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Character Profile

Tooka Cats
Member:  LB-47 (Laurence Blackledge)
Active Legion Member
Great Lakes Base
Character Name:  Chewbacca
Costume Type:  Fringe
Species:  Wookiee
Tooka Cats
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Character/Costume Description

Original Trilogy (ESB) version

For full build log (and lots of cats
sleeping on WIP costume), visit

Height in costume: 7'3"

Mask: made by Jamie Arielle
(Bacca9). The jaw is movable,
controlled by my chin.

Body suit: I made the undersuit using
black utility mesh from Joann Fabrics.
All seams are reinforced with black
binding tape sewn over the raw edges
on the inside. The hair is Kanekalon
Jumbo Braids (RastAfri Freed'm
Silky), with a latched length of 8-9".
The brown/blonde is a hand-blended
mix of 27 and 4, and the gray is a
pre-blended M4/22 mix. All of the hair
was latch-hooked by my wife
(jeniwan) over the course of 125+

Feet: The stilts are High Steppers
bucket stilts cut down to 9", with leg
braces and shaping added following
Jamie's tutorial. The toes are foam
cast by Jamie, painted by jeniwan,
and attached with bolts and duct tape
(painted) to the High Steppers.

Hands: Grease Monkey Gorilla Grip
work gloves (black rubber fingers,
cotton back), with some brown paint
dry-brushed on to match the toes. I
installed magnets in the backs of the
gloves and on the shirt sleeve cuffs,
so that the sleeve stays attached to
my hand just above the knuckles.

Bandolier/bag: made by Mel
(cyodarun on Etsy) with leather bando
and bag, and resin boxes. I hope to
upgrade to metal boxes soon to
reduce weight and improve accuracy.

This costume would not have been
possible without all of the help and
guidance given to us by the wonderful
Jamie, and we really appreciate all of
her support, and the numerous
resources, blogs, and tutorials that so
many wookiees have so graciously
shared. Thank you!


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