I got my Chewie stilts from my dad on Tuesday. He welded them togethor out of metal for my costume. They are considerably heavier than commercially available drywall stilts, but are still easy to carry with my legs. I'm thinking the extra weight is what makes them so easy to walk on. I did a little practice today and walked out to get my mail. At the end I was confident enough to walk up 3 flights of stairs! They are 12" stilts, and I am 6'4" so they make me as tall as Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca). They have some silicone square pads on the bottom and are built just like drywall stilts, except that they are smaller than real drywall stilts (the smallest is 14") and they were free (14" stilts cost $165.00) The shoes are an old pair that are bolted onto the stilts, and leg straps are present at the top of the leg guard thingies (basically a half-pipe that cups the back of my leg so the ankles don't move). [image=http://imagem.webphotos.iwon.com/1000033198/1000033198_10222002110509PM0.2466089.jpg] [image=http://imagem.webphotos.iwon.com/1000033198/1000033198_10222002110704PM0.2978174.jpg] There are more photos at my Chewbacca Costume photo album on my WebPhotos Account. I also got my shortened bandoleer back last weekend and I hair up to the knee on the left leg, but I won't be posting any pics of the suit until I have some hair on one whole leg as its not much to look at yet. [image=http://imagem.webphotos.iwon.com/1000033198/1000033198_10222002105346PM9.966242E-02.jpg] [image=http://imagem.webphotos.iwon.com/1000033198/1000033198_10222002110413PM0.6373255.jpg] I also uploaded pics of my soap box which I will modify into a translator droid. All these photos can be found in my Chewbacca Costume photo album on my WebPhotos Account. I also have my pics from SWC2, DragonCon 2002, various Nashville Fan Force events, some 3D work, and my wrecked car from last April. I've also updated my Chewie Costuming Resources page and as I posted last week there is now a Wookie costuming mailing list.