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Happy TaunTaun by Zhon Happy TaunTaun by Zhon
Tauntaun's Debut at Starfest 2009

Isn't she such a happy tauntaun?!?!

I absolutely hated the way I put her together so fast, and everyone kept bugging me to enter the cosume contest.
So I did...
Got 1st place in the Media Sci-Fi category!

WEWT!

She is made of rabbit fur, sheep fur, real ram horns, taxidermy eyes, cast claws and every one of those eyelashes was individually plugged in!!!! Lots of hard work on the face... shitty job on the bodysuit!
Her jaw opens and closes with my jaw for full talkative interactions.
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:iconfiredanceryote:
firedanceryote Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Did you use a taxidermy head form as the base? Or carve your own? If you used a base mind sharing which one you used? I'm planning a fake taun taun head mount ;)
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Zhon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Honestly, I carved down a Nyala taxidermy head form and just added the horns and furred it! :)
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firedanceryote Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ahhh that's what it is! I was guessing it was a deer or antelope of some kind, but I couldn't figure out which one.
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Narci-at-Deviant Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
This is amazing. It looks so real. I admire that you used real fur, horns and that the jaw moves. That must have taken forever. The eyes are what really makes it look real though. FANTASTIC.
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Zhon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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HellaBadScrub Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
....So that's a no for cutting it open and sleeping inside?
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
ROFL!!!!!

Probably not....unless you offer the Tauntaun macadamia nut cookies. Then it may consider....
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HellaBadScrub Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Aw shoot. Fresh outta those. Dang, I could have had me a Tauntaun
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SanzosKitten Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
It's gorgeous and I bet the real fur gives it an extra special something. I'm not all for using real fur for the whole outfit, but around the face in limited amounts doesn't seem so bad. It probably lays better anyways. And at least it's getting used instead of rotting somewhere.
The eyelashes and nose are AMAZING.
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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SanzosKitten Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
You're welcome <3
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Skaros444 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist
Holy Frick! I really should have gone to star fest! This costume is great!
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankies! :D
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Skaros444 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist
:D
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KazultheDragon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these critters <3
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MagicallyCapricious Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
do want. but I prolly cant buy it xD

lol, man, my bro would love to see this, I gotta get him to see this.
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bear48 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional
This is so freacking wonderful
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Kyo-Cat-San Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
You really need to open up for costume commissions, Zhon...you'll make a TON of money, you're amazing!!
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah.... maybe... I need more freetime in order to do that sortof thing as a job.
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ESUTERURE2006 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
If I didn't know you I wouldn't like it since you made it from real fur.

But I love it yo!, it is awesome!, how long did it take?
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Zhon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
LoL! It's only maybe 20% real fur. The bodysuit is predominately faux fur.
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ESUTERURE2006 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Okay I got you.
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FeyAlbino Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist
The face is BEAUTIFUL! the ears look are bit too plushie for my taste. still i love it.
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, the ears I had used feathers on the inside... way too poofy, but it kinda worked out.
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Chibideathdragon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
so cute and fluffy!!! i want to give it a hug
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol! Hug it then slice it open?! XD
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Moongara Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Congrats on first, its a hell of a costume.
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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lindsaytron Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
*slices open tauntaun*
and i thought they smelled bad on the outside!!!

ahahahaha!!!

...

...but seriously,
friggin FNATASTIC.
great job, lee!!!
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Zhon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
ROFL!!!!!!
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firedanceryote Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
TAUN TAUN!!!!!!! :D Best thing in StarWars period :D There are WAY too few Taun Taun costumes around. I can tell you you own one of only two that exist. Wookiee owns the other. ;p I want one someday :)
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Zhon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahahah! I agree!!! But I gotta say that Boga is my favourite beastie from Star Wars.

This girl will be up on e-bay soon, everyone will know through my journal
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firedanceryote Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Warggg... I know I will never be able to afford it, but I hope it goes to a good hope. It's AMAZING :D Boga is cool, but taun tauns are still my favorite. I try grab up any taun taun items at cons :p
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lamelobo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
WOW, when i saw your taun taun images..i was thinking... wow!This is so awsome!!!

for putting it together quickly friend you did a most awesome job, the eyes, and horn details rock. i also love the claws...the whole thing is great !!!!
I love how you added the realistic animal elements to her...!!! Super cool indeed. If i could say so..i would want a taun taun from you too!!
i really love it...and heck yes..first place congrads...She rocks!!!!
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Zhon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD
Thank you so much! :bow:
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RanaElaseim Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats on first!!!!! That's awesome!!!! You totally deserve it with this though! She's adorable!!!
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :hug:
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GrimAngel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
good job, i wouldn't even cute her open to stay warm =P
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
ROFL!
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khotia Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Cool.
You must've killed lotsa rabbit I guess:O..lolXD
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
LoL! It was only 3 skins.... the bodysuit was all fake fur.
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khotia Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Muahahah.. just kidding ya mate.. I :heart: your art..

Hope Pam doesn't know about this..lol...:love:
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
pretty damn awesome!! Congrats on the win :D It's not everyday you see actual taxidermy being used to convey a character from film.
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Zhon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD
Thank you very much!

I'm hoping to sell her on e-bay...soon. Everyone will know.
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UndeadPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
That is too freaking cool!
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankies! :D
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Zen-Art-Gallery Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Student Photographer
OMG seriously! I want one!!!
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD
This girl will be going up on ebay soon-ish... after I get pro shots.
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EatToast Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
you're way too cool to be hanging out with me. this is awesome.
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
ROFL! Naww... you are way more badass than I am!
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