Making a Star Wars Rancor Costume for Comic-Con

We’re extremely excited to reveal our big creature project at Comic-Con: The Rancor! Effects artist Frank Ippolito designed and built this incredibly-detailed foam costume in less than a month, based on references from an original test costume used for the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi production team. The Rancor came alive and roamed the streets of San Diego last week–where do you want to see this Rancor visit next?

Who’s the helper in the mass effect armor? Looks like they did foam, but it looks like good foam. The one I am working on is going to be mostly fiber glass.

if you need links or help you can tell me what you are doing, and I can try to help. I am into the remote controlled aircraft, so I have seen some stuff on the forums. Are you doing a wired camera?

It’s like he’s a runt rancor who innocently finds his way into human society and is helped around so he could fit in. If that was a movie, I’d cry because there would be some kind of asshole resistance.

Holding mommy and daddy’s hand sort of killed it for me. He should have built in some sort of spring loaded suspension system for those huge arms.. But I guess that’s what happens when you try to build a huge costume in just 3 weeks.. Corners get cut.

I’m sure they could of had a upper body suite with shoulder pads that lifted the head higher and had a clasp area to wire the elbows and hands to keep them from dragging.. but time was a factor of not being able to work out those things.

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