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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 2:46 am    Post subject: You'll get hairy palms if you keep doing that! Reply with quote

Yeah, yeah, I know that's just an urban legend. Wink

Those of you going the latch-hook route, how are you gluing hair to your gloves? On my new gloves I initially tried super-glue but this soaked into the gloves and turned them hard as a rock.

What did you use?
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a Silicone glue... the kind you would use on Fish tanks or any silicone mask. Many of the gloves out there have various properties. I find silicone glues very practical for various surfaces and unatural materials. The nice thing about silicone glues it that they are flexible... very usefull for things like hands. Many other glues will lose grip due cracking or chipping, or the inability to properly adhere to textured surfaces.

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:02 am    Post subject: Re: You'll get hairy palms if you keep doing that! Reply with quote

GotWookiee wrote:
Yeah, yeah, I know that's just an urban legend. Wink

Those of you going the latch-hook route, how are gluing hair to your gloves? On my new gloves I initially tried super-glue but this soaked into the gloves and turned them hard as a rock.

What did you use?


I coat my spandex gloves with a layer or two of latex and then punched hair into them, they look very natural.

P.S. Where is your build thread?
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Contact cement works like a charm for all the hair glueing for the gloves and or mask etc.....stays flexible too.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just put down a layer of hot glue, then put the hair on. I have about 3 or 4 rows of hair and it's not given me a moment's trouble. It's maybe not the most asthetically pleasing when you see them by themselves, but since they are covered by the arm hair most of the time, it's never been an issue.

I can put up a picture later on if anyone would like. Just let me know.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lumpy wrote:
I just put down a layer of hot glue, then put the hair on. I have about 3 or 4 rows of hair and it's not given me a moment's trouble. It's maybe not the most asthetically pleasing when you see them by themselves, but since they are covered by the arm hair most of the time, it's never been an issue.

I can put up a picture later on if anyone would like. Just let me know.


Some of the original wookiee costumes out there are done in that fashion... I don’t see anything wrong with it if it works.

For that matter what I just said can be said for any of the steps and procedures to making any costume. There is no 1 right way for any of these costumes... and I think we as a costuming group need to embrace all methods... as long as the end results are the same.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have hair on my gloves. No one has ever noticed.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't have hair on my gloves. No one has ever noticed.


Depending on how tall you are and how tall you are in costume the hair on your hands/ gloves is key to avoid the short arm syndrom that goes with the taller wookiees out there. Adding hair to the gloves can add and easy 8-12 inches in the arms... a huge visable difference.

I would say most wookiee costumers are dealing with some issues along this path... expecially wookiees closer to the original height.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive extended my netting and hair beyond my hands about 12 inches, extending my arms to the correct length for my 7'9" height. I then added nylon boning to give the sleeve a more rigid filled out look. I dont think in the movies you see Chewies hands. Even when he chokes Lando you see hair. When I shake hand or sign autographs for the kids and families it no problem to grab the pen or high five. Most of the time I dont even wear my gloves cause they are not seen. The hair covers alot.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoloYT1300 wrote:
Zaxmon wrote:
I don't have hair on my gloves. No one has ever noticed.


Depending on how tall you are and how tall you are in costume the hair on your hands/ gloves is key to avoid the short arm syndrom that goes with the taller wookiees out there. Adding hair to the gloves can add and easy 8-12 inches in the arms... a huge visable difference.

I would say most wookiee costumers are dealing with some issues along this path... expecially wookiees closer to the original height.


Good point, I didn't think about that. Fortunately I am already tall and don't have short arms. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a thought, has anyone tried using lightweight gardening gloves? I've seen them in the local $2 shops with a rubber coating on the palms and fingers, and the backs of them are made from an elastic mesh type fabric. Using these could allow you to avoid the glue alogether, just stretch it out over a fake hand and stitch the hair on.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

montee916 wrote:
Just a thought, has anyone tried using lightweight gardening gloves? I've seen them in the local $2 shops with a rubber coating on the palms and fingers, and the backs of them are made from an elastic mesh type fabric. Using these could allow you to avoid the glue alogether, just stretch it out over a fake hand and stitch the hair on.


I use those gloves. Smile But my attempts to put hair on them failed. I still use them but I do want to upgrade to something different.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wookiewannabe wrote:
Contact cement works like a charm for all the hair glueing for the gloves and or mask etc.....stays flexible too.




What kind of Contact cement would you recommend.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I purchased contact cement from Home depot.
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