bethzylla: (FFD2012)
Total cost for this hack if you buy all-new materials: $50 or so.  Total cost for my hack, since everything came from the stash: $0
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When I decided to outfit my hubby for the Regency Era, I was prepared for footwear to be the most challenging part.  Buying actual equestrian boots is terribly expensive (my eBay watch list, which I set up months in advance, yielded absolutely nothing under $200.)  Costume boots don't come in the right shape or dual colors.  Evening slippers probably weren't on the table to begin with, being as they don't seem at all 'manly.'  After much fruitless searching, I gave up on finding something ready-made in my budget.

Instead, I decided to modify some costume boots he already had.  We bought them 8 or 10 years ago for a swordsman outfit he wore to a convention.  They'd seen only occasional use since, and really no use at all since we moved to Texas 6 years ago.  So I wasn't too concerned with ruining them.  After all, they were in pretty poor shape after rough storage and weren't exactly high-quality to begin with.  Just for reference, these are the Ellie 121 Bernhard boots.  They're still sold on eBay and Amazon.

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bethzylla: (FFD2012)
I won a pair of white boots on eBay today that will pass for Regency...as long as none of you look too closely!

Regency Boots

They ended up being the cheapest option by far, so I'm willing to overlook some of the not-so-Regency attributes.  Keep your fingers crossed that they'll actually fit me!  They're a 10B and likely from the 80's, so it's a bit of a gamble.  They're also real leather, so theoretically there's some leeway (after a breaking-in period.)  Time to get my butt in gear for the rest of the outfit!

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