Candace Payne wanted to treat herself to something nice for her birthday. But she wasn’t looking for a piece of jewellery, a box chocolate or a nice bunch of flowers. No, Candace was on the look out for a birthday present that was a little bit special. Out of this world, in fact. Because the only thing this Texan mom really, really wanted was a Star Wars Chewbacca mask. And she couldn’t even wait until she got home to try it on!
With her new present in hand, an excited Candace started the video rolling in her car. The fun-loving mom, who had just turned 37, wanted to share the gift with her two kids and, yes, maybe even make them a little bit jealous. Or at least that’s how it all began, anyway.
As she slipped the mask over her head and transformed into a real-life Chewbacca, Candace couldn’t stop herself howling in delight. Because the disguise didn’t just look the part, it sounded the part too. Yes, when the jaw is dropped this mask actually emits Wookiee noises that are truly uncanny! (Die-hard Star Wars nerds out there will of course know that these sounds are a form of Wookieespeak.)