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Here's my newest costume, a random faun costume intended to be worn at the local renaissance faire, King Richard's Faire. I've got a pair of homemade digitigrade stilts on in there that increase my height by about a foot. Everything was made by me except the ears, which came from the wonderful Aradani Studios ([link]), which I highly recommend for elf ears; the necklace; the scarves around my waist, which I got for like three bucks at A.C. Moore; and the little leaves pinned here and there.
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believeindaydreams Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Hi!  This looks awesome, and I'm doing a bull type faun sorta for a renn faire.  How did you do the furry part of the pants?? :0
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Thanks! :D

For the top part (darker brown) I got some cheap fur from the fabric store and basically used a pajama pants pattern, but only to a bit below my knee, with elastic in the cuffs. The lower part (light brown) is polar fleece... I think I basically made a sort of L-shaped tube, which I slid over the stilts. There were a few strips of velcro to keep it down over the hooves, and I just slid the top down enough for me to get my feet into the stilts, then slid it back up and tucked it under the elastic cuffs of the fur pants.

I hope that made sense! :)
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believeindaydreams Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Thank you so much! 
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Photosynthesis-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say that I like the way you incorporated fur pants, without them getting too bulky.
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Thanks! It was tricky getting everything to work over the stilts =D
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Photosynthesis-Cat Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet! heavens, I would be falling over faster than anything.
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Sabi13 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll be going to King Richard's this year as a faun too~! :D Unfortunately my costume won't look nearly as good as yours. I can't afford to make full legs so I'm just doing the hooved-shoe thing ^^;
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oohhhh I go to King Richard's Faire since I moved up to Vermont! Been there two years in a row now and going this year! So cool that you also go! Perhaps I'll bump into you this year and lovely costume! <3
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Warui-Sukoshi-Arisu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Wow! You look fabulous :3
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peter-vash Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
awesome!! Absolutely love the hoof feet!
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Wolfsbane224 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG you go to King Richard's Fair too?!?! I am so going this year, maybe we'll see each other. I am making a pair of similar stilts from the same design but they're a little pokey at the moment... Oh well. I have to know, how'd you make those horns?? I really want a good pair of horns that are lightweight but don't flop around, got any tips?
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
:D I'm actually working there this year! So we probably will run into each other, whether I'm the Faun or not... My horns are incredibly simple, and made of Paperclay, which is an amazing air-dry clay that's suuuuper light. I may actually have formed the Paperclay around a core of aluminum foil, but it's been a few years so I'm not sure... Then I just poked a hole through the base and let 'em dry for a few days, then threaded a cord through the holes and voila! :D If you make the base of the horns basically flat and a little hollow (just a tiny bit, or they'll be too fragile) they fit to your head verrrry well, and then a slightly stretchy cord (I used leather, but elastic would do too) holds them in place remarkably well!

Also, a quick tip for the stilts -- or at least, walking in them. What you need to keep in mind is that the angle of these stilts changes your center of gravity, moves it forward a little. If you fight that, and try to stand up straight, they'll be hard to walk in. So once you put them on, just go with it ^^ hunch over, or at least bend your knees (the bungee cords will help keep you from falling forward heehee), and they'll suddenly feel very comfortable!

Good luck, and I hope to see you there! :D
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Wolfsbane224 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG you're working there?!?! I reeally want a job there but don't know how to get one. Any hints? Anyway, thanks for the tip about the stilts.
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
It's not a paying job, unfortunately, but when you love being there as much as I do, it's worth it haha... The auditions are usually in April, in both Boston and Providence. They announce them a month or two ahead of time (this year, I saw the announcement via Facebook), but if you go to the website, there's a number you can call... I'd call maybe at the beginning of March to make an appointment and to get more info. =)
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OT3PO3T Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
This is inspirationally awesome. i may do something like this for the ren fair!
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Go for it! It's wicked fun :D
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TrauSanguin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I know this is an older project but how big was the base? I'm building some right now with a 45 degree angle and I can't decide on the base length. Nor the angle for that matter but I think I'll stick with 45 as I cut that already.
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Hmm, I think it was about 4" x 4". The 45 degree angle is about perfect, so I would recommend sticking with that either way. I'm sorry, I don't have the stilts at this house so I can't measure the base for accuracy but I do believe it was about 4x4 and I know it was definitely a 45 degree angle.

Good luck with your stilts, they're really fun! Let me know if there's anything else I can help with. :D
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TrauSanguin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks :D
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CL-Spyro-Fan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
cool :D
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Thanks! :D
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WoodWose Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Magnificent costume!

I've been thinking of ordring some faun ears from the adarani folks, how 'easy' are they to wear, as some prosthetics acen prove too heavy or uncomfortable.
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Thank you!

