After making C3PO amigurumi, I decided it was only natural to move on to another one of R2D2 and C3PO’s friends…Chewbacca (aka Chewie)! And I had recently experimented with combing out this very fuzzy, furry yarn called Sensations Beautiful Yarn from Jo-Ann’s, to give the illusion of soft fur when I was making a maltipoo puppy amigurumi (don’t worry, post about that creation will come soon!), so I was excited to put that technique to the test on Chewie too!
Warning: the lighting of these pictures for Chewie were not ideal…unfortunately we didn’t have much time to do a proper glamour shoot of Chewie at his best, since it was made as a gift for my brother, the Star Wars fanatic/website manager that inspired us to make Star Wars amigurumi, and we had to give him away before we could schedule the makeup artist and hairstylist…haha jk =P. I went off of my rabbit amigurumi pattern again (I love that pattern, it has a great body proportion for all the cute things I like to create…and I swear I’m not just saying that cus I’m totally biased…hopefully you’ll believe me on this haha!), and used the Beautiful Sensations yarn instead of worsted weight yarn. Then I combed out the yarn on Chewie’s head until hairs started coming out, and used my fingers to sculpt his beautiful locks of hair, just like how it looks in the movies.
We created his belt? or purse strap? from strips of black felt and snippets of silver wired ribbon (yes, the exact same one we used for R2D2). That was a lot of tiny snippets…
And then I ran to my sewing laser-precise felt-cutting sister and asked her to help me with sewing a small pouch out of beige felt for Chewie. Who knew Chewie had such fancy taste in purses…this is fancier than what I can get from Coach!
Of course, I had to add my pink cheekies! I guess the makeup artist and hairstylist did make it on time after all…
Yay! What a great group of friends! Bigfoot/yeti, nerdy robot, pro-wrestling champ…the best combo of BFFs ever.
Is it just me, or does R2D2 have this look of fear in his beady little safety eye that says, “It’s getting awfully crowded in here! No more Star Wars amigurumi friends please, I don’t even have space to roll anymore!”
Thanks for looking!!