These shoes were not made for walking...

Shoes are often a fashionista’s best friend, but these wacky kicks are amazing ...

A quick refresher on shoes .... when did heels come into fashion?

View this demonstration of how to use a Victorian button hook to button up difficult buttons found on antique and reproduction boots, dresses, shirts, and bodices.

This is a great video discussing Shoe Buckles and18th century reproduction shoes; you'll learn the type of buckles required, how to properly fit the buckle, and how to properly install the buckle.

 

There are always more details we can add to a costume design to achieve the desired look; sometimes the details are as simple (or complicated) as adding some hose ...

Mens show footwear requires care and diligence. The shoes need to be clean and in good condition to provide the stability required by performers. The type of show, and type of shoe will determine the shoe care schedule. Dress shoes that must gleam for each performance will probably require daily maintenance, on the other hand, work boots may only require conditioning from time to time. 

The Costumer's Notebook,

The book The Costumer's Notebook is a 295 page comprehensive handbook for Costumers for stage and film including a full Glossary of stage and film industry terms. Sections include methods and tricks for laundry, dyeing, breakdown, Dresser guidelines and protocols for Stage or Film and various size charts for men and women from shoes to gloves. Other Sections include diagrams showing How to Iron A Shirt, How to Tie a Tie and How to Tie a Bow Tie. Costume fittings, costume lay out and costume storage are also discussed.