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Hondo Ohnaka Costume

I loved Hondo from the Clone Wars series. His attitude, demeanor, and especially his style.

His costume changed later in the Clone Wars series. This build is for his season 4-5 appearance.

Here is the costume for Hondo A (Seasons 1-3) and Hondo B (Seasons 4-5)

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I started by purchasing a mask. I didn’t want a latex mask. Latex doesn’t seem to last as long or hold up under as much use. I found a Etsy shop (WulwhitesWorkshop) that makes awesome masks. He made and painted a Animated Weequay and even punctured / pulled yarn for hair through. This picture is as he just painted it (still drying). It is not shiny anymore.

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Once received, I started tweaking. I picked up some earrings in varying sizes and pierced Hondo’s ears.

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I also ordered a few gold chain necklaces and worked up magnetic clasps that would keep them on. The one that looks like a ball is the magnetic clasp.

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I wanted to have as close to accurate as possible. So, I replaced the yarn with something closer. Hondo has thick strands in the show, and the closest thing is leather strips. I purchased a few spools of leather and went to work.

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I also braided white and grey yarn for the left pigtail. Both pigtails have real leather strips (orange & red). I also completed them with PVC rings.

 

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To be continued…