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BERNINA Halloween 2011 - Chewbacca

Added Oct 5, 2011

by Catherine Fi...




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I made several costumes this summer as part of a “Return of the Jedi” group I entered in San Diego Comic Con’s Masquerade. Out of all the costumes in our group, Chewbacca was my favorite; in fact, it’s my favorite creation of all time. While the materials themselves didn’t cost very much, this is the most labor intensive costume I’ve ever made (about 10 -12 hrs a day for 2 weeks just on the jumpsuit; the mask was another day and a half).

Material Notes

The jumpsuit and back half of the mask are made with a medium weight mesh fabric and then synthetic hair is latch hooked row after row after row to create the long shaggy fur. The mask was made of Rigid Wrap, painted and then synthetic hair was carefully hot glued onto the mask. I then hand sewed the back half/hood to the plaster mask and blended the hair accordingly. The pouch is made of faux leather and the pieces on the bandolier were cast in plaster from molds I made based on pictures of the actual bandolier from the movie. Chewie’s feet are made from polar fleece, fake fur and stuffing similar to oversize slippers. The only purchased accessories for this costume are the gloves he’s wearing and Chewie’s bowcaster (not shown in this picture).




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    Jan 28, 2013, 11.30 PMby Sara Álvarez


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    Oct 29, 2011, 01.57 PMby lanternwaste33

    This is DEFINITELY not “scruffy-looking”! Well… I mean, Chewbacca is kinda scruffy. But this is the best wookiee fan costume I’ve ever seen. I think you are leading in the costume contest and I can see why. Awesome.

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    Oct 15, 2011, 11.29 PMby tinkcansewto

    Oh my GOSH! Seriously? This is one of the best wookies i’ve ever seen! (and i’ve seen my fair share) are you local to San Diego?

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    Oct 10, 2011, 12.59 PMby emilypeace

    holy cow! That’s amazing!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 04.39 AMby squishedbugg

    Oh MY GOODNESS!! AMAZING!! I’ve been working on a polar bear suit for our station down here in antarctica- not a chance its going to look this good!! Total inspiration thanks!!!

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    Oct 6, 2011, 07.25 PMby pink-cornelia

    amazing costume! I have a friend that would love this costume. I would, star wars forever. :D

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    Oct 5, 2011, 07.09 PMby janul

    omg, wow! this is perfect! is your husband wearing it in the photo? :)

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    Oct 5, 2011, 12.01 PMby penfan4

    This costume is AMAZING! I can’t imagine latch hooking all the fur but if you are a fan of Star Wars, it’s all worth it. Love it. :)

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    Oct 5, 2011, 07.45 AMby charlotte powell-brooks


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    Oct 5, 2011, 03.18 AMby pinkjello

    This is AWESOME! I commend all of your hard work! The force is strong with you. :D

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      Oct 5, 2011, 03.47 AMby Catherine Fisher

      Thank you! Even though it was really time consuming, I had a ton of fun making it!

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