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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it would be coolest to have it near the face for that touch of realism, as though the wookie were really making the sounds. But realistically speaking, someplace near the back or on the hip may be more practical.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dartoftruth wrote:
Okay. So I got the speaker system working. Right now I just have a speaker I ripped out of an old surround sound system.

My problem is I'm worried it juts out too much. It's about 3 inches deep.

The two ideas I've received so far on where to place it would be near the neck so it gets hidden beneath the 'beard' hair, or on the small of the back as that isn't really seen in pictures anyway.


Any input, thoughts, or ideas?


Put it on your back between your shoulder blades. The natural curve of the back creates an indention there.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, so I tried out a few things at Banzai. My speakers WORK but the bulge is super huge, and even though it's a decent speaker....it's still too quiet to hear over a con/through the fur. So I'm looking for new ideas on that.

I sewed the bandolier to the shirt....It held it on pretty well, but it made putting it on extremely complicated and difficult. It's probably still the best option, but I just need someone to help me get suited up with it.

I safety pinned the gloves to the mesh arms, so they didnt' slide down when I lifted my hands. Worked great from what I could see. I may look into some snaps instead, just for something more permanent.

In other news....I pretty much totaled the lifts. And gave my ankle a pretty good torque on a fall. So I'm going to have to remake them asap...Hopefully they'll be held together better this time around.

In regards to the lifts...I had some people suggest I get some boots ((instead of the tennis shoes Im currently using)) just to protect my ankles/make it easier to lift/use them. Any opinions/thoughts on this?

Another thing I noticed was that my body suit wasn't really necessary. I wear black underarmor so that if the hair moves all you see is black, but from pictures and observers remarks, the only place this happens is my forearms. Along with this, I don't like my current gloves. They look too much like gloves.


So I think I'm going to get these. Ill shave off the black fur and possibly add some chewie hair, but I feel like this will kill two birds with one stone.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




Most of the people who will see this are already my friends on FB..but thought I'd post a few updated shots of the costume.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There can never be too much Chewbacca Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it ready for submission?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think so....The Mk II feet look a lot better. There's still some stuff I need to fix on him for trooping, but as far as pictures go i think it could work.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, Chewie looks so smooth in that first pic! I can't wait to troop with him someday soon!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks so much better! The feet look good.

Well done Dart.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Submitted for approval. I'll let you guys know when I hear. Thanks for all the support!

Edit: No such luck. Got denied.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dartoftruth wrote:
Submitted for approval. I'll let you guys know when I hear. Thanks for all the support!

Edit: No such luck. Got denied.


It is looking good Dart. In the reply did they note what you needed to refine?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't be discouraged dude. I got denied on my first try. What did they tell you to alter?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah,
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- Thinning out the hair on the mask to make it a bit more manageable.
Use thinning shears to slowly thin out the mask so hair does not fall
forward soo much. under the eyes and cheek area especially.
- Blend mustache more to blend with the face. Tone down the grey of the
mustache.
- Thin hair out on suit to a little to make smoother and more managaeable.
Hair around the back of the feet is on the floor too much. Trim it a bit to not
spread on the floor so much.
- What lifts are you using? The feet and lower leg are soo big. Please
submit a photo of you wearing the lifts without the suit on.
- Be careful when thinning out to not get a choppy look. Blend, blend, blend...Make it look
natural.


ALl of that stuff I agree with, it makes sense. And most I can probably figure out/learn what to do. The lifts are what worry me most.

I'm sure I'll figure out something.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dart, I would reply with the fact that you wear a size 14 shoe. That limits what you're able to do and build. The standard "lifts" that most people use won't work for you.

But I would talk with someone whos a barber and see what they think about thinning out the hair (I don't necessarily agree with the "thinning to make it manageable" part, but oh well).
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