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Unread 12-20-2010, 12:36 AM   #1
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How to make Boot Covers *updated*

This is my first tutorial, I hope it is helpful!
I have been cosplaying for 9 years and doing comissions about half that long, so I plan to do more tutorials in the future.
http://crashcult.blogspot.com/2010/1...-tutorial.html
Updated! Now with more photos and more detailed explanations.
Just finished another pair of bootcovers so I took more pictures and added them.

PART 2:
http://crashcult.blogspot.com/2011/0...ess-heels.html
I started this followup to show how to do bootcovers without a center seam, and how to modify the shape of a heel.

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Unread 12-20-2010, 11:26 PM   #2
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This tutorial looks awesome! I might use it for when I make my thigh high arrancar boots. :D
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Unread 12-22-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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Perfect. I like the pictures used in this one. It'll help me out a lot. Thanks!
P.S. That is a great Haman cosplay!
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Unread 12-22-2010, 02:25 PM   #4
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Perfect. I like the pictures used in this one. It'll help me out a lot. Thanks!
P.S. That is a great Haman cosplay!
No problem, aw thank you!
I'm trying to think what I can cover next..
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Unread 12-23-2010, 12:24 AM   #5
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This is an awesome tutorial! Going to use this for a costume I'm upgrading, thanks!
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Unread 12-23-2010, 01:00 AM   #6
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fabulous tutorial and really, really nice work on the boot covers.
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Unread 12-23-2010, 03:01 AM   #7
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Wow, this helps me a lot! Quick question, though, if I'm making, let's say, thigh high covers for ankle high base shoes, what would you suggest to keep the boot cover from slipping down my leg? Or should it stay up fine if done correctly?
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Unread 12-23-2010, 09:41 PM   #8
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Wow, this helps me a lot! Quick question, though, if I'm making, let's say, thigh high covers for ankle high base shoes, what would you suggest to keep the boot cover from slipping down my leg? Or should it stay up fine if done correctly?
Thats exactly what the Terra bootcovers are.. thigh high over ankle shoe. The top is snug on my thigh but a bit of double-stick tape helps for security. Vinyl stays a bit better than spandex though.
If I wasn't wearing tights under it, I might use that gel-backed elastic that is used in strapless bras.
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Unread 12-27-2010, 03:42 AM   #9
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Ah! Thank you for this! I've been needing some thigh high boots in a particular fabric, but couldn't for the life of me find any that were in that fabric but NOT high heeled. This will definitely save me the high price of having to have boots custom made. (The thought of which kind of makes my brain go all 0_o >_< .)
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Unread 01-07-2011, 05:02 PM   #10
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Wow they look way better than the usuall boot covers (the kind that arent really attached to the boots). Thanks, will come in handy
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Unread 01-17-2011, 02:17 PM   #11
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Thanks for the feedback!
I'm currently working on a pair of boots with no seam down the front & taking many photos as I go along so I can post it as an alternate style.
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Unread 01-24-2011, 04:35 AM   #12
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Nice tutorial! Might try this when making shoes for my gijinka!Suicune.
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Unread 01-24-2011, 10:03 PM   #13
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Thank you! I just added a followup page for more styles: http://crashcult.blogspot.com/2011/0...ess-heels.html
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Unread 01-26-2011, 01:36 PM   #14
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This is my first tutorial, I hope it is helpful!
I have been cosplaying for 9 years and doing comissions about half that long, so I plan to do more tutorials in the future.
http://crashcult.blogspot.com/2010/1...-tutorial.html
Updated! Now with more photos and more detailed explanations.
Just finished another pair of bootcovers so I took more pictures and added them.

PART 2:
http://crashcult.blogspot.com/2011/0...ess-heels.html
I started this followup to show how to do bootcovers without a center seam, and how to modify the shape of a heel.
Hi! Great site :O! I was wondering can u maybe do one about Black Rock Shooter shoes ?? I need a pair badly but i dont know how to make them :/ i have extra shoes to destroy so xD teach me pls :O
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Wow, this helps me a lot! Quick question, though, if I'm making, let's say, thigh high covers for ankle high base shoes, what would you suggest to keep the boot cover from slipping down my leg? Or should it stay up fine if done correctly?
When I first made my Sailor Mercury bootcovers, they wouldn't stay up on my legs. I used Hollywood tape to affix the bootcovers to the tights I was wearing and they stayed up just great!
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