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« on: October 03, 2010 12:06:06 PM »

The ongoing saga of my Halloween costume projects (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359655.msg4215062#msg4215062) continue with this stuffed Wookie project. To recap, my son is 2 and is going to be Han Solo for Halloween. But you can't have Han Solo without his best friend, Chewie, so I decided that instead of making any sort of little gun for Han's holster I would make a Chewbacca stuffie to fit into it.  My first effort in making the stuffie (the only stuffie I had ever made so please excuse the amateur quality of it) took me 6 or 7 hours to complete as I figured out how the heck you work with long fringe faux fur when assembling body parts. He is entirely hand sewn because I couldn't figure out how to use the machine without the fur getting trapped horribly in the seams and the appendages getting flattened at the connection points. Here is the result:

Well, then I started working on the actual holster and it hit me...this Wookie is way too big to fit into the holster. And there is just no way my 2 year old is going to carry it around with him all the time...so I immediately set out and made a smaller version that WOULD actually fit into the holster.  It took me a mere 2 hours this time, and once again he is entirely hand sewn. It might have taken less time if I hadn't been working on it at 2am.

And here he is in the finished holster:

The Halloween projects continue, but that's the end of the toys portion anyway.
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2010 01:06:52 PM »

I think its awesome.  I have been thoroughly enjoying this Halloween project!! Your creativity is amazing!

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010 01:15:02 PM »

I love your wonky little wookie.  (oh, and please take no offense to me using the term 'wonky' I just wanted to use it with wookie...he is truly adorable and I want to squish him.)  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2010 01:16:45 PM »

my stepdad would love this!

« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2010 01:26:44 PM »

most excellent!

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2010 06:48:00 PM »

Thanks everyone - and no offense taken elociNNicole. Smiley 
@LilFiney  - I think I might save up my creativity all year just for Halloween. It also helps that this is apparently my version of nesting. Cheesy
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2010 10:35:25 PM »

I am a big Star Wars fan and think they are really awesome Smiley Well done

« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2010 04:20:24 AM »

So freakin awesome! My hubby would go crazy over this. Very cool and super cute!

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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2010 11:58:28 AM »

They are both so cute, and I just love the whole idea with the holster!

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