Hi, hopefully this is in the right place. I have big plans for making a Velociraptor costume and I've got a handle on how I'm putting most of it together, but there is one issue and it's a big one; comfort. I know that I'm going to be uncomfortable in the costume regardless of what I do and I'm at peace with that, but I need a method to take the stress off my back and possibly lengthen the time I can wear the costume from a few minutes to a few hours at a time. Essentially, the costume will require me to be doubled over forward, Here's a picture to show you what I mean: This position will put a lot of stress on my back so I'm looking for a way to ease it. I don't know whether a back brace would work? I know digitigrade stilts use bungee cord to alleviate pressure and act as a tendon when wearing them, so I was wondering if I could do something similar for my back? I also want to direct the weight of the costume to my hips since any weight on my shoulders is not going to go well for me in that position. Perhaps a backpack frame with kidney padding like so: As you can probably tell, I don't know much about engineering but as a cosplayer, I love to dabble in new things, from painting, special effects and construction, so any help is greatly appreciated. Tell me how to make something and I'll make it. A diagram would probably go a longer way but any input whatsoever would be great. Thanks.