Chewbacca Mask negative plaster mold, Adult pull-over Cesar
This is the mold that was actually used at CESAR’s French licensee factory for producing the Chewbacca ADULT full-head / pull-over flexible mask.

This is a ONE-of-a-kind hand-made ‘jar’ looking plaster material (made by an in-house designer / artist), it’s quite fragile and heavy (about 6 kilograms / 12 pounds).

Unlike the children and adult 1/2 face masks, full-head pull-over vinyl masks were produced with a rotocast technique in which small balls of hot latex were poured. The inside of the jar depicts a highly detailed negative version of the mask, composed of several parts assembled all-together and wrapped securely in the ‘jar’. The adult full-head mask differs from the 1/2 face mask, it was made from another positive plaster of an entire head.

CESAR was renowned for its masks, initially picturing Carnival faces, and animals, followed by popular Disney characters, and later-on popular real-life characters such as stars, politics, leaders, athletes etc… and pop-culture characters.

This mold comes from the entire warehouse stock of the company that was sold in 2023 after the company went to compulsory liquidation. Only a few hand-picked persons had the opportunity to obtain some of those molds from the owners, in the mid 2000s, but at that time, the company wouldn’t let go the resin and plaster molds. More information about the CESAR company and the production process can be found from old TV footages available on the internet.

Description by: Stephane Faucourt
Photo: Stephane Faucourt
From the collection of: Stephane Faucourt
Film:A New Hope
Category:Costumes and Masks / Masks


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