Advice for Stilt Walkers - HauntForum
HauntForum
 
 
 

Go Back   HauntForum > Halloween Discussions > Haunt Tactics and Techniques
Forgot Password?

Notices

Haunt Tactics and Techniques Share your thoughts on the fine art of Amateur and professional haunting techniques.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-21-2016
Gruenenfelder Gruenenfelder is offline
Fearless
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 311
Likes: 4
Liked 0 times in 0 posts
Question Advice for Stilt Walkers

Hey everybody! I've been stilt walking since January and am now doing it for gigs. Despite the fact that I haven't been a scarer yet, I know I really want to be one in the future. Anyone have advice on how to set yourself apart as a stilt walker and how to be scary when you're up on stilts? Thanks!
__________________
This has been Alex Gruenenfelder!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-21-2016
RoxyBlue's Avatar
RoxyBlue RoxyBlue is offline
Totally Gargoylicious
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Age: 63
Posts: 60,797
Likes: 0
Liked 204 times in 67 posts
Default

You could try becoming a four-legged stilt walker:

__________________
"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." (Isaac Asimov)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-27-2017
ithurt's Avatar
ithurt ithurt is offline
Desensitized
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: nor cal
Posts: 214
Likes: 4
Liked 0 times in 0 posts
Default

Awesome!
__________________
keep moving forward...
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 04-27-2017
JustJimAZ JustJimAZ is offline
Frightener
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Mesa, AZ
Age: 46
Posts: 633
Likes: 2
Liked 14 times in 11 posts
Default

I would think that Allen "Stiltbeast" Hopps would be just the one to advise you on scaring while on stilts.
Just be careful, yeah? Don't get tackled.
__________________
Isher Creations - Objects that never were from alternate realities
AZHaunters.com - for Halloween enthusiasts in AZ!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-06-2017
Gruenenfelder Gruenenfelder is offline
Fearless
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 311
Likes: 4
Liked 0 times in 0 posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustJimAZ View Post
I would think that Allen "Stiltbeast" Hopps would be just the one to advise you on scaring while on stilts.
Just be careful, yeah? Don't get tackled.
Great advice! I'll check him out.
__________________
This has been Alex Gruenenfelder!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 2 Weeks Ago
fontgeek fontgeek is offline
Lunatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,946
Likes: 19
Liked 4 times in 3 posts
Default

I'd be tempted to look at the costuming and engineering used for the giraffe costumes in "The Lion King" Broadway stage productions, and go with the potential of the four legged stilt walker bit. From someone who has dealt with guests at a local amusement park during haunts, I'd also suggest that you have someone on two legs (normal length, mind you) who accompanies you anytime you are up on your stilts, two or four legged versions. You are an open target and very susceptible to problems or danger, to you and or guests, not to mention the props and property, when you are in that elevated state. Those "Long" legs act as a big lever on your hips and back, so tripping, or someone "playfully" messing with your "legs" can do some serious, and possibly permanent damage to you, the stilt walker.
Your guardian should know the territory where you will be walking, and you should both make sure that the terrain is smooth and stable for you and the stilts.
The Mouse House always has at least one guardian with each costumed cast member/actor in costume (think GIANT HEAD Mickey Mouse) or princesses when they are out and about.

I'd see what I could do about keeping the ends of the stilts from looking like the stub ends of stilts. Maybe carve and paint them to look like hoofed feet, something like a deer or goat? I thought about making them look like a bear's paws or those for a big cat or dog, but I can see to many potential problems with those paws catching on something on the ground and tripping you, the stilt walker.

Last edited by fontgeek; 2 Weeks Ago at 04:47 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to haunts- flickering light advice? zbfx Light and Sound 9 07-28-2015 06:11 AM
Advice on doing solo Halloween MR David Person Haunt Tactics and Techniques 7 09-30-2013 10:09 PM
Making a haunted garage. Need tips, advice. EverydayisHalloween311 Haunt Tactics and Techniques 19 10-27-2011 01:18 PM
Goat Woman - need sfx lenses & advice Acid PopTart Costumes and Makeup 25 09-03-2011 12:10 PM
Going Pro Advice Needed tot13 Haunt Tactics and Techniques 13 05-17-2011 10:47 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2004 - VerticalScope Inc. | All rights reserved