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Halloween Costumes 14 years 3 months ago #1

Well, it's getting time to start thinking about them! I am looking for something that could pull double duty for Halloween and next year's TD.

So I am looking at this "Warrior Armour Plain":
http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/Body_Armour.html

What do you think? Should I get it in black or the Dark Red that is shown at the top of the page?

Then I am thinking the following accessories (In a matching color, of course):

Bracers:
http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/images/armour/leather_armour/arm_bracers/2141a.jpg


Boots (the taller ones)
http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/images/clothing/footwear/9-188.jpg

Cloak:
http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/images/ks-93.jpg
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Halloween Costumes 14 years 3 months ago #2

The Boots are Minetankas (SP?) - I have them - about $60 at Boot World I think...

Just be sure you buy 1/2 size bigger than you need as you will be putting in a gell sole to add cushion.
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Halloween Costumes 14 years 3 months ago #3

These only come in whole sizes, but do have a 1/8" cushioned insole. Thanks for the link though, Gary--I'll check it out.
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Halloween Costumes 14 years 3 months ago #4

I have a pair of those boots too. Mine are about...counting...15 years old. And yes, you WILL want to put in an after-market insole.
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Halloween Costumes 14 years 3 months ago #5

Doh! Boot World must be a local store. The website with the same namesake has no similar boots. Curses!

The top of the boots look tight. Is there room to tuck in pant legs?
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Halloween Costumes 14 years 3 months ago #6

They are not a major brand for them...but the store should have them...unless they are getting rid of them...

I had to custom order mine as black was a must and they only had brown.
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Halloween Costumes 14 years 3 months ago #7

same boot both i the lion and the lizard were wearing you need padding insoles or your feet will let you know

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Halloween Costumes 14 years 3 months ago #8

Padded insoles it is. So what about the other stuff? Suggestions? Color schemes?
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Halloween Costumes 14 years 3 months ago #9

I like the red and black mix. Your choice of costume should look "spiffy." I have always loved Halloween and the costumes and I'm sure you will lots of fun with it!
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Halloween Costumes 14 years 3 months ago #10

If you have a little money to spend, this site can be a real treat. It is on ebay and it is a group of craftsmen in the Ukraine. Their costuming is authentic Eastern European design from the 11th to 15th centuries. The quality and service is fantastic (from personal knowledge).

stores.ebay.com/ArmStreets-old-ways

I have bought several pieces from them and have struck up a friendship. They are wonderful people to deal with.

I also have the same boots Gary has. Insoles a must. The can be found in several online stores. Quality is good.


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Halloween Costumes 14 years 3 months ago #11

Wow, they do have some nice stuff. I LOVE the helmet with the face plate! Its creepy and mysterious.
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Halloween Costumes 14 years 3 months ago #12

The boots that I was wearing at GenCon were from Son of Sandlar:

www.sonofsandlar.com/

The "Peasant Boots" were the particular ones that I was wearing. Fairly comfortable, waterproof to the full height, and they have great treads. I picked them up at the local Renn Faire (same price as the web site).

I wore them around 16 hours a day for 3 days - no blisters, although I have to admit my feet were complaining by the end. (I'm normally seated for my "day job")
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