Help me make fake legs
April 12, 2006 4:34 PM Subscribe
I'm not crafty enough to figure this out: I want to make a pair of fake "legs" that are wearing a pair of my jeans, socks, and shoes.
The "skin" of the legs would never be exposed, so realism on that level isn't important.
Assuming a minimum amount of skill in craft-type projects (and nothing fancy like a sewing machine), what should I fill the legs with, and how would I keep them sturdy enough to look like real legs, but still bendable enough to pose? Things like cotton, packing peanuts or sand would be poseable, but potentially a mess and would have to be contained within something... but what?
The legs do not have to stand, they would be laid on a desk/table, and the top/waist area of the pants aren't important, they'll essentially be hidden.
I also wouldn't be against buying something if a prop or costume shop had something readily available -- something like an actual prosthetic leg would be overkill, this is just for a gag and I don't want to spend a ton of money.