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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...
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...
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