The Making of Adam Savage's Chewbacca Mask!

  • Published on Nov 30, 2017
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    What's underneath all that Wookiee fur? We visit Tom Spina Designs, the workshop where Adam's beautiful Chewbacca mask was crafted, to dive deep into the mask-making process. Adam and Tom walk through the many parts of Chewbacca, going over little-known details about how the original mask was designed and fabricated by Stuart Freeborn for Star Wars.
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Comments • 364

  • Adam Savage’s Tested
    Adam Savage’s Tested  2 months ago +3

    Find Tom Spina Designs' work at:

  • Jeremy Alvarado
    Jeremy Alvarado 4 days ago

    Unbelievably awesome! How much hair was used of each color for the suit?

  • Alex F
    Alex F 22 days ago +1

    Young Peter Mayhew looks a little like Alfred Hitchcock.

  • Leigh Guptill
    Leigh Guptill Month ago

    This is great! I love it... BUT, it would be nice if Adam wouldn't interrupt all the time.

  • Philip Defibaugh
    Philip Defibaugh Month ago

    I really enjoyed this. Making rubber latex masks are a huge hobby of mine.

  • Indiana Jones
    Indiana Jones Month ago +2

    R.I.P Peter Mayhew

  • Tobias Smedvik Johnsen

    R.I.P Peter Mayhew... we cant thank you enough for what you have given us...

  • phoenixman8569
    phoenixman8569 Month ago +2

    The actor who played Chewbacca in the original movies Peter Mayhew just passed away R.I.P. you were the true "chewy"...

  • Jacob Navarro
    Jacob Navarro Month ago

    Rip Peter Mayhew

  • Brian Mansell
    Brian Mansell 4 months ago

    Please do that guy the courtesy of blackening your lids when you wear that costume. That dude is amazing. Dibs on that guy, for any team, for any project, ever.

  • candycabngfl
    candycabngfl 4 months ago

    The level of enthusiasm that most every FX person has for their craft always amazes me. Very cool to see people who truly love what they do.

  • Geovanni Leøn
    Geovanni Leøn 5 months ago

    Adam I love you but i want to see the "making of", not a video explaning how you made it!

  • Just(A)Theory
    Just(A)Theory 5 months ago

    this make me feel somewhat better for the amount i just spent on a latex mask...... cause id be surprised if this didnt cost a whole lot more than mine did xD

  • Accidental music
    Accidental music 5 months ago

    Amazing all this detail for like 30 minutes of screen time.

  • David Kirchhoff
    David Kirchhoff 5 months ago


  • Conner Confidential
    Conner Confidential 6 months ago

    This reminds me of my Dad if he liked star wars and fantasy stuff

  • Dirtyd23
    Dirtyd23 6 months ago

    He did it all for the Wookie

  • Vigilante
    Vigilante 6 months ago

    You said you were doing a Boba Fett. We need your Bob E Feet build videos!

  • Wandering Soul
    Wandering Soul 7 months ago

    I love how each of them had several "YES!!!" Moments while talking to each other 😆😆
    These dorks are too damn cute

  • swaswa1
    swaswa1 7 months ago

    I love how you say when I finish a Boba Fett costume. I mean you have your lightsaber from Luke Return of the Jedi you have the Han Solo blaster and you have the literal hair from chewy why have you not done this for when a Star Wars movie goes into theaters you go to a couple of conventions in that outfit and then you'll put it on a stand and you show it off saying yeah I got the three crew and then get something for Leia down the road I don't know you got the original crew all together on a Boba Fett costume as trophies

  • FN Artist
    FN Artist 7 months ago

    it would have been great to put in an audio system so when you opened your mouth chewies voice would be played.

  • richardathome65
    richardathome65 8 months ago

    Where did I go wrong? THIS is the job I always wanted since I was a boy...

  • Interesting Intercepts - Past, Present, and Future

    Looks like he is having a blast in “retirement!”

  • Evan Nolan
    Evan Nolan 8 months ago

    I really love this for 2 reasons, its just so awesome to see people SO INTO what they are 'into' i guess lol and that 2nd it makes me so much less weird about the specifics that im super into :)

  • kenny241100
    kenny241100 8 months ago

    Guy: It's all hentai
    Adam: When You say "Hentai", You mean Boku No Pico, Or Tentacle?

  • XboxOrder75
    XboxOrder75 9 months ago

    Adam, It really looks like the undercast could have been partly the inspiration for Bossk. Am I the only one that thought that when seeing it? Also, with the hair punched into silicone can it be easily pulled out? That would be a fear of mine after all those hours of work, a small child grabs your chin hair and pulls. Love the videos and your passion.

  • Amp Tube
    Amp Tube 9 months ago

    Ohhh boy this really wants me to order a chewy mask from you guys

  • Lafe Denton
    Lafe Denton 9 months ago +1

    Why does the profile of the blank mold, resemble the face of Patty from the 1967 Roger Patterson film? Looks a lot like the frame where she turns looking back

  • David Brigden
    David Brigden 10 months ago

    Are Peter Mayhew and Alfred Hitchcock twins?

