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    Aug 16, 2006, 2:32 AM - #1

    I'm cross-posting this from the Costume Forum, since I'm actually building a head for display, rather than a costume.

    A question for Chewbacca experts:

    Chewy's eyes are blue, aren't they? Pale blue?

    Are they the same color as Peter Mayhew's eyes? Did Mayhew use any kind of colored contact lenses for filming?

    I'm hoping that somone will be able to assist me with a nice color closeup of Chewbacca's face, showing the correct color of his eyes. If he did not change the color of his own peepers to play Chewy, then a nice color closeup of Peter Mayhew's face would do, too.

    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Aug 16, 2006, 2:41 AM - #2

    I'm sure if Mayhew had to wear contacts he would have 'moaned' about it and
    people would be aware of it.

    I know I have seen many photos of him in costume without the head piece over the years
    and in all of those shots he just had very dark eye make-up.

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    Aug 16, 2006, 6:19 AM - #3

    bah didn't post my original lol

    yes he was wearing black eye makeup to avoid his skin tone showing through the mask's eye holes. afaik - it was his natural eyes and not contacts. and as for reference if he were wearing contacts I doubt he would be moaning at all...
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    Aug 16, 2006, 7:59 AM - #4

    No contacts, just Peter's regular eyes.
    Checking Google image search I found this big pic of Peter:
    http://www.msoe.edu/library/starwars/petermayhew.jpg
    A nice clear high res shot of his eyes.
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    Aug 16, 2006, 8:09 AM - #5

    <div class='quotetop'>(lonepigeon @ Aug 16 2006, 09:59 PM) [snapback]1301450[/snapback]</div>
    No contacts, just Peter's regular eyes.[/b]
    Thanks for the big, clear image, lonepigeon. Gratefully received.

    Are you quite sure that PM didn't wear contacts to play Chewbacca? I posted this thread in the Costuming Forum as well, and TK/TB6540 offered the following response:

    <div class='quotetop'>(TK/TB6540 @ Aug 16 2006, 09:40 PM) [snapback]1301443[/snapback]</div>
    In the pics I have seen, Chewies eyes are brown....

    PM's eyes are blue, so he must have worn contacts...

    I also have a signed pic of him, wearing a chewie T-shirt...

    Eyes are the same on that too...
    [/b]
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    Aug 16, 2006, 9:07 AM - #6

    I'm positive Chewie's eyes are blue.
    Besides the fact that there are nice big publicity stills that show his eyes clearly- there would be no point to changing his eye color. That's not something they really did in 1977 especially on a low budget sci fi flick.
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    Aug 16, 2006, 9:10 AM - #7

    Concur - Chewie's eyes are blue and Peter's natural eye color. It's also a question on the Trivial Pursuit Master Set: Star Wars Classic.

    http://funagain.com/control/product/~produ...filiate_id=TPGC
    http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/opinion/...t?oid=oid:67707
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    Aug 16, 2006, 11:56 PM - #8

    Thank you very much, everyone, answering my "Trivial Pursuit" question and providing corroborating photo evidence. I'm grateful for your help.

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    Apr 21, 2009, 3:52 PM - Re: Chewbacca's Eyes #9

    temponaut said: View Post
    Thank you very much, everyone, answering my "Trivial Pursuit" question and providing corroborating photo evidence. I'm grateful for your help!
    You can be assured: Mayhews eyes are blue

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