JAWA
As seen in the Star Wars Wars Universe

RETIRED - This is no longer in my collection.

Jawas are typically short humanoid natives of Tatooineabout 1 meter tall, though some grew to 1 and a half meters, and were characterized by their brown robes, glowing yellow eyes, and quickly spoken language called Jawaese that included words such as "Utinni!", which is translated as a battle cry, and "Ashuna ashuna!", which means "Let's go! Go!"

They are often scavengers, seeking out technology for sale or trade in the deep deserts in their huge sandcrawler transports. They had a reputation for swindling, as they had a penchant for selling old equipment such as outdated droids to moisture farmers, but they were passive beings, and hardly put up any resistance to colonists of their planet unlike the other natives the Sand People, instead seeing them as an excellent business opportunity.


Here is my version of a Jawa that I created long ago. I think this was the first or second of my life size projects. I made a body frame out of pvc pipe and to give the arms mass I used pool swim noodles cut to length and added some foam for the torso. To cover the arms of the Jawa I took a black turtle neck (cut to size) and palces it on the body form. I then tried to sew the robes without using a pattern.

After the robes were on the body I made a styrofoam head wrapped in plaster bandages to mimic the wrapped face of the Jawas. In the head I placed to lightbulbs in tubes with a yellow reflector on the front to light up the glowing eyes of a Jawa. I then put it all together and added an old WW2 pouch and a belt and some stuffed glvoes for hands and I had a Jawa that stands 3-feet 2-inches tall.