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The Wookster (Ben)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject: Storing a mask: Reply with quote

Sorry if their is a thread for this already, I didn't see one but I just wanted to see what you guys are using to store/transport your masks to and from events. I found a large black wig case about 15 1/2" in diameter and roughly 20" tall. It has a post for a mannequin head to fit inside to put the mask on to keep it from rolling around. It was expensive ($80) but you can't put a price on peace of mind knowing that my mask (and hair) will be in one piece when I get to my destination. Are their cheaper alternatives out there?





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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just carry mine...

Always fun watching the looks on peoples faces when I walk around with a Chewie head. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I've done that as well but it kinda ruins the element of surprise at an event. Plus, you can't really set it down anywhere without the fear of it rolling off of a table onto the floor. I used to cram mine into my costume box and when I closed the lid, it would leave an indentation on top of the head.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a really creepy photo. It looks you killed Chewbacca and are preparing to make Wookiee stew.

Seriously, though. Good find. How much does the case weigh? How many latches does it have?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your right, it does look creepy now I look at it again lol.

The case only weighs less than 2 lbs. It's vinyl and plastic and has a hinge on the back and 1 latch on the front. These can be found on EBay from $40-100 depending on how fancy you want to get. The case is important to me for traveling purposes. Hopefully I can carry it on a plane without checking it in.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GotWookiee wrote:
That's a really creepy photo. It looks you killed Chewbacca and are preparing to make Wookiee stew.

Seriously, though. Good find. How much does the case weigh? How many latches does it have?


THAT WAS MY FIRST THOUGHT ALSO! AWESOME PIC! ROTF

That's a GREAT idea. I will have to find one for my Chewie. I always carry mine. I set it on a stand made from a ply wood bottom and a big dowel that sticks upward to hold the head. (kind of like a vertical paper towel holder)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's exactly what I've used in the past but wanted something better to store it in. I haven't travelled with my suit yet but figured the wig box makes a great storage container for it.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Wookster wrote:
That's exactly what I've used in the past but wanted something better to store it in. I haven't travelled with my suit yet but figured the wig box makes a great storage container for it.



I can just see TSA now as they scan your Chewie Head......."ummmm, we have a problem here. There is a HEAD in this case...." LOL
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to derail the thread, but I packed my Chewie (mask and all except the feet) into a rolling suitcase when I went to CV. When I got there and unpacked, I had a little note from the friendly TSA people saying that they manually inspected my case. I would imagine that looked pretty funny going through the scanners!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a derail at all Chris. In fact, this post is really seeing how you guys pack your gear. I for one didn't want to store my mask in any old tub or case because of the fear of damage it might endure. I knew a guy who used to just throw his in a box and one time when he arrived at an event, the jaw and teeth got broken from poor storage. If their is enough interest here in maybe purchasing decent storage cases for masks, I could ask around and see if we could get a good deal on these.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right now, I found that my stilts fit perfectly with the toes pointing up in the bottom of my storage tub (I have one of those 50 gallon rolling Stanley monsters, but it works GREAT!!) and I set my mask down on top of the leg part of the stilts. The bandolier goes in between the stilts so the only thing that goes on top of the mask is the pants and shirt. It's worked well - although I do have to do some hair brushing and straightening on the mask when I take it out, but nothing serious.

I do like the wig box idea, though. I may have to do some measuring and see how big I would need.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, me too.
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