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Wellinton
02-09-2012, 05:42 AM
I have a pair of jumping stilts. The costume will be quite furry, with long horse hair attached. The actor wants hooves to show. What is the best way to add hooves, but keep the actor safe to jump around? I am thinking a horse size hoof or goat.
Any ideas what to make it from, how to attach it and do I add it to the rubber bottoms of the stilts or a few inches up from the bottom?
Thanks.

mandible
02-09-2012, 07:34 PM
I have no idea, but my mother's intuition tells me to make them out of foam (like a pool noodle) rather than a hard material so that they're less likely to interfere with the stilt function.

And wear a helmet.

Allen H
02-09-2012, 10:30 PM
The actor wants hooves to show. What is the best way to add hooves, but keep the actor safe to jump around?
watch my armor making video. the general shape of the hoof can be heat formed with the same camping mat foam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b769n6gcr74

I am thinking a horse size hoof or goat.
how about this plan, it is how I made my minotuar feet this season
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Any ideas what to make it from, how to attach it and do I add it to the rubber bottoms of the stilts or a few inches up from the bottom?
Here is a link to magic scarves that I use for costuming.
http://www.magicscarf.com/stores/magicscarf/cat-240-Wholesale-Moa-Boa---The-Original-Magic-Scarf-and-Accessories
If you need help or more info feel free to call
Allen H
469-337-4929

Wellinton
02-10-2012, 02:24 AM
This is exactly what the costume needs. Thank you!!

skullyprops
02-14-2012, 06:10 PM
Also remember that the pads on the bottom of the still need to still be removibal