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Wiglaf's Boots ver. 1.0

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These boots belong to Wiglaf of =liliy's "The Adventures of Wiglaf and Mordred" ( [link] ) webcomic.

Version 1.0 is constructed of microsuede, leather (soles and straps), stitchable interfacing, black elastic, and rivet snaps. The top strap sits just below the knee, and the top of the leg ends level with the top of the kneecap. For reasons of anatomical proportions, they don't look quite as good on a real person as on =liliy's character; sic transit gloria mundi.


Edit: Completed step-by-step instructions/guide for the creation of three-gather, two-billow boots found here:
You will need to download the PDF file to access the instructions.
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msanogiProfessional Filmographer
Impressive =0

Did you stuff them with something?
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CageyJayHobbyist General Artist
Nope! ;) It's held in stiff billows by a layer of interfacing between the inside and outside layers of the boot.

And thanks! I'm kinda proud of them.
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msanogiProfessional Filmographer
You put so much work into your costumes! >_< Your craftsmanship is awe-inspiring o_o

I would never have thought to make them that way, how innovative! =0
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CageyJayHobbyist General Artist
:glomp: Now you're flattering me. After seeing all of the work and layers and placement and attitudinal expression you put into your Polka and Devit costumes, I know mine are rather simplistic-- more brute force than craftsmanship. Yours are craftsmanship. And anyway, this'll probably be the only costume I wear over the days of K-con.

Stuffing is a viable way to create these billows, actually, so you weren't far wrong. It's just that interfacing is a favorite tool of mine when it comes to textiles, so I know exactly what it can and cannot do. *Shrugs.* It gets a little itchy if it comes in contact with skin, so I kept it out of seam areas, which you can tell in the way the lowermost billows are drooping over the ankle straps. I have to fix that somehow. Do you have any suggestions?
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msanogiProfessional Filmographer
Cagey needs to be flattered because cagey is awesome -_0. I need to work on stringing out my projects over a longer amount of time to cut down on frustration though ._.;

It depends, what kind of interfacing did you use?

Maybe if you took the thick sewable only type interfacing and used it as a brace in the seam area to give it more shape. You could make a makeshift inside pocket to give it a little more security before sewing it in. I think an inch-wide rectangle of it might give it enough shape to stay up. You'd have to make sure the little pocket fell right underneath the straps though, to hold them in place.

But if you used the sewable only thick interfacing for the whole boot than that changes things....
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Aw, shucks... :blush: Have you worked on your costumes lately?

I used thick sewable, because microsuede doesn't always do so well under an iron and I didn't want to chance it. But that's a good idea! I'll modify it a little, but I think you're right, it could work. Yay. One hiccup out of the way, one more to go. :dance:
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That is so cool. XD *speechless for the moment*

...I need to work on my Mordred cosplay. Drat. Procrastination save me!
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Thank you! :D Like I said, a tutorial is forthcoming for that commenter who asked about the boots on your comic.

No worries. Apart from his jacket, most of Mordred's clothing is pretty standard. You have plenty of time. *Considers.* ...though, I suppose you might want to start practicing on a wig sometime soon, or else styling a Mordred coif will be difficult.
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liliyHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes...the wig...ah the wig.

But yes. XD those are so cool. They're very poofy.

I feel the tutorial will be enjoyed very much. *nods* A lot of peple like his shoes. XD
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They are. They are definitely puffy. It was the only way they could look remotely proportional, though...
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*nods* THey're very um. unorthodox boots. XD

I think...I have no idea...*draws*
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Yes. *Nods.* "Unorthodox" is a good word. I've seen boots with one gather. I've seen boots with two slouches. But never before have I seen boots with three gathers and two billows. That's what makes them so distinctive. :)
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liliyHobbyist Digital Artist
well, originally the billows were just the fabric slouching down. XD

When I drew them I figured he had fabric boots and held it up with the leather strips; the gaping was just gravity pulling the fabric down - sort of like what happens to knee socks or knee-highs after a few hours. XD
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Ah-hah. And then they grew to become a phenomenon, huh? *Chortles.* Maybe I had better leave them the way they are around the ankles, then, since droop/slouch was your original concept.

Again, thanks for the link-back. I don't think I've ever had a deviation that garnered so many pageviews so fast.
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Did you make these yourself?
They are cool. :)
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CageyJayHobbyist General Artist
I did! I figured out how to make them all by myself, no pattern or anything. Still need to work out some hiccups with the center straps, but otherwise they work perfectly.

Thank you. :) =liliy's design for one of her characters. I'm also working on his chainmaille turtleneck, but that's not ready to show yet.
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