This version of Chewie’s crossbow is a very affordable build, since the bulk of it is just cardboard. I simplfied it a bit for easier construction, particularly in the area of the scopes, but you can always add in the extra details if you want to be more authentic. If you want to use the template I made, click here to download the free pdf here. When you go around the bowcaster with the electrical tape, make sure you don’t pull it tight at all, otherwise it’ll pull away from the bowcaster in all the corners.
You can also use this crossbow as a base, and make a few alterations to cosplay other crossbow wielding characters such as Daryl Dixon, Nick Burkhardt, Charlie Matheson, etc. Since I don’t have a Chewie costume, I settled for “Wookie” earmuffs at the end. Oh, and the presence of a Kashyyyk cat during construction is completely optional 😉
Cardboard box big enough to accommodate the template
Hot glue gun
4 pieces of cardstock
1 sheet of 3mm craft foam (you won’t need the whole thing, just a few strips)
2 ping pong balls
2 extra long twisties
Awal or something sharp to pierce a hole
Elmer’s glue and paintbrush
Metallic silver paint
By Amber Reifsteck ~ The Woodland ElfEnjoy this post? Click here to subscribe by email and get new posts delivered to your inbox.