Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Jawa Carrying BB-8 Walks Into Star Wars Celebration 2017...

MISSION REPORT
From: Twevo Deetum, SWCO, Earth
To: The Northern Equatorial Jawa Clan, Tatooine


Greetings, tribe. My sight-seeing journey has been pleasant thus far, if a bit bewildering. Here are a few pictures of me visiting the more popular galactic relics onsite:

 

 
 As you can see I picked up a functioning BB unit along the way, and while I expect it will fetch a hefty bounty, it's brought me no end of trouble with this planet's natives.

First one of the roving Troopers tried to steal it:


Then a Jedi tried one of her mind tricks to get me to trade it for a measly lightsaber:

 Don't worry, I held firm, brothers and sisters. NO DEAL.

I think this second BB unit even tried to attack me!
Or it could have been expressing affection. Hard to say.

 I figured a few body guards might come in handy:


 But these two had the most shocking manners. Really. Not at all appropriate for a shaman of my standing.

I eventually made it to our cousins' encampment:


 Where they had the most wonderful workshop inside:
 
After a few "utini"s, though, it was time to move on.

I will say the smaller inhabitants of this planet are most curious creatures:


You'd think they'd never seen a Jawa before!


This one introduced itself as "Matt," and wanted me to explain what a calcinator was:


I did my best, tribe, but the creature's Jawaese was abysmal. I doubt much got through.

Fortunately the little ones are peaceful enough, and several even made inquiries into the droid I  carried:

Still no deal; they have very few credits here.

Then one of the natives actually demanded I release the droid, if you can believe it:

I tried to explain that business is business, but again, the language barrier got in the way.

Still, I must say, these little ones can be most affectionate.


 ... which isn't wholly unpleasant.

 After a while I even grew to appreciate having beings my own height around again:


  And at least most of them smell better than ewoks.

 Hands off the merchandise, kid.

All in all, tribe, I have to say this has been a most successful sojourn.

And I think I may just stay on this planet a while longer.


'Til then, signing off,

Twevo Deetum
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Note From Jen: Have you collapsed from the cute yet? Because I have! Stay tuned for more from Star Wars Celebration; I've only got about 1200 photos to sort through first...

Second Note From Jen: John would like it pointed out that this is my first post ever using only his photos. Although I edited them. But still. So... THANKS, SWEETIE!

52 comments:

  1. This is the most epic of epic things. I cannot stand how cute this is! :D Looks like you were a huge hit! Well done, both of you!

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  2. Oh, that is just to much cuteness. I needed that today. Thank you!

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  3. Ahhh, that is so adorable! And great!

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  4. Onion ninjas. I gots them.

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  5. Twevo Deetum, thank you for your detailed report. Permission granted to remain on Earth. Updates required regularly.

    (LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!)

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  6. Thank you for translating your message!

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  7. Oh my gosh! This is so cute! I love all these kids.

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  8. all those hugs! precious!
    (that empire 77 kid made my ovaries ache. just adorable.)

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  9. It was so awesome seeing you in this! And it is just plain adorable!!!

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  10. I have been following you & John for years, in constant awe of the things you build and just hoping to be lucky enough to be in the same place at the same time. FINALLY, Thursday evening as I was rushing for an orientation at the Rancho Obi-Wan exhibit, I came across a Jawa with it's BB-8! It took me all of 5 seconds to find John and start gushing over ALL THE THINGS! (sorry, John, for my "over-enthusiasm," and thank you for the button and for taking my pic with Jen on Saturday!) Keep being awesome and thank you for sharing the awesome!

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  11. So, I wonder if you anticipated all the kid hugs that you'd receive when you were building it. Because that is clearly a kid MAGNET! So awesome!

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    1. Not expected at all; I figured the Jawa would scare kids! Now we know for next time - and we may have to add a little more "body" to her, since right now the kids are hugging empty robes! Ha!

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    2. I'm always surprised when kids hug me while I'm wearing my Kylo Ren. Sorry I missed seeing this in person, but I hope you had as much fun there as I did!

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    3. I wondered if you had the opportunity to give Twevo a "body" while constructing everything, Jen.... Now -- how to do so without adding extra weight, hmm??
      BTW, Jawas talk too "cute" to be scary.... :)

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    4. Maybe if you stuffed the Jawa body with polyfill and lightweight plastic rods? So she can have some structure but not weigh you down too much. It was cute seeing all the little kids want to get close to you.

