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New Build Digitigrade Legs 1 by TheCostumeArchive New Build Digitigrade Legs 1 by TheCostumeArchive
Here are the completed legs from my most recent digitigrade costume leg build.

The materials used to create these range from PVC Pipes, Wood, Metal Signs, parts of Window Frames, Hot Glue, Duct Tape, Masking Tape, Painters Tape, Electrical Tape, Nuts, Bolts, Washers, Wood Screws to Wire (12 gauge or 14 I donít remember), Wash Towels, Yarn and Fake Fur.

Sorry, but I donít have pictures of these without fur (I seem to have forgotten to take photos), but the detailed concept design/plan can be found here: [link] which shows a pretty good representation of whatís inside and their basic construction.

This is my most comfortable, light, and realistic build yet. Each leg weighing around 3 pounds. I weigh around 135 pounds and around 5ft 8inchs tall and as you can see I have quite a thin build. I havenít measured myself while wearing the legs but Iím guessing they add a little over 1ft to my base height.

The legs look a bit odd without the padding on the back of the upper leg (Havenít gotten there yet). I might remove a little from the foot length in the future as well.

Links to Photos of additional angles can be found below:
Front View- [link]
Side View- [link]
Back/Bottom View- [link]

Here are links to photos of the Older Build:
Anthro Wolf Legs in Action (Video)- [link]
Anthro Wolf Leg Finished Pic1 (Old Build)- [link]
Anthro Wolf Leg Inners Pic2 (Old Build)- [link]
Anthro Wolf Leg For Fursuit (Old design for the above linked legs)- [link]
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megaman38 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017

How much does it cost in dollars and mexican pesos
V8Arwing67 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap, these are amazing AND cute! I'd wear these, if I had the time to make a pair xD
Psps00 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So cool
commandravage Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student Artist
those have got to be uncomfortable to walk in
CrazzyPony1 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
How do these ones work i made a pair but there kind of big in proportion tot he rest of my costume giving the fact there about 15% oak wood thats 3 or 4 inches wide and 1 inch thick (there supra easy to walk in but i could never run or jump but there great for my first ever pair made in a day and a half) anyways want to make a new pair soon and wanted to know are these easy to move around in can you run and do you have a video your link in the description didn’t seem to work.
RazorGlove Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow these are amazing. its hard to find paws that are actual digitgrade and not bulky over stuffed pants.
karimimus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
I would like to own one.... can you write me the details pls? thank you.
LucrzyArt Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional
OMG! This is fantastic! :D 
bakuragirl4 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Are you doing commissions for these? Because I'm doing a realistic vaporeon fursuit and I want it to be as realistic as possible. So I hoped you could make me such feet with short seal fur and I have a drawing of the paws because the toes are a bit weird and they need like these kind of flippers between the toes, like Golduck has you know ^^ And pawpads ofcourse XD And if you do commissions for these, how much will they be?
abbottcreations Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
do you sell these? and if so how much?
utriv Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Cool! Nice work!
TheDarknessDash Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.M.G.F!?!?!?!?! O_o
bear48 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional
sweet job
Kiss-Paradise Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so cute I can't stand it! XD
loglog5 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
those are really cool
RaptorArts Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great looking stilts! I hope to build some for myself as well but they will need to be very strong cause I plan on running in mine which probably means I will have to use heavier materials... Keep us updated on this. Post a video when you get the chance. :)
ZoomaRavewolf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has helped me SOOOOOO much! thanks!
sketchris Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Using as ref :D Thanks!!!
Crucifer01 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Hi, I had come up with a simular concept to your drawing, I was wondering how difficult it is to walk with these in your opinion? Have you found discomfort after prolonged wear time or have you not worn them long enough to tell as of yet? I just wanted know what you though before I went attempting to build my own. ;D

Awesome job by the way, look great. ;D
sryates Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have a question about this on the design you used a bungee attached from the foot to the toe was that to keep the feet on the ground or something else and did you only use wires to keep them upright? I was studying your design notes and such but you never really explained what they where for.
HuMu3uDo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
WOWWWW very cool
ESUTERURE2006 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
ElijahEmerald Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
do what you need to do to make your costume to your liking, just add updates whenever possible...
fluffpuffgerbil Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing Digilegs. I'm going to start working on a pair for myself, but I don't see them being as cool and slender as yours. XD I just need some more bungees and some T brackets. :3
XSpiritWarriorX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can these stilts also be used for quadsuits?
SabrePanther Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow! am looking forward to seeing a video of these
Labrynthine Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist
I'm 5'5, 145lbs and plan to cosplay as a faun this Halloween. How is the balance on the legs? would I have to do some stilt-walking practice before walking around in the legs? Should I carry a walking stick with them? The place I live has a lot of hills. How briskly can you walk in them? What about stairs?

Excellent design. :) Sorry if I seem to have way too many questions.
Labrynthine Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow I should have read the previous comments. I apologize for the redundancy. XD
TheCostumeArchive Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Hah ha, well, it’s alright. I tried my best to put as much info as possible into the descriptions, but I'm sure I left something out somewhere. I really don’t expect everyone to read all the previous comments either, especially when we begin reaching multiple pages. So if it was left out I'd answer again if necessary. :)
Labrynthine Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist
I found out everything I need to know. Thank you! 8D If I get the digitigrade legs done within a decent amount of time I'll send you pictures of the finished product.
XNeonFeather Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
wow thats really cool looks kinda uncomefortable though ^^
WhispersDreams Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
This is pretty freak'n sweet :heart: . I've wanted to make some for a while but didn't like that they were so bulky. I'm in LOVE the sleeker design.

I would love to have a pair of these for a werewolf I plan on making in the future. A quick question. Is it hard to keep your balance and walk on different surfaces / uneven ground? Do you have problems with slipping?
TheCostumeArchive Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Thank you.

To answer your questions, I have no professional training in stilt walking but I can still balance pretty well in these, I first had to get used to walking that way of course, using a walking stick to catch myself, but now I can walk without one if I want.

I've only walked on grass/dirt, carpet, and vinyl flooring so far and on those I had no problems, but given the nature of the material the paw pads are made; which is cut towels wrapped in duct-tape, I'm not sure how well they would work on really slippery surfaces. But if the paw pads where made from molded rubber which I hope to do at some point there would surly be no problem walking on any surface. The toes work almost exactly like the real animals, with a full range of movements, so that alone grabs the ground pretty well.
McWeetbix Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
That's pretty damn awsome, I'm surprised that they're comfortable XD They're so realistic though, good job.
TheCostumeArchive Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Thank you.
Profiled Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
wow! so cool :D
TheCostumeArchive Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
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