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I want an OT costume and have picked Ewok
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:38 am    Post subject: I want an OT costume and have picked Ewok Reply with quote

I have only ever sewn, so this build will be quite interesting.
I like ideas others have posted saying they use monster type hands for hands and toes. At this time of year, that part will be a piece of cake! I just don't want to wait too long as they will all be gone.

There are many post on the different types of helmets used to support the head.

Any current Ewoks have ideas both good and bad about that? Not many people are providing photos of that, so I'm rather clueless.

Some say baseball catchers helmet, fencers, ...other ideas?

I am a little over 5 feet so while I may not be the shortest Ewok, but I think it will look nice.

Wish me luck!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a hard time finding a good base mask. Optimally, I think a sturdy, hard plastic mask with a rounded facial structure would be best. I searched for adult baby doll mask. See picture


The problem with the mask above is it is too flimsy. It is the right shape but I could not find one like it in a heavier plastic. I chose to get a heavier plastic mask and pad it with foam to get the shape I wanted. I think you would need to add foam to any mask base but a rounded mask would be better.

Hope that helps.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankenstein hands for the fingers.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the idea of Frankenstein hands, those should be easy to get..
And I did have another question about the mask, is it easier to use a mask the covers the entire head and build onto that than to get one that only covers the front of the face and have to totally build the back? I believe you would have to build the back part to give the head a nice shape..

There is a post of an ewok from a while ago..it is still up...they used a softball catchers mask and built that up using craft plastic (same stuff I used for CW nightsister hat) because it is easier to attach filler stuffing to help give the rounded shape and full cheeks.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a bowlers cap that I attached to the mask. This was sized to my daughters head and glued in place with e6000.

I cut out the eyes and placed baby bottle tops in to check size for eyes. Later I dyed the lens dark.


After adding padding and fur from Joann's this is how it ended up. I forgot to take pictures of padding prior to adding fur. I will take some when I make my older daughters Ewok.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must say, I really like your eyes, nose and mouth! The eyes look more real that those that use sunglasses lens as that just makes them flat and not rounded, like real eyes.

I have worked with clay before (art student in high school and made Luminara's charm) and know if you put lotion on hands when working with, it helps take finger prints out of clay and keeps it smooth. And makes it smell nice Smile

Plus I got some from my parents as a present a few years ago that I can use. Just gotta pick a color.

Are there more used colors for lips and nose than others?

I thought I saw in the costume requirements that the eyes were not to be outlined....is that a new change? Just asking as I've seen some heads online that are outlined. I just don't want to make it wrong.....
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rebelgirl wrote:

I thought I saw in the costume requirements that the eyes were not to be outlined....is that a new change? Just asking as I've seen some heads online that are outlined. I just don't want to make it wrong.....


Sent you a pm.

The main 3 characters looked this way, Chirpa, Logray and Teebo with less eyeball showing. Not sure why the standards have that but I think it looks more realistic this way.

4. Dark brown or black eyes. Eyes should not appear to be ‘lined’ with a distinct edge, but should blend in with the fur/skull as seen in the movie.

If you zoom in on the center ewok you can see skin under the eye and above the fur, and its blended in with the color of the fur. If done this way it should be ok.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also found this build. While it is not on the RL site, it seems to be built close to the same way others are making them.
This links actually shows the fur going on in steps...

http://www.therpf.com/f24/accurate-ewok-build-87719/
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, that's how it should be done.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

do ewoks have tails of any kind? I've never really looked at an ewok bumm....
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rebelgirl wrote:
do ewoks have tails of any kind? I've never really looked at an ewok bumm....


Oddly enough, neither have I!

These two images seem to support the "no tail" theory:




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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry not been posting in a while. I've been working 60 yrs weeks.
Will post more soon................
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would it be approved to install some kind of mp3 player and play songs from ewok village, or the party scene after the death star was blown up?

What kind of players do other people use? I would want one that would supply the longest battery life....

Is it easy to connect speakers?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I and a friend were both building ewoks at the same time...but the head maker person has not gotten back with us.

So I have a hard decision..............go ahead a try myself. Or pick another costume.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it turns out my dad might have meet someone who can make me an ewok head...um pretty confident i can make the body, hands and feet. Im just a little scared to make the head.
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