Physalis alkekengi, or the Chinese/Japanese Lantern, blooms during Winter and dries during Spring. Once it is dried, the bright red fruit is seen. The outer cover is a thin mesh that held the flower petals, seen in golden brown colour.
1 & 2: purge your acquaintances by terrifying them with these new shoes, accompanied by modified levitating and cushioning charms to make swishing your skirts in their face easy peasy.
3. I’m sorry all I can think of is Walburga Black sashaying into Ministry dos wearing that just so she can watch the Weasleys turn red because those are THEIR Mulciber forged daggers that’s been melted into fake armour for her to wear and it’s legit because they actually lost it fair and square all the way back in 1485 at the battle of Bosworth field. The Plantagenets may have lost that day, but the House of Black won.
Also because if the Iron Throne was made wearable ^ Walburga would certainly be the one wearing it.
Ok those second boots have to have some kind of stabilizing charms on them and is that leather dragon leather? or hydra or something.
also YES YES YES to 3. ALL THE YES
Dragon leather m’dear, ordinary leather is for the plebes. And of course there are stabilizing charms. One wouldn’t want to sprain one’s back going into battle, would one? And by battle we mean dos. The wars of the wizarding world are won in the ballrooms of the Sacred Twenty Eight.
My gods ladies dancing in those boots would tower over the men. Do they have some platform shoes so they aren’t dwarfed or do they wear similar shoes or do they just suffer and make do with these women towering over them?
They eventually get platform shoes as well but the first ball where all of the women coordinated to wear these kinds of shoes there was quite a bit of mayhem.
Also imagine the sheer panic of men used to being the biggest and the tallest and suddenly being towered over by their petite female relatives.
it eventually becomes a running, unofficial competition for which sex can exude dominance over the other. every month witches and wizards try to outdo their partners. witches dress up in phoenix feather gowns (humanely collected honest!!!) that are enchanted to smolder and at any unwarranted touch scorch the offending person’s hand. wizards coattails fashioned to resemble venomous snakes with salamander leather. witches wearing sandals adorned in Abraxan horse feathers that cause them to float several inches above the dance floor—and their partner’s head.
so many possibilities. amortentiafashion i’m tagging you in this because it seems right up your alley.