Props and Masks

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Famous Props 

Variety: Missing Painting found on set (December 2014)
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Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking
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Productivity Through Wellness for Live Entertainment and Theatre Technicians
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The Fake Food Cookbook
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The Prop Effects Guidebook
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The Prop Makers Workshop Manual
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The Prop Building Guidebook
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Foam Patterning & Construction Techniques
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Entertainment Electronics
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The Event Safety Guide (USA)
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Model-Making: Materials and Methods
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Stage Source Book: Props
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Making Stage Props: A Practical Guide
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The Theatre Props Handbook
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Stage Design and Properties
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The Prop Builder's Mask-making Handbook
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Create Your Own Stage Props
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The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook
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External Links

Breakaway Props & Glass

Alfonsos Breakaway Glass Inc. Breakaway glass & ceramics [CA, USA]
Breakaway Effects Ltd Breakaway glass & ceramics [London, UK]

Discussion Forums

Podcast: Production Meetings Essential listening


Flint Hire & Supply [UK]
Tools for Stagecraft [USA]

Health & Safety

Health & Safety Executive [UK]
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards [USA]
Online Sign Free Printable Safety Sign Maker
Rosco: Flame Retarding Scenery
RU Safe? information and guidance about safety in small venues [UK]


A&M Prop Hire Props & Furniture [London, UK]
Curious Science Medical & Scientific Antique Prop Hire [London, UK]
Film Medical Contemporary & Period Medical & Scientific Prop HIre [London, UK]
History For Hire Props and Set Dressing [Hollywood, CA, USA]
History in the Making Historical costumes, Firearms, Swords and Props for hire [Portsmouth UK]
Keeley Hire Props Hire [UK]
National Theatre Hire Department [London, UK]
Palmbrokers Trees, plants & greenery hire [Berkshire, UK]
Prosceneium Scenery & Props Hire [UK]
Scenery Salvage Set & Props Hire [UK]
South West Event Hire Event Furniture Hire [South West UK]
Stockyard Hire [London]
Superhire Props and Furniture Hire [London]
YA Hire Event Furniture Hire [London]


2D:3D Props, prototypes [UK]
3D Custom Foam Sculpted foam, 3D printing [Burnaby, Canada]
A Theme Design [Brighton, UK]
Artem Props, Special Effects, Illusions, Set, Practicals, Pyrotechnics [UK]
Autograph Foliages Artificial plants, trees and floral components [USA]
Creating the Impossible Props, Scenery & Magical Illusions [UK]
Data Repro Graphic Design, Paper Props, Vintage Repro & Print Services [UK]
Entify Props, Puppets, Scenic [UK]
Ferretteria Custom wrought iron [West Sussex, UK]
Final Creation Custom prop making [Leicestershire, UK]
Jagprops Props, Costumes and Sets [Leicestershire, UK]
John Frost Historical Newspapers Archive Service [UK]
Mind Magic Studios Silicone Masks [UK]
Mr Flag Custom, historical, political flags [UK]
Pam Kersten Mask & Prop Artist
Peter Evans Studios Vacuum Formed Scenery and Prop details [UK]
Piggotts Flags and banners [UK]
Prop Studios Design, Manufacture, Installation of bespoke shop-fits, displays, set-builds. [UK]
Props 4 Shows Moulded Props of all kinds
RJR Props Prop Money [GA, USA]
SCENEgineering Scenic & Technical Solutions for events, stage & screen [UK]
ShowFX / David Mendoza Props, Staging, Effects [CA, USA]
Snow Business Snow Effects [UK]
Snowboy Systems Snow weather effects
Soft Sculpture [Coventry, UK]
Stolz Productions Set Design, Special Effects & Magic Consulting [Ontario, Canada]
The Magic Wand Shop Hand-made magic / fantasy-related props and costume [Sheffield, UK]
The Original Book Works Ltd Faux / Fake Books [Cirencester, UK]


Smooth-On Mold making and casting rubbers [New Jersey, USA]

Mask and Mould Making

History of the Mask
Monster Makers Supplies and Techniques
Noh Masks History of this Japanese form
Polytek Casting Alginate
Smooth-On Liquid Rubbers and Plastics [USA]
Wintercroft Templates for card mask-making
 Makers >> Craig Denston Design Masks, Puppets, Props
 Makers >> Facade Custom-designed masks [San Francisco, USA]
 Makers >> Mask Arts Company Custom hand-crafted masks [Manhattan, NYC, USA]
 Makers >> NorthFur FX Animal & creature masks & prosthetics [Toronto, Canada]
 Makers >> Pam Kersten Masks, Props [USA]
 Makers >> Rozani Carnival masks
 Makers >> Tentacle Studio Rubber moulding for props & costumes [London & Amsterdam]
 Makers >> Trestle Theatre Mask Sets [UK]


