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maneki_neko
09-03-2006, 03:54 AM
Okay, I've searched all the threads and I haven't been able to find this out yet, so here goes.

I am helping my friend out with her Namine costume (we're doing Namine and Kairi) and I have been looking at tons of artwork and screenshots. Now can anyone tell me exactly what color her sandals are? I know that there are gold/yellow stars, but the actual color of the sandals seems to change in certain photos. Sometimes they are white and sometimes they are pale/light blue. We have the perfect sandals that are pretty much an exact replica and they're white but now the question is: Leave them white or paint them blue?

Don't mean to be so nitpicky but we just want them to be super accurate. So please can anyone help me?

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Thought I would throw this in here in case it helps anyone out... Pictures of Namine. Hurrah!
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/_Maneki_Neko_/NamineComp.jpg

And another neat thing that my friend and I were going to do was have her carry around a sketch book with actual sketches we've done that are replicas of Namine's. So is is a compilation of a ton of her sketches also.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/_Maneki_Neko_/0a091c30.jpg

Hope this helps somebody, (don't know if anyone's done that idea yet).

And please I still haven't figured out her shoe color! Please, help!

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Alright editing this once again. First of all this next pic really shows the bottom of her dress well, for those whose haven't seen it. Plus, I believe her shoes are light blue now, eh? Somebody offer a second opinion...
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f182/_Maneki_Neko_/Naminebest.jpg

Dixie
09-03-2006, 09:37 AM
I think Namine's sandals are white I've never cosplayed as her, but in the game the only time I noticed them to turn the pale bue was in dark places. Other than that they were white.

I hope that helps a little. ^_^

Kairi_Heartless
09-03-2006, 09:41 AM
Naminés sandals are pale blue as you can see here in this scan from the KHII Ultimania
http://pics.livejournal.com/nunuu/pic/0015aq14

Edit: Oh, didn't see you already posted this pic ^^;;
But I really think they're blue and not white... In CoM she had blue shoes as well:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/Kairi_Heartless/76.jpg

WARPAINTandUnicorns
09-03-2006, 12:44 PM
Here's a list of shoe colouring products.
http://www.cosplaysupplies.com/leather/leather.html

Dylon shoe color if you mix white and mild blue together you should get the colour you want (if this product dosen't come in a can)

The only other way to stain plastic shoes is with inks (Sharpies or Tria market refills) Tria stains anything. http://www.artistsupplies.com/Graphic%20Art/Art%20Markers/MP_TRIA_Art_marker.htm

If you get the refill you need to get an atomiser (a lot of body spray and perfume bottles are atomisers so use an old one if you have it ) then thin down the pigment with water or alcohol70% . (I haven‘t tried alcohol yet but it won‘t hurt it) Unfortunately you are going to have to experiment on a piece of white vinyl to check for consistency and the ratio of pigment to alcohol. You should also remove the topic finish on the shoes with acetone (found in nail polish removers the cheaper ones have higher amounts in it) and on the test piece

Now the hard part, if it’s a more plastic material I would go with a slightly darker shade of the blue you want since you need to wash with soap the excess off (I don‘t want you to ending up with blue feet) if it looks softer I would go with a shade lighter and build up the layers of pigment over a few days and wash between layers.

[Toshi.Muffin]
09-03-2006, 03:07 PM
As you can see from Kairi-heartless's picture from Altimania, they are blue. <3 and the star thingies are actually flowers, with orange centers! ^__^; Have fun! And her shes are blue to me...White would be insaine, she would be too bland! Dx;

Kairi1750
09-15-2006, 09:44 AM
They are right their pale blue

Leiko Yume
09-17-2006, 05:22 PM
You know my best friend is doing Namine` too and she said that the shoes are blue but I said they were white. So, we've been looking up pic after pic to determine the actual color. I noticed with most cosplays I personally like the white better. But I think in the in-game photos that I've seen her shoes are 100% white but in the official photos they have a light blue tint. So, I think it depends which you want to go by. Either the in-game or the official pics.

Good luck! Can't wait to see the outcome!

maneki_neko
09-18-2006, 04:30 AM
Like it's been shown and mentioned, her official artwork and her COM sprite both have light blue shoes, so we did decide to go with the light blue. We'll have her costume and my Kairi costume done around the beginning of October so I'll post pics then. And I'll also have some more after NDK (October 6-8).

Plus, we decided to go with the blue because like [Toshi.Muffin] said, we both thought the outfit would look too plain without any hint of color in it.

RibboNsAndLaCes
09-18-2006, 07:41 AM
They are white with little lace thingys. :3 Kairi's shoes are hard to find though >_< I'm trying to finish my Kairi costume, and it's not working too well.

Visual Prince
01-11-2007, 08:24 PM
Regarding the dye...would this stuff work, say if the sandals were white? I was thinking either "Mist" or "Pale Blue"...

How does that stuff work anyway?

WARPAINTandUnicorns
01-12-2007, 08:39 AM
They have updated the shoe colour so go with the first one in my link
Shoe Color Dye~sky blue