Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Construction > Props/Accessories/Armor

Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Unread 10-10-2012, 04:32 AM   #1
SanRiku
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1
Unhappy Making boots

I'm thinking to cosplay Batgirl for the upcoming Comic Con in India. And I've no clue what to do about the boots. I haven't been able to find yellow boots anywhere. So is there an easy way to make boots? Please suggest materials that'd be easy to find. Is it possible to make boots with plaster cloth? I bought plaster cloth to make the mask and I bought a bit too much..
SanRiku is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Unread 10-10-2012, 01:34 PM   #2
verdatum
Extremely registered user
 
verdatum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,304
If you can find vinyl boots in the style you want, you can spraypaint them yellow with a spraypaint formulated for plastics. Scuff the surface with a scotchbrite pad or fine steel wool before painting, and apply 3 coats following the directions. You want to give the boots about a week to cure before touching them, and even then, they will still probably crack and peel a little bit over the course of a weekend con.

You might be able to find rain boots or galoshes in that batgirl yellow. They won't be as stylish as her boots, but I think they'd work in a pinch.

Unfortunately, boots need to be flexible, while plaster cloth is rigid. So it won't work for this purpose.

Another technique is to make boot-covers. You wear normal shoes, and you sew a thing that looks like a boot, only without any soul to it out of fabric (yellow vinyl fabric if you can find it). You then tack the bottom of the boot cover to the base of your shoes with double stick tape, and maybe a strap or some elastic. You can find details on sewing boot covers with a google search.
__________________
Founder Special FX wiki http://fx.wikia.com
verdatum is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-10-2012, 04:46 PM   #3
NyuNyu
CLAMP addict
 
NyuNyu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 143
I would suggest 2 part bootcovers made from a stretch vinyl - Joanns sells it around Halloween, or you can buy it online. (I use MJTrends) They stretch, so you can just pull them up without zippers or anything.

Here is a basic tutorial I made:
http://www.nyunyucosplay.com/?page_id=938
NyuNyu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 PM.


Copyright 2002-2013 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.