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.
posted by robbie01 to Grab Bag (11 answers total)
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.