COSPLAY REVIEW: Out of This World Tarfful Cosplay

GS Wookie Cosplay

From cosplayer/youtuber plaigeous comes THIS STUPIDLY AWESOME Tarfful cosplay. One of the best cosplays ever.

At 8ft2, Tarfful (a Wookie from Revenge of The Sith) isn’t the easiest character to cosplay, given the height and practicality of the costume. Here’s what plaigeous had to say about it:

“This costume test was to see how an 8′ 2″ wookie costume would work in a practical way. Overcoming the difficulties of running, fighting, kneeling, rough terrain, etc. whilst wearing 15 inch stilts. Shooting on a Red MX camera it was also important to see how something this large would be framed in shot with other characters and how to light it correctly.

The costume is based on Tarfful the Wookie from Start Wars Episode III The Revenge of the Sith. 
It was made by me in my workshops in Ireland. It consists of an underskull with moving jaw, which activates the sound system. There is also a muscle undersuit which bulks out the hand latch-hooked hair outersuit. The stilts are heavily modified plasterers stilts cast inside huge rubber feet that articulate when walking to help with a more natural gate. You can follow my other build updates on Twitter.”

But plaigeous has managed to pull it off. The craftsmanship, finishes and the amount of time that has clearly been put into this are incredible. The number of pieces that make up the suit, the fur, the fiberglass underskull, it’s ALL amazing.

Photos of the making process can be seen here, showing the costume from start to finish. It’s amazing to see all the detail and effort that’s been put into it and the hard work really paid off!

 

 

Above is a time-lapse video of plaigeous suiting up. Seeing it like this means you can see just how many pieces make up the full costume. It looks incredibly heavy… I’d hate to be walking around a convention in that, let alone competing in a cosplay competition!

One of the best cosplays I’ve seen, based on the challenge of the costume, thought put into it and the craftsmanship. What do you think of this wonderful Wookie?

Plaigeous’ other work on youtube is well worth a look. There are lots of mini videos for different sections of different projects.

And if that isn’t enough Wookie goodness for you, then here’s Tarfful busting some badass moves at Heroes and Legends. You’re welcome.

 

Source: GeekTyrant

Reporter: Jess Hawke

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