TK409 Jawa Eyes + Mask Tutorial *PICS*

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Trooper TK409

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The Jawa head (or mask) is something that has become so easy and so inexpensive that I had to make a couple new ones for myself. I shot a couple photos and did a diagram. This is not the only way to do it but it worked well for me.
Supplies:
- old halloween mask: $2 Walmart right after Halloween
- black fabric (I like fur): $5 at fabric store. Wrappings would look cool too.
- toy machine containers: 25 cents each at any grocery store
- Prewired "Halloween Jawa eyes" found on ebay: $4 a set
- hot glue
- drill
- sandpaper
- chrome tape

After I finished, my 7 yr. old daughter agreed to put it on and act like a Jawa. She really got into it :) VIDEO: http://youtube.com/watch?v=f-XPxDhpGlI

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Reference (but for heaven's sake don't duct tape a woolen ski mask to your kid's head if you ever want him to wear another Star Wars costume again.)

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TomSpinaDesigns

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Re: TK409 Jawa Mask Tutorial *PICS*

Nice... simple, cost effective way to achieve a good effect for a costume or display.

One thing folks could add is a pair of reflectors from some $1 store flashlights. Inserted into the bottom of the toy machine containers, they would add a little extra kick to the lights w/o tacking much cost onto the project.

Tom
 

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WebChief

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Re: TK409 Jawa Mask Tutorial *PICS*

Nice... simple, cost effective way to achieve a good effect for a costume or display.

One thing folks could add is a pair of reflectors from some $1 store flashlights. Inserted into the bottom of the toy machine containers, they would add a little extra kick to the lights w/o tacking much cost onto the project.

Tom

That's what I did for my daughter's Jawa.

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Trooper TK409

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Re: TK409 Jawa Mask Tutorial *PICS*

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One thing folks could add is a pair of reflectors from some $1 store flashlights. Inserted into the bottom of the toy machine containers, they would add a little extra kick to the lights w/o tacking much cost onto the project.

Tom


Ah good suggestion! I'll try that.
 

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chewbaccadoll

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Re: TK409 Jawa Mask Tutorial *PICS*

Wow, that's very cool. I too will be making one now that I have a hand to hold mine! Excellent job, thanks!
 

Trooper TK409

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Re: TK409 Jawa Mask Tutorial *PICS*

I originally saw it on starwars.com/hyperspace then someone posted it in a forum. It's such a great Jawa reference pic.
 

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darienvader

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Re: TK409 Jawa Mask Tutorial *PICS*

This is perfect! My daughter just told us that she wanted to be a Jawa this year, so this quick tutorial will come in quite handy! Thank you! :thumbsup
 

casey

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Re: TK409 Jawa Mask Tutorial *PICS*

this is really cool. unfortunately i don't know any children or little people and a 5'11" jawa is out of the question.
 

Sluis Van Shipyards

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Re: TK409 Jawa Mask Tutorial *PICS*

I got a LED kit off a guy on eBay. Did you get white or amber LEDs? I got amber and they don't seem bright enough. I'm thinking I'll have t rewire it for superbright white LEDs.
 

Trooper TK409

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Re: TK409 Jawa Mask Tutorial *PICS*

I got amber. Sanding the candy containers, then putting gold mylar paper inside helps make the eyes shine brighter and look bigger. Also, when the Jawa hood is on, it darkens the face area allowing the lights to look brighter. But yes, bigger would be better too.
 

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