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Custom Digitigrade Stilts
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Published: April 1, 2012
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Some photos of my new digitigrade stilts built by the talented WizardGir/~BalthezarArith


Gir has made several pairs over the past few years trying to prefect his design. These are a custom set specifically for my leg measurements and for my new costume project- which required me to have quite a bit of length to the foot extension, 7" of additional length to be precise, that gives me quite a height boost as you can see for yourself.

My brother =ReyTiger standing next to me is 6ft tall, so a rough estimate is that they make me about 6'6". I'm normally 5'6" so I get to see the world in a whole new perspective! They are a lot of fun but naturally give me quite the workout. I have only had the stilts in my possession for 4 days now but plan to practice nearly every day until I can get a much more natural walk and build up my endurance. As demonstrated in the video, I can do a whole lot with them- including going over different terrain (cement, grass, and sand), up and down inclines, can pseudo-run, pick things up off the ground, and possibly the most important element: the ability to stand still for long periods of time.

Overall I'm very pleased with how they turned out, but they'll need some tweaking, some padding to make them more comfortable, and they do make a bit of squeaky metal noises as expected, but it's nothing that I can't work with. One day I'd love to upgrade to the Digilegs by Area 51 to see how their model compares. By the way if you're interested in a pair of your own, Gir is willing to take commissions on these every so often- however he does prefer to work with friends and experienced costumers, as well as currently not having much free time, but he was a pleasure to work with. If you're looking for the professional stilts, check out my previous review for all the details: [link]

WizardGir's YouTube Channel: [link] And check out his original digitigrade stilts video (design has since been improved): [link]

And of course, this is the creature that these stilts will be supporting:
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Shutter Speed
1/6 second
Focal Length
6 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 29, 2012, 8:20:47 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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joaopaulokaluf's avatar
OMG this is awsome!!!
TazerTurtle's avatar
Man those are like the damn Anthem Javelin legs.
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whiteclaw001Hobbyist General Artist
damn I want a pair lol
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MrContinuingStudent Digital Artist
i just made a peace of these for my current costume and I have to practice standing/walking in them... it’s horrible but they look awesome!
maliciousmammal's avatar
I would love to have these for a costume I've wanted to do for years but I can hardly handle walking normally as it is. I'd hate to think of how many broken bones I would end up with
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BaionikkuDragonStudent Digital Artist
Digilegs <3
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fubbulsHobbyist General Artist
Do you sell these and how much would they cost
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fubbulsHobbyist General Artist
So you Sell these and how much would they cost
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cloudedmiindsHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yikes, wouldn't these be bad on your back? :0
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sheilded-keyHobbyist General Artist
Furry science
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Laugh-ButtsProfessional Digital Artist
You are such an amazing designer! 
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gruffenblueHobbyist Digital Artist
It was in the description for christs sake
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julibugsHobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, you look so awesome, I WANT!

(Adds to list of future projects)
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Chris--ComicsHobbyist General Artist
Want.. So badly want
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silver-dragonetsuHobbyist Digital Artist
While I can't imagine this are /entirely/ comfortable to walk in, the video offers some amazing posture references for Digitigrade creatures. On the other hand, Who can argue comfort for that height and all too much pleasure walking in them? :D
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how do you stand on those?!?!?!!???!!
nobodyofdistinction's avatar
Considering that in all but one of the pictures, she's leaning against something, I'd say the answer is "badly", ha ha.
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white-drop558Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
shes standing good in the second picture
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white-drop558Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ohh oops LOL
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TearahkHobbyist General Artist
I need something like this in my life! I need these for my Worgan cosplay! :D
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