Mask, Chewbacca, 1977
To form the foundation of the Chewbacca costume head, Stuart Freeborn created a foam latex mask over a resin mold of Peter Mayhew’s face. Chewbacca’s fur—a blend of yak and human hair—was glued onto the latex face mask and woven into a knit wool lining that covered Mayhew’s head and neck.
Artist(s) / maker(s)
Designed by Ralph McQuarrie, built by Stuart Freeborn
24 x 12 x12 in.
Gift of Stuart Freeborn
On view in Behind the Screen
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