I bought mine off ebay
Could someone direct me towards a company that sells good platform boots for guys? I'm looking for something that will lift the actor up at least 5 inches.
Do you find it relatively easy to get used to walking in them?
I think you might be safer with drywall stilts. Google them. They strap to your leg and provide much better support. Safer IMHO but to each their own. Safety of the actor should be stressed either way.
I used a pair of platform boots for my newest werewolf costume - They are called monster boots....or as we call them at our Halloween Store "Suicide Boots" - 90% of the people that try them on just about kill themselves by rolling an ankle, these boots have NO ankle support what so ever and will cause you to twist your ankle over and over.
The way I fixed mine was I actually installed bracing on them so they are more like stilts. I drilled a hole through the platform part and added a flat piece of steel to both sides that goes up to just under my knee and then added a velcro collar to strap them to my leg - this provided the much needed ankle support and now I can almost run without worrying about breaking my ankle.
If I can find a picture of the boots before I covered them with fur I will post it.
Thanks for all the replies guys!
I saw this tutorial http://www.alliebee.ca/blog/2011/10/...m-boot-part-2/ on making your own platform boots.
What if I were to sort of follow that tutorial, but with a taller, more sturdy boot for better ankle support and maybe make the foam platform taper out wider so I have a larger platform to stand on... anyone think that may provide a safer and easier boot to walk on? And the nice thing about this is that it wouldn't cost much to make so if it doesn't work very well, no big deal!
I like the drywall stilts, but I would prefer boots because they would work better with the costume.
Rolling an ankle can be a serious deal so make sure you have insurance to cover it. Especially if you modify something.
Not saying the mod wouldn't work but I am sayin a haunt has a lot of senerios we don't predict with patrons being drunk and what not.
Well what I mean is, I would make it then test it and ensure it works safely before actually using it in the haunt.
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