This makes me think of a rubber/spandex fusion - but I suppose it would be very difficult to fix latex and spandex together.
I was searching the internet for a fabric similar to that worn by Julie Meyerson's Catwoman recently and I came across "stretch vinyl" - its shiny and it stretches. Has anyone got any experience of it pleaz?
I once saw a photo of a woman at a party wearing a sleevless lycra unitard that had a long see-through panel at the sides going from ankle to shoulder - showing that she was not wearing any bra or knickers. I also remember a photo of a catsuit that had, instead of the see-through panels, something like extremely long shoelaces laced through eyes. This makes me wonder if it would be possible to use a nylon mesh for the panels. It would be daring, use less latex, and also allow for ventilation. I suppose the ultimate could be to have latex at the front, and just lacing or mesh at the back.
So in other words, what other materials apart from latex itself, could be fixed to latex?
Regarding making cloth boots, the little I've been able to find out on the internet from costuming forums suggests making patterns by tracing the panel shapes in existing boots with paper (I suppose old boots could be unstitched and the panel shapes traced), and using the simple soles removed from cheap slippers fixed to the uppers with lots of small stitches. Since it is possible to buy vinyl or 'pleather' fabrics of various kinds, then they could look OK.