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This covers basic construction for a quadsuit stilt with *one ankle hinge, but can also be used for paws too.
*You can add another section to have a hinged stilt more for animals like horses, but with another joint comes more danger! learn how to walk properly, SAFETY FIRST!
**The size of the PVC may vary depending upon your hand size.
Just be sure that the 'ankle' joint piece is 1" smaller than the piece you have your hand in, and be careful about the placement of the handle. Don't put it too close to the wrist joint or it'll hit your fingers.
***BUILD THE STILT SO THAT YOUR BACK IS LEVEL, or maybe even slanted slightly upwards, otherwise you WILL be uncomfortable.
this covers most of it! feel free to ask questions, but as for measurements, that all depends on what you want.
SO, I'm building a costume for a play.
the last time they did this play they had the actor waddle around, bent over usind wooden dowels and a cow mask.
I thought it'd be cool to step it up and build a full on quadsuit. I've always wanted to make one, and this is the perfect excuse, as I want to dabble more into costuming.
I'm going to be Milky-White from Into the Woods.
It's the only part without a song or even lines aside from a few moo's here and there. and I get to wear a mask.
So now I can be an actor, and no one will know who the heck is in the costume. I shall remain anonymous and, hopefully, free of stage fright. hooray!