4D Modelshop [UK]
Cosmichrome Spray-on chrome finish [Ohio, USA]
Expanded Polystyrene Supplies Shapes, Mouldings, Carvings, Resources [Newhaven, UK]
Frankly Materials Silicones, Resins, Foams for creative uses [UK]
IASCO Industrial Arts Supplies [Minneapolis, USA]
Make It From Foam Hot wire cutting [UK]
Reynolds Advanced Materials Rubber, Plastics, Mold-making [USA]
Spray Insulation Ltd Expanding Foam [UK]
Stephen Webster Plastics Vacuum-forming plastic sheet [UK]
The Wood Database All types of wood


GreenClover (formerly Scenery Salvage) Recycle your scenic waste instead of chucking it out! [UK]
Ready, Set, Recycle Props, Set, Equipment [USA]
ReSet - An Encore for your production [USA]
Set Exchange [UK]


100 Best Sites for the Prop Maker
Allan Chapman & James Insurance Public Liability Insurance etc. [UK]
Bank of England Banknotes reference [UK]
Crew Cover Insurance Public Liability Insurance etc. [UK]
David Rumsey Map Collection Thousands of scanned historical maps
Golden Paints - Virtual Paint Mixer Select colours & mix away Essential for making customised paper or card boxes or containers
La Playa UK Public Liability Insurance etc. [UK / USA]
Library of Congress Digital Collections Incredible Collection of Resources
Podcast - Prop History
Production Managers Forum - Conversations About Production Managemetn Series of Videos
Prop A Scene Directory of UK Prop Suppliers [UK]
Scenic Painters Resources
The Bank Note Store Wonderful resource of world-wide bank notes
Theatre Digs Booker Touring Accommodation Finder [UK]
This To That Glue Advice
Wrightsure Insurance Public Liability Insurance [UK]

Live Role Play

LRP Store Live Role Play / Fantasy costumes and props [West Sussex, UK]


Actor Cigarette Safe Smoking Prop
Bed Bazaar Antique beds [Framlingham, Suffolk, UK]
BJ Hardware Scenic and Ironmongery [London, UK]
Bloody Marvellous Washable Stage Blood [UK]
Bloody Stuff Effects, Breakaway, Blood Effects, Weapons [UK]
Breakaway FX Sugar glass & ceramics - very high quality [UK]
Flints Theatrical Chandlers Tools and Supplies [London, UK]
Frameset Modular Scenic Backdrops & Projection Surfaces [UK]
Front Row Furniture Event Furniture, New & Secondhard [London, UK]
Get Dressed for Battle Live Action Role Play suppliers [UK]
Get Stuffed Taxidermy [London, UK]
Gun Barrel Ranch Western Furniture and Decorations [USA]
Just Posh Masks High quality Masquerade Ball masks [UK]
London Taxidermy Natural History Hire and Sales [London, UK]
Mary Propins Vintage Props & Furniture [Manchester, UK]
Men at Work Hire of Industrial / Work Props
Messy Supplies Gunge, Foam, Slime [UK]
Pigs Might Fly Professional Theatrical Washable Blood [UK]
Props4Shows Wide range of fake food, animals, themed props, decorations [UK]
Pub Furniture Reclaimed Chairs and Tables etc. [UK]
Rose Brand Stage Curtains, Fabrics, Backdrops, Production Hardware [CA & NJ, USA & Canada]
Secondhand Pub Furniture Chairs & Stools
Skulls Direct Skull Props [Essex, UK]
Squib FX Compressed Air Squib Effects [USA]
StageDex (by Prolyte) Staging System
Stagelam Flooring for stages
Super Party Masks Venetian and Masquerade [UK]
Terrys Zimmer Frames Mobility Equipment [Okehampton, Devon]
Theatre House Fabrics for Theatre [KY, USA]
Theme Traders Props & Supplies [UK]
Withycombe Fair Fake Flowers / Silk Flowers [UK]

Unions / Associations

AAPTLE Alliance of Associations & Professionals in Theatre and Live Events [UK]
ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) Training, Advice, Membership [London, UK]
Actors Equity [American actors and stage managers] [USA]
ALIA Australasian Lighting Industry Association [Australasia]
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers [USA]
BECTU Broadcasting, Entertainment & Cinematograph Trade Union (UK) [London, UK]
LPA Live Performance Australia
NCDT (National Council for Drama Training) [London, UK]
PLASA UK Professional Lighting & Sound Association [UK]
USITT United States Institute for Theatre Technology [USA]


Bapty and Co. Weapons Hire [London, UK]
Barringtons Swords Swords, Guns, Weapons, Martial Arts [UK]
Battle Orders Replica Weapons etc [UK]
By the Sword Replica Weapon hire & sale [Florida, USA]
Denix Replica Weapons [Spain]
Eric Hart - No Retractable Blades
Foxtrot Firearms Firearms / Weapons Hire [London, UK]
Leon Paul Stage weapons & fencing supplies [London, UK]
myArmoury Resource for historic arms and arms collectors
Plug Fire Cap Guns Sales [UK]
Preferred Arms Hire and Sales of weapons and rubber replicas [USA]
Replica Airguns Non-firing replicas [USA / Canada]
Rogue Steel Swords and knives for stage use [IL, USA]
Swords N Stuff [USA]
The Armoury Replica Weapons [UK]
Ultimat Defence Ltd Replica Weapons etc [UK]