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Spotlight News and Updates

9
Mar

Prop Talk Podcast Audio Interview

Prop Talk Podcast Audio Interview with Tom The Original Prop Blog recently began a pod cast in which they would interview “interesting people who participate in and/or affect the hobby of collecting and preserving original movie props, costumes, an...
9
Feb

Hellraiser Engineer Movie Prop Mask Restoration

We restored this original Hellraiser Engineer puppet from the iconic 80’s horror film series. This very large foam latex movie prop head / puppet of the Hellraiser Engineer character was restored by conservation artists Tom Spina and Mike Tho...
4
Jan

Gremlins Daffy Mogwai Puppet Restoration

Our restoration of an animatronic Gremlins Daffy mogwai puppet from Gremlins 2, The New Batch. Our latest movie prop restoration is this wonderful puppet of everyone’s favorite crazy mogwai, Daffy.  As with many of the movie prop Gremlins pup...
4
Jan

Gremlins Stunt Puppet Restoration and Display

Restoration of an original Gremlins stunt puppet prop from the movie Gremlins 2 The New Batch. When this screen used latex and foam Gremlins stunt puppet prop arrived in our studio he was in need of significant repairs.  The areas in need included t...
4
Jan

Gremlins Mogwai Lenny Puppet Restoration

Our restoration of Lenny,  an original Gremlins Mogwai puppet from Gremlins 2. Not every movie prop restoration is a dramatic transformation from before to after, a perfect example is this original Gremlins mogwai puppet. Lenny arrived to our New Yo...
10
Dec

Corporate Gag Gift Custom Portrait “Devil” Bust

A little devil bust, a corporate gag gift for a CEO with a big sense of humor! This classical style likeness bust had a little devilish twist to it. Our client is the CEO of a company and wanted to give out a fun corporate gag gift to his employees...
1
Dec

Steampunk Furniture Custom Gear Desk

Giant bronze gears create custom steampunk furniture and give a desk an extreme makeover! Our “Ancient Gears” desk, designed and built for ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” This steampunk furniture was inspired ...
20
Nov

Foam Faux Tree Stump Table Prop

Swamp styled faux tree stump table prop made from carved foam! This detailed swampy faux tree stump table is a foam sculpture that was designed as a display pedestal, but could also be a dramatic table for a themed office or home theater.  The prop...
16
Nov

Articles about our Han Solo in Carbonite Desk

Several articles about our Han Solo in Carbonite Desk One of our most exciting projects was the infamous and viral sensation, Han Solo in carbonite desk. It was exciting for one thing because we are HUGE Star Wars fans and we love any chance to work ...
5
Oct

Steampunk Table Custom Furniture Art

A slightly steampunk table for a client’s home theater. This steampunk-inspired side-table is loaded with interesting details and paint effects.  We dubbed this particular steampunk table as “steam-chunk” since we focused on the b...
15
Sep

Terminator 2 Endo Chest Movie Prop Display

A stylized custom movie prop display for an original Terminator 2 endo chest worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Our client had this original Terminator 2 endo chest piece and was looking for a unique way to display this unusual prop.  This foam latex an...
14
Sep

Terminator 3 Costume Custom Display & Themed Base

A custom display mannequin with themed base for an screen used Terminator 3 costume from Rise of the Machines. Our client reached out to us to create a completely custom display for an original Terminator 3 costume worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger  in ...
2
Sep

Life Size White Werewolf Statue Pale Moon

Pale Moon – A custom life sized white werewolf statue for a client’s home theater. This highly customized version of our lifesized werewolf statue was a private commission for a display in the client’s home cinema (aka his Man Cav...
10
Aug

Monsterpalooza Trade Show and Convention 2009

Monsterpalooza Convention Photo Gallery The first Burbank Monsterpalooza was an incredible experience!  The show featured an astounding array of artists and artwork.  Tom, along with Brandon Alinger of Propstore.com gave a panel presentation abo...
1
Aug

