With all the press on the new Star Wars Episode VII trailer, it is easy to forget the iconic original case of George Lucas’ original trilogy. Playing alongside the handsome Harrison Ford is the large, furry Chewbacca. While not originally loved by his co-star this one of a kind co-pilot has made his way into star wars merchandise for generations. A legendary Wookie, his language, size and reported smell have worked their way into the hearts of all Star Wars fans. Originally portrayed by Peter Mayhew in the original trilogy, fans were ecstatic to see his reprisal in the new disney adapted movies. Originating from his home planet of Kashyyyk, this 8 foot tall, 200 year old Wookie was named by Entertainment Weekly one of the “Greatest Sidekicks” in film history. Starring in the original trilogy and the hit animated show Star Wars Clone Wars, in his time Chewwy saved Asoka Tano, Annakin Skywalker’s Padawan learner way before ever meeting Han Solo. Progressing to play a part in the rescue of Leia and Luke Skywalker and Han Solo hi fair share of times, Chewwy is an irreplaceable member of the Star wars cast.
Cosplaying in a group of star wars fans, or looking for an easy any-body-type acceptable option, you can easily gender-bend this character. All you need is the following items to make your own iconic Chewbacca costume cosplay.
Chewbacca Costume: The Basics
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