Chewbacca Finished 1/1 costume..Pics relinked from photbucket to imgur!

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  1. chefhawk

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    Ive been obsessing about building a chewbacca costume. I currently troop as a vader, but after wearing a mates chewbacca, ultimatly wanted my own to wear/troop with.

    As I've said before, I was born with one hand and its never stopped me doing stuf...ever.

    Ultimately i wanted to reproduce the most screen accurate representation of the character I love.

    The build started with my son and I doing a face cast...which was a bit of a cockup, so i bought some more alginate and re did the process.

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    The next stage was to sculpt using chavaunt clay over the cast of my face. Ive never sculpted before. This took about two/three weeks to a stage that i was pleased with.



    Then after a lot of casting and injecting silicone and hair laying up/punching hair.

    Here is a test of the mouth mech..


    I've made the "feet" and i'm about 60 percent through the suit build which is latchhooking like a possessed Gollum!

    The mask is made from fiberglass, metal, wire, silicone,resin, hair and paint.
    The mouth opens and wire pulls the lips up. Ive also installed a fan.
    After four/five months solid work I hope i did the character Justice.


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    cheers
     
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  2. Snow Builder

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    Wow, that's coming out fantastic. Great work.
     
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  3. kev1969

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    AMAZING!! , its Chewie :thumbsup
     
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  4. Paul6700

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    I think you really captured Chewie perfectly!
     
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  5. Ed Nemo

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    ...and now I want to make a Chewbacca mask. That is seriously terrific!
     
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  6. James Kenobi 1138

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    Looks very ANH, great job.
     
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  7. chefhawk

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  8. Baxterianism

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    Really lovely work. Very ANH like indeed.
     
  9. Amazing DJ

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    I like it. Nice going! :thumbsup
     
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  10. diaxus

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    amazing work, thanks for sharing it with us
     
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  11. Probe Droid

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    Outstanding! Bravo, sir.
     
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  12. chefhawk

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    Thanks for the support guys.

    Its one of those builds that you just dont know how the final product/prop will look till its completed.

    Thanks again

    chef
     
  13. Sym-Cha

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    Hi there,

    wow ... that looks amazing ... to actually punch hairs like that takes great perseverance and endurance ... 2 thumbs up!

    Chaim
     
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  14. Shredhead74

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    Looks fantastic! Great job!
     
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  15. chefhawk

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    Here are a few more pics.

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    the tongue

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  16. diaxus

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    im wondering if this method could be used to make a bothan,

    ive asked before but they died getting the information back to me 9)
     
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  17. MAAZ

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    Super nice! Great Job!
     
  18. TigersClaw

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    Awesome work there! Looks great.
     
  19. ecl

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    That looks amazing! The fur looks really authentic and the face is perfect.
     
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  20. chefhawk

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    I thought I would do a comp of the Lucasfilm mask of chewie and my mask

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    any guesses as to which is which>>?
     
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  21. Toxx

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    yours on the left, lucas on the right
     
  22. aradia

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    Awesome stuff mate, will keep my fingers crossed he's all finished when I see you next at the weekender :)
     
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  23. IbanezSaber

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    That's the best fan-made Chewie mask I've ever seen! Great job, man.
    I was just commissioned to make a Chewie bandolier guitar strap for a bud, so naturally--all Chewie threads are catching my eye.
    Can't wait to follow your progress.
    It's ironic, too--I registered here 2 years ago and forgot about this place.
    Today is my birthday, so that "Happy Birthday" email reminded me. Glad I got it--now I can remember to check cool projects like this.
     
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  24. chefhawk

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    yes mine is on the left hand side..

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    Sorry its a bit late...Happy birthday from the UK

    cheers

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    He is fairly close..looking forward to seeing you both...
    x
     
  25. chefhawk

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    So the latch hooking is nearly finished, so i took him into work...

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    More tweaking and trimming and styling to do...but he will be ready for march ..i hope!
     
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  26. chefhawk

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    And i've managed to get chewies transport case ready

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  27. Edwardowan

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    impressive work! now get a bandolier on so you don't look nekked! :p
     
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  28. Daemonhyde

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    Amazing work.
     
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  29. SithSammy3

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    That's brilliant! Love the photos!
     
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  30. Contec

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    I suggest a new strategy, let the Wookiee cook...
     
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  31. chefhawk

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    Bandolier is on its way courtesy of a talented mel mattson

    ;-)
     
  32. chefhawk

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    a short video test
     
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  33. Gphalen

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    LOL the mask build pic`s the one with no forehead hair swear to god that's how they made the mask for Harry In harry and the Henderson`s it`s almost spot on. once you covered it up perfect Chewbacca. totally agree on the bandolier he looks naked
     
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  34. Viscumin

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    That is hand's down the best Chewie I've ever seen! Amazing work, thanks for sharing.
     
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  35. chefhawk

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    Bandolier is here!



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    just some quick pics...no eye makeup.

    cheers
     
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  36. chefhawk

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    Taken today.. still some tweaks to do, but its nearly there.

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    thank you for all of your kind comments
     
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  37. kurtyboy

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    Youre a lucky guy!
     
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  38. wolfcalibur

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    KILL THE SASQUA.....oh wait that's no sas, thats an awesome chewbacca costume.
    By the way have you made it you size or seven foot something like the origional chewie
     
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  39. Jedi junky

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    That's awesome great job!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
     
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  40. chefhawk

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    I'm six foot five in socks, with the costume on i'm over seven foot.

    ill grab some pics of me next to some "normal sized" people for you.

    Thanks for the praise.

    :)
     
  41. chefhawk

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    Re: Chewbacca build- Almost there..New pics added today!

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    since these were taken, I've done more to the head as in colour and hair thinning.
    I'm just updating the bandolier for a better fit and darkening the grey on the body parts.
     
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  42. chefhawk

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    Re: Chewbacca build- Almost there..New pics added today!

    Ive done a few tweaks to the mask
    including shortening the bridge gap on the nose
    Adding hair to cover gap and hair colour and talcing to remove the hair shine.
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    the talc will be remove tomorrow
     
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  43. intwenothor

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    Re: Chewbacca build- Almost there..New pics added today!

    That is amazing and truly impressive work!
     
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  44. cannibal869

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    that is phenomenal work!!!
     
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  45. bierzo

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    Hello my friend.

    Nice to see that you are also over here

    Rgrds
     
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  46. GotWookiee

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    Phenomenal work! The only thing I would suggest would be to secure the bandolier to your neck with a strap or strap so it doesn't move all over the place (the original Chewie suits did this) and maybe put some foam padding on your shoulders to try and broaden your shoulders, since the mask hair always makes the shoulders seem smaller for us Wooks.
     
  47. chefhawk

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    Thank you Matt, I have a dog collar with a piece of fishing wire attached to that and the bandolier to stop it from slipping off the shoulder.


    I'll post up some pics in a bit.

    Cheers
     
  48. Gphalen

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    :thumbsup Awesome Build, Bandolier makes him look perfect.. even with out the eye make up looks great.:thumbsup
     
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  49. chefhawk

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    as promised the pics of the dog collar attached to the bandolier

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    cheers

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    Ive tweaked the look of the mask and also set it in closed mouth mode.

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  50. kysupernatural

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    amazing work.....that's spot on to Chewbacca
     
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