Since last posting, I managed to pick up my Bat boots:
Funtasma brand “hero boots,” $50 from Halloween Town in Burbank. Vinyl, not the strongest sole in the world, but it has the right silhouette and length. They need to be navy blue as well, something I hope to take care of next weekend (if not before).
I hoped that my tights patterns would arrive in time to allow me to make them this weekend. No dice. So instead, I spent a little time on the utility belt. Here’s what it’s supposed to look like when it’s done:
Is it a cheat? Maybe. I’m making this to host a show, not to scale buildings while exchanging pleasantries with Sammy Davis, Jr.
It has to look good onstage, and I’m building on a budget. Ergo, corners will be cut, and vinyl will be used instead of leather. It’s not ideal, but it’s not an ideal world.