Monday, January 4, 2010
This is Obi-Bear, my letterboxing mascot. Mascots are now more commonly called 'Letterboxing Buddies', but when I made Obi-Bear, we called them mascots. Obi-Bear has traveled the country, 'boxing in places I will never visit, hanging out with 'boxers I only dream of 'boxing with.
He is obviously a Jedi, and his attire was my very first completed Jedi 'costume'. To be honest, I thought by making his Jedi robes it would satisfy my then-growing desire to costume as a Jedi. Apparently, it only fueled the fire!
The detail of his costume includes boots, robe, the required Jedi leather utility belt complete with pouch and (removable) comlink, as well as lightsaber. Cute, huh?
Obi-Bear has a travel log and a standard logbook. The travel log is for his hosts to record their visit along with photos and commentary. The logbook contains a little bit of Obi-Bear's 'back story', just like any other Jedi. *smile*
As any mascot or buddy, Obi-Bear has his own sig-stamp. I carved a two-sided, just for fun. The stamps measure 1" in diameter.
So, what does Obi-Bear do these days? Well, he mostly just hangs out in my craftroom. When Padawan and I are privileged to go to conventions, however, he gets to travel once again. He sits on display with all the other Jedi props and costuming information at the Rebel Legion/501st tables. He creates quite a bit of attention, to be sure. And, no...he's not for sale. *smile*
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