Innocent or Adventurous
Some costume characters have an air of innocence that is downright charming. Think Dorothy on her way to Oz to visit the wise wizard who has the power to send her back home. Her beautiful glittering red shoes are essential for this costume. A child Dorothy can opt for a pair of red flats, while an adult Dorothy can look sweet wearing school girl style Mary Jane shoes with sensible heels. Saddle shoes are another style that conveys innocence.
Playing characters such as gladiators, pirates and hippies require shoes that look like they belong to life's most adventurous people. For instance, sword-carrying gladiators wear Roman sandals, a style that continues to inspire modern footwear designers. Pirates pull on their colonial style black boots before looting a ship and frontier pioneers rely on buckskin style boots for foot protection in the wild. Hippies, being adventurous spirits, enjoy back to nature fringe boots and boot covers.
Sleek or Sassy
Sleek and sassy shoes for women and men often have a bold look and women's shoes in this category have high heels. The go-go boot is a classic sassy style that works nicely with cute '60s and '70s era dress costumes, but they can also be paired with superhero looks. A sleek pair of black and white oxfords jazzes up a gangster suit. Disco style costumes are enhanced with Mary Jane platform shoes for women and funky oxford style platform shoes for men.
Dressing up as a clown? A pair of spiffy clown shoes can really make your whimsical costume a memorable one. We also offer other whimsical styles such as elf shoes and adult baby booties.