I'm making a pirate movie and I need a realistic non-cheezy peg leg. Can someone help me out?
Jeffrey from Cordele, GA
Doesn't Home Depot, Lowe's or Menard's carry balusters (the vertical posts of a stair railing), around their deck dept.? You'd have to work on it to make it look realistic. Otherwise, I'd check with the local little theater group to see what they have.
Jeffery, I think your best bet would be an old table leg, the kind with the square metal bracket on top. I would glue or screw a plastic tub or bucket, bottom side to the bracket on top for putting your knee in if you want realism, you will have to strap your leg up behind you. Make the plastic bucket a size that will fit tight to your knee. Or there is always good old paper mache around a sturdy cardboard tube(look into sono tube at the home improvement stores, I think it comes in a lot of sizes and since it is ued to make concrete forms, it has to be strong. Then cover with paper mache, paint brown.
By Grammy (Guest Post) 02/12/2008
My daughter came up with the following for an older child. Turn a plunger on end, sew it into a pair of adult jeans so he could bend his leg...
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My nephew is having a pirate birthday party and the guests are to dress up like pirates. I want to make a peg leg for my son (he's 3). I found a roll of wood printed contact paper at Walmart and want to know if anyone has any ideas or suggestions on how to go about fashioning this peg leg. Thanks!
Amanda from Niles, OH