I found these very easy to wear, since despite their size they're very light. A little tricky to position, but that seems to be the case with all ear prosthetics... but, yeah, as long as the spirit gum sets properly these babies won't budge all day, and they're really quite comfortable. :D I had never worn prosthetics of any kind before this costume so I didn't know what to expect, and even for a noob like me they were great. :D
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WoodWose Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Thanks for the advice, may have to order a pair, as most places here in the U.K sell the standard 'elf' ears, and nothing as 'animal' looking as these.

My skin reacts very badly to spirit gum, so I use Graftobian pro-adhesive. It's very strong stuff,and must be usd with care, but one bonus is that unlike spirit gum, it doesn't rot the latex.
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griffarion Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
The boys at aradani are amazing, as are their ears, horns and just about everything else...
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ZephyrElric Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Student General Artist
King Richard's Faire is very awesome. And this faun outfit is wicked awesome. I really like the color of that top and scarf.
Now, I was wondering... How comfortable are those stilts? Do they feel like high heels, or what? Do you ever feel like you're going to fall? Do they hurt after several hours?
Hah, sorry for 20 questions, but I've been dying to know how stilts feel, and I don't have the money to make a pair and have them not work out for me.
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Awww thank you! And I don't mind questions at all. ^^ Let's see... the stilts are remarkably comfortable, and they feel EXACTLY like high heels. Mine are at a 45-degree angle which I found made for a good look, AND a pretty decent amount of comfort. The first time I wore the stilts for more than five minutes at a time, I was in them for... let's see, about six hours? And my feet didn't start to hurt until the last two hours or so, and even then it was pretty bearable. I used converses for the sneakers bolted to the stilts, and I think if you used a more padded sneaker you'd be even more comfortable, but make sure your toes don't hit the tips, and you might consider using medical tape to wrap your littler toes to prevent blisters. As for falling, I don't recall feeling terribly unstable -- I only risked falling when I tripped over trees and rocks and stuff, and when I tried to stand still for too long. It's easier to shift your weight from time to time than to stand perfectly still. My biggest bit of advice is to RELY on the bungee cords to hold you up and keep you balanced, or else you'll use your leg muscles a lot and end up hurting the next day, so just in case, don't plan on wearing the stilts for multiple hours two days in a row until you know how they fit and how your feet settle in the shoes. And when you walk, relax your calves/ankles entirely... let the bungee cord do its job and after two minutes it'll feel quite natural to move around.

I hope that helps. ^_^ They're pretty easy to make and a LOT of fun to wear. =)
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ZephyrElric Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Student General Artist
Thanks a BUNCH for the info. I think I'll probably make a pair, in that case. Really, I can't thank you enough.
Perhaps I'll see you at the Faire sometime. :D
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
No problem! Have a ton of fun with your stilts, and I hope we do run into each other at the Faire. ^_^
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triplethreat40 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
how did you make/attatch the hooves?
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
You can check out this video here [link] to see how I made the stilts themselves. After that, what I did was I glued several hunks of styrofoam onto the base of the stilts where I wanted the hooves to be, carved/sanded them down until they were the right shape, threw a layer of papier mache over them, and then a layer of fiberglass resin... I'm going to be remaking them, though, with a thicker layer of fiberglass that extends farther along the bottom, as the thin layer I did for this version ended up chipping a lot around the bottom.

Hope that helped!
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dudeamis Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
are your stilts the gryphon werewolf style or did you do something else?
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
They're essentially Gryphern's werewolf stilts design[link] with a slightly different bungee cord attachment that I doubt makes any difference.

Very fun. ^^
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dudeamis Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
huh, cause the toes look like they curl when he leans forward in them.
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
That's because the front of their stilts is hinged. I left that part out in my design because I didn't think it really suited hooves. I suppose I should have mentioned that in my first reply, sorry. ^^;
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dudeamis Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
actually I'm the idiot, there is another set of stilts I commented on and I got confused... easy to do when its past my bedtime. Those look really good, course it doesn't hurt they there attached to such a cutie ;)
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Zeek-cleveland Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
That's a really cool costume. I have to ask what angel are your feet at because it looks really steep.
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Thank you!

My feet are at about a 45-degree angle. If you look at this picture [link] you can see the piece of wood my foot is on a little easier.
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Zeek-cleveland Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
I see, thanks.
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jacquelinehide Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
how in the world did you make those stilts??
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
They're a slightly modified version of the blueprints you can find here [link]

Pretty easy to make, too!
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jacquelinehide Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you! :D
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
You're very welcome :D
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ajthemistress Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome
one of my favs I have seen
very well done
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StayFreshIceland Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Student Photographer
solid =)
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Thanks :D
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Murder-Mystery Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008   Writer
That's a really rad ensemble. And the leaves are a nice touch.
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Sevin-K Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Aww thank you! <3
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