Shawn Thorsson

Shawn Thorsson

At a very young age, Shawn learned that the surest way to get the coolest toys was to make them yourselves. Now he makes costumes and props for films, promotional uses, and the occasional private commission. You can read more about his projects and scattered other adventures in his blog.

Latest from Shawn Thorsson


Silicone block molds are a quick and easy way to make a whole bunch of the same thing. Read more »

Pictured: verisimilitude.

If I'm going to get this right, ED-209 needs to be massive and intimidating. Read more »

Parts ready for molding.

Hollow resin castings for Robocop's worst nightmare Read more »


To break the mold, you first have to make the mold. Read more »


Shawn Thorsson discusses and demonstrates the finer points of fiberglass moldmaking. Read more »


The thing I’m after can’t be bought. Fortunately, I can build my own anything. Read more »