Building the Star Wars Rancor Costume, Part 3

For the third part of our Rancor suit walkthrough, Frank shows us how he sculpted the incredibly detailed Rancor head. This clay sculpture weighed 300 pounds, and was based on Phil Tippett’s original puppet sculpture for Return of the Jedi. Plus, we talk about the electronics solution that allows Frank to look around while wearing the suit! (Thanks to Model-Space.com for sponsoring this project!)

Shot and edited by Norman Chan

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7 thoughts on “Building the Star Wars Rancor Costume, Part 3

  1. Well that answers a question I mailed to Norm last week 🙂 thank you for posting this fine video, informative and inspirational in one neat package.

  2. Wow 300 lbs of clay. I’m glad that it didn’t fall over! And it’s cool to see that the clay holds its form and detail even with so much weight.

    For anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area interested in classes and materials for cosplay mold making stuff I would highly recommend checking out Douglass and Sturgess. I wonder if someone there worked on Yoda because there are a bunch of casts of Yoda around the store.

    http://goo.gl/2M2e8p

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/douglas-and-sturgess-san-francisco

  3. I am really enjoying the series on making the Rancor – Frank, you and your team are amazing. Norm, your input is great.

  4. I love how, in the timelaps, out of no where Frank starts pounding the caly with a mallet! 😀

    I want a Frankcor head, mounted on a wooden board, to hang on my wall. That would be awesome!!

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    I need this in my house….

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