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Whiteees Wookiee *Cleared*

Post by Whiteeedotcom » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:12 am

Hi, I started this chewbacca costume last year and had previously posted a WIP but was lost in the forum crash. Apologies that I haven’t got around to starting a new one until now.

Here is how the costume stands right now, it is in a constant flux of grooming/thinning/adding hair - but I’m sure that’s true for most Wookiee costumers!
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Re: Whiteees Wookiee...

Post by Whiteeedotcom » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:27 am

It’s a evilchimp mask (Recognisable), with custom latch hooked two piece suit.

Wearing my kiss boots I stand just over 7ft in costume (including mask), with added dark brown rubber toes.
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The bandolier is custom made by me with locally made large aluminium’s boxes and sources small “original” (?) aluminium Hammond boxes.
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Sounds are provided through my converted kids mask, switches in glove with output through an aker amp.

Currently still working on my bowcaster (in the middle of house move so on hold).
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Re: Whiteees Wookiee...

Post by Jerrick Sunrunner » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:36 pm

You looks great mate, must be nice to not need stilts to get over 7ft
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Re: Whiteees Wookiee...

Post by Whiteeedotcom » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:38 pm

Jerrick Sunrunner wrote:
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You looks great mate, must be nice to not need stilts to get over 7ft
Haha cheers - I do actually want to try some stilts to get a bit taller but the boots are safest option for my dodgy basketball worn ankles! They have 7 or 7.5 inch heel and I’m just over 6’3” with the mask adding the rest I come in around 7’-7’1 😁

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Re: Whiteees Wookiee...

Post by Jerrick Sunrunner » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:39 pm

I think for me personally I would take which ever option is easier to walk in naturally as I think that can really be the big difference between a number of Chewbaccas you see out there.
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Re: Whiteees Wookiee...

Post by Gremlin » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:47 pm

Jerrick Sunrunner wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:39 pm
I think for me personally I would take which ever option is easier to walk in naturally as I think that can really be the big difference between a number of Chewbaccas you see out there.
Agreed - a "natural" walk helps to make the Wookiee all the more believable! And anything that makes it more comfortable to wear has got to be a positive. :thumbsup:
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Re: Whiteees Wookiee...

Post by Whiteeedotcom » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:07 am

Cheers guys, I can squat to the floor and jog In them too. Actually more comfortable than my x wing and tk boots!

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Re: Whiteees Wookiee...

Post by Whiteeedotcom » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:08 am

Should I submit this costume now or is there anything you guys can see that I could address first?

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Re: Whiteees Wookiee...

Post by BigFatCat » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:54 am

Looks wise, and I'm far from an expert in such... such... things, I only think the dark hair from your right shoulder doesn't seem to go that far across the chest.
OT pics I've seen don't have the little tabs on the aluminium boxes unlike later episodes so I can't see much to comment on at all.

You'll be needing a porg at some point ( cough cough ).
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Re: Whiteees Wookiee...

Post by Whiteeedotcom » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:41 pm

BigFatCat wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:54 am
Looks wise, and I'm far from an expert in such... such... things, I only think the dark hair from your right shoulder doesn't seem to go that far across the chest.
OT pics I've seen don't have the little tabs on the aluminium boxes unlike later episodes so I can't see much to comment on at all.

You'll be needing a porg at some point ( cough cough ).
Cheers I will take a shot withot bandolier but I think it’s the same both sides... (pretty sure...)

I have had a porg for months 😉
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Re: Whiteees Wookiee...

Post by Whiteeedotcom » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:08 pm

Thanks for help guys... approved a couple of days ago (my fault it took so long - took me 5 weeks just to get a photo to clearance team).

I have thanked Jamie directly but just want to say on record here the clearance process was again such a pleasurable and personal experience, not daunting like I thought it might be.

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Re: Whiteees Wookiee...

Post by tenebris » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:31 pm

Congratulations....I'll add you to the roster :)

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Re: Whiteees Wookiee...

Post by Larphitupfuzzball » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:33 pm

Congratulations on your clearance 😊
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Re: Whiteees Wookiee...

Post by Gremlin » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:43 pm

Whiteeedotcom wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:08 pm

I have thanked Jamie directly but just want to say on record here the clearance process was again such a pleasurable and personal experience, not daunting like I thought it might be.
Glad to hear that! :thumbsup: And congratulations again on your clearance. Hope to troop with you some time!
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