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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:03 pm    Post subject: Jawa - Standards Update - Ready to publish. Reply with quote

Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:39 am Post subject: [Standards Update] Jawa

I was approached by The Wretched Hive command staff to make some much need updates to the (alien) CRLs. I’m in the fortunate position to also be the Costume Advisor for the 501st Krayt Clan Detachment. With that and conversation with The Wretched Hive command staff, I’ve taken the opportunity to bring both CRLs in line with each other.

Costume Reference Library: Jawa, updated 3/25/2018. Adjustments to wording based on additional references and research.

Jawas were typically short (REMOVE "rodent-like") natives of Tatooine. They were passionate scavengers, seeking out technology for sale or trade in the deep deserts in their huge sandcrawler transports. A band of Jawas was responsible for locating C-3PO and R2-D2 and selling them to Luke Skywalker’s uncle, Owen Lars. Another tribe of Jawas, led by Tteel Kkak, found Jabba the Hutt’s rancor. They had a reputation for swindling, as they had a penchant for selling old equipment such as outdated faulty droids to moisture farmers. However, they were extremely passive beings, and hardly put up any resistance to colonists of their planet unlike the other natives the Sand people, instead seeing foreigners as an excellent business opportunity.

Jawa - Mask
*The mask is a base upon which to mount the two glowing eyes.
*The Mask has a shroud, constructed of a black material, that hides the entire head and face of the costumer (No parts of the wearer may be visible).
*A black mesh fabric may be used to cover the front of the mask.
**”Speaker cloth” is commonly used for the front of the mask.
*Eyes: When the mask is worn with the costume, only the illuminated eyes are visible from inside the hood.
*The eyes illuminate by "glowing", not "projecting".
**The use of mini-flashlights or other reflectors that emit a beam of light is incorrect.
**A simple incandescent lamp or non-directional LED is ideal.
*The eyes are yellow or light orange (amber) in color and sized at 1 to 1.25in (2.5 to 3.2 cm) in diameter.
*Eyes should not bulge out too far from the mask.
**No more than 1” is ideal.
**Unmodified gumball-machine cups are too deep.
*Eyes should be placed below the wearers own eyes, to enhance the “alien look” of the costume.
*Special note: Jawa eyes in ANH are relatively small; Jawa eyes in ROTJ are larger and appear to be amber acrylic cabochons.

Jawa - Hood
*The hood is a separate piece from the robe and is not attached.
*The hood is made of the same material as the robe, and has a hemmed edge.
**A brown, dark brown, rust-brown monks cloth or a similar coarse textured fabric.
*The inside of the hood is lined with solid black fabric.
*Hood should not slouch over the mask.
**To achieve the correct look and maintain proper visibility, a wire or plastic reinforcement is sewn into the edge of the face opening.
*Hood should be sufficiently large to lap over (the robe, hiding the neck opening) and onto the shoulders.
*The front edge of the hood opening have two long “tails” / flaps / strips.
**The flaps cross in the front, pulling the hood closed.
**The flaps continue around the neck and tie loosely in the back.
**The rest of the flaps hang down the back, or can be tucked under the hood.
*The hood may show signs of weathering.

Jawa - Robe
*The robe is made of the same material as the hood.
**A brown, dark brown, rust-brown monks cloth or a similar coarse textured fabric.
*Robe pattern should be such that there are no visible seams.
**Body of robe should be in a “A” line shape, with a wide, full hem (for a child-like appearance).
**If fabric cannot be found wide enough, separate sleeves may be attached. Sleeve seam should be as inconspicuous as possible.
***There should be NO seams down the center back of the robe.
***There should be no seams around the arms (at the biceps), or down the outside of the arms.
*The robe may be sewn closed, or has an off center (to the side) opening that runs the length of the garment.
**Ideally the only visible seam that should appear would be the right and left sides of the body from armpit to hem, and on the underside of the sleeves from armpit to cuff.
*The openings of the sleeves and robe bottom are not roll-hemmed.
**Some fraying at the hem and sleeves, but should not have long loose threads or appear unkempt.
* Robe is weathered with dust and dirt where is would happen naturally, but should not resemble grease marks or staining from wetness.
*Special note: Jawa robes in ANH have sandy clay in places and either tiny bit of fray on the sleeves to none at all; Jawa robes in ROTJ have no sandy colored weathering at all, look generally clean and have frayed sleeves.

Jawa - Undergarments
*Black or brown undergarments are used to cover the arms, legs, and any other areas where skin or clothing might be exposed (such as when moving or kneeling).

Jawa - Gloves
*The gloves are constructed of black, (non-shiny) leather or leather-like material.
**Gloves are plain with no adornments such as buckles or straps.
*Gloves cover the hands and entire wrist.
**Optional: Black short fur may be attached to the gloves on top of the hands and even up the arms.

Jawa - Bandoliers
* At least one (1) bandolier is worn across the chest.
* Bandoliers are of British 1903 pattern, Martini Henry, Turkish Ottoman, Swedish, British, NZ, Australian, Canadian, German or similar recreations, and matching the style in the movie.
*Bandoliers are of brown/black leather or similar looking material and visual weight.
**The bandolier(s) are aged and weathered.
**All metal pieces are dull, worn and scuffed with little or shine to them.
**Chest bandoliers should not be tight up under the armpit area, but should reach at least to the waist.
***Extension straps may be needed for the bandoliers in order for them to hang low enough.

*Up to two (2) bandoliers may be worn at the same time.
**One bandolier across the shoulder to the waist.
**Two crossed over the chest in an “X” formation to the waist.
***Jawas do not wear bandoliers around the waist.

Jawa - Boots
*The boots are wrapped in the same brown textured fabric as used to construct the hood and robe.
*The boots are tall enough to cover the mid-shin or higher.
*The boots are weathered in the same manner as the hood and robe.


Jawa - Vest
*The vest is made of a tan textured, heavy-weight fabric.
*The vest is weathered with various brown colored staining and tattered areas.

Jawa - Ion Blaster
*This is the Jawa's weapon of choice.

Jawa - Holster
*The holster in which to carry the Ion Blaster.

Jawa - Torch welder
The device which is used to attach restraining bolts to the various droids.
* Microflame gas brazing torch or similar.
**Box frame with two (2) control knobs on top, extended torch arm, and cylinders in center.

Jawa - Droid caller
The hand held device which is used to discover the whereabouts and gain the attention of droids.
*Made from a vintage Kobold camera flash, or replica.
**Cylindrical tube with a silver upper section and a black textured lower section, silver rectangle detail piece is attached to center, with several small knobs on side.

Jawa CRL updated on 3/25/2018 by TrooperPX.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI - there are 2 other Jawa proposals in the New Standards proposal forum

Should they be moved here or incorporated or are they different versions?
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