I seem to be a glutton for punishment. All my costume choices tend to be expensive, time consuming and annoying to wear. Well my most recent costuming decision takes the cake. I've decided to build a Velociraptor costume as accurately to Jurassic Park standards as possible. So we're talking the real life Dromaeosaur/Deinonychus rather than real life Velociraptor. I've seen those expensive Chinese suits and they look amazing, but they're about twice the size I'm after. And that presents the first problem that I'd like some feedback on. The raptors in the films are about 5'6" tall; that's how tall I am and if I stood upright within the body (like in the Chinese suits), the raptor head would be elevate the costume height to about 7-8 foot, like so: So realistically, I need to bend forward and have my head somewhere near the neck area, like so: Centre of balance isn't that much of an issue, since I can easily add weight to the tail to keep my balance, and after some long deliberation over whether to use digitigrade stilts, I've decided to simply have my legs visible instead. But the problem is my back and the stress being hunched forward like that with my head raised would put have. I'm not well informed on back braces, but would one of those help in a situation like this? Looking for a way to make this as (relatively) comfortable as possible.