Tolin FX


Special Effects Makeup, Props, Custom Manufacturing, Creatures, Computer Effects, Design, Fabrication and more!

From stage and screen to installations and custom manufacturing, see a sampling of the range of our work.


Serving the film, TV, theatre, museum, exhibit and entertainment industries for over 15 years.

Our mission is to make your work more awesome!


  • Special Make-up Effects
  • Blood and Gore Effects
  • Creature Design and Fabrication
  • Squib effects and Bullet Hits
  • Specialty Props
  • Specialty Costumes
  • Suited Character Creation
  • Animatronics and Puppet Fabrication
  • Puppeteering and Character Performance
  • Mask Making
  • Miniatures and Bigatures
  • Molding and Replica Fabrication
  • Sculpture
  • Painting and Illustration
  • Exhibits and displays
  • Film and Video Production
  • Production Design
  • Concept Design
  • Website and Graphic Design
  • Computer Animation and Visual Effects
  • Special Event Displays
  • Art Installations
  • Custom Manufacturing


Tolin FX is here to design elegant solutions to your most difficult and unique creative challanges.

When you reach the point in your creative process when you find yourself asking, "Where do we get this?" or "Who can make that?", that's where we come in.

We're here to bring your imagination to life.


We're always either wrapping up, knee deep in, or starting on some cool new project.

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    Outsiders, Part 1

    Season 1 of Outsiders has finally premiered! We have been on pins and needles waiting to show the work that we spent a good portion of last year creating. Outsiders is about an Appalachian family, the Farrells, who have been living on a mountain top in Kentucky for the past 200 years, and now find […]

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    Summer at Tolin FX: Part II

    One of the many great things about living in Pittsburgh is that there is a wealth of talent and wonderful people. Chris Preksta is one of those people. Chris is a visionary filmmaker with a good heart and a sense of humor. We like that in a guy! And we love that we are working […]

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    Summer at Tolin FX: Part I

    Another busy summer is coming to an end. (Emphasis on busy!) So maybe we didn’t get much of a vacation, but we had a fantastic summer. Lots of project, changes, and growth.  We at Tolin FX have been working on loads of great projects in film, TV and theatre, and we’re psyched to tell you […]

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