Back to my Halloween costume documentation!
In jr high, Ocarina of Time took up approx. 100% of my free time. Of course, I was determined to be Link for Halloween. I wouldn’t know Cosplay was a thing for a few years yet, but this would be my first attempt!
We lived in a rural area. To get anything besides basic groceries we had to make an hour+ trip to the nearest town. So, lists were written and plans were made to get everything for making a Link getup. Anything forgotten was thrown together with whatever was around.
Making most of the clothing was easy (I also made a bobbing fairy on a wire that stuck out over the front of the hat which I was particularly proud of). The hard part for me was the boots. See? Challenge.
I’m sure they can be found online now, but back then finding slouchy tall boots was impossible. My mom and I had to figure something out at home.
We used some upholstery material to make a pair of tall cuffed covers that snapped underneath a pair of smaller brown boots to make them look big and slouchy.
I was shocked to learn my folks had these cuffs stashed in the attic! And they still wear alright, despite needing new snaps. Here I am, modeling them with some totally clashing grey clogs.
Here is the only remaining proof of the original costume. I think maybe 3 people knew who I was supposed to be that Halloween (I helped work a community carnival). But the people that knew were super stoked to see me!