Tuesday, October 20, 2015

20 Shoes to Inspire your Halloween Costume!

In honour of our 20th anniversary year we're creating some fun top 20 lists from the BSM collection! Join us in celebrating this milestone by learning something new and unique about the BSM collection.

In celebration of Halloween later this month, here is a list of 20 shoes that may just inspire your Halloween costume this year!

1) Astronaut
This astronaut’s training boot from the Apollo Space Program were worn by Jim Lovell and are on loan from the National Air & Space Museum.

2) Disco Queen 
This pair of platform sling-backs with a funky pattern are Loris Azzaro originals from the 1970s. 

3) Spy
These leather brogues were actually worn by James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan in the 1999 spy film "The World is not Enough".

4) Witch
This pair of lace-up boots from 1900 are perfect for a classic witch costume. 

5) Baseball Player
Worn by Toronto Blue Jay Dave Winfield at the last game of the 1992 World Series.

6) Knight
Sabatons are armoured footwear worn as part of a complete suit of amour. This pair of authentic German gothic sabatons are from 1490.

7) Ballerina
These silk ballet pointe shoes were worn by Veronica Tennant, one of Canada's most famous ballerinas. 

8)Race Car Driver 
These Sparco racing boots were worn by Nigel Mansell when he won the 1992 Formula 1 Championship driving for William Renault.

9) Pop Star
As a member of the Spice Girls, one of the most successful girl bands, Gerri Halliwell (better known as "Ginger Spice") rocked these platforms in the 1990s.

10) Policeman/woman
This pair of Canadian police motorcycle boots in black leather are from the 1990s.

11) Cinderella
These square-toed glass slippers look nearly identical to the ones Cinderella wore to the ball in the classic 1950 film.

12) Clown
This pair of red leather clown boots worn and signed by Ronald McDonald himself!

13) Movie Star
These strappy high heeled evening sandals by Halston were owned by one of the biggest movie stars of the 20th century, Elizabeth Taylor

14) Princess
These classic turquoise pumps were made in 1987 by Rayne for Princess Diana. 

15) Cowboy

These classic cowboy boots were made by Tony Lama in the middle of the 20th century and are ready to be worn on horseback! 

16) Cat
Throw on some cat ears and you'll be purrr-fect from head to toe!

17) Flapper
This pair of satin heels are from what many call the Flapper Era - the mid to late 1920s.

18) Basketball player
While not many people would fit into these size 23 basketball shoes belonging to Shaquille O'Neal, they may inspire some to dress up like their favourite basketball player!

19) Doo Wop Darling
These white and blue saddle shoes are from the 1950s. This saddle shoe style was popular among teenagers in the 1940s to the early 1960s.

20) Hockey Player
Jennifer Botterill wore these skates at the Turin Winter Olympics in 2006 when her team won the gold metal for Canada in Women's hockey.


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