I have decided to begin working on Chewbacca.
Here is a picture of some of the hair. I ordered from ikickshins and texas beauty supply based on availability.
Here are my skywalker stilts ordered through amazon
I'm about 7'2" with the stilts. I have chosen to build the feet after I have tackled some of the latch hooking.
Mesh was ordered from Collins Cottage and I had a local tailer make the suit.
Here is a picture of the top with my first row of hair.
I learned a lot from my first experience with latch hooking. I wasted a lot of hair because it got tangled in the hackle. I re-watched the hackle video and the second batch was better.
The best advice was on the hackle video after he finished blending the hair. (The first time I watched the video I stopped after the blending) He placed the hair between the two drawing cards and pulled out a few strands at a time. Using this technique I am now able to work with the hair without it getting tangled.
More progress on hair. It takes a while.
Here is a close up of my latch hooking distance.
Here are the pants. They fit easily over the stilts.
A few things I have learned: Blending hair with a small bunch instead of a whole package is much easier and I don't waste hair.
I have a small dish of water to keep the hair a little moist while latch hooking. It keeps the strands together.
I will post more soon.