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25
Feb

Star Wars Chewbacca / Malla Mask Restoration

Restoration of an original Star Wars Chewbacca / Malla Mask used in A New Hope and the Holiday Special. While it may look like Chewie’s wife, Malla, this wookiee mask was originally a Star Wars Chewbacca mask (made by legendary makeup artist, ...
21
Feb

Captain Kirk Costume Display

A custom mannequin and display for a Captain Kirk costume spacesuit worn on the original Star Trek series. Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the studio Tom Spina Designs. Their mission, to create a custom mannequin for a screen use...
17
Feb

Gonk Droid Costume for the Star Wars Show

A custom, wearable Gonk Droid costume made for the Star Wars Show’s Holiday Special. We were contacted by our friends over at the Star Wars Show to create a custom wearable gonk droid costume, for one of their most recent (and hilarious) Holida...
13
Feb

Jurassic Park T-Rex Tooth Display

A custom themed display for a Jurassic Park T-Rex tooth used in the original 1993 film. The client was originally displaying this Jurassic Park T-Rex tooth on a small, simple black stand, but they came to us looking for something larger and with th...
7
Feb

Heart’s Ann Wilson Stage Worn Blouse Display

A  display for an Ann Wilson stage worn blouse, complete with a custom UV filtering acrylic case A museum style display for an for a vintage blouse, worn the famed Heart lead singer in concert.  Much like many of the screen used movie wardrobe we ...
3
Feb

Restoration of Piranha Movie Prop

Restoration and custom display for an original latex Piranha movie prop puppet. This original Piranha movie prop, was brought to us in fair condition for a latex puppet of this age, but in need of a little TLC. Some of the areas had become fragile an...
27
Jan

Pinocchio and Figaro Statues Display

A custom acrylic display case and base for Pinocchio and Figaro statues, which were featured in an original Walt Disney World Main Street window display. These Pinocchio and Figaro statues were originally featured in a whimsical window display on Ma...
24
Jan

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo Mask Restoration

Restoration of an original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo mask from the live action television series, the Next Mutation. Over the years the foam latex on the TMNT Michelangelo mask had become fragile and had begun to crack, especially in ...
18
Jan

Rambo Knife Movie Prop Display

A themed display and custom acrylic display case for a autographed, screen used Rambo knife from Rambo: First Blood Part II. A one of a kind themed display for this Rambo knife autographed by Rambo himself, the one and only Sylvester Stallone. For th...
13
Jan

Foam Castle Gate Scenic Prop

A custom faux stone carved foam castle gate scenic prop wall created to add theming to a museum exhibit.  We were contacted by a museum that was trying to bring history to life by adding a little bit of theming to their exhibit on the ancient Fortre...
9
Jan

MIB Worm Alien Puppet Display

Custom display of an original MIB worm alien puppet from Men In Black 2. This intentionally split in half body of an MIB worm alien is a puppet used in the scene after the “worm guys” twister party with Rosario Dawson. The pieces came fr...
4
Jan

Return of the Jedi Ewok Mask Restoration

Restoration of an original Ewok mask from Return of the Jedi. Ewoks are one of the most debated species in the Star Wars universe but there is no denying the large part that they play in the final film of the original Star Wars saga, Return of the Je...
29
Dec

Ice Cave Event Props for Party

Hand carved foam ice cave event props for a winter wonderland themed event. Our client was looking for a unique way to bring the winter indoors and create a one of a kind foam photo op, so we created these hand carved ice cave event props, which coul...
26
Dec

Rebel Force Radio Podcast, Star Wars, Rogue One Reviews

Rebel Force Radio Podcast, Rogue One Reviews with Tom and other guests! Tom was a guest on the Rebel Force Radio podcast this week, where he and the other guests gave their spoiler filled Rogue One Reviews!  Join Tom, hosts Jimmy Mac and Jason, and...
23
Dec

Happy Holidays from Tom Spina Designs!

