If you’re dressing as a faun, a dragon, a werewolf, or as any other creature that walks on its toes, wearing digitigrade stilts can take your costume to the next level. While it is possible to commission them, that can get pricey. If you have access to some basic power tools, you can make your own. Kyle Scheele assembled a set of stilts in a few hours and documented the process.
You can buy most of the materials you need (washers, bolts, Velcro, metal shelfing, etc.) with one trip to the hardware store. He tests the stilts towards the end of the video, and they allow for more movement than I would have expected. I want to make a pair to wear for fun.
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