Gremlins Gizmo Rambo Puppet Restoration

Our restoration of an oversized Gremlins Gizmo Rambo prop puppet used in the film, Gremlins 2, The New Batch This over-sized Gremlins Gizmo Rambo animatronic puppet was created by Rick Baker’s studio for Gremlins 2.  The giant movie prop was u...
14
Jul

Silent Hill Pyramid Head Costume Custom Mannequin

A custom mannequin display for an original Silent Hill pyramid head costume. This custom display was created for a screen used Silent Hill pyramid head costume. The pyramid head or Red Pyramid as he’s also known is one of the most iconic characters...
1
Jul

Critters Movie Prop Puppet Restoration

Critters movie prop puppet restoration. Our restoration of an original Critters movie prop puppet from the 1986 film Critters. Made by our wonderfully talented friends at the Chiodo Brothers studios, this movie prop was fairly stable when it arrived...
1
Jun

Lon Chaney Jr Mummy Mask or Statue

Our life sized Lon Chaney Mummy mask or bust on a wax museum style mummy statue for Monsterpalooza! Our portrait bust of Lon Chaney Jr. as the Mummy, who took over the iconic bandaged role for Boris Karloff in the later sequels. The Mummy mask was c...
24
May

Lycan Underworld Movie Costume Custom Display

Custom mannequin created to display a foam latex Lycan Underworld movie costume. One of our clients had this Lycan Underworld movie costume from Underworld 3, Rise of the Lycans. Werewolf costumes are always challenging to display, and this foam lat...
21
May

Custom Formed Face Display Stand With Acrylic Riser

When displaying a mask sometimes all you need is a custom formed face display stand. Not all mask or prosthetic displays have to be large and elaborate. Sometimes you may not have the space for a large themed display, or you are looking for a more co...
2
Apr

Dune Stillsuit Movie Costume Restoration

Restoration of an original Dune stillsuit movie costume worn by Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides Our work conserving and preserving an original Dune Stillsuit movie costume from the 1984 classic sci-fi film!  The particular construction on these co...
15
Jan

Custom Mannequin for Silent Hill Miner Costume

A custom display mannequin for a screen used Silent Hill Miner costume. For this original Silent Hill Miner costume we created a custom mannequin and themed base for the detailed, heavy costume. We’ve created several displays for original Silen...
4
Jan

Predator Costume Custom Mannequin & Themed Display

A custom Predator costume display for a latex replica costume. Turning a client’s cosplay costume into a life-sized statue!  Our client had a Predator costume and was looking for a unique way to display the large latex replica costume based on...
18
Dec

Silent Hill Dark Nurse Costume Custom Mannequin

A creepy, sexy custom mannequin and themed base for an original Silent Hill dark nurse costume. This fiberglass custom mannequin was created to display for an original Silent Hill dark nurse costume worn in the 2006 mystery horror film. Silent Hill ...
20
Nov

Max Rebo Band – Star Wars Statues

The Max Rebo Band as life sized statues, hand carved from foam! A trio of custom foam character sculptures inspired by the classic Max Rebo band featured in Jabba the Hutt’s palace in the film Star Wars, Return of the Jedi. These EPS foam st...
20
Oct

Custom Tombstone Props Realistic Faux Stone

Foam carved custom tombstone props that are perfect for productions, haunted houses or a Halloween home haunt display! These faux gravestones and custom tombstone props are one of a kind works of art.  Each foam prop is hand-carved from EPS (expand...
22
Sep

Dinosaur Furniture Custom Fossil Bar or Desk

Custom dinosaur furniture inspired by t-rex fossils. A concept for a life-sized fiberglass recreation of a fossilized Tyrannosaurus Rex skull emerging from the rock of a uniquely themed desk or bar.  We love the T-rex and wanted to come up with an...
20
Sep

Ymir Statue Custom Life Sized Creature Statue

A life sized (well, six foot tall) Ymir statue for a big fan of the stop motion monster. A custom foam carved Ymir statue from the 1957 classic “20 Million Miles to Earth.”  This foam sculpture was a tribute to one of our heroes, Ray H...
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