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Jawa Build, I'm approved!

 
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PrairieSun ()
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:42 pm    Post subject: Jawa Build, I'm approved! Reply with quote

I had been building my Jawa on the 501st site, posting there. Then I found out about the Rebel Legion being a Sister organization. I knew I had to belong to both sides of the Force! I have recently been approved for my Jawa here in the RL and I will post my build. I am more than happy to answer any questions that anyone may have about this build.

I started by purchasing a Costume from the Mother of Jawas. Her work is fantastic! It includes a robe, hood, gloves, working mask and leftover pieces of the dyed monk's hood material for making the boots.

The finished costume: https://i.imgur.com/BlQ7dMd.jpg

I purchased my bandolier from Darth Cleavage, again a person with excellent workmanship! You can see it in the picture link above.

I made my own shirt. I used black broadcloth, drew an outline on it from a big baggy sweatshirt and cut that out and sewed it together. I did this because of my concern that this costume will be quite hot to wear. So any place where I can make it a bit cooler then I'm going to take that! The one thing I did that I think is really cool, I made a loop with some 1/4 inch elastic for my thumb to go through. This holds the sleeve firmly in place so my skin will never show between the glove and the shirt sleeve. Here is a picture of that:
https://i.imgur.com/twxGrRU.jpg

I used black nurses scrub pants to which I sewed on a wide elastic stirrup under each foot, again to keep the pants firmly in my boots while trooping about.

For the boots, I actually made two pairs. One was a knockoff Ugg type of boot called Lam. It is lined with some fibers so I know this will be hot to wear. Perhaps good in Canada for outdoor troops. The other pair are knee high lace up runners. I laced them very loosely to simulate a pull-on boot. Stuffed them with newspapers to keep their shape and then used E6000 to glue on the strips. One note here, I cut the strip about 2 inches and then sewed each side of them to keep the fraying to a minimum. Monk's cloth sure can fray and just keep on fraying......

https://i.imgur.com/oJ3cmk5.jpg The Lam boot prior to wrapping
https://i.imgur.com/T5pcrQd.jpg The knee high runners, loosely laced.

After wrapping, I lightly sprayed them with Krylon Chalky Finish 'Putty" color spray paint, spraying kind of up from the bottom of the sole, getting further back with the can as I progressed up the shaft of the boot. It is more weathered at the bottom, as you would expect in real life.

https://i.imgur.com/GCSFmc9.jpg The knee high runner finished
https://i.imgur.com/3EL90va.jpg The Lam boot finished.

For the mask, I hadn't realized, being a newbie, that my glasses might be an issue. I saw later another person asking Mother of Jawas if she could accommodate glasses and she definitely can. Good to know for next time! For me now, though, I had to do some slight alterations to make this work for me. I glued in some extra memory foam pieces on the existing foam pads. It looks like it's too full for my face but the memory foam really squishes in nicely and this mask is very comfortable to wear now for me.

https://i.imgur.com/XmaRDVN.jpg The mask with all the straps open
https://i.imgur.com/2vHuVbt.jpg The mask with the straps closed.

I had to loosen the back strap, it was too tight with the memory foam in there. So I cut it open and added a velcro strip to accommodate any size changes I would need. I also sewed on a strap that will hold the shroud material closer to the back of my head, so it won't gape forward. And also some ties at the bottom of the shroud to again ensure that the shroud won't be flying out of the neck of my robes.

I also sewed on a velcro patch to the top strap of the mask and a corresponding piece to the inside of the hood. I had read on the forums that sometimes the wind can be an issue, flipping the hood back and that sometimes people can reach out and grap the hood. So to keep the illusion, I opted to make this as secure as I can.

I have purchased an Ion Blaster from Patrick Zapata (excellent work there too!) and a holster from Darth Cleavage that will match my current bandolier. And a battery pack from Tusken Outfitters. These items are not ready yet, I've got a spray paint booth being assembled now and I can hardly wait to start in on them! The Ion Blaster I managed to base/prime last summer outside but just couldn't get it done prior to winter coming in here. I'll be adding those to this build thread as they get done.

Next, I'm starting on a Female Tusken Raider. And Boushh. Both of which I can submit here when they are completed. This sure is fun! And I haven't even gotten to the best part, Trooping!

Any questions, just ask!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just started my Jawa journey and found your post to be so detailed and helpful! Thank you!
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PrairieSun ()
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tamosaur, you are very welcome! Good luck 😉
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