Thanks! Any suggestions are helpful. I'm trying to hunt down a thong wedge sandal that doesn't have a million straps on it. Also though this pair doesn't have identical straps to Luffy's, I like the sporty style of them and they look comfortable. http://www.amazon.com/Soda-Womens-Rollo-Black-Sandal/dp/B007CNZUWQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=34V67KAJKGXZ R&coliid=I1JSCRXJGXKR25
Thus far I don't have any other pieces other than the hat, which I still need to alter so it has the red band. I do plan on making the costume stylized. I'm doing short jean shorts. The vest is either going to be super fitted or I'm going to tie the end of it to make it into a belly shirt. This a group cosplay, we have an Usopp and Zoro and they are also going to be stylized. We didn't want to just be chicks wearing the characters' outfits.