Happy Holidays from all of the artists from Tom Spina Designs! 2016 has been another awesome year here at Tom Spina Designs. We have had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects! From getting a chance to work on an SNL Star Wars skit, to cre...
20
Dec

Top Secret Val Kilmer Head Prop Display

Shhhh! A restoration and custom acrylic display case for a Top Secret Val Kilmer head prop. This Top Secret Val Kilmer head was created by Stuart Freeborn for the comic scene where Kilmer’s character is trying to escape prison by going into a vent ...
16
Dec

Baby Grinch Puppet Restoration and Display

A restoration and custom display of a baby Grinch puppet “mask” skin from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Since we put so much time and care into each piece we work on, we develop a connection with each of them, but with this baby Grinch ...
13
Dec

Statue of Liberty Torch trade Show Prop

A custom, carved foam Statue of Liberty torch prop for a trade show booth, complete with a custom light up version of a company logo. After seeing the 20+ foot tall Statue of Liberty bust that we made for the Governor’s Ball Music Festival, a cli...
7
Dec

Robin Williams Mannequin What Dreams May Come

A Robin Williams mannequin made to display his original costume used in the movie, What Dreams May Come A very special display for a screen used costume from one of our favorite actors.  With this custom mannequin, we tried to capture the ethereal f...
5
Dec

Grinch Makeup Appliance Display Bust

He’s a mean one! A custom display bust created for a production made Grinch makeup appliance. One of our clients purchased this production made Grinch makeup appliance from Prop Store’s Rick Baker Monster Maker Auction (an auction we helped prep ...
1
Dec

Carved Foam Sugar Skull Event Prop

A custom hand carved foam sugar skull event prop for a Day of the Dead themed corporate party. For their over the top Day of the Dead Halloween party, our corporate client wanted an equally over the top themed prop, so we created this nearly 8 foot ...
28
Nov

X-Men Colossus Costume Display

Torso display for an X-Men Colossus costume from X-Men: The Last Stand. This X-Men Colossus costume was eventually used together with computer generated graphics to really give the Colossus character a smooth metallic finish. But having the actor we...
23
Nov

Star Wars & Marvel Faux Stone Wall Art

A collection of Star Wars and Marvel themed, faux stone wall art sculptures for for a video game company’s office. We were contacted last year by an official video game company looking to bring a little bit of theming, inspiration and some unique a...
18
Nov

Captain America Costume Display Statue

A custom mannequin and themed display for this original Captain America costume worn by Chris Evans in the movie Captain America: The First Avenger. This Captain America costume is worn by Steve Rogers on the battlefield, when he goes to rescue Bucky...
14
Nov

Gremlins 2 Prop Restoration & Display

Restoration and display of a screen used Gremlins 2 prop puppet. Before his restoration this Gremlins 2 prop puppet was exhibiting the same issues as many of the other Gremlins we have repaired. Stored on a single post that went all the way through t...
9
Nov

Sandtrooper Costume Themed Display

 A custom mannequin and display for a Star Wars Sandtrooper costume for a video game company’s offices. Working for an official video game company, we created a number of displays to help theme their offices. You may have seen the life-sized Guard...
4
Nov

Back to the Future Jacket Restoration

Restoration of an original Back to the Future jacket from the 1989 sequel. This Back to the Future jacket which was one of Michael J Fox’s costumes, featured when Marty arrives in 2015 in Back to the Future II and fights off Griff and his gang...
28
Oct

Halloween Michael Myers Costume Display Mannequin

An large life sized mannequin to display a Michael Myers costume from Rob Zombie’s Halloween movie. In order to fit the large, muscular frame of the Michael Myers costume worn by actor Tyler Mane, we had to create a custom mannequin which would mat...
25
Oct

Replica C3PO Costume for Jimmy Kimmel Live

This is the droid you’re looking for! A custom replica C3PO costume for the Halloween episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC. We were contacted the folks at Jimmy Kimmel Live, who were looking for a replica C3PO costume for their Halloween episode, w...
21
Oct

Thirteen Ghosts Torso Custom Mannequin & Costume Display

Thirteen Ghosts Torso custom mannequin – turning an original movie costume into a wax museum figure! We have previously created several custom display mannequins for our client’s expansive Thirteen Ghosts costume collection. When he asked us to c...
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