  • Monster
    Monster 10 months ago

    This guy takes a lot of aderol.

  • NovaComputing
    NovaComputing 10 months ago

    I love this guy's energy! You guys are tons of fun together and I'm just listening from work!

  • Justin Fitz
    Justin Fitz 10 months ago

    Steve Richter!!! He did that jumanji board. Adam...u should do a step by step of the jumanji build!! And build one!!! Please! Haha that would be great

  • Jack Donaghy
    Jack Donaghy 11 months ago

    They definitely fuck after this, just saying.

  • Paul Crowley
    Paul Crowley 11 months ago

    I love how accessible this is to the average person!!

  • Xbigmike17X
    Xbigmike17X 11 months ago

    Wonder what kind of dent that put in his wallet. My first thought was easily 10 G's maybe 15

  • Kevin Bradshaw
    Kevin Bradshaw 11 months ago

    Thanks...amazing.... talented and creative artists.

  • NostalgiaBox
    NostalgiaBox 11 months ago

    all the dislikes are bad chewy cosplayers lol

  • Tom Mason
    Tom Mason Year ago

    Should have shown how to make the life mold, and the final casting

    • Andy's Shanghai
      Andy's Shanghai 6 months ago

      Tom Mason The life mold was already done on another project, so they didn’t do it here.

  • Skiios
    Skiios Year ago

    Its funny watching you guys get so excited you keep talking over each other for minutes on end.

  • Harambe IsYourSavior

    Anyone else wait for him to put it on?

  • T wagner
    T wagner Year ago

    Chebacca's nick name in high school was Harry.

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  • Nige L
    Nige L Year ago

    Absolutely fascinating. Amazing dedication to the process of wanting nothing short of perfection.
    A great tip of the hat to Peter Mayhew and his contribution in making Chewie authentic and the stunning genious that was Stuart Freeborn.
    What's not to love about this video? Fantastic job to all involved making the Chewie mask and the video.

  • Liam Mclennan
    Liam Mclennan Year ago

    i have seen every single myth busters and i love them.

  • John Konnose Connor

    16:40 hentai?

  • chess chester
    chess chester Year ago

    I need to borrow all of those molds for the weekend if you don't mind. Thanks.

  • Sher Grissom
    Sher Grissom Year ago

    I love this video so much, my son used to make the chewy noise and it makes me smile and laugh. Thank you so much for sharing. The process and care you put it this mask ----shows A+++++++ The mask is AMAZING!

  • Roger
    Roger Year ago

    Adam and Jamie was the show Mythbusters and it made me almost cry when they changed hosts..
    Its not Mythbusters anymore .. Its a damn competition show or something..
    I cant watch the new show and only watching the old episodes when it re-runs on TV

  • TooManyVoices
    TooManyVoices Year ago

    The reason Chewbacca's mouth never closed was because it has magnets in the lips according to Peter Mayhew

  • Canzandridas Joe
    Canzandridas Joe Year ago

    How many thousands of dollars for a full suit? :D

  • EFormance Engineering

    What camera and lens did you shoot this on?

  • Mellmick26
    Mellmick26 Year ago

    My 2 favourite characters are Chubocka and Jar Jar Binks

  • Fhitts
    Fhitts Year ago

    can you make a baby for me

  • Robert Stallard
    Robert Stallard Year ago

    Imagine if they'd put that amount of effort into something actually useful!

  • Marcus Zyker
    Marcus Zyker Year ago

    Are there step by step videos that go into complete detail of the process?

  • Rodrigo Mafra
    Rodrigo Mafra Year ago

    very interesting

  • Tattoo Tommy G
    Tattoo Tommy G Year ago

    Best shit to watch baked.

  • A mí no me importa, En Vdd

    i like the mask a lot

  • Camper Van Elvis I toof on you

    Michael Obama

  • Kevin Nagel
    Kevin Nagel Year ago

    God.. I want one

  • Vitaly Terenin
    Vitaly Terenin Year ago

    What character is on 00:11?

  • Copa NZ
    Copa NZ Year ago

    I want to see thr makung of Adams Sandwich

  • Milan K
    Milan K Year ago

    Just love how enthusiastic Tom is ,when talking about the mask and all the little details. Just goes to show he is really passionate about his work and is really a SW fan.

  • Drunken Kerbalnaut

    friggin star trek nerds

  • SpiritBear12
    SpiritBear12 Year ago

    I was amazed at the stretchiness of the fur fabric, even before they mentioned that part of it. As Adam was messing with it, I could tell that he was also intrigued with that aspect of it. I have made a number of stuffed animal toys with other faux furs. The fabric backing not only does not stretch very well, it's fairly stiff, and it's also thick! I can not imagine making a fur suit out of it as it would trap so much of your own body heat inside the costume roasting you out of it. I mean you could really pass out from heat exhaustion.
    This newer faux fur is amazing! I looked up the company they mentioned and it is indeed in Lawrence Massachusetts. I think it's pretty neat that they make such a cool fabric in my State. Most textile industries have disappeared from the New England area.
    I am saving their website in my Pinterest account.

