  This project included a customized female mannequin with a highly themed base.

X2 Kelly Hu film wardrobe display

September 14, 2012

Gremlins 1 and 2 Puppet Restorations


Gremlins Prop Restorations updated - a pair of original movie props- a restoration of a hand puppet from Gremlins 2 and a more nuanced preservation of a small stop motion puppet from the first film, Gremlins.

Gremlins 2 original movie puppet film prop

September 20, 2012

General TSD Site Updates


Our Reviews and Testimonials and Scrapbook pages have new additions and our TSD in the Media page has links to new articles about our work from the official Star Wars site, Orlando Attractions Magazine and more!

Tom Spina Designs logo

September 27, 2012

Hide Your Gold - Evil Leprechaun!


Today you'll find a Leprechaun on our movie costume displays and custom mannequins.  We created a custom mannequin and museum style display for an original Warwick Davis costume from the Leprechaun films.

film wardrobe museum style display

October 11, 2012

Incredible Themed Trade Show Booth!


We've updated our sculpture pages with a new theming project, a giant skull and rock trade show booth for Cobra Labs' booth at the Mr. Olympia 2012 Expo.  This amazing photo-op was a huge hit at the show!

The Curse themed environment sculpture with throne

October 19, 2012

New Archival Supplies for Collectors!


Visit our Shop page today for our new page of archival accessories for movie costume and prop storage and handling.  Need garment bags? White gloves for handling? Padded hangers? We've got you covered!.

movie costume collecting storage supplies

October 29, 2012

Preserving a Rare ALIENS Facehugger Prop!


We've added an incredible conservation/display project today, an exceedingly rare original "facehugger" creature prop from the 1986 classic ALIENS.  Visit the Aliens Facehugger movie prop restoration gallery for images!

repair of original movie prop from Alien

November 5, 2012

That's No Moon...  it's a Home Theater!


We created dozens of custom Star Wars inspired wall tiles for a client's incredible themed home theater. Visit the the new gallery for pics and even a new youtube video about the project!

custom sculpted themed home theater decor

November 11, 2012

Restored 2001 Dawn of Man Ape Costume


Added a new gallery -
conserving and displaying an original Stuart Freeborn man-ape costume from Stanley Kubrick's classic film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, a custom mannequin and museum style refurbishment project.

Original 2001 Stuart Freeborn costume restoration and display

November 15, 2012  

Laurel and Hardy - Original Prop Hat!


Our movie prop displays, acrylic displays page has been updated with a conservation form and custom wood and acrylic display case for an original Ollie hat, of Laurel and Hardy of fame.

Oliver Ollie Hardy hat display

November 19, 2012

Number 5 is Alive!  New Prop Restoration


Our Movie Prop Restoration - Various Film and TV gallery has been updated with our repair of an original scaled Johnny 5 from Short Circuit 2.

Number 5 original movie robot restoration

November 29, 2012

Foam Theme Prop Gargoyle Statue


Our theme prop custom sculpture page has been updated with a new project by Rich Riley: a giant foam gargoyle that looks like an aged stone sculpture.

custom sculpture gargoyle statue giant foam

December 3, 2012

New Movie Prop and Mask displays!


Custom mounting and acrylic work for X-Files, The Dark Crystal and Star Trek, the Next Generation props have been added to our movie props displays, acrylic work & custom busts page.

original TV show prop restoration

December 10, 2012

Star Wars Prop Mask Restore


We've updated our Star Wars Movie Prop Restoration page.  A client with the hero Ugnaught mask from the Empire Strikes Back, which we preserved in 2006, asked us to take the restoration a little further.

Original Star Wars movie prop mask repair

December 13, 2012

New Movie Prop & Latex Mask Restorations    


Our Movie Prop Restoration - Various Film and TV gallery has been updated with a pair of projects, including a vintage mask repair for our friend, prop collector Bob Burns

vintage movie mask from Bob Burns' collection

December 17, 2012

Crystal Power?  New custom furniture!


Added a new (old) project to our Custom Themed Furniture page - a foam carved, theme prop style desk made to look like colorful crystal formations.  Crafted by our foam carving guru, Richard Riley.

custom-furniture-sci-fi


Movie Inspired Living


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 our 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!