XD Well, I've got to say, TVTropes was right on the mark when they said these shoes are the bane of every Rinoa cosplayer.
Please keep in mind I have no idea where to put this exact topic, so I'm putting it here.
(Credit to Dani Rain for uploading the ballroom scene clip
on their YouTube channel, which is where I got my screenshots in the ref album.)
Let me say it right now that I have found a pair of heels close to the shoes in question. It's found right here
. However, I'm still open to suggestions on shoes that look close to this one in case I am on a tight budget.
So, I got a few questions for suggestions...
1. Since you can see how the back of Rinoa's shoes are designed, it's prompting me to get extra shoe straps/belts. These are the following that I found and I've no idea what to choose.
Shoe Straps Choice 1
Shoe Straps Choice 2
(If it doesn't immediately show the color I want, it's under White Satin.)
2. Because of this, I also need help picking what satin fabric colors match with the straps (you'll know in a bit why I need this, with my third question). Again, I have no idea what to choose.
(Again, you can make suggestions on other satin fabric from other sites. I wasn't sure about the satin fabric on Fashion Fabrics Club
since they seem to aim more at clothes than anything else. But since I was told that I could find good satin fabric here, I hope to get suggestions.
Also, all JoAnn links have been removed from this post. Simply because 1) I realized Rinoa's shoes aren't shiny, so it means I'll be using matte/dull satin for this and 2) JoAnn is sorely lacking in the matte/dull satin department, color-wise.)
3. Finally, last question. So, the reason why I need satin fabric is because I plan to cut that fabric and glue it right on the shoes (since Rinoa's shoes are satin). Now, I've seen DIY tutorials on how to place fabric on your shoes/heels for customization, but I'm nervous to do it since I'm a total n00b. So, I'm asking all cosplayers here if you guys have done it before. And if you have, can you give suggestions/tips on what you have done? It would be highly appreciated if you're experienced on how to do this.
If you've read all of this, I thank you very much in advance! I really need help on this. ^^; Sorry for the long post and all of the questions I have.