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  1. Mage's Avatar
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    Dec 9, 2005, 3:26 PM - #26

    That's what I was afraid of. I guess now's as good a time to learn this stuff as any though. They look to be a leather pac boot of some sort with a tricked out upper.

    EDIT:
    Or not. It's not thick enought to be a pac boot, but the toe is similar.
  2. TimDrakeRobin is offline TimDrakeRobin
    Dec 9, 2005, 10:11 PM - #27

    I think that the boots from Firefly are just slip on leather shoes. You can see the seam line around the top of the foot where they added the spat.
    I would say find some nice brown shoes. Add the leather strip down the middle of the toe area, add the two half circle pieces to the sides, and then make a spat that fits over and your good to go. I am starting on a pair myself quite soon. My Brown coat is in the works as well.
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    Dec 10, 2005, 6:09 AM - #28

    Originally posted by TimDrakeRobin@Dec 10 2005, 04:11 AM
    ...My Brown coat is in the works as well.
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    I agree about the boots, definately looks like the upper portion was added.
    Did you go with Space-city for the Brown coat?
  4. TimDrakeRobin is offline TimDrakeRobin
    Dec 10, 2005, 1:29 PM - #29

    I reck'n I did.
    thanks
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    Dec 12, 2005, 11:49 AM - #30

    No trouble at all.

    I've pretty much finished playing about with the boots and I'm quite pleased with them. The saddle pants arrived this morning. They're going off to have the brown stripes added first thing in the morning.

    Couldnt help but take a picture to show how its coming along.

  6. TimDrakeRobin is offline TimDrakeRobin
    Dec 12, 2005, 12:45 PM - #31

    Looks freakin great. Comming along very well.
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    Dec 12, 2005, 4:05 PM - #32

    Most shiny. Those boots look really goood with it.
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    Dec 12, 2005, 4:41 PM - #33

    I love the outfit so far. One question though, shouldn't the glove be brown? From what I remember they looked brown in the series, or are you going with the movie outfit?
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    Dec 12, 2005, 5:19 PM - #34

    Thank you all. I'm really pleased with it all so far.

    I'm doing the outfit from the series, but I might start on the movie version when I'm finished.
    I'm really not sure about the gloves, I remembered them being black and went from this picture:

    Guess I'll have to watch through the series again to double check...oh well.
  10. TimDrakeRobin is offline TimDrakeRobin
    Dec 12, 2005, 10:47 PM - #35

    The gloves are black, but distressed a bit.
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    Dec 13, 2005, 10:51 AM - #36

    Where did you get the jedi boots?
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    Dec 13, 2005, 11:12 AM - #37

    Originally posted by Mage@Dec 9 2005, 01:27 PM
    I tripped over these bad boys.* Can't beat $15.
    I have those boots. Just a word of warning: they're not very tall. Maybe mid-calf at most. probably not tall enough for a Mal costume unless you lengthened them yourself.
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    Dec 13, 2005, 11:24 AM - #38

    Thanks for the heads up. I found these today doing a Froogle search for jedi boots:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...&category=63850
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    Dec 13, 2005, 11:35 AM - #39

    Those cavalry boots look like they could be really good too. Contacted the seller about brown ones before I bought mine, but was told they're only available in black, so they'd have to be recoloured.
    I bought mine from seller: 'smokespoon72' on eBay. He sells them for about $200 a pair, but occasionally puts them up with a low start and they rarely go over $40. which is when I bought mine.
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    Dec 13, 2005, 11:40 AM - #40

    Originally posted by Mage@Dec 13 2005, 10:24 AM
    I found these today doing a Froogle search for jedi boots
    Yeah, actually the first time I watched the Firefly DVDs recently those Eastern Coast costume boots came to mind when I saw Mal's. His boots always seemed to have that kind-of bulbous toe to them. Those are cheap enough too to use as a base and alter or add to them.
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    Dec 13, 2005, 1:41 PM - #41

    Originally posted by Guardian Devil@Dec 13 2005, 10:35 AM
    Those cavalry boots look like they could be really good too. Contacted the seller about brown ones before I bought mine, but was told they're only available in black, so they'd have to be recoloured.
    I bought mine from seller: 'smokespoon72' on eBay. He sells them for about $200 a pair, but occasionally puts them up with a low start and they rarely go over $40. which is when I bought mine.
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    Help a noob out -- what would you use to recolor them?
  17. TimDrakeRobin is offline TimDrakeRobin
    Dec 13, 2005, 1:58 PM - #42

    leather and vinyl spray paint.
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    Dec 13, 2005, 2:07 PM - #43

    Stuff called Nu-Life I have heard good things about.
  19. TimDrakeRobin is offline TimDrakeRobin
    Dec 13, 2005, 2:57 PM - #44

    Nu-Life is very good. It is what was used to color my Green Lantern Boots green.
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    Dec 13, 2005, 3:09 PM - #45

    Originally posted by TimDrakeRobin@Dec 13 2005, 08:57 PM
    Nu-Life is very good. It is what was used to color my Green Lantern Boots green.
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    Yes I agree, Nu-Life is what I'd go with had I chosen those boots. It's what I used to recolour my Daredevil Boots red.
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    Dec 13, 2005, 3:25 PM - #46

    Check out these holsters here and here.

    And these belts here and here.
  22. TimDrakeRobin is offline TimDrakeRobin
    Dec 14, 2005, 12:15 PM - #47

    Thanks for the links. Glad to see people helping out.
    The first holster is close. Neither of the belts would work. The belt in the show has holes at the top and at the bottom of the belt.
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    Dec 14, 2005, 1:08 PM - #48

    I'd say make it yourself. http://www.tandyleather.com/

    Working with leather is easier than you think.
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    Dec 14, 2005, 2:10 PM - #49

    I agree. Especially for belts. Just find a good buckle and do the rest yourself.
  25. TimDrakeRobin is offline TimDrakeRobin
    Dec 14, 2005, 2:43 PM - #50

    Yea that is what I plan on doing. I am gonna lay my gun out on the leather to make a basic pattern for the holster. Should be relativley simple.

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