2nd January 2013: Toe Supports 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!).
11th December 2012: Digitigrade Stilts 1 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.
Fizzykat - 19th August 2013
These stilts were incredible! Well done!
Alias Cosplay - 23rd August 2013
Props to you for even wearing/getting in and out of this costume, I saw you in Cos Ops at Aya, well done!
yami-no-neko - 23rd August 2013
How you were able to wear this and walk on stilts is amazing. it looked really cool
Ranma1-2 - 5th January 2014
Wow, your cosplay looks really cool esp cuz you mastered making digigrade stilts - Congrats.
DizzieDee - 7th January 2014
eeee, looks awesome now it's fully complete ^~^!!
Siouxsie James - 22nd February 2014
Oh my!! I remember this,super awesome :)
Kei Lin Sama - 7th March 2014
Ah I remember this from Aya! How did you manage with those stilts? How did you make them?
Jenivix - 10th March 2014
Thanks everyone for your comments! =) It means a lot!
Kei Lin Sama: It's hard to explain, the metal parts of the stilts are steel and aluminium, there are leg supports made from thermoplastic, steel cable (to keep the tension) and rubber. We bought quite a lot of new tools to make these including a pillar drill. They can be made with pretty basic tools but cutting the steel and aluminium with human powered tools is hard work!
I can't really explain the method easily. I'm sorry D= it's too complicated!
We're on our 3rd set of stilts now! =D
Kei Lin Sama - 25th March 2014
The whole costume construction was really impressive - a fursuit head and full body on top of those amazing stilts. I wish I knew how you did it, but it can't be easy to explain. What's your next big project?
Jenivix - 26th March 2014
The fursuit construction part of it was quite limited, it was built on a budget so it was pretty basic. I wish I could have bought better fur!
The head itself is a mesh head, furred twice and I was looking out through the mouth, although when I originally built it I was actually looking out of the eyes, I had to adjust it after I realized I was too claustrophobic to have a closed mouth design, also the vision was poor (it's still poor) - about half a meter ahead and straight down. XD;
It was hard getting proportions rights, but we think we've sussed out how our next one is going to work.
We're currently gearing up to make a better pair of stilts with an improved design, but we're not sure what big cosplay we'll be doing next, we have one in mind but we need to improve before we tackle it as it's a stilted power armour suit XD; I'd like to improve this one however possibly with better fur, ratios and dress (it was difficult sizing a dress for myself with the fur XD;
I've got plenty of smaller projects in the meantime. However, problematically, I have to finish a thesis this year, there might not be much in the way of cosplay until that's done ; ;
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