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ANH Leia boot trouble....

 
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66jedi (Frankie)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:29 pm    Post subject: ANH Leia boot trouble.... Reply with quote

I have given up on buying boots that will accommodate my small feet and large calves (I wear a size 7 and my calves are approximately 17'' around at the biggest)... I am making spats with white oilcloth/vinyl I found at the fabric store. Wish me luck... and any input or advice would be greatly appreciated! I'm going to wander over to the 501st scout and clone trooper forums because I know both of those costumes require spats and I have no idea where to start!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inside of boot with paper templates (I forgot to add extra for seam allowances)



Front



Inside



Back



Does this seem like a good idea to anyone else or am I just crazy and glutton for punishment?

Oh, and I'm using my Leia Build-A-Bear boots for the 3d model...

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are going great guns Smile Making a cover is a great idea Smile I would actually recommend it as the original boots have such an iconic pattern Smile

I have made covers for several pairs of boots/shoes and if you want to get a really nice finish i highly recommend investing in stripper, Shoe Goo and a craft knife Smile
I have a bit of an explanation about my methods over here:
http://pinkdiamond.livejournal.com/1141084.html
My Slave Leia boots finished
http://pinkdiamond.livejournal.com/1129139.html
In progress to show how I used a fairly heavy material and how the fabric goes under the soles.
http://pinkdiamond.livejournal.com/1250550.html
And a bit more of an explanation for a non Star Wars costume Smile

Other bits not covered, make the next pattern from material simialr in weight and stretch to what you will actually use as you'll find it will fit into curves better.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you sooo much for all of the input! I'm super excited, now. Last night when I finished I was feeling a bit overwhelmed. Laughing going back to work on them now, I'll keep you updated!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This truly is a creative way to get boots that fit you. If you do them well, your covers will be better than a lot of the boots that are out there! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I hope they turn out well, if they do I'm probably going to make the same boot double as my slave leia shoes... I'm attaching the custom part to the actual shoe with heavy duty velcro like the 501st guys use on their armor.
Tomorrow is going to be completely dedicated to these boots so I'll have photos of my progress as I go along.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry it's been so long
these did not turn out well... I got them all assembled and started to add the velcro on the inside and they weren't even close to fitting... I did something wrong... will post fail pics soon...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry to hear that Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But, don't give up. You can tweak your pattern and make it better, I'm sure!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you be willing to get custom-made boots by a fellow RL member?

https://www.facebook.com/JDOSprops?ref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.101718193208620.834.101155519931554#!/photo.php?fbid=101791029868003&set=a.101718193208620.834.101155519931554&type=1&theater
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He did my wife's Leia ANH boots and they are the ones pictured above
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thsoe do look fantastic! Email sent.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are really comfortable too! Leia Buns
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JedHead wrote:
Would you be willing to get custom-made boots by a fellow RL member?

https://www.facebook.com/JDOSprops?ref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.101718193208620.834.101155519931554#!/photo.php?fbid=101791029868003&set=a.101718193208620.834.101155519931554&type=1&theater



Awesome boots! Thanks for posting!
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