Boot suggestions for Toon Link cosplay

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#1 RuneGuardian on 6 years ago

Who would have thought the hardest part of a Toon Link cosplay would be the boots? Unfortunately, I have some huge hulkin' calves (about 19 inches around), so finding boots is not very easy.

I know Toon Link's boots are as simple appearance-wise as boots can be, but I'd like to ask if anyone has any suggestions for sites or brands that would offer wide calf boots that aren't tremendously expensive. I'm thinking that, if I can't find some rust-colored boots, I might try for the chocolate-brown Ugg boots (or a cheap knockoff). I can't believe how hard it is to find a plain, flat, brown boot with no laces!

I've heard equestrian/riding boots can work for wider calves. I don't mind if the boots are fake leather or suede - I'm going for appearance more than quality. I've tried looking on, Torrid, Jessica London, Amazon, OneStopPlus, eBay, WideWidths, and Woman Within. I'm also currently fighting with someone on eBay for some boots I think will work great, but in the event I don't win, I want to try and find boots from a more dependable source.

Any suggestions for sources for wide-calf boots? I also don't mind it the boots are men's or women's, so long as the boots don't have much of a heel and come up about 12". :)

#2 PSY-chan on 6 years ago

Don't know of any other sites. However, you might be able to make boot covers the fit you to a tee, out of something like pleather or stretch vinyl. There are numerous tutorials on the internet, including deviantArt. Make sure you follow the correct method depending on the material, stretch vs. non-stretch.

#3 RuneGuardian on 5 years ago

I ended up caving and bought a pair of boots from Roaman's for about $40 since I managed to get outbid at the last second on the eBay pair. Besides, the rest of my costume will likely be glued together and I don't know if I trust myself to construct proper footwear of any kind since I'm not very experienced in costume making.

But thanks for the suggestion! I never knew one could make boot covers, so that might come in handy in the future. :)

#4 PSY-chan on 5 years ago

Glad you found some! And no problem.