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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2006 07:57:24 AM »

will do - although, as I may have mentioned, I'm not going to be padding myself out with foam (I'm moving to So Cal in 13 days - it's gonna be too hot!), so it'll be a slightly different style.

It's funny, I was thinking "split-toe shoes" and doing google searches until i found the name "tabi shoes," then doing more google searches....it was great to read nocturnaloner's post to see that that was what he had used as well. Very reassuring, given his fantastic results! We must all be thinking the same thing...

so now I'm stuck with muslin long johns and - without the tabi boots - no way to mock up the foot covering in muslin, so I guess I'm in a holding patten. Oh well, I need to work on getting ready to move, anyway. I'll be starting on the the top and/or my horns this weekend, while I wait.

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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2006 09:08:04 AM »

 I'm thinking maybe Joan of Arc... but i have some other ideas too... I'm hoping maybe next year i can be a steam-punk inventor, with goggles and vintage old scientifick-y things, but i don't have time this year. (I'd need to do alot of shopping around.) so I'll probably do a nice suit of armour....
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2006 09:13:09 AM »

will do - although, as I may have mentioned, I'm not going to be padding myself out with foam (I'm moving to So Cal in 13 days - it's gonna be too hot!), so it'll be a slightly different style.

It's funny, I was thinking "split-toe shoes" and doing google searches until i found the name "tabi shoes," then doing more google searches....it was great to read nocturnaloner's post to see that that was what he had used as well. Very reassuring, given his fantastic results! We must all be thinking the same thing...

so now I'm stuck with muslin long johns and - without the tabi boots - no way to mock up the foot covering in muslin, so I guess I'm in a holding patten. Oh well, I need to work on getting ready to move, anyway. I'll be starting on the the top and/or my horns this weekend, while I wait.

batty! What are you going to be? Join our costume-along!

Let me see if I can get him to give you some suggestions....
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2006 09:23:25 AM »



so now I'm stuck with muslin long johns and - without the tabi boots - no way to mock up the foot covering in muslin, so I guess I'm in a holding patten. Oh well, I need to work on getting ready to move, anyway. I'll be starting on the the top and/or my horns this weekend, while I wait.


The split toe in the boot is really not necessary.  PVC or some similar plastic for the hooves is highly recommended.  Do a search for 'ninja boots' on ebay.  They come with and without the split toe.

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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2006 09:37:48 AM »

I think I have my idea!

I want to do Anima Sola.

I will use a simple, white nightgown and fashion flames coming up from the bottom....maybe using tulle? Something that is sheer but still has some body/stiffness to it so I can make them dimensional. Then I'll also wear the shackles - probaby plastic ones I can get once the Spirit stores open.

I wear glasses so masks & makeup are kind of a pain for me. I think this will work really well.

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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2006 01:57:08 PM »


The split toe in the boot is really not necessary.  PVC or some similar plastic for the hooves is highly recommended.  Do a search for 'ninja boots' on ebay.  They come with and without the split toe.



ha, already purchased them, too late! =)

I actually did a google search for tabi boots and found some at a martial arts supply, cheaper than the split-toe surf booties I was looking at earlier that day. I haven't decided yet how I am going to do the hoof - bf and I are talking foam options (architect and model nerd - he's got all my foam stats for me), layered with latex on the outside (or even a rubber-based sealant or acrylic gel medium) and paint from there (got that in droves, check). 

This way, though, I figure I can  get that hoof set farther back on my foot. I've strong spacing between my toes (comes from not wearing pointy-toed shoes, take THAT, Stacey London! - j/k I love you!)  so I'm going to experiment with how much give I'll have in the split toe. Either way, tabi boots are the way to go - lightweight canvas, easy to attach fabrics to, and can we say cheap?

I'm thinking that for the heel of the shoe, I'm going to shoe goo some leather  - or perhaps even a strip of horse or cowhide on to help mask the terra-cotta-rubber, allowing me to traipse around on me toesies if I feel like it, and not ruin the image with perforated rubber bottoms.

Again, as I'm sans pads in the hairy pants, I'm going for cropping them closer to my legs - the tabi boots say they have velcro adjustment in the back, and I'm planning to put hidden zippers from ankles to calves to better fit them. I'll probably not anchor the back of the boot to the fur of the pant, thinking that it's better to allow the boot to shift inside the costume as necessary, but we shall see.

Finally, shopping for horsehair on the net. I'm thinking some fringey feathering over the hoof and along those hidden zippers will not only help mask the seam, but also be a nice detail (though pricey!). Definitely planning to call my mom and see if her horse's tail needs trimming in the next month or so.

I'm thinking maybe Joan of Arc... but i have some other ideas too... I'm hoping maybe next year i can be a steam-punk inventor, with goggles and vintage old scientifick-y things, but i don't have time this year. (I'd need to do alot of shopping around.) so I'll probably do a nice suit of armour....

Yeah, Joan of Arc! Man, you guys have the BEST ideas...
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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2006 03:09:38 PM »

this makes me happy.... your costumes sounds like its gonna be awsome fleur post some pictures when possible, id like to see how it turns out...

as for me i finally got my last pay check form my summer job so i can start buying stuff for my costume and homecoming dress.. and a costume im doing for a friend... i am gonna be busy.....
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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2006 07:38:06 PM »

woot! my fabric came yesterday, and it is awesome! It's so thick and shaggy, hah! My legs are going to be MONSTROUS and fuzzy, I really love it, I'm finding it hilarious!

Too bad my pattern and muslin long-john-liners are already packed away...it'll be 10 days at least before I unpack again and can work on it more.
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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2006 09:47:18 PM »

bah im questioning my choices again.... i havent really started the one i decided yet... but lo and behold i went to goodwill the other day...and what did i find?? the most awsome coat that was kind alike the once i sketched out for the vampire idea... i hope its still there i want to see if someone can take me today or saturday... i hope its still there... its pretty rad... i need help!
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« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2006 10:25:45 PM »

We've ALMOST got the office/craft room unpacked. I can't wait - ever since I unpacked my tabi boots, I've been getting titchy about getting to work on this!

I still have to get some foam...and that horsehair. I can't believe it's only lilke 6 weeks away! AAAHHH!
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