Introduction: Creepy Creature Quad Stilt


I have dreamed about becoming a creature like this since I saw "The Dark crystal"( landstriders scene) when I was a child. Way into my adult life now I went to see circ de soleil, while watching the blank face crutch walkers, it hit me, why don’t I combine them both. When I did a search on line it turns out there are others with the same idea (Thank you Garen and Mellissa for the info aka. Stilt Spirits). This creature I refer to as "what nightmares are made of" is 7 feet tall and primarily made of recycled foam. An old foam eggcrate mattress, duct tape (that has been spray painted black) coffee dyed cheese cloth and dollar store spooky cloth. I used old wooden crutches, I modified to make taller since they only go to 6.6ft. The most expensive thing was the dry wall stilts that I bought, which I found out is cheaper than making stilts from wood. My dream/nightmare has come true!

Costume by: Manbuddha


Twyg made it! (author)2016-12-14

Your tutorial inspired a tremendous amount of my build. Thank you!

It's wonderful to be a big creepy creature. If you are considering making this though there's an important safety note...

It was told to me by professional stilters that quad stilts are, ironically, the most dangerous type of stilting you can do. With normal two legged stilts you can fall to your knees, with a quad stilt at best you'll land on your arms/shoulders, and more often than not go straight forward on your face with significant threat to your neck. You should seek out a local stilt performer or circus school to train you properly. It will be very worth your time, you'll be safe, make new friends, and improve your craft!

You'll be seeing "Corvus" out and about in the North East US again next year!

bsm1379 (author)2016-10-27

This is my version. Instead of the eggcrate, I used a large pillowcase filled with partially plows up balloons. Additionally, I used broomsticks as the arms (bad idea!!)

mshaw33 made it! (author)2015-11-07

My take on your creature, I did led's hot glued to cats eye marbles to make the eyes and my friend said it made a big difference. I was definitely the talk of the party! I wish I had gotten more of the spooky fabric to drape one my back and stuff though.

patatarium (author)2014-10-30

I do it with lights in the eyes

patatarium (author)2014-10-01

Is the best costume on instructables

KyleE1 (author)2014-08-18

That is increadible! I wish I had one... I would pay for it.

Lazabeam (author)2012-10-18

Hey how did you extend the front legs/ how did you make the back
Ps awesome!!!!!!

jessyratfink (author)2011-11-13

Creepiest thing I've seen in the entries this year! So good.

sunshiine (author)2011-11-08


eross-1 (author)2011-11-07


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