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Unread 06-21-2010, 12:41 AM   #4276
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Sailor Chibi Moon's boots. Before I spend money on a pair of shoes, I wanted some ideas on how to go about turning these boots into Chibi Moon's pointed tops. I don't care at all about damaging the boots, because I'll probably never wear them for anything but Chibi Moon.

What I was thinking was cutting down the back a bit and pinning the excess inside the boot, then lining the top with white fabric (latex? anyone know of anything less expensive that would work?), and gluing/attaching the small moons on the crest.

You guys think this would work? Or anyone have any ideas?
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Unread 06-21-2010, 09:27 AM   #4277
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Sailor Chibi Moon's boots. Before I spend money on a pair of shoes, I wanted some ideas on how to go about turning these boots into Chibi Moon's pointed tops. I don't care at all about damaging the boots, because I'll probably never wear them for anything but Chibi Moon.

What I was thinking was cutting down the back a bit and pinning the excess inside the boot, then lining the top with white fabric (latex? anyone know of anything less expensive that would work?), and gluing/attaching the small moons on the crest.

You guys think this would work? Or anyone have any ideas?
The only thing I see that might be a problem would be the zipper in the back. You can't really cut that so you'd have to cut the fabric around it so the zipper stays intact. Then you can zip it up all the way and tuck in the top of the zipper.

You can get white pleather (should be near the costuming fabrics) and cut it out for the tops - though pleather is probably still expensive. You only need a small section so check out the bargain bins with pre-cut swatches of fabric and see if you can find anything, otherwise you would have to buy at least a quarter yard of it. I've never used latex, but that might be too drippy.

Advantages I see to using pleather/thicker fabric:
A) If you don't want/need a drastic angle on the boots you can just shape the fabric and stick it to the top - no cutting necessary. That's probably not what you were going for but it might save you some work cutting the boots.
B) If the top gets cut unevenly using a stiffer fabric like pleather will let you shape it exactly how you want and will hide the messy bits.
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Unread 06-21-2010, 01:38 PM   #4278
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When I made my Chibi Moon boots, I bought white electrical tape for a dollar and used that. Worked just fine and you can double up the tape so it's going into the top of the boots as well.
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Unread 06-21-2010, 01:45 PM   #4279
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When I made my Chibi Moon boots, I bought white electrical tape for a dollar and used that. Worked just fine and you can double up the tape so it's going into the top of the boots as well.
I second this - sounds like a cheap and easy way to alter those boots if the pleather Emrys suggested doesn't appeal to you.
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Unread 06-21-2010, 02:06 PM   #4280
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Meh, I just glued ribbon onto my boots stuck on the crescent moon and it looks great. Doesn't have to be perfect. I never angled my boots though.
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Unread 06-21-2010, 03:25 PM   #4281
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Ahh I really want to start on my Chibiusa school uniform. :}
Finally have inspiration, printed off the collar pattern/instructions from lynleigh.com and I feel re-motivated!
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^^ the red short sleeved one is the one I'm making, with a Luna-P!
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Unread 06-21-2010, 03:32 PM   #4282
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Thanks for the replies guys!

As for the "wiggy" route, because of the tutorial you posted, Steffi, I've been thinking more and more of just tackling the thing myself. That tutorial only involves scissors, glue, and patience, which is something I can handle... at the same time, however, I found a wig that I like on Ebay which seems very popular (if you look on the history 21 of them were sold in the past).
Just have to point this out, that I loved that wig too. But those photos are stolen, and not theirs. So they're just using them, basically as references, and it won't look like the photos. :S
The person who took the photos of the cosplayer is King Crimson-you can even see his tag mark in some of the photos! So if you're buying on ebay, just be careful...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250644831386
also, I personally like that wig better.
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Unread 06-21-2010, 03:44 PM   #4283
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Just have to point this out, that I loved that wig too. But those photos are stolen, and not theirs. So they're just using them, basically as references, and it won't look like the photos. :S
The person who took the photos of the cosplayer is King Crimson-you can even see his tag mark in some of the photos! So if you're buying on ebay, just be careful...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250644831386
also, I personally like that wig better.
That wig is nice! I bought something similar.

Update: I can buy the bridal pattern for my Neo Queen Serenity costume this week! Can't wait
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Unread 06-21-2010, 04:04 PM   #4284
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Just have to point this out, that I loved that wig too. But those photos are stolen, and not theirs. So they're just using them, basically as references, and it won't look like the photos. :S
The person who took the photos of the cosplayer is King Crimson-you can even see his tag mark in some of the photos! So if you're buying on ebay, just be careful...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250644831386
also, I personally like that wig better.
Oh wow! That's gorgeous and I like it better as well. I've ordered the supplies to create my own wig for Moon however, haha.
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Unread 06-21-2010, 09:38 PM   #4285
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Why did I not think of electrical tape?! D: I used to make all sorts of crap out of that stuff.

I am so going with that.

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Unread 06-21-2010, 10:47 PM   #4286
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Sailor Chibi Moon's boots. Before I spend money on a pair of shoes, I wanted some ideas on how to go about turning these boots into Chibi Moon's pointed tops. I don't care at all about damaging the boots, because I'll probably never wear them for anything but Chibi Moon.

What I was thinking was cutting down the back a bit and pinning the excess inside the boot, then lining the top with white fabric (latex? anyone know of anything less expensive that would work?), and gluing/attaching the small moons on the crest.

You guys think this would work? Or anyone have any ideas?
I love these boots. I have them in Purple for Sailor Saturn. Just be sure to buy a size larger since they are pretty tight
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Unread 06-21-2010, 10:52 PM   #4287
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hollowchrist: a store near my house carries those. they look wonderful in person. the pair they have on display is the exact same color. their very pretty
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Unread 06-22-2010, 05:54 PM   #4289
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I've been following the advice of StudioMallory who is a prop maker that uses tile grout rather than clay for her SM props. She has a successful business using grout and has done numerous tests to prove that grout is more effective and durable than clay.

I purchased some grout for myself, but find that it's hard to work with. After re-watching some of her videos, however, I found that she uses Grout & Adhesive rather than just grout, so this could be my problem. Urghh. I really hope I didn't waste eight dollars on the wrong kind of stuff!

I've made the crescent for Moon's Crescent Moon Wand as well as the beginnings of her brooch, and hope that after its dry I won't have any problems with it... but I'll keep you guys updated on my success - or perhaps my failure. Haha.
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I need to rant about not being able to find shoes for Sailor Venus *rants about how they all cost at least 60 dollars and that's more than my costume itself has costed so far*
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