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Unread 01-30-2013, 08:12 PM   #1
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Seeking input on these weird shoe accents I attempting to make

So I am am going to cosplaying this character here -----> Link
In this outfit here:
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Notice the gold accents at the front of the boots? Those are what I am trying to make. I didn't want to paint directly on my shoes ( I use them for other cosplays) as I have seen some people do in the past, and I wanted something a little more elaborate.

Here is my test attempt so don't mind how wonky they look:
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They are made with craft foam and gesso. After seeing them on the shoes I am having doubts about the idea and wondering if it looks ridiculous?

Also my initial idea of attaching them did not work out so great. I am thinking of trying to glue a stretchy material the same color as the shoes to the accents and slip them on the front kind of like a boot cover? I also heard people use hot glue to temporarily attach something to shoes, but I am afraid of taking the finish of the vinyl boots. Then again this might all be for nothing if I am not wrong and those accents look ridiculous. Maybe I am making it this more difficult than it needs to be?

If anyone has any suggestion something else I can try or they know will work I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Unread 01-30-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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i dont think they look that weird they just need to be painted gold~ and i would be careful with the black stretchy material because if it is on the bottom of the shoe it will effect your walking. maybe run a piece of thin black elastic under it?
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Unread 01-30-2013, 10:33 PM   #3
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i dont think they look that weird they just need to be painted gold~ and i would be careful with the black stretchy material because if it is on the bottom of the shoe it will effect your walking. maybe run a piece of thin black elastic under it?
Really? They don't make the boot look strange or freaky long? I am hoping the gold will help.

Yes I did consider that.
So I am thinking ,if the material idea worked, of maybe using vinyl or those none-slip patches you can buy for shoes and stick them on the on the bottom. I also did think of trying elastic..Oi I still have quite a bit of experimenting to do.
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They look fine! Plus the shoes on the character are quite pointy and long.
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this is what the artist was drawing, it might help you a bit
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...QEwCQ&dur=2736
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Unread 01-31-2013, 12:07 PM   #6
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They look fine! Plus the shoes on the character are quite pointy and long.
Well thank you for saying so. I am worried that they look to long, and I had to modify the tip a bit because the tip in picture was just not doable.
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this is what the artist was drawing, it might help you a bit
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...QEwCQ&dur=2736
oh my god! That's more or less what I was trying to achieve! Oh wow. Yeah I can't imagine how I could make something to look more like those unless it was out of metal.
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