6th March 2009: Boots #2 Boots arrived 2 days after ordering ^_^
I was aiming for block heel red platforms as that's the closest to what I-no actually wears, but they have proved rather difficult to find without shelling out over £100 on pure leather ones. If I were likely to wear them for anything except this costume, I'd have considered it, but thigh high red platform boots aren't *really* my everyday style.
Anyway, £30 pleather boots with a slightly more stiletto-styled heel should do the job. They certainly make me tall enough, and the added stretch of the pleather means they're pretty easy to get on and off, even with my huge muscular calves. I'm going to use real leather on the rest of the costume so I'll just have to hope it matches well enough.
Because of the height of the boots, many people will be at approximately eye level with my bust, so I'll have to take extra care in constructing the top so that nothing escapes...
My boyfriend, who is far more skilled with props than I am, has kindly agreed to make me a nice, light, consafe guitar, quite possibly containing actual guitar components. Star :)