My giraffe costume is made up into 6 different pieces. 4 stilts (one for each arm and leg), a neck/head piece, and a body piece. The back legs are construction boots connected to brackets on wood that creates a 3 foot stilt. The front legs are crutches that are extended 3 1/2 feet. All of the legs are covered in eggcrate (bed padding) which is wrapped in yellow sticky paper. Creating the neck starts with a helmet with a broom stick stuck in the top with a giraffe head connected to the top of the broom stick. The neck is a tomato plant holder for a garden wrapped in poster board and then wrapped in yellow sticky paper. The neck and head are stabalized with two lacrosse shafts connected to the neck and extended down my back which has a strap around the shafts and my stomach. The body piece is a eggcrate (bed padding) that is cut to shape wrapped in yellow sticky paper. The back piece stays on with two loops that went under each arm like a backpack.