Tag: stilts

Walk Like a Werewolf with Weta Legs

I think I’ve mentioned before that when it comes to werewolf anatomy, I’m strictly in the plantigrade corner. Digitigrade legs on an upright, seven-foot-tall creature just looks silly to me. I know an awesome thing when I see it, though, and thanks to submitter karsten I now know about Weta’s Wetalegs (careful, loud auto-playing video). For less than $1,000 US you can have your very own low-profile digitigrade leg stilts, which actually seems like a very reasonable price considering the mobility displayed by the subjects in the promo video.

Werewolf Smashes Through Window, Injures Woman

Of course, the werewolf was on stilts at the time. Seriously. This was at Six Flags Great America’s Fright Fest, and the werewolf in question was a park employee in a costume that involved stilts. He tripped, possibly while avoiding a vampire on a scooter, and fell through the window of Antoine’s Ice Cream Parlor. According to the park’s public relations manager, Brooke Gabbert, one woman was taken to a local hospital and treated for a minor cut on her cheek, probably from the broken class.

The werewolf was apparently unhurt.

I can’t make this stuff up, folks. This is real life.