Wampa Advice

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by darth marcus, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. darth marcus

    darth marcus New Member

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    I need some asistance in finding who makes the head and ideas for the suit.
     
  2. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Our very own Wampa is who you seek.

    He built an amazing Wampa and he could probably give you some advice.
     
  3. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thanks for the kudos, apollo.

    Posted a few pics below. You can check the link in my sig for more pics. It wasn't a costume, so body construction would be pretty different on what you're doing. Mine was an 8 foot tall static display (with poseable arms and hands) that was mostly wood and carved foam rubber. The arms and fingers had wire cores so that they could be bent into position.

    The fur came from National Fiber Tech. They're pretty much the only game in town for fur that length. Expect the fur to cost about $2500-3000 for the 5-7" in acrylic. If you go with a natural fiber or longer length, it may run quite a bit more. I used 5-7" mixed on mine. I know someone else that did one and went a bit longer.

    Speaking of which, you should really try to contact "TheWookie" here on the RPF. He did an incredible COSTUME wampa for C2 and took home best costume IIRC.

    Actually, I just noticed he's selling his costume... price is a bargain too. I know just how much work went into it and at $4g that thing is a STEAL.

    his sale thread:
    http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=104839

    Tom

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  4. SethB6025

    SethB6025 Well-Known Member

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    OMG. :eek I'm totally four years old again, and hiding behind the couch. That is FANTASTIC. :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  5. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    hahaha... thanks very much Seth..

    Tom
     
  6. darth marcus

    darth marcus New Member

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    Thanks very much for the pics. My problem is that I would like to build the costume. I've seen a Wampa in an another garrison. If anybody has any ideas on this please help as well. Again GREAT pics.

    Marcus
     
  7. Stormtrooper

    Stormtrooper Well-Known Member

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    HOLY *£$~@*^Y TOM. Where was he hiding when you were giving me the guided tour last Summer?.?. :confused
    Very, very impressive work mate. :thumbsup

    Thinking back now, I *did* hear some roaring and bone-crunching noises coming from upstairs... but I thought that was just your neighbours. :lol

    Cheers,
    John
     
  8. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol
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    He's hiding with a friend in Ohio at the moment... that bone crunching was um... er... the neighbors, yeah. Just like you thought. ha ha... ahem.

    Thanks bro. :cheers

    Tom
     
  9. Immortal Goat

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    Oooo. That thing's hiding out in Ohio? Where in Ohio? See, that's where I'm from, and I want to make sure I'm not about to be killed violently as a light snack.

    BTW, AMAZING wampa. I would love to have one of those, but alas, it would cost too much.
     
  10. darth marcus

    darth marcus New Member

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    Yes, please let me know where, I'm in the Dayton area and would love to see it.
     
  11. Immortal Goat

    Immortal Goat Well-Known Member

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    I thought of a possible cool thing to do to the Wampa to make it look extra screen-accurate, though.

    From looking at the Wampa in the movie, it looked like some of it's hair was matted down with ice. Perhaps some plain white wax or parafin would get that effect accross?
     
  12. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    yeah, they used white wax in the film. Tough to tell from the pics but mine is loaded with wax for that look.

    There are also 3 wampas in the film. A costume from '79, a puppet from '79 (for the close ups) and the Special Edition costume. My bud wanted a mix of those...

    Here's a shot of the puppet/close up style wampa I did. This gives you a better idea of the fur detailing I'm talking about too....

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  13. Immortal Goat

    Immortal Goat Well-Known Member

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    AH. I knew it. I'm starting to pick up on the little tricks for these kinds of things.

    Oh, and again, very nice work on those Wampas. I really want to do either a Wampa or a Rancor costume, and that just looks so awesome.
     
  14. GeneralMayhem

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    Outstanding work. Great scarecrow for the winter months. lol
     

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