Fat Guys Like Star Wars Too!

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by GersonSith, May 13, 2002.

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  1. GersonSith Jedi Master

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    Apr 30, 2002
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    Hey, I just was wondering if any of you had any idea, besides Jabba, a Gammorean, or the Rancor Keeper, that a big guy can use as a costume. I made a jedi outfit for EpII, but it doesn't really look right to have a fat jedi. Just wondering, please give me some ideas. Thanks
  2. Darth_Dra-aken Jedi Youngling

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    Apr 4, 2002
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    There was a Jedi in the comics, (Jedi Council: Acts of war) called Micah who was pretty big, also Porkins in ANH, or you could go as the Death Star ;)

    j/k :)
  3. SpyBoy Jedi Knight

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    Apr 27, 2002
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    Boss Nass too... thats all that leaps to mind.
  4. surlygirlie Manager Emeritus

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    Hmmmm... Orn Free Taa?
    It would take loads of make up and prosthetic work, but it would be super cool to see somebody do it.


    -sg
  5. Talon_Wolfe Jedi Master

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    Apr 8, 2002
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    You could say you are from a planet where everyone looks like you. :)

    How about a bounty hunter? They come in all shapes and sizes. So do members of the senate.

    The ewoks were a bit rotund as well.

    I am sure you will look great as a jedi. I remember seeing the chubby jedi from the comics. He had a weird haircut, but he fought with two sabers.

    Talon
  6. SaberSlinger Jedi Master

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    Aug 28, 2001
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    You could always be an Imperial or Rebel officer too. The things you'd need would be easy to find and it wouldn't be too expensive.


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  7. Desann2002 Jedi Youngling

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    Apr 13, 2002
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    what about that big rodian guy from JKII, he was big, very big........

    by the way, remembered his name ..... Its was Relo Baruuke, and i am trying to hide my size (i dont think i'm fat, just big) for my film so i am trying to make a muscle suit so that i even out, but no one wants to help me on how to make it......:(
  8. bebo_lokk Jedi Knight

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    Aug 16, 2001
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    I made a Tusken costume that fit my cousin who is about twice my size.
  9. Macho Jedi Master

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    Sep 21, 2001
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    how about porkins?
  10. Dorme Force Ghost

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    Sep 12, 2001
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    Oooohh! Porkins, that's what I was thinkin'!

    Go for it, and MTFBWY!!! ;)

    -~Dormé~-

    ps. Hats off to your honesty about your sturdy thing! :) That's the courage of a Jedi knight... or I think I'll sort you into GRYFFINDOR!!!! (har har) *laughs at her own "clever" wit* :D
  11. rtoodeetwo Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 29, 1999
    I'm fat too and my wife just finish our Jedi Knight costumes. So don't worry about it.
  12. Nostradamus Jedi Master

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    Why not a Gamorrean guard?

    I have never seen anyone do one well or at all for that matter of fact!


    I have seen plenty of 'heavy Jedi'. I will count myself as one. I have also seen stormtroopers that come in all shapes and sizes.
    I don't know how many times I have heard the "aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?" line. That is fine, because it is funny and I like to laugh.

    But, if you have the natural shape for a Gamorrean guard, PLEASE don't be afraid to GO FOR IT!
    I know people will be amazed and think it is the coolest thing they have ever seen if you do a good one.
    It has a mask, so no one will know who you are!

  13. evlsith Jedi Padawan

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    May 7, 2002
    OK so does anyone have any patterns for us fat guys to use to make jedi costumes??
  14. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    Mar 22, 2001
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    im a fat jedi, got a problem?
  15. StormtrooperPrincess Jedi Knight

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    Apr 10, 2002
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    There's also Dexter Jettster (the guy who owns the diner) which would be cool if you could figure out how to do the extra set of arms and the head. If you want more of a "flashy" costume, the senator idea would be great. And different; not many people pick unknown characters like that. Look to Renaissance England for inspiration for senators, since that era was an inspiration for many of Amidala's gowns.

    I, personally, don't think it would be odd to see "heavy Jedi" running around. When you have all kinds of species as Jedi, why worry about size?
  16. SaberSlinger Jedi Master

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    Oh - I forgot about Sio Bibble. That would be an easy costume too.


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  17. Mrs_MayimNaar Jedi Master

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    Feb 14, 2002
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    Jabba the hut!

    and get a chick dressed like Leia to walk around with you!
  18. Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus

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    Hee, I'm a fat Jedi too, but not for long! Joined Weight Watchers and take lightsaber classes twice a week. 20 lbs. and counting! And I don't have to give up ice cream!

    I kind of like the Senator idea. Those long robes in rich fabrics DO look very regal and imposing.

    But there is Porkins... and pilots are so... [face_love]
  19. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    Mar 22, 2001
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    have you tried slim fast? no joke, it works! if you follow the directions...
  20. Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus

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    Years ago I tried SlimFast. It tasted awful. Was hungry ALL the time. Lost 6 lbs. That was it. Gained it all back.

    Trust me. WW is WAY better. You can eat or drink ANYTHING YOU WANT... ice cream, beer, Chinese food... the key is portion size. I eat 4 meals a day (B,L,D plus a mid-afternoon snack), with generous side dishes of veggies which help fill me up. Drink lots of water which fills me up AND keeps weight off by making sure that I'm not retaining water due to dehydration. No special foods to buy or eat (except for those veggies).

    And (for me the hardest part) exercise classes twice a week, with 10 minutes of moderate excercise (a walk around the block) every day. I figured if I REALLY wanted to be a Jedi, I had to walk the walk, which must include health and fitness. Not to mention a family history of diabetes that I want to avoid getting if possible. I need to be getting more exercise to make a spectacular change. I'll get there eventually. Am taking on a third class (epee sword fighting) this summer.

    I may never look like Depa Billaba or Adi Gallia (sigh) but it's nice not to have to do *all* my shopping at Lane Bryant.

    I still like the Porkins idea. Pilots. [face_love]
  21. Nostradamus Jedi Master

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    Mar 2, 2000
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    I lost 25 pounds since last Halloween.

    My motivation = stormtrooper armor.

    :)
  22. SpyBoy Jedi Knight

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    Apr 27, 2002
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    I was thinkin` at the midnight sessions it would be cool to see a guy as jabba, but alas no one seems to have that much rubber.
  23. Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus

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    Never hurts to have motivation! Hm, maybe I should go to "Community" and start the "Jedi Weight-Loss" thread...

    Jabba WOULD be a cool costume... for about 10 minutes. But having to drag a heavy tail around for much longer... uh-uh. Cooler to look at than to wear, I expect!
  24. darth_hair Force Ghost

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    May 8, 2001
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    IM NOT THE THINEST GUY AND I DID A SITH COSTUME . I THINK MOSTLY IT HAS MORE TO DO WITH HOW YOU FEEL . THE QUALITY OF THE COSTUME HELPS TOO . IM A HEFTY SITH , BUT IM A HEFTY SITH WITH A SWEET COSTUME !
  25. Jedi-Finney Force Ghost

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    Mar 22, 2001
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    well i am not like extremely obese or anything but i need to loose some weight to get some clone trooper armor to fit, i have been using slim fast for like 3 weeks, i've lost about 15 pounds, doesnt taste bad at all... it never hurts to try it... i feel pretty good that i did actually... people look at me weird when i buy it but i say screw you to them at least i'm loosing weight!
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