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foxflavin
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dragon legs

Postby foxflavin » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:06 am

hi there my name is flavin and i wantto make a pair of "dragon legs" and a tale to ware out at ren fest. i have a concept but neither the equipment nor the enginearing chops to pull this off and i would like some help if anyone can offer it i have a pic of a pair made for a film and i was told that yall had the know how and equipment to make nearly any thing. i hope i was told correctly becouse in my mind this concept works and is rilly cool i just want to get it into the real world, a fantisy creature for boys at fest ... hell yes
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Re: dragon legs

Postby pyrodogg » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:30 am

We had a Satyr at the Halloween party that looked like he must have been using stilts like that. I'm not very good with names though so I don't know who to direct you to.

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Re: dragon legs

Postby Thorpedo » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:07 am

I have also thought it would be interesting to use such devices in a costume, such as at Convergence.

Here us a YouTube video about making werewolf stilts.

There are also jumper stilts such as this person is using: Image


http://www.air-trekkers.com is a source for those.

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Re: dragon legs

Postby 53bash » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:08 pm

I'd be willing to help with this. Looks like something we could bang up with some basic welding & woodwork techniques combined with sewing / leatherwork. I'm better at the first two than the later, so hopefully you can cover those.

The "above the knee" design would be tricky to manage. Designs I've seen don't do that, but it does seem a good idea for long term use. Probably the best option there would be to look for some sort of commercial product that can do the job of the joint (either a commercial leg brace or some suitable pivot) and work down from there. The picture looks to me like they started with a commercial leg / knee brace, which is a good move, but expensive. You might be able to pick one up used for cheap, but finding a matched set like that would be hard (though not 100% needed, as long as you have a left and a right).

Below the knee designs are easier to make, but harder to walk in, and (duh) potentially cause knee pain.

Of note is that I can't really commit to helping with any project builds until I finish my custom motorcycle project. Its easily got 100+ hours to go still, and is due to enter a contest in early May.
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