Ok first of all:
here are the boots I'm working with. I'm going to post a better picture later but wanted to get this posted before I forgot about it and ran out of time to make changes.
Back story: I'm going to Megacon March 12th as Batgirl. I have numerous Batgirl costumes as I dress up as her almost as often as I do zombies or Triana Orpheus (which is quite often). I was determined to make this year's Batgirl better than any other and still do it 90% handmade. So far my unitard, gloves, and mask have all failed me. I will not give up though!
I'm going to spray paint these boots yellow but here's the issue. I have very muscular calves. Disproportionally so.
I went up 1.5 sizes in the boots and still they're too tight around the widest part of my leg. So in my frustration, I cut open the back
until they would fit and ended up cutting a little less than halfway down.
I'm tempted to just say screw it and leave the gap there but I thought I'd see if any craftster people had a better idea for what to do with the gap. Should I sew a panel of stretchy fabric in there? Really wide elastic maybe? I don't have the right kind of punch to be able to do laces unfortunately but I'm open to any suggestion cuz I'm really stumped.
Thanks in advance!