Size of wookie braids

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    Size of wookie braids

    Hey everyone,

    could someone tell me the movie accurate size/length of those wookie braids?

    few months ago I bought a set off ebay (yes, the beginners faults) and they really seem to be much too short ...

    Would be very nice if someone could give me the accurate data.


    Manuel

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    Re: Size of wookie braids

    I'd also like to know this. Plus, someone tell me what the screen-accurate colors are, how many of each color and which ones are connected. I believe the ESB scalps merely drape over the shoulder, and only one is connected back to itself (the blonde one, if I recall) under the armpit.

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    Re: Size of wookie braids

    Manuel, do a search for Julie hers are the best!

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    Re: Size of wookie braids

    As sixxgun said, Julie makes the best replicas I have seen, but in direct answer to your questions, the colors, length and number of braids vary depending on which version of the costume you plan to replicate!

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    Re: Size of wookie braids

    Also Julie has a album with WIP's with rulers for scale.

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    Re: Size of wookie braids

    Julie's are beautiful, but last I heard there was an issue - maybe she's not doing them anymore? Can't recall to be honest.

    The only other suggestion I can make is to look at Art's photos of them. They are VERY detailed and you should be able to make a set based on his pics, at least an ROTJ set.

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    Re: Size of wookie braids

    Hi Manuel,

    Here's a link to the 2nd run of horsehair wookie braids I'm finishing up:

    http://imageevent.com/justjulie/wookiebraids2ndrun

    This is a link to the set I made for the JB Project:

    http://imageevent.com/justjulie/jbproject

    Do you want to know specific lengths/widths for ROTJ or ESB braids?

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    Re: Size of wookie braids

    I personally would LOVE to know the specific lengths/widths you're using especially since you're no longer taking business for new runs. I'm going to be needing a new set and would love to hear how to make the best possible.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Size of wookie braids

    webchief said: View Post
    I personally would LOVE to know the specific lengths/widths you're using especially since you're no longer taking business for new runs. I'm going to be needing a new set and would love to hear how to make the best possible.

    Thanks!
    If you don't mind waiting until after the holidays, I've been working on a picture tutorial. I can't believe no one's done a tutorial on the braids, so I'm actually going to sit down & do one. I'm working on gathering all the data I've collected about the braids into one area.

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    Re: Size of wookie braids

    Nice idea. Thanks Julie for sharing this. Although I doubt that anybody here has this great talent as you have doing those braids. ;-)

    Itīs pitty to have missed the 2nd run ...

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    Re: Size of wookie braids

    mmgraphics said: View Post
    Nice idea. Thanks Julie for sharing this. Although I doubt that anybody here has this great talent as you have doing those braids. ;-)

    Itīs pitty to have missed the 2nd run ...

    Believe me, I wish I could keep up with the demand.

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