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Mot's ANH Chewie WIP
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motliek (Chris G.)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject: Mot's ANH Chewie WIP Reply with quote

Jumping all in! I have several 501st costumes and figured it's time for another RL besides the A-wing. Been reviewing the wips and other areas of info. Thanks to Jaime for the guidance to date Smile

Ordered lifts(High Stepper - currently on sale!) and braces to get that started. Then on to the mesh suit.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stand about 6'2" so will be reducing the steppers. Hope to get started on this next week.

I reside in Brown County, IN. Member of the 501st(Bloodfin Garrison) 13 years with a Sandtrooper, ESB Vader, and Tusken. I believe this will be the states first Chewie, though we have a couple awesome Wookies that travel from the North and Ohio.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen a lot of comments referencing a pajama pattern for the mesh suit. Any particular pattern better than others?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the hair club!


I used McCall's 5592, it's an easy pattern. I used the extra large to get the size that I need because I have added hockey shoulder pads underneath.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Bear wrote:
Welcome to the hair club!


I used McCall's 5592, it's an easy pattern. I used the extra large to get the size that I need because I have added hockey shoulder pads underneath.


Thanks! Still figuring out which route to go with the shoulder pads so will take that into consideration also.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hair is on the way along with the mesh and lifts. Can't seem to find that pattern(5592), looks to be an older one Sad

Also, I assume will have to use something along the seams for the mesh suit...?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahhh, 5992...that's the one...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Received about 40 bags of hair, mesh for the suit, and final piece of the lifts. Also picked up the pattern to use for the mesh suit. Still need to grab some hooks and shoulder pads (nothing locally available). Hope to have the lifts completed this weekend then that will be it until after DC.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bout time, brother! Welcome to the family!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

doh....

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Built the lifts Saturday! Modded them to about 9in from the 18in.
Still looking into shoulder pads.
This will be it until after DragonConnnnnnnn.....

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cant wait to see more.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feet by Jamie came in while away at DC! Hope to get them coated/painted this weekend. Ordered hockey shoulder pads yesterday and apparently on my door step right now! Still looking into the hip/thigh pads.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My two Cents. I use a costume muscle suit that you see during Halloween. If you are going for a Chewbacca, he is very thin and not a Bigfoot body type.

But..... it also depends on your actual body type.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bornhoeft wrote:
My two Cents. I use a costume muscle suit that you see during Halloween. If you are going for a Chewbacca, he is very thin and not a Bigfoot body type.

But..... it also depends on your actual body type.


Right, not bulking out, just keeping everything in proportion to the legs.
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