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WIP "Kabe" (little bat alien from the Cantina)

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smoothrat    1

I've been building this costume for a friend, and thought I would share the progress.

Kabe is the little bat-like alien at the cantina in Mos Eisley, squeaking at the bartender for a drink.  She's also apparently part of a local thieving crew, along with Muftak.

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Reference photos, including some great "behind the scenes" pictures that show details of the fabric, designs, mask, etc.

Kabe reference -- tumblr_nd3ti8nT1d1rfeqjso1_400.jpg

Kabe reference -- 361a_845x485p.jpg

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Kabe reference -- 14706374366_b3a10f4727_o.jpg

Kabe reference -- kabe-star-wars-mos-eisley-cantina.jpg

Kabe reference -- Star-Wars-CAntina-costume-2.jpg

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The mask was built from foam, using a helmet as the base.  

Eyes are clear half spheres, painted black from the inside.

Ears and nose are made from layered foam.

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Padded with cushion foam and batting to get the final shape.

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The finished costume.  It debuted at DragonCon, where we were able to attend a panel by one of the builders about the creation of the original cantina creatures.

Working on getting it approved now.

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