Chewbacca (Classic Trilogy)

Note: For face characters, all costumers should strive for a close resemblance to the character's hair shape and color, facial hair or lack thereof, as well as any body decorations the character may have, such as tattoos and piercings. For hair color, unless exact color is required by the standard, all natural hair colors are accepted.

If the character does not have tattoos, piercings etc. then the costumer should cover up/remove any tattoos, piercings etc. they may have when wearing the costume.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION
Chewbacca (or “Chewie”, as he was known by his friends) was a legendary Wookiee from Kashyyyk and co-pilot of Han Solo’s ship, the Millennium Falcon. He was the son of Attichitcuk, the husband of Mallatobuck, and the father of Lumpawaroo. (Source Wookieepedia)


REQUIRED ITEMS:

1. HEIGHT

7’ Minimum

2. BODY

Complete hair suit using natural or synthetic fibers. Hair should be strawberry blonde overall with a grey/dark brown mix on the shoulders, back of head, upper back, and outer thighs. Hair should average at least 6 inches or longer, but 8-10 inch long hair is preferred. Complete coverage is required; no bald spots or exposed skin/undersuit.

Faux fur is not allowed. No yarn or shag carpet Wookiees. Rubies suits are NOT acceptable even with modification. The quality of the hair used in those suits is not up to the standards achieved with either the latch hooking or National Fiber Technology Fur routes. The hair must maintain a consistent quality/type throughout the suit.

Arm length must be proportionate to that of the overall body look. No T-REX Arms.

3. HANDS

Dark brown, gray, or black gloves should be worn. There should be enough overlap between the gloves and the wrists of the hair suit that no skin is exposed. Gloves may be made of leather, vinyl, cloth, or rubber. Claws/nails are encouraged, but not required.

4. FEET & TOES

Feet must be completely covered with hair except for the bottom and the toes.

For stilted Wookiees, toes MUST be visible to create the look of a foot. 3-6” may be required depending on the style of stilt.

For those who use Kiss boots, or lifts, a hint of the claws is recommended for OT Chewies and full toes for PT. The same stands for those naturally above 7’ tall.

5. MASK

The mask must completely cover the head and neck, without completely obscuring the shape of the shoulders. The eyes, a smooth black nose, and a large jaw/muzzle should all be clearly visible. A slight mustache like feature of the same colour as the dark brow/grey mix should be present as well. The mouth should have a slight frown when closed. The mask hair should be smooth and well groomed, not bushy, so that the mask’s shape and structure are clear.

Static masks should not be frozen in a fully opened position. All static mouths should be closed.

Although a functioning jaw and/or lip snarl is not required, the skin and lips of any mechanical masks should appear as one piece, rather than a separated jaw and face. This refers only to the mask’s outward appearance, not the underskull. Costumers should be aware that mechanical jaws and lips are complex projects requiring purpose-built components using special materials. They cannot simply be added to an existing latex rubber mask. Consult the costuming resources and fellow Wookiee costumers for advice on this project.

Eye makeup (shades of black or brown) should be worn around the eyes and completely cover any exposed skin.

6. ACCESSORIES

Dark brown leather or faux leather bandolier, approximately 3 inches wide with a narrow center strap, with 8 or 9 large metallic boxes and 8 or 9 small metallic boxes spaced evenly along the bandolier with the narrow center strap going over the boxes. The boxes should have edge detailing. The ends of the bandolier should be tapered and attach to a medium-sized leather or suede pouch with a large flap cover. The bandolier should hang from the left shoulder across the torso with the pouch resting on the right thigh. Leather concho should be present as it is on some of the original trilogy bandoliers.


COSTUME RESOURCES:

Standard written by Author:
Standard reviewed by the Costume Standards Committee: 16 May 2017

PLEASE NOTE: The costume standards are a guide, yet are not an all inclusive outline of required elements. The judges will be looking for quality of workmanship, accurate execution and use of materials in addition to these general standards check lists. If you have a question about fabrics, colours, and parts choices for your build please contact the Detachment Officer for your category about parts/materials you are considering before you start your build, or post a ‘Work in Progress’ (WIP) thread on the forum. (LCJ listing here)




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