Boots

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Jamie Davison, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Jamie Davison

    Jamie Davison Active Member

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    I have just bought some boots for a vader costume, does any one know of a tutorial on how to add a zip on them. I have done a search but couldnt find anything. Thanks.
     
  2. rigormortis

    rigormortis Well-Known Member

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  3. Jamie Davison

    Jamie Davison Active Member

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    its just to make them easier to put on, thanks for the link
     
  4. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    The 'Vadermaker' site used to have a section about adding laces to the back of the boots. I think he split them down the back of the calves, added the lace holes (with a special tool; a local cobbler could do this easily enough) and threaded them up with boot lace.

    I always thought thatwas a good idea, as it gives a bit of 'play' in the tightness of the boot. This is whaty I have done with the boots on my mannequin.

    Alternatively, I'm sure a cobbler would add the zips to the boots for you for just a few quid.

    Al
     
  5. rigormortis

    rigormortis Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it shouldn't cost too much and would definately make it easier to get in and out of. I know I struggled for almost 45 minutes the first time I wore mine and tried to get them off after being on my feet for 7 hours. That sucked.
     
  6. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Why not split them up the front? The leg armor covers it anyway.
     
  7. rigormortis

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    Because that would make far too much sense. :D

    I'd say split 'em, use a leather punch to punch out lacing holes and lace 'em up. But a zipper would be prettier.
     

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