View Full Version : Link's Boot's and shield mount
10-13-2004, 07:35 PM
I gonna finish up a link costume for halloween based on the new GC link. I'm salvaging leather (that I actually baked and boiled, it's real armor now) for his brace from a Parn from lodoss war suit of armor I had made.
I'm having trouble finding a good way to mount the shield on my back with the sheath on and I need some tips on making the boots (and cheaply) since I really don't want to work anymore leather for a while at least.
Thanks for any help you can give, links, advice etc.
10-14-2004, 06:18 AM
Hello FreeKnight! Although I sadly can't offer you good suggestion for building really quick boots, there are a few things you can do for the shield strap. First off, it depends on what your sheath is made out of, or how well it can take possible attachments. There are a lot of different ways to go about attaching the shield, as shown by many Links around here. Mine is a seperate belt entirely whereas other Links clip or attach their shield onto/through the sheath - or don't even wear the shield at all. It depends on what you want as well as what you're able to work with in the timeframe, but if you have spare leather around, depending on the oz it should be very workable!
10-14-2004, 02:51 PM
whats up? im going as Link this halloween too! I knew that the boots would be hard but i came up with a good solution. I went to a thrift store and bought some preppy clod-hopper type shoes and a suitcase that matched the color and texture of the shoe leather. then i took apart the suitcase with a knive and used the material to make some really good boot extensions. i had to drill holes in the shoes and hand sew the suitcase material on with hemp but it worked and theyre really sturdy. luckily the suitcase had buckles on it so i used those too. when that was all done i poked holes along the edge of the boot extensions and used the shoes laces to lace them up (I guess mine arent totally authentic cause Link doesnt have laces) for the collars on the boots a attached another piece of material to the top and folded it over. I couldnt just fold over what was already there cause the suitcase was vinyl and the backside was fuzzy black stuff. well i hope that helps! have fun!
10-15-2004, 08:01 PM
I think I've figured out the how to do the boots and I'll just mount the shield over the sheath with a leather strap, I'll post some pics if they turn out good, if they don't I'll hide in shame