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Character Profile

Member:  GotWookiee (Matt Pfingsten)
Active Legion Member
Corellian Base
Character Name:  Chewbacca
Costume Type:  Fringe
Species:  Wookiee
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Character/Costume Description

Chewbacca, the Mighty Wookiee as seen in the classic trilogy. The body suit is made from a dense netting material with thousands of strands of synthetic KaneKalon hair hand-tied into it, just like the original suit.
The mask is static and is my own custom sculpt, soon to be replaced by a mechanical, much more accurate mask.
I am wearing 14" drywall stilts to increase my height. I am roughly 8 feet tall in the suit, the same as Peter Mayhew when he wore the suit.
The bandolier was made by a friend of mine who is a talented leather worker, and the blocks are solid wood. I plan to replace those as well with something light and hollow.


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