  • Technomurales
    Technomurales Year ago

    Amazing work!

  • spiddyman007
    spiddyman007 Year ago

    He didn’t put it on

  • spiddyman007
    spiddyman007 Year ago

    It’s okay my masks not movie quality

  • David Upton
    David Upton Year ago

    This is way better than the suits used in the prequels and even the new trilogy. Shame the actual movie crew didn't go into this level of detail when they re created the character.

  • Mark Miller
    Mark Miller Year ago

    It’s a work of art

  • Michael Smith
    Michael Smith Year ago

    This was very cool and fun to watch. Adam is a sharp guy who knows how to have fun. Engineer / Goofball enough to get into amazing / mundane things and have a blast with them both.
    I will say this to the following “...Once all the details are right, everything starts to fall into place...”. Jaime H. would say: “Actually, when all the details are right, there is nothing left to fall into place. Don’t say extra words...”

  • AlTheKillernoFillameyawn 95

    Just imagine seeing a life-like chewy and then when to take a closer look he takes his mask off and there is Adam Savage.

  • Cinnabuns2009
    Cinnabuns2009 Year ago

    and he truly did get it right, hat's off! Magnificent!

  • Star Wars Wookiee

    How do I get this *crying

    SUBZAKI Year ago

    when someone telling you a story and they just switch up 5:50

  • Babalooza
    Babalooza Year ago

    Wait wait wait so they made actual wookiee costumes for episode 3 but not clones?

  • Maston Dane
    Maston Dane Year ago

    It does look really good but the mustache isn't great, it's too thick and blended and the inside of the mouth is too dark

  • Ian Leahy
    Ian Leahy Year ago

    "If you don't have the job you want make it." Wisest words I heard today.

  • High Tidez
    High Tidez Year ago

    Thank you for sharing things like this. Not everybody gets the access to the stuff you guys get a hold of. Sigh. Wish I could go to 'merica for things like this. Ha!

  • Christy Hansen
    Christy Hansen Year ago

    Cosplay fetish I would say.

  • Jdc 3D
    Jdc 3D Year ago

    That’s Amazing guys!

  • Ismadi Hatra
    Ismadi Hatra Year ago

    I would prefer the making of adam savage's face mask. throw that chewbacca.

  • Ryan Blake N.
    Ryan Blake N. Year ago

    am i the only one who noticed that the orange jacket in the background on the rack, kept moving on its own throughout the clip? no other piece of costume on the rack moves except that jacket

  • ZakarooNetwork
    ZakarooNetwork Year ago

    90 percent of You tubers are fucking La La Land Phonies.

  • Sarah The LPS
    Sarah The LPS Year ago

    15:09 i have a question.. i am interested in getting furs..
    idk where you can get that fur for Chewy.. but heard u talking about it..
    and i was interested..

  • 2degucitas
    2degucitas Year ago

    So how much did Adam pay? Now they have all those molds, they can customize it to new clients.

  • chewy9887
    chewy9887 Year ago

    He said I could create a the job I wanted... can I create a job at his work??!! lol. Sooooo cooooool!! (and I

  • Kevin Gosse
    Kevin Gosse Year ago

    I love Adam! If there is an award for geek of the century, he is a shoe in!

  • Funny Funker
    Funny Funker Year ago

    0 minutes of making. 23 minutes of rambling.

  • Damion Sweet
    Damion Sweet Year ago

    Every time I see a video of Adam I see pure joy and excitement!

  • Justin Varcoe
    Justin Varcoe Year ago

    How much would a mask like that set you back?

  • Cool _ Kiddrama
    Cool _ Kiddrama Year ago

    We just gonna ignore the masks in the background

  • zog noty
    zog noty Year ago

    pfff fucking liar lie like a real jew.he want to telling us that he don't know if he make money out of it,because if you don't know how long it take to macking it how can you know.the things is it can be make really quick for a thing of that value.

  • Lucky Fury67
    Lucky Fury67 Year ago

    At 7:47 look a firefighter hat

  • Tsinij
    Tsinij Year ago

    This is great! What's with the crushed blacks and wonky color compression in the upload?

  • Grave Tricks
    Grave Tricks Year ago

    I live 20min from Peter Mayhew that’s what’s really shocking

  • fox b5
    fox b5 Year ago

    How about recreating the an American wear wolf in London mask

  • MT Flims
    MT Flims Year ago

    Adam needs to finish the Boba Fett!!!

  • gir grrr
    gir grrr Year ago +2

    I wish I know how to get that fur

    • gir grrr
      gir grrr Year ago

      Goddess Usako do you mean wave

    • gir grrr
      gir grrr Year ago

      Goddess Usako Idk what a weave is ....

    • Kitana Kojima
      Kitana Kojima Year ago

      gir grrr go to a store that sells weave

  • The Hobbit
    The Hobbit Year ago

    It could be due to watching a lot of voice acting videos recently, but Tom occasionally sounds like Rob Paulsen. Does anyone else hear it or is it just me?