5 Beautiful Handmade Stilt Walkering Costumes in Calgary, AB

As a stilt walker, I am often asked who makes my costumes. Actually, I do! In fact, most stilt walkers make their own costumes because it is a small community which means it’s not a big enough market for costume designers to do a run of stilt specific costumes.

For me this is wonderful, I love designing new stilt walking characters from the ground up.

The Birds

The bird characters are some of my favorites, each fabric feather on the pants are hand cut and hand stitched. The headdresses took hours just to lay out and the whole thing has to be spot cleaned, steamed and repaired after every show. Bit it was worth it!

  • Party Peacock Stilt Walking Calgary - Image by Neil McElmon Photography

    Party Peacock Stilt Walking Calgary – Image by Neil McElmon Photography

  • Peacock Bird Character - Stilt Walking

    Peacock Bird Character – Stilt Walking

  • Calgary Stilt Walking Character in the News

    Calgary Stilt Walking Character in the News
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  • Stilt Walking Character

    Stilt Walking Character

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    Happy peackock
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  • Swan Stilt Walking Character

    Swan Stilt Walking Character

The Masquerade Set

These characters are really fun. Heavy layers of silk and organic cotton are contrasted with a few light blue accents on the softer characters. Silk cut into bold stripes reminiscent of a circus tent with strong red accents on the more traditional masquerade characters.

They are all whimsical and playful, make for great photos and move beautifully. I handmade each and every one of these and I would do it all again 🙂

  • Amazing Stilt Photo from Tanyas Birthday Masquerade Ball photographer by Photographer Paul McGrath

    Amazing Stilt Photo from Tanyas Birthday Masquerade Ball photographer by Photographer Paul McGrath

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    Masquerade Stilt Walking Character

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  • Stilt Walking Character Venetian

    Stilt Walking Character Venetian

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    stilt

  • Ice King and Queen Stilt Walking Character

    Ice King and Queen Stilt Walking Character

  • Amazing Stilt Photo from Tanyas Birthday Masquerade Ball photographer by Photographer Paul McGrath

    Amazing Stilt Photo from Tanyas Birthday Masquerade Ball photographer by Photographer Paul McGrath

The Lady and Gentleman – Vintage Chacaters

I can use a few accessories to push these towards steampunk, classical or Edwardian. These vintage-themed stilt costumes are so striking I find that we get backing up to the wall at events with people wanting selfies and photos.

  • Vintage Carnival Lovely Lady Stilt Walker Calgary

    Vintage Carnival Lovely Lady Stilt Walker Calgary

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    Vintage Stilt Walking Character

  • Lady and Gentelman

    Lady and Gentelman

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Showgirls

I handmade and designed all the headresses, bustles and stilt covers.

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    Stilt-Walking-Showgirl-Carisa-Hendrix

  • Stilt Walking Character Fire

    Stilt Walking Character Fire
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  • Peacock Stilt Character Lethbridge

    Peacock Stilt Character Lethbridge
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Circus Stilt Chacaters

  • Circus Stilt Walker Clown Calgary - Image by Neil McElmon Photography

    Circus Stilt Walker Clown Calgary – Image by Neil McElmon Photography

  • Circus Stilt Walker Saskatoon

    Circus Stilt Walker Saskatoon

  • Stilt Walker Jugglers

    Stilt Walker Jugglers

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    Circus Stilt Walking Character

  • Cute Stilt Walker Clown

    Cute Stilt Walker Clown

  • Silly Circus Characters

    Silly Circus Characters

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