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Unread 05-05-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
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Need some suggestions for part of costume

Hey guys.

So upcoming Kumoricon anime convention over labor day weekend, my friend and I plan to cosplay from Kantai Collection.
My friend is much more Asian than I am and thus can attempt to crossplay as Shimakaze.

I'm only half Asian and appear a little less actually. That said, I still plan to attempt crossplaying as Kongou;
http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2...00.1592988.jpg

The way I see it, her outfit isn't revealing or skin tight and thus it may be a lot more forgiving for me to attempt.

Getting the costume and wig is not issue really. Using some make up to reduce my male facial features a bit comes down to getting a little practice.

The part I want help with is her shoes.
They appear to be over the knee boots basically and the tall part of it can be replicated a bit by using over the knee socks with some edits. But what should I use for the actual shoe part?
Given the choice, I refuse to use a tacky shoe cover.
But being a guy, I'm unfamiliar with most shoes and such.
Are there any inexpensive shoes I could get that could be used for this? Preferably something not too uncomfortable. lol

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PS: Do /you/ guys think her outfit is fairly manage-able for a male?
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Unread 05-15-2014, 10:14 PM   #2
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Really boot covers are the best option for this if you want it to look nice and its done well, but if you're going with socks I would use fake leather or a material similar for the brown part, and just sew it around some heels. Its totally manageable for a male, just make sure to shave if you have a lot of body hair in the revealing places.
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PS: Do /you/ guys think her outfit is fairly manage-able for a male?
Oh, yeah. It looks like a fairly forgiving outfit for the exact same reasons you mentioned (not overly revealing, nothing skin tight..etc).
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Boot covers are only tacky if they're not made well. Once you get the concept, it's not too tough. This page has a decent tutorial. Check out a men to women's shoe size conversion chart and you should be alright. I suggest checking out Goodwill or any other thrift store so they're cheaper and already broken in.
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I think you really want to make some good boot covers for this. Socks will not look as good as good boot covers would.

What shoes you can get will depend on your shoe size.
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I think you really want to make some good boot covers for this. Socks will not look as good as good boot covers would.

What shoes you can get will depend on your shoe size.
The shoe size isn't really the issue. I was referring more to the style of shoe I could work with.
Online, I've seen a variety of different heels used for this. Not sure what to go with seeing as I'm a male. lol
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I mentioned shoe size since if you have larger feet it can be hard to buy women's shoes in those sizes. That would limit your choices right off the bat.

For the style, it depends on how accurate you want to be. The reference art is clear - if you want to deviate from it, that is up to you.
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I mentioned shoe size since if you have larger feet it can be hard to buy women's shoes in those sizes. That would limit your choices right off the bat.

For the style, it depends on how accurate you want to be. The reference art is clear - if you want to deviate from it, that is up to you.
Oh I see what you mean. Yeah thats true.

Still, I can look around for finding correct size, but would you have any suggestions off hand, or should I say; names or brands that might look similar enough, or just maybe work in general?
Thanks.
Otherwise, my search term is "shoes" and work from there....lol
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To me there is a huge difference predicated on shoe size, so I can't really begin to give a suggestion because they would be totally different. I don't want to just throw out ideas that you might not even be able to wear.
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