Links and BooksWith the Tusken Raider being seen very little in the movies, there are not too many places I can send you that wil help with the creation of the Tusken Raider costume.
Obi Wan's Jedi Academy has some good Tusken Raider tips too. Check in the "Costuming Tips" section when you get there.
John's Spot on the Web has a little information on what was used for the ILM bandoliers and the Gaffi stick.
Kryat Clan Discussion forums this is the 501st costume club website for Tusken Raider discussion. Great people and a ton of information on here about building the tusken costume. The community is hardcore too, so be on your best tusken behavior when posting questions.
Reference BooksThe Tusken Raider is kind of difficult to find pictures of. The few that are out there are very scatttered across books and magazines. Basically I think there are about 7 different pictures of the Tusken Raiders in books and that's about it. Most of the good refeernce materials for the costume will be coming off of watching the Star Wars Videos.
"The Star Wars Visual Dictionary" has a great full page image of a Tusken Raider and his gaffi stick. A must buy for reference material. It runs for about $15.00 plus shipping on Amazon.com.
"The Star Wars Episode 1 Visual Dictionary" has a great full page image of a Tusken Raider and the rifle that they used to shoot at podracers with (totally different rifle than what they used in A NEW HOPE). Another must buy for reference material. It runs for about $15.00 plus shipping on Amazon.com.
"The Star Wars Episode 2 Visual Dictionary" has a great full page image of a Tusken Raider, the Female Tuusken Raider and a Tusken Raider Child. It runs for about $19.00 plus shipping on Amazon.com.
"The Complete Visual Dictionary of Star Wars " Combines all 4 Visual Distionary books into one. This book includdes a couple extra pages of characters that were over looked in the orginal smaller books, and it includes a couple extra images of Different Tusken raider Rifles and Gaffi sticks. The Complete VD runs for about $40.00 plus shipping on Amazon.com, but has been seen as low as $22.00 from time-to-time.
"Majic of the Myth" was made in celebration of the Smithsonian Star Wars exhibit that happened back in 1997. It has a great shot of the Tusken Raider that was displayed at the Exhibit. It was a very large reference image for the tusken head. The book runs for about $35.00 plus shipping on Amazon.com.
The "Star Wars Chronicles" is the mother of all Star Wars reference books. Over 300 full color pages of studio shots of all the props from the Star wars movies. I cannot stress how well done and detailed this book is. If Lucas would only allow this kind of quality in all his licenced items, we would be some uber-happy fans. (grin) It has One page dedicated to the Tusken Raider. There are about 6 different photos on the page. One is a rare photo of a Star Wars film crew member holding the Tusken Raider rifle that they used in one of the shots in SW:A New Hope. Sweet!
It's a bit pricey at over $105.00 but the price tag is definetly worth it for the level quality that went into this book. You can get a great discount on it at Amazon.com.
The Prop Builder's Molding And Casting Handbook by Thurston James is a major refernece book for prop builders. It costs about $17.00 U.S. and shows, in Step by Step instruction, about 8 different ways to make a mold. It also goes into great detail how to build a Vacuumform Machine. I cannot stress enough about the importance of owning this book. Amazon.com has it instock.
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