Han Solo Riding Chewbacca Costume
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Hans Solo Riding Chewbacca
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This homemade costume for boys entered our 2016 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Jaime, the 'Han Solo Riding Chewbacca' costume creator:
I've seen a lot of "Man riding....xyz" costumes around and since I typically make my son a Star Wars themed costume it started me riffing on the idea. I wondered if anyone had made a Hans Solo riding Chewbacca costume and when I looked around I couldn't find anything. So, I started with trying to see if I could make a stuffed head that resembled Chewie and bought a bargain store stuffed dog, supplemented his head with a stuffed pantyhose and molded his nose and mouth out of modeling clay. The eyes didn't pop in the original puppy dog brown so I ordered more authentic blue ones and managed to find the perfect fur fabric. Unfortunately the head and stuffed legs became so heavy during construction that I almost aborted the whole project. Then I had the brainstorm to turn an old backpack backwards, slide in a piece of pltboard and fasten the Chewie torso and Hans legs to it using shelving brackets (yes, power tools were involved in this creation). Viola! That, along with a sewn in lumbar velcro back brace allowed my son to strap on that portion over the "legs" (I sewed the fur over an old pair of nylon sweatpants.) One coffee dyed Hans henley later, and it all came together. The best part was in how Chewies head bobbed as my son walked around. He even came up with clever banter like "Stop complaining Chewie, I'm not that heavy." and "Of course he shot first; if he didn't you wouldn't be lugging me around." all while pressing a chewbacca sound maker. It was quite the hit.