belfebe (belfebe) wrote,

Help Me LJ Brain Trust...

Hey guys,

I have decided to take a jab at a 16th Century Ottoman outfit. It is basically my first one, and I want it for an event. I don't know if I will have time to finish it on time, but I am willing to give it a try. I am using the Reconstructing History pattern for it.

So I have the pattern, the fabric and the motivation, even if the jury is out on the issue of time.

The only thing that is killing me now is footware. What can you wear with an outfit like this? I must confess that although I have done some cursory research on the actual outfit, I am not sure where I can find something suitable in regards to footwear in less than two weeks.

Boots by Bohemond has some custom Persian boots and shoes. I don't have time for custom shoes right now. Any other sources? Anything else that would work? I am thinking that if push comes to shove, I will wear my turnshoes. Wrong shoe, but it's the best I can do right now.

If I can find a better option, I will be very happy...
Tags: costuming, tales from my lunch time
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