Jedi Jedi Boot Spats

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by MasterYe, Aug 2, 2006.

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  1. SithLord7768 Jedi Youngling

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    Dec 2, 2005
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    here is a shot of my boots...the spats have a nice worn look...so i kept the couple tears in it..personal taste i guess...

    [image=http://www.501neg.com/photos/albums/userpics/10199/DSCN0030%7E0.JPG]
  2. MorgonKEN-BUR Jedi Knight

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    Sep 23, 2005
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    lol my bad, typo!!! No i meant 6 strips at 1.25 inches each.

    Here was my singapore ani boot (with recut toe spat) before i added the new spats and strip, and ridges, and coloring.

    [image=http://connsquad.com/Gallery/albums/Bryans-Album/boot1.jpg]

    Here are my boots with the updates. The new spats drastically improve the look, and curve around my leg rather than have a pointy crease like the ones that come with the boot.
    The first shot is before i colored them, or cut the tops down.

    [image=http://connsquad.com/Gallery/Bryans-Album/side?full=1]
    [image=http://connsquad.com/Gallery/Bryans-Album/side?full=1]

    here is a new picture with it colored outside but not the best shot
    [image=http://img357.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tight4yv.jpg]

  3. MasterYe Jedi Knight

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    Jul 30, 2006
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    wow morgenKen! best anakin ever!
  4. MomMaster Jedi Knight

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    Oh, yes but a few posts back I said I made these as a quick fix to having no boots! He wore them over his shoes so that's what I fit them to. I definately am making a new pair to go over his brown boots.
    I made these using...I think it's called marine vinyl. I like using vinyl because I can sew it in my sewing machine! And I can feel it in the store (Joann) and purchase it on the spot. I used paint to shade and color.
    I do have tons of reference photos. I recently saw the real ones at Columbus Science Center.
    But, we still have to estimate the size of the strips ect.
    Yours look great by the way. What did you use?
    I'll try to post my Obi-Wan boots. My other son wore them over his shoes too.
  5. MorgonKEN-BUR Jedi Knight

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    Sep 23, 2005
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    i also used a vinyl, just from teh fabric store in a dark brown, but it was the thicker weight withough the fuzy backs. I superglued them all together and my mom was able to stich along the seems and along the sides. The top and bottom because the track wouldnt grip the vinyl and alow her to sew it. And for a temp solution, ur spats are great.

    Masterye, thanks for teh compliment. Although i do not think im the best, id have to give Todd Davis the props for that one, looks more like him than anyone i know, and makes all his gear himself. I ahve a belt from him and its beyond movie accurate. Todd actually is the one who gave me the specs for making the spats.

    Check out some pcis of me at my page www.myspace.com/indyvader
  6. obi-dave_cannoli Jedi Knight

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    hey mommaster, when you post pics of your obi-wan spats, can you post one of them layed out flat , like the anakin ones? i used my leather hunting boots last year for halloween, which were ok, but they aren't tall enough. also, my son's are probably too small this year, so i'll have to have new ones made for himas well. i used a pattern from a kids costume last year (with small modifications) but they were a bit bulky looking. thanks.
  7. MasterYe Jedi Knight

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    haha at least you beat the hell out of me in it. i dont match the face and hair type/color w/ anakin :( i have long straight black hair hahaha.....and im asian ahhaha
  8. MomMaster Jedi Knight

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    Something just clicked in me about the ridges you were talking about! I must have studied the pics a thousand times and never saw them til now! They would be easy to to. I think I'll try it (without laboring over it) and see if I can make ridges work. Does Motor Cowboy have them on the one's he's selling?

    Forget me posting the Obi-Wan spats. I just looked at them after a year in storage! I have to redo them. My other son's Obi-Wan costume I made is great1 He needs the boots to match for this year!
  9. MorgonKEN-BUR Jedi Knight

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    i dont know for sure about MC spats, but i think its slightly there, maybe nothing though. Its definitely not correct enough.
  10. DanakinSkywalker Jedi Master

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    There are no ridges on MC spats, the strips are stitched on top of each other.
  11. SithLord7768 Jedi Youngling

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    everyone needs to stop stroaking bryan's ego...he'll never be able to fit through the doorways in his house...LOL really bryan...I kid...you are the closest anakin ive ever seen
  12. MomMaster Jedi Knight

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    I'm confused...what are MC spats? and are there ridges or not? It seems to me that ridges would be hard to stitch in boot leather.
  13. DanakinSkywalker Jedi Master

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    MC stands for Motor Cowboy, the most available leather Anakin boot maker. And like I said, there are no ridges, the strips are sewn on top of each other.
  14. MorgonKEN-BUR Jedi Knight

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    well it must not be too hard or else they wouldnt have done it, and niether would todd for his homemade boots.
  15. MomMaster Jedi Knight

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    OK, here are my new Jedi boot spats. We bought basic brown boots from 911 Costumes.
    The spats are made from vinyl, then faux painted.
    I even sewed the "ridges" on them.

    [image=http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l154/SingerSewer/Boot%20Spats/Pict0561.jpg]

    gluing them on boots
    [image=http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l154/SingerSewer/Boot%20Spats/Pict0562.jpg]

    [image=http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l154/SingerSewer/Boot%20Spats/Pict0582.jpg]
    [image=http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l154/SingerSewer/Boot%20Spats/Pict0581.jpg]
  16. Jedi-Loreen Jedi Master

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    Nice work. :)

    I made removable greaves to dress up my plain boots. They are held on by 2 buckled straps. Too bad I couldn't match the color more closely.:(

    I made them to mirror the shape of the bracers that I had made for myself last year. I tried doing a little more tooling on the greaves than I did on the bracers.


    [image=http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b8/JediLoreen/Leather%20Work/SUNP0010a.jpg]
  17. Jedi_Kai Jedi Master

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    MomMaster: very nice work on the spats.
  18. liambauckham Jedi Knight

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    Jul 11, 2005
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    any ideas where you could buy spats from?
  19. liambauckham Jedi Knight

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    Jul 11, 2005
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    im thinking of having a pop at making spats seeing as riding boots etc are fairly pricey - whats the easiest design would you say?
  20. MomMaster Jedi Knight

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    It depends on what your costume is
  21. liambauckham Jedi Knight

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    nothing too specific im just looking for a cheap way to get the knee high boot effect
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