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Ewok Build!

Post by OmNomKenobi » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:48 pm

Hey there everyone. I'm going to begin building an Ewok costume. I look forward to the build.

I think what I'll do first is order some samples of fur fabric the CRL says "Short brown, gray, or black fuzzy fur. Fur may be solid colored or striped as seen on screen. Fur should be matte (not shiny) and have a rough look to it." I quite like the idea of a grey Ewok so I will order some different shades and lengths.

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by Jerrick Sunrunner » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:47 pm

Awesome - looking forward to seeing your progress.
Keep us posted when your samples arrive.

Have you any plans for the head?
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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by Gremlin » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:55 pm

Hi Benjamin! Hope your fur sourcing is going well ... please post up pics once your samples arrive and some of our Ewok costumers will hopefully jump in with comments and advice! As Mark said, what are you going to do for the head? Do you have a supplier in mind or are you going to make it yourself?
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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by OmNomKenobi » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:50 am

Hi there guys. I'll let you know when the samples arrive. I had planned on making the mask myself, I didn't know there were suppliers though. Where can I find them do you know? Thanks :)

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Re: Ewok Build!

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by Jerrick Sunrunner » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:39 pm

Oooo tough one, just my opinions but I think I’d errr on the side of caution and not go for the shiny as it may look ok on a small patch but may not work on a larger scale.

The one thing I’d probably say is that a bit of variation in tone may help it look slightly more realistic, I quite like the stripe though.

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by OmNomKenobi » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:01 pm

I see what you mean when you say a mixture of colours. Could these fabrics work? The first one has more colour variation than the other. but I think there were striped Ewoks.

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by tenebris » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:04 pm

Had a quick look over on the main forum

I think Mark is right about the variation in tone looking more real, the WIP below is a nice example of use of different furs on the face.

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/ ... hp?t=96784

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/ ... hp?t=85875

Remember that stripes might need lining up with the pattern pieces when you cut your fabric so they match (I always forget to match patterned fabric, hence mentioning it) and the fur will need to be cut the right way with the pile........again its the kind of thing I forget and have to start over....I put arrows on my pattern pieces to help remind me.

It seems that the main forum seem to be pointing people to a fb group for help......There doesn't seem to be much other help so Just remember to check anything against the CRL's, or refs.

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/ ... hp?t=97389

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/ ... hp?t=81378

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by OmNomKenobi » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:28 pm

I think the stripes are starting to look more promising :)

I found this handy picture. I see what you mean about the patterns matching going with the striped on the main body. I think the fabric I've got which has only two colours in the previous post would be best for this.

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by kaid mccloud » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:51 am

Hi

I am an ewok

if you want some advice or help please do feel free to contact

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by kaid mccloud » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:53 am

There is one USA supplier of heads but they need massive amount of changes for them to be usable or right but i can help you with that

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by OmNomKenobi » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:48 am

Thanks Kaid

I've done some research and I think I can probably make the head myself with some help from you guys.
I think I'm going to go for the grey and black fur. I'll put a pic below.

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Would this be clearable?
Also I'm trying to figure out how much I'll need. Any advice?

Whilst I wait for payday so I can afford the fabric. I'm thinking about what other parts of the costume I can get in the meantime.

I think I'll get started on the head with the base and nose etc.
I also need something for the hands and feet, I understand people use yoda hands for this.
One thing I don't know is what could be used for the eyes, and how to tint them.

Thanks :)

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by tenebris » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:53 pm

1. Short brown, gray, or black fuzzy fur. Fur may be solid colored or striped as seen on screen. Fur should be matte (not shiny) and have a rough look to it.

It might be a bit shiney and neat? If you look at the Ewoks in the pic you put up it is very matt. I think the one above with the stripe looked better....maybe take a shot in natural light as it can be hard to tell in indoor light.

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by kaid mccloud » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:45 pm

OmNomKenobi wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:48 am
Thanks Kaid

I've done some research and I think I can probably make the head myself with some help from you guys.
I think I'm going to go for the grey and black fur. I'll put a pic below.

Image

Would this be clearable?
Also I'm trying to figure out how much I'll need. Any advice?

Whilst I wait for payday so I can afford the fabric. I'm thinking about what other parts of the costume I can get in the meantime.

I think I'll get started on the head with the base and nose etc.
I also need something for the hands and feet, I understand people use yoda hands for this.
One thing I don't know is what could be used for the eyes, and how to tint them.

Thanks :)
hmm fur doesnt look ewok to me really its really rough and unkempt

its effectively a jump suit .. use uggs covered in fur DONT forget 3 toes

yes hands use yoda round fingers though no claws

check my facebook you can see my hands on there

you can use baby bottle tops tink with sunglasses reflects even flashes

Nose is effectively a teddy bear nose .. OH and MAKE SURE YOU CAN BREATH ... i use the mouth with snorkel attached so i am actually breathing normally through the mouth works great just covered by teeth

you will need really good quality shammy leather for the hood about 4 meters square .. use the dyno dye ...
this is what i used
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/2518133 ... ch_click=1

gets some wood from a forest and any nice feathers ... acorns etc etc go wild with that stuff it looks ace gives them character ..

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Re: Ewok Build!

Post by kaid mccloud » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:47 pm

tenebris wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:53 pm
1. Short brown, gray, or black fuzzy fur. Fur may be solid colored or striped as seen on screen. Fur should be matte (not shiny) and have a rough look to it.

It might be a bit shiney and neat? If you look at the Ewoks in the pic you put up it is very matt. I think the one above with the stripe looked better....maybe take a shot in natural light as it can be hard to tell in indoor light.
I agree with empathy ... NO SHINY its very rough i agree about the stripe comment as well ...

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