View Full Version : Need advice on Shoes (First cosplay)

01-06-2004, 07:22 PM
I'm going to start my first costume soon; Sailor Neptune. I'm a guy, and I wanted to crossplay with a freind for a while. I know sailor scouts are kinda generic, but I figured I'd start relatively simple. Anyways, any resources on the costume would help, but what I REALLY need help with is finding a pair of shoes in aqua, but I'm a size 9 1/2 - 10 in womens and I'm not sure where I'd find anything resembling the shoes. Also, my freind is looking for a pair of sailor saturn boots, but, like I said, we're cosplay newbies.

Thanks alot for the help folks.

01-06-2004, 07:31 PM
If you're looking for pump-style or flat shoes and you can stand them in satin, get them at a bridal shop and have them custom-dyed to match your aqua fabric. It's done all the time for bridesmaids to match shoes to a dress.

Boots: make boot covers! These can be done over shoes too - ie: a cheap pair of Keds sneakers, something from a thrift store, etc.

01-06-2004, 07:46 PM
Well, what I intended to do was to get some pumps, and then get some ribbon of the same color and attach them somehow. How much does the whole custom dyeing thing usually run?

01-06-2004, 07:57 PM
hmm a word of advice to while your at it May, lol btw nice title neways get the whitebody suit and the long gloves while you can, they are hard to come by and very expensive, i never wore it but i put a Sailor Mercury Costume together, and it was expensive and hard to come by for parts, just a couple words for you, and if you already got all that your way ahead of me, and for shoes thats exactly what i did, was dyed em

01-06-2004, 09:56 PM
I'm working on a Venus costume (myu style) and painted a pair of pumps I had in my collection. I'm attaching the before and after pictures.

I used fabric paint from a craft store. The risk of peeling or cracking is virtually null, as I've been threadmilling on those shoes almost every day for at least 1/2 hour the past few weeks and the paint is still there. (anything to deliver a good performance)

One thing about bridal pumps is that the heel is usually thin. If you are used to walk on them just ignore me, but if you are not I suggest some practising.

Best of luck

(today I sewed the lycra body of my first draft)