|What can I say? I love rabbits! I was looking for a bipedal fur suit to use a pair of digitigrade stilts with and here she is! I main reason I chose her is the steepness of the digitigrade leg which makes her excellent for a stilted suit.|
With a stilted suit comes a lot of different problems. One of which is weight distribution which for me makes it doubly important to have a light fursuit head with good vision. To this end I'm going to be making a mesh head to minimize weight.
I'm also going to be making mesh fists/arms to create her massive fists! They will also be useful for catching me if I lose balance on the stilts.
We completed this just before AyaCon 2013!
It was hard work but we're pleased with the result for a first try at a) making digitigrade stilts b) performing in them and c) making a costume around the stilts.
I think the costume itself deserves more attention, but under the circumstances this is the best we could do.
When we started this costume we were both unemployed so the materials used in the actual fursuit are substandard although we didn't skimp on the stilts the fursuit itself was limited by our finances, which is a shame.
This costume kept me occupied during a very difficult time in my life. It was the first time I had been out of work since I was 16 and I struggled immensely with this period of inactivity. This costume gave me something to focus on when I was making myself sick with worry and stress caused by unemployment.
The lift this costume gave me in the midst of that was incredible. Firstly for Cardiff Comic Con 2013 in which I performed in it unfinished (and met some amazing new friends) and then at AyaCon 2013 where I participated in the competition.
Thank you Alice! I'll remake you one day!
|Silicon Hemisphere Molds (eyes)||£6.00||Bought|
|Stilt Construction (Full)||£150.00||Bought|
|Aluminium Profile (20x3)||£5.00||Bought|
|Flexible Plastic Mesh||£3.00||Bought|
|White Fur 12m roll||£34.20||To Buy|
Toe Supports (Posted 2nd January 2013)
Toe supports have been re-made tonight. We really need to get them right so that I don't want to collapse to the floor from the pain in my toes!
We're hoping that the extended length of the toe caps will stop the problem.
I'll see if I can try taking them out in the next couple of days if the new supports work (and if it isn't too rainy!).
Digitigrade Stilts 1 (Posted 11th December 2012)
We tried on the digitigrade stilts yesterday. We need to do some adjustments to the tension, redo the thigh supports and work out why the left toe support is painful but really - minor inconveniences!
I need to work out the foot angle I need... aaand to work out how to walk on them. One guy said it should take about an hour to get the gist of walking on them. I'm doubtful. They are very tiring to wear.