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5
May

Wrath of Khan Movie Costume Botany Bay Display

KHAAAN!!!! A custom life sized display bust for a screen used Wrath of Khan movie costume. We were asked to create a display bust for this screen used Wrath of Khan movie costume from the second Star Trek movie. The Wrath of Khan follows Captain Kirk...
23
Apr

Monsterpalooza Trade Show and Convention 2011

Monsterpalooza Convention Photo Gallery Monsterpalooza 3-D!  Once again, this classic monster show celebrated the incredible art and artists of the monster community. We can’t wait for Monsterpalooza 4!  At this show, we debuted our “Ki...
22
Apr

King Kong Gorilla Themed Furniture & Hand Chairs

The King Kong home theater – Gorilla themed furniture and hand chairs! Giant ape hand chairs for adults and kids are just part of this great set of foam gorilla themed furniture made to honor the classic King Kong at the Monsterpalooza trade...
31
Mar

The Nightmare Before Christmas Cat Puppet Restoration

One of our most dramatic restorations, this Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas cat puppet. Sometimes referred to as “Sally’s Cat,” this Nightmare Before Christmas cat puppet is a screen used foam latex stop motion pup...
15
Mar

Terminator Costume Display Mannequin and Themed Base

An wax style figure of Arnold Schwarzenegger in his screen worn Terminator costume. We turned this original Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator costume used in the movie Terminator 2, Judgement Day into a hyper-realistic life-sized statue with an amazi...
2
Mar

Magic Island Stone Giant Stop Motion Puppet Restoration

The Magic Island Stone Giant – An incredible stop motion puppet, created by Joel Fletcher for the 1995 fantasy adventure film. The Magic Island Stone Giant was created as a sleeping guardian for the cave containing the treasure until Zachery Ty...
2
Mar

Dungeonmaster Prop Stop Motion Puppet Restoration

An original Dungeonmaster prop created by David Allen’s studio for the 1984 sci-fi fantasy film. This stop motion puppet of a “stone” statue is actually only about 2′ tall on his throne.  It was created by the famed David Allen&#...
15
Feb

Tony Todd Candyman Hook Movie Prop Conservation

An original, screen used Tony Todd Candyman hook in our studio for conservation and display. Don’t say his name five times! A cult classic film series, this iconic Tony Todd Candyman hook prop was screen used in the sequel, Candyman: Farewell to ...
8
Feb

Alien Costume Feet Movie Prop Restoration

A subtle restoration of a pair of original Alien costume feet from Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic sci-fi thriller Alien. These latex Alien costume feet were in need of some subtle preservation work, performed by artist Mike Thomas. HR Giger’s cl...
1
Feb

1979 Alien Costume Torso Restoration and Display

Restoration of these rare pieces of a 1979 Alien costume and a new, dramatic display Costume elements and movie props from the titular character of the 1979 classic sci-fi film Alien are rare indeed. Our client had the better part of a torso of HR G...
17
Jan

Enik Land of the Lost Costume Restoration and Display

An original Enik Land of the Lost costume from Sid and Marty Krofft’s  classic 1970’s sci-fi fantasy tv series. When Enik the Altrusian (some call him a Sleestak!) arrived in our studio, he was in poor shape.  His latex television-worn costume...
24
Dec

Charlie Chaplin Cane Custom Display Case

A custom vintage inspired display for this iconic Charlie Chaplin cane movie prop. Our client had an original Charlie Chaplin cane and was looking for a way to display such an iconic piece of Hollywood history. According to the auction house which so...
7
Dec

Thirteen Ghosts Hammer Custom Mannequin & Costume Display

Thirteen Ghosts Hammer custom mannequin – turning a screen worn movie costume into a wax museum figure! An imposing custom display, the Thirteen Ghosts Hammer stands 6′ 4″ tall.  Minor restoration was done to the original, screen used foam...
19
Nov

