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Greedo Eyes?

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by JangoFett316, Jul 29, 2003.

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  1. JangoFett316

    JangoFett316 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Hey there. I have a Don Post Greedo mask, and I was wondering if anyone has replaced the plastic eyes with something better. I want to make it somewhat wearable, so I'm going to cut the rubber middles in them so the vision improves.
    I still have the original cheap plastic eyes, is there anyway to tint those to make em look more realistic? Or is there a better replacement for the eyes somewhere?
    Any help is appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. Skaught

    Skaught Jedi Master star 2

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    You could try painting the insides with green stained glass paint (available at most craft stores). Do light coats and roll it around in you hands while it dries to prevent it from pooling in the bottom/center. I did this to make some Jawa eyes.

    Scott
     
  3. Forcebewitya

    Forcebewitya Jedi Padawan star 4

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    about Jawa eyes...what exactly do you use to make them?

    Forcebewitya!
     
  4. Skaught

    Skaught Jedi Master star 2

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    I got some of those little gumball macine style containers that hold toy rings. Not the big round kind but a smaller mini version. I painted the inside yellow with stained glass paint and the base I painted chrome to relfect the light. I cut a hold in the base and hot glued a Christmas tree light bulb inside.

    Scott
     
  5. Maleficant

    Maleficant Jedi Knight star 5

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    Hey Skaught, I would like to see a pic of those Jawa eyes if you have any.
     
  6. Skaught

    Skaught Jedi Master star 2

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    Here's the only pick I have of the eyes. Later I thought he looked to "bug eyed", so I cut some foam and put it around the eyes to raise the face up and make the eyes flush with the surface. I added more strips of black fabric after that.

    [image=http://www.skaught.com/starwars/images/jawa_head.jpg]
     
  7. Forcebewitya

    Forcebewitya Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Those eyes look fantastic. I asked becuase my little brother is going to be a Jawa for a local con costume contest. I will have to take your advice then and help him to that. Thanks

    Forcebewitya!
     
  8. JangoFett316

    JangoFett316 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Thanks for the advice, Skaught. I'll probably end up trying what you suggested. Anyone have any other ideas?
     
  9. Skaught

    Skaught Jedi Master star 2

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    I'm not sure how my Jawa eyes would work on person...they probably wouldn't be able to see out of them. Mine are on a mannequin - not a wearable costume.

    Scott
     
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