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 • 368

  • Adam Savage’s Tested
    Adam Savage’s Tested  5 months ago +3

    Find Tom Spina Designs' work at:

  • Friend Deming
    Friend Deming Day ago

    This is fantastic, just wish someone would do an authentic puppet Yoda..

  • Carlos Flores
    Carlos Flores 5 days ago

    ...I can't stop looking at him.
    I need him
    I love him

  • Ramen Rampage
    Ramen Rampage Month ago

    Rip Peter

  • Jeremy Alvarado
    Jeremy Alvarado 3 months ago

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

  • BornIn1973
    BornIn1973 3 months ago +1

    Young Peter Mayhew looks a little like Alfred Hitchcock.

  • Leigh Guptill
    Leigh Guptill 4 months ago

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

  • Philip Defibaugh
    Philip Defibaugh 4 months ago

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

  • Indiana Jones
    Indiana Jones 4 months ago +2

    R.I.P Peter Mayhew

  • Mr. Tobjohn
    Mr. Tobjohn 4 months ago

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

  • phoenixman8569
    phoenixman8569 4 months 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 4 months ago

    Rip Peter Mayhew

  • Brian Mansell
    Brian Mansell 7 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 7 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 León
    Geovanni León 8 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 8 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 8 months ago

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

  • David Kirchhoff
    David Kirchhoff 9 months ago


  • Conner Confidential
    Conner Confidential 9 months ago

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

  • Dirtyd23
    Dirtyd23 9 months ago

    He did it all for the Wookie

  • Vigilante
    Vigilante 9 months ago

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

  • Wandering Soul
    Wandering Soul 10 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 10 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 Maker
    FN Maker 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago

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

  • XboxOrder75
    XboxOrder75 Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Lafe Denton
    Lafe Denton Year 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 Year ago

    Are Peter Mayhew and Alfred Hitchcock twins?

  • Monster
    Monster Year ago

    This guy takes a lot of aderol.

  • NovaComputing
    NovaComputing Year 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 Year 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 Year ago

    They definitely fuck after this, just saying.

  • Paul Crowley
    Paul Crowley Year ago

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

  • Xbigmike17X
    Xbigmike17X Year 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 Year ago

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

  • NostalgiaBox
    NostalgiaBox Year 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 Life
      Andy's Shanghai Life 9 months ago

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

  • Azeri_
    Azeri_ 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.