Chewbacca Costume Guide

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If you’re a Star Wars fan, then you know that Chewbacca is an iconic character. And if you’re going to cosplay as Chewbacca, you’ll want to make sure your costume is authentic. So how can you do that? Read on for tips on creating a realistic Chewbacca costume.

About Chewbacca

Chewbacca, also known as “Chewie,” is a hero of the Rebel Alliance. He’s a particularly close friend to Han Solo and was instrumental in helping him rescue Princess Leia from Darth Vader. Chewbacca wears a bandolier with ammo cartridges across his chest. In addition, he has a gun on each hip and a bandoleer of bullets over his shoulder.

What Does Chewbacca Look Like?

Chewbacca is covered in long, thick, brown hair. His face has black eyes and prominent white eyebrows. Chewbacca’s outfit is made up of a leather bandoleer across his chest, ammo cartridges on the bandoleer, and not much else, at least in his usual depiction in the original Star Wars trilogy.


How to Dress Like Chewbacca


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Fur

Chewbacca’s outfit consists of the long, thick brown hair covering his body. You’ll want to make sure you have enough fur in your Chewbacca cosplay to cover most of your body. The best way you can do this is by buying a large amount of faux fur or fake fur fabric and cutting it into strips that are about 1.5 inches wide. You can either sew the pieces together or use hot glue to attach them to a simple brown shirt and pants that you’ll wear underneath your Chewbacca costume.

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Face and Hair

Chewbacca’s face is black with two large white eyebrows. You can make your Chewbacca outfit look more realistic by using makeup to paint black around your eyes and on your nose. Use white eyebrow pencils or white greasepaint to draw Chewbacca’s unique eyebrows above and around the black areas that you painted into your skin.

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Bowcaster

Most people think of Chewbacca as a peaceful character, but he’s also quite deadly with his trusty bowcaster. The word “bowcaster” is another term for crossbow. If you want to dress authentically like Chewbacca, then you’ll need to get yourself a real crossbow and paint it brown, silver, and black. A crossbow alone won’t make your Chewbacca outfit look real, though…

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Bandolier & Accessories

To complete this costume you’ll also need to add something like a bandolier filled with red-and-white energy capsules across your chest; some dark brown shoes; and one each of the following:

  • a blaster
  • a pouch of ammo
  • a bandolier of bullets
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DIY Costume Tutorials

Cosplay Examples

Wrapping Up

If you’re looking for some new cosplay ideas, this is your chance to try dressing like a Chewbacca. It doesn’t matter if it’s Halloween or not, because this furry friend has been one of the most popular costumes in recent years. You’ll be able to find plenty of inspiration on YouTube and Pinterest with tutorials on how to get started! Have fun making your costume!

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