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Judy Garland's size 5B replica ruby slippers for sale
27th Feb, 2014 at 4:34pm
 

The beauty who made the ruby slippers famous

The beauty who made the ruby slippers famous
 
This is a rare shot of Judy Garland as Dorothy looking straight at the camera while she relaxes behind the scenes on the set of MGM's The Wizard of Oz in late 1938.





Details: We are giving one lucky person the chance to purchase and own a beautiful pair of ruby slippers during this 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. They are iconic, they are magical, they are highly sought-after, and they are connected to the most beautiful and gifted actress in movie history, who else but our beloved Judy Garland.


Base shoes: You won't find these base shoes in Judy Garland's size anywhere in the world. The toes and heels are as perfect as you can get to those worn by Miss Garland as Dorothy in Munchkinland. The shoes were custom-made exclusively for us in size 5B on Judy Garland's shoe last surrounded by a beautiful red silk fabric overlay.


The ruby slippers: Thousands of solid red sequins are individually hand-sewn onto the base shoes to transform them into the ruby slippers and give the shine and sparkle effect. They are made to look like brand new, in the same pristine condition that Miss Garland wore while filming The Wizard of Oz.


Bows: The bows are made from leather, silk fabric, rhinestones, bugle beads and rectangular stones. We are giving the buyer the option of selecting their bows in our stock, or we can use the pair of bows that we think looks nice. This is the only area of the ruby slippers the buyer will have control over but whichever way the buyer decides, all of our bows are high quality and hand-sewn.


How to order: The ruby slippers are still being built and should be finished sometime in April, barring any unforeseen circumstances. If you would like to pre-order and reserve them, a deposit of $1,000 US is required and the remaining balance is due when they are completed. If there is no reserve, the ruby slippers remain available and will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis by making an arrangement with us.


How to contact us: We can be reached by using the online form. You can follow our project on this thread because pictures and information will be posted as we go along.


Price: $5,000 US


Delivery: Shipping is free anywhere in the world via fast express.


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Re: Judy Garland's size 5B replica ruby slippers for sale
Reply #1 - 3rd Mar, 2014 at 11:47am
 
Lao people are among the best in the world when it comes to producing handmade items. Whether it involves wood, bamboo, fiberglass, fabric, you name it, Laotians are very good at it. Replicating the ruby slippers, the most iconic American artifact using sequins is no exception because it's in the Lao blood. Photos of our stunning base shoes coming next week.

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios wanted the final look of the ruby slippers to look sexy, but not overly sexy, the reason why they opted to go with the 1930's dance style base shoes with heels. Below is a close-up of the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy, an identical base shoes we will be using to craft our ruby slippers.



Ruby Slippers worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy


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Reply #2 - 3rd Mar, 2014 at 12:06pm
 
Holy cow admin. $ 5000 for a shoe ? Shocked
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Re: Judy Garland's size 5B replica ruby slippers for sale
Reply #3 - 3rd Mar, 2014 at 12:48pm
 
They are not normal shoes that you'll find at any shoe shop, they are handmade ruby slippers we are talking about here. For that price, they will sell. We sold a pair for $3,200 US before, that was a quality pair, but our next pair will be another level up.

The cost pretty much reflex on the time and the expense involved. It takes a lot of hard work in order to produce a pair of ruby slippers, and the base shoes and materials are not cheap.

Once we start working on the ruby slippers, the interest will start coming in.
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Reply #5 - 3rd Mar, 2014 at 9:11pm
 
If I have a daughter, i will buy one pair for her.
By the way, I never thought the costing takes that much Undecided. And could you please introduce more details something like repair service, shipping, package. Thank you Smiley
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Reply #6 - 4th Mar, 2014 at 3:00am
 
The ruby slippers are made from wearable custom-made base shoes but I don't recommend that anyone wear them because the last thing you want is to get them dirty. They are not washable.

What makes us unique is that the buyer can choose their bows in our stock, you won't find any ruby slipper makers who give buyers this option because bow making using the stitching method is a time-consuming job. They just make one pair of bows and that's all they have to use.

