View Full Version : Hoof Tutorial

03-15-2009, 07:55 PM

Here's the basic steps I took to make my Draenei hooves.

1- I bought these shoes online as my base. http://www.punitiveshoes.com/database/ballets/rancho.shtml
**I chose the "Rancho" style for their extra ankle support. Even with the extra fabric these were extremely difficult and painful to walk in for very long. (Keep in mind walking on carpet is much easier than uneven cobble stone or tile) My toes went numb for months after I had worn them for many hours.

2- An attachable hoof was needed to give the shoe a cleft toe. This was made out of Model Magic. Holes were put into the bottom so that the clay would dry. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v55/_miyavi_/n507130436_4216329_3714.jpg

I then painted them black and dry-brushed over them with grey. After that, I painted them with glossy Mod Podge.

To cover the holes on the bottom I cut out some black cardboard and glued it under the hoof. I think that when I tried a glue gun it didn't stay so I ended up using fabric glue for this after sanding the clay hoof a little bit on the bottom.

3- I found some grey elastic fabric and cut out a rectangle shape. I stuffed my shoe and then pinned the fabric along the contours of the shoe. I then sewed a long the pins and made an elastic sock to cover my hoof.

4- I sewed an elastic band that was very tight on the inside base of the sock to help keep the sock from sliding up.

5- I then shoved some wax paper between the finished elastic sock and the shoe so I could glue on the clay (already painted) hooves to the sock without any glue seeping through to damage the expensive shoes. I used Fabric Glue for this.

6- After that was dry, I decided the hooves were still slipping up when I walked. I still didn't want to damage the shoes so I used Silicon adhesive to glue the sock to the shoe. I haven't tried peeling it off yet but after it dries I think that it will peel off a smooth surface like the shoe.
**To put the shoes on with the hoof glues to the shoe, I was able to simply slide down the stretchy fabric sock to untie the laces and place my feet in.

7- I then bought some white, fake, fur and dyed it the color grey I wanted (there are already existing tutorials on this). I then used fabric glue to attach that to the sock to even out the gap from the added hoof and the sock.

The end result was this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v55/_miyavi_/n507130436_4513275_1701.jpg

I hope this is helpful to you.

03-31-2009, 06:55 PM
even though i wont spend that much on shoes @_@, yout tutorial will help me out alot, THANK YOU !!!!