The Invisible Man Movie Costume Display Mannequin

A unique custom mannequin and FX display for a screen used The Invisible Man movie costume from Universal’s 1933 classic horror film. The Invisible Man featured incredible visual effects for its day. The centerpiece was Griffin, the Invisible Man h...
22
Oct

Sarcophagus Prop Life Sized Mummy Sculpture

A life sized Mummy’s sarcophagus prop made from foam! This realistic life-sized Egyptian mummy’s sarcophagus prop sculpture is another incredible foam prop by artist Richard Riley! A highly detailed tribute to old Mummy horror movies l...
7
Oct

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Head Restoration & Display

A unique 50/50 display for an original Stay Puft Marshmallow Man head from Ghostbusters. When we were approached to come up with a unique display for an original Mr. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Head we jumped at the chance.  A brilliantly funny film c...
30
Aug

Skull Table Themed Foam Sculpture for Six Flags

A skull table with tall bones for Six Flags A custom carved foam skull table to be used as a giveaway booth for the theme park Six Flags Over Georgia. The giant sized skull and bones props were hand carved by sculptor Richard Riley.  Once the EPS ...
27
Aug

Spawn Mask Original Movie Prop Restoration

Our restoration and display of an original Spawn mask from the 1997 comic book movie! Below the Spawn mask in the Todd MacFarlane movie lived Al Simmons and his burned “Hamburger Head” (as the comic book referred to him).  This Spawn mas...
10
Aug

Star Wars Celebration III, IV and V

Star Wars Celebration III, IV and V Tom’s a regular guest and presenter at the official “Star Wars Celebrations” which are giant Star Wars convention events. This gallery features images from appearances at Celebration III, IV and ...
25
Jul

300 Movie Prop “Tree of Death” Display

Spartans, prepare for gory… uh, we mean, glory! A custom faux stone facade for a screen used 300 movie prop. This original 300 movie prop which was known as “Tree of Death” was acquired by one of our clients who was looking for a unique...
27
Jun

Foam Wishing Well Custom Sculpture Outdoor Decor

A large foam wishing well that looks like real stone! This serene foam foam wishing well sculpture is a bit of outdoor decor by sculptor Richard Riley.  The “stone” of this particular wishing is actually created completely from a hard-c...
16
Jun

Star Trek Movie Costumes on Custom Mannequins

A trio of customized display mannequins for original Star Trek movie costumes. These custom displays were created for original, screen used, Star Trek movie costumes worn by William Shatner, DeForest Kelley and Leornard Nimoy in the film Star Trek IV...
20
May

Device Magazine’s- 15 Home Theater’s to WOW You

Device Magazine’s- 15 Home Theater’s to WOW You I think it will come as no surprise that here at Tom Spina Designs we love using movies and television shows as inspiration for over the top home decor. One of our favorite themed room proje...
20
May

Braveheart Movie Costume Kilt Custom Mannequin

A custom mannequin and faux stone base for a Braveheart movie costume. One of our client reached out to us to create a themed display base and mannequin to display this screen used Braveheart movie costume. The costume we were sent was a screen worn ...
4
May

Corporate Gift Idea – Likeness Bust Sculpture

A unique corporate gift idea – a custom bust of your boss or a team member! When the holidays come around, or it’s time to honor someone in your organization, finding the right corporate gift idea can be a challenge!  We offer custom wo...
12
Apr

Mosterpalooza Trade Show and Convention 2010

Monsterpalooza Convention Photo Gallery The Return of Monsterpalooza!   This incredible monster show celebrates the “Art of Monsters” with a great focus on the artists behind some of our favorite film and fantasy creatures. It was wond...
31
Mar

Photo Op Prop Foam Hockey Helmet

Photo op prop foam hockey helmet for an NHL team! Ok, seriously, just how big is the goalie who would wear a helmet this big?  We sculpted this giant photo op prop foam hockey helmet for the Ottawa Senators NHL team to use in their arena. Fans love...
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