The shipping cost is free worldwide. I probably should have written that down in my first post. The ruby slippers will be shipped with added security to their final destination, similar to the way jewelry is sent by mail and we've never had any issues in the past. It is more expensive than sending regular mail, but yep we cover the cost of shipping so that's only for us to worry about. The final cost will be $5,000 US with no additional charges for the buyer.

Repair service? The ruby slippers will be made in pristine condition, and the materials are sewn on tightly that nothing will fall apart. They should last a lifetime if they are not worn or given to pets to chew on. The ruby slippers will be sold on a no return basis, and we don't offer any repairs. Any damage to the ruby slippers will be the responsibility of the owner.

For those who think that $5,000 is an insane amount, Western Costume Company sold a pair of replica ruby slippers for $35,000 US, which cost 7 times more than the price of our ruby slippers. To me, they are poorly made because they are not the shape of shoes that Judy Garland wore on screen.


Below is another thread with some sample photos of their pair:
http://www.laopride.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.cgi?num=1376156663/72
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Reply #7 - 4th Mar, 2014 at 11:10am
 
They  prob made in China  Grin . Good job admin. I wish the
Lao Goverment would help and encourage type of these project.I mean like giving aid to small business so that they can be export out of the country.In return that would bring $$ into local community.
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Reply #8 - 7th Mar, 2014 at 3:58am
 
We make high quality ruby slipper bows on a regular basis, all hand-sewn with a needle and thread like the originals as worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy.

These are some of our collection, one gorgeous pair will be used on the ruby slippers.




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These hand-sewn ruby slipper bows are right up there among the best made in the world. One pair will be used on our $5,000 ruby slippers, so take your pick!




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Reply #10 - 16th Mar, 2014 at 2:18pm
 
Best of luck and hope you do well with the sale of the ruby slippers and they do look nice.
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Red metallic sequins for Judy Garland's ruby slippers


Red metallic sequins for Judy Garland's ruby slippers




We use solid red metallic sequins when crafting our ruby slippers like the original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.

Many ruby slipper makers use translucent sequins because that's how the original ruby slippers appear today after nearly eight decades with layers fading or flaking away due to age. Therefore the sequins appear translucent which enables you to see through to the thread and fabric.

However, that's not how the sequins on the original ruby slippers were like in 1939 when they were still new. The sequins were actually made from metallic and there are some evidence of this in the movie when the ruby slippers appear to reflect red light on the ground. Red metallic sequins reflect red light this way.

When making ruby slippers, there's no right or wrong way to go about it. Translucent sequins works best for those who want their ruby slippers to appear like the originals today, but we love our ruby slippers to appear exactly when they were worn by Miss Garland and that's why we always work with solid red metallic sequins, and they bring out the shine!




Red metallic sequins reflecting red light in The Wizard of Oz


Red metallic sequins reflecting red light in The Wizard of Oz

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Reply #12 - 18th Mar, 2014 at 3:18pm
 
These are wearable size 5B base shoes made from Judy Garland's shoe last and covered in red silk fabric overlay. You won't find them anywhere else.

Once we begin the sequining process, more photos of the shoes will be provided as we go along.




Judy Garland's size 5B base shoes with silk overlay


Judy Garland's size 5B base shoes with silk overlay

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Reply #13 - 20th Mar, 2014 at 6:47am
 
We've marked Judy Garland's name onto the side of both shoe to make our ruby slippers look authentic.

The "#7" is for identification purposes and not the shoe size. MGM made several pairs of ruby slippers for The Wizard of Oz and they didn't want to get them mixed up.




#7 Judy Garland on our ruby slippers


#7 Judy Garland on our ruby slippers






#7 Judy Garland on the original ruby slippers


#7 Judy Garland on the original ruby slippers

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Reply #14 - 22nd Mar, 2014 at 10:47am
 
We have begun the process of adding the sequins to the shoes. The right shoe is coming along nicely as you can see, but there's still lots of work to do. Sewing thousands of tiny sequins is not an easy job and can take a toll on your fingers and eyes so regular breaks is necessary.

Please note that our base shoes was custom-made from Judy Garland's size 5B shoe last so our ruby slippers will have a connection to the great actress. Judy Garland as a sixteen year old turning seventeen would fit nicely in our ruby slippers.




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