View Full Version : Maloriak hooves
02-08-2011, 03:18 PM
So, has anyone here done successful (read: not painful, no broken bones) draenei shoes? These hooves look pretty similar to me.
02-08-2011, 09:08 PM
Well they aren't really hooves, they are 3 dragon toes so you could probably attach the 2 outside toes onto the middle structure. Aleze did really great draenei feet that she says are fairly comfy.
I love this boss XD
02-08-2011, 10:54 PM
I followed The tutorial Aleze made and Maryssa mentioned to make my dragon boots, but just altered the "skin" of it to make dragon feet instead of hooves. Had I not made a few errors in my construction I would have been able to wear them at the con (and don't get me started on the stage). They are super easy to walk in once you get used to it, though.
Bad iniuse shot:
Better side shot:
02-08-2011, 11:16 PM
Warning on doing digi-legs though if intended for Blizzcon contests. They are dangerous... Dangerous I say.
02-09-2011, 12:13 AM
I made my Illidan hooves out of a pair of platform sandals and wore them all day pretty comfortably. I'll upload some pictures of construction sometime this weekend; if you already have the sandals, they are fairly cheap to make.
02-09-2011, 12:55 AM
I wish I could find the video I am thinking of :( But I watched a video on youtube a while ago of a girl making wolf paws using heeled boots and cutting the heel off, then doing like Maryssa suggested (adding the bulk of the paw in the front around the toe[actually I misremembered what happened in the video, it's not like Maryssa suggested, but what Maryssa suggested is better, my bad]). The boots looked relatively sturdy, they were the kind with thick heels on the back rather than pointier ones, the heel was also only between 2-3 inches, so not too high. It looks like Maloriak's feet aren't angled too much so something like that would be fine.
With those feet she was able to walk flat footed for comfort and then rise up on the toes for pictures and times when she wanted them to look better.
Edit: I guess the big difference between hers and other heeled-shoe-based ones I see is that hers don't have extra height in the front, so you can rock back on them easily.
Oh my goodness! :D I am so happy I found the video, totally never thought I would
02-09-2011, 03:18 PM
Actually what I was suggesting wasn't worded right. I meant that your foot would be the whole middle toe. Then you'd build the 2 outside toes off of where your heel is to come down alongside your middle one so it looks more like a reptile foot and not a paw.
02-10-2011, 09:24 PM
oh my! Thanks for all the responses! On the off chance my sweetheart cosplays this year he wants to do Maloriak, and I just know I'll end up making half the costume. haha.
02-10-2011, 10:15 PM
lol for a guy to walk in "heels" that's a whole different story!! XD
Fighting this dumb guy on heroic as I type this grrr.
02-17-2011, 04:31 PM
A note about my draenei feet:
- The design was not an issue. I made a super light wooden frame that held me in securely and then covered it with fabric. I used several athletic splint wraps in the hooves, something that most digitigrade wearers forget about adding to secure their ankles.
- My first mistake was designing feet that made me 7 feet tall when I am severely afraid of heights.
- My second mistake was wearing non-toric circle lenses that created vision problems, so when I walked around frightened of falling on my face, I did not notice the cables taped down and stumbled over them.
- My third mistake was ignoring the fact that my bone density is shit, but I didn't exactly expect to trip on things backstage. Or face the ramp boss.
If you want to safely make digitigrade, take EVERYTHING ELSE into consideration as well -- including the possibility of having to deal with skate park ramps to get on stage. Seriously, heed the other warnings here. If he doesn't have good balance or has issues with heights, you're better off modifying some tall shoes into digitigrate and padding his legs to give the pointed-joint look.
02-21-2011, 03:25 PM
Yup, what Ayabi said.
02-26-2011, 04:57 AM
I don't care that I almost fell on stage. I <3 my stilts and people's reactions to them.
I would suggest this design with a large base:
Looked like that's what the Illidan who won last year did for his.
07-03-2011, 09:18 PM
I would also suggest the gryphern ones for what you want. They'll be sturdier for walking in and have the shape that you're going for more than using boots as a base.