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WampaDude
Eating Tauntauns and Attacking Snowtroopers
Member:  wampadude
Active Legion Member
Ra Kura Base
Character Name:  WampaDude
Costume Type:  Creatures and Droids
Formal/Canon
Species:  Wampa
Occupation:
Eating Tauntauns and Attacking Snowtroopers
Home Planet:
Hoth

Character/Costume Description

The Wampa was the most feared creature
on the planet Hoth, it was known to attack
both imperials and rebels. When in the wild
they were known to hunt for their natural
prey, the TaunTauns which was unfortunate
for their riders.

The Rebels were able to capture some
wampas that were stalking the base. They
stunned the wampas into incapacitation,
and stored them in heavily shielded pens in
less vital sections of Echo Base. The pen
doors were marked with yellow and orange
warning signs, nicknamed by those in the
base as "do not disturb" signs. The Rebels
believed that the wampas had attacked the
base to defend themselves from what they
perceived as an invasion of their
territory.Additionally, research later
revealed that the astromech droids' high-
pitched beeps and wails were similar to the
sounds made by females in search of a
mate. This further justified the wampas'
rampages, with males having discovered
pieces of metal machinery after thinking
they had discovered a new companion.

During the invasion of Echo Base many
Snowtroopers were slaughtered by the
Wampas when they mistakenly breached
the pen door.

About the actual costume:

While it is virtually impossible to make a
screen accurate wampa because of the 4
wampas used on film, only one was built
full size (and never really worked). The
other 3 were puppets or camera tricks. So I
had to take the best parts of each to make
a full size 8 foot tall costume. It is built with
stilts and arm extensions around a rigid
upper body frame.

 

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