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Ritual Garb
NeoPagan and Occult Ritual Fastion
Shoes and agricultural adornment 
4th-Sep-2007 10:14 pm
salem tree

I found these shoes at Goodwill and knew exactly what I needed to do to them.

I removed the silly sole and button and made a turnshoe out of the upper and the lining. You can see the glue from where the lining was glued to the rubber sole, but I don't mind. I stiched them with cotton crochet thread in the old stich holes, double running stiched, and the thread waxed with beeswax. That ought to hold for a while.

They are so soft! I love the fact that they are a natural materal, and recycled, and four dollars. They feel very special, and I find them beautiful. Plus, they double as decent SCA garb should I go to an event in the next year or so (anything is better than Birkenstocks!).

This is a picture in answer to the question "what makes you feel magical?" Yeah, ok, so I wore this to the renfaire. But I was the awesomest looking person there, if I say so myself. I worked on a farm this summer and considered this an "agricultural spirit" look. All the greenery and flowers (some willow, some tansy, some others) and such came from the farm, and I have necklaces of dent corn and green beans. The mud came from the potato field. I'm a very Earth-oriented person. I would do this again for a harvest-oriented sabbat.
5th-Sep-2007 03:05 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting! I love the recycled shoes and the corn necklace. I've made corn necklaces from indian corn, using the dark reds and blues. It can be a fun project to make with kids!

6th-Sep-2007 04:09 am (UTC)
Yep! Corn is good for a lot of things.
5th-Sep-2007 11:11 am (UTC)
cute shoes!
6th-Sep-2007 04:07 am (UTC)
Cute fox!
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16th-Sep-2007 02:18 am (UTC)
:D Thank you!
3rd-Dec-2007 05:23 am (UTC)
Agh!! Love the shoes. I still lack good SCA footwear- now that I've spent 10 years studying garb, Minnetonka mocs just don't cut it anymore. =)
3rd-Dec-2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
Very nice outfit. I love what you did with the hair and face. I'd love to see a full picture of you with the shoes on.
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