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    5. I wonder if it is a height they can relate to.

      Amazing build - even knowing where you are the mind sees a Jawa plus BB8..

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  12. This is beyond awesome, stupendous and amazing. I loved the report from Twevo Deetum. How fortunate a Jawa so far from home could find things that made the little Jawa feel like home again. I think Twevo needs to stay here and continue to bring us joy and awe. Thank you for Jen and John for all of the time-consuming work they put in this project. Now off read the report again and squee over the pictures. I can't wait to see more pics from this event! (P.S. good job John on taking pics!)

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  13. Wonderful to see how the kiddlings react to a Cosplay character that is their height! I got a kick out of seeing commenters tag you right away on instagram if the person posting didn't know who you were.
    -Me

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  14. I LOVE this! And those kids are so adorable!

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  15. I love this so much. How cool that the kids honed right in on a cosplay their size! :)

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  16. Owwwwww cute!
    Thank you both again for sharing.
    Cant wait for the next set.
    Inge

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  17. Ah! This is perfection. I thought the smaller stature of the Jawa would attract the kiddos, but I'm overcome by the cuteness factor. I hope you were ok with all of the closeness.

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    1. I do surprisingly well in these restrictive costumes; they're like a sensory deprivation chamber, and are paradoxically calming to my anxiety. The added weight of this one on my torso was especially soothing, like a weighted blanket.

      As for the kids, I'm well back from the Jawa, so I don't think someone could touch me even if they tried. Even the last hugger there just has a armful of fabric; my legs were just beyond her reach. :)

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  18. Aww, the kid hugs are the best! Super cute!

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  19. this is such a great cosplay! well done!! wish i could see it in person!

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  20. this is so adorable I actually started crying

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  21. You and John did good, Jen. You did good with this costume.
    Maureen S

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  22. There must be dust in my eyes. Yeah, that's it. You guys are amazing!!

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  23. In Love with ShinyApril 18, 2017 at 9:37 PM

    These are adorable! Ya'll do great work, as always!

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  24. Soo cute! You guys did an amazing job.

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  25. Oh my goodness, all the cute is right there! Y'all did great!

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  26. We need video of the conversations with the kidlets :) Tooo cute

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  27. This made my heart melt. I can't believe how amazing you are. The pictures are so heart whelming!

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  28. Just wonderful, absolutely wonderful. My 5yo was sold when he saw the first pictures too, I think he would have hugged you as well :)

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  29. Love this!

    Did anyone think you were actually a kid in a Jawa robe carrying a pack?

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  30. This is excellent. Not only a clever idea, but very well executed.

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  31. I love how both the big and little people address the Jawa when interacting with you. Even though it has only glowing eyes for a face they seem to gravitate to the more human form. I'm guessing they automatically assume that you, like the Jawa, are carrying BB on your back. Well done you two!

    Andrea

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  32. Storm the KlingonApril 20, 2017 at 5:50 AM

    Of course I love this costume and your photos, that's a given. What I really love about this post is how you formatted it, like a tourist's report; very Uncle Traveling Matt!

    WORK, you tiny weirdo!

    Storm the Klingon

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  33. Loved how amazing your costume turned out, John's photography, and your idea to write this post as a letter! You two are so much fun! Thank you for sharing your adventures with us!

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  34. I read all your posts, I love all your posts, but this might be the first time I have actual, legit tears in my eyes. So cute!

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  35. The CUTE!!!!!! I have been sitting here trying to think of words to type, but my brain is overloaded with the adorableness of those kids interacting with you!!! Just can't say enough how much I love this (and you and John!)!

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  36. This has all kinds of WIN written all over it!!! You and John came up with an INCREDIBLE cosplay!!! The computer can't convey my joy in seeing you in this costume. You two are amazing! :)

    Ohboyohboyohboy! *jumps up and down and Kermit flails*
    -Zippy

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  37. OMG all the cuteness!! Love the story and seeing you in action. :)

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  38. I keep coming back and reading this post over again. Just too cute.

    As for the body...maybe an inflatable pillow or something?

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  39. I spotted you here: https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/star-wars-celebrations-most-creative-cosplay/2900-1204/7/. Got all excited - that's Jen!

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  40. How did you get the eyes to glow like that? This would be perfect for a cosplay of Vivi from Final Fantasy IX.

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