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

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8 Discussions


2 years ago

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!!)

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4 years ago

I do it with lights in the eyes

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5 years ago

Is the best costume on instructables


5 years ago on Introduction

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


7 years ago on Introduction

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