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Unread 08-12-2006, 02:58 AM   #1
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Naruto Ninja Sandal Tutorial

Step 1: Supplies
-Scissors
-Sandals
-Hockey Tape
-Knee Length Athletic Socks

My Supplies: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Sandals002.jpg

As you can see I used strapped sandals. Thong sandals would only work if you wanted to keep the thong (like sand village sandals). Flip-flops will technically work but really don’t look as good because the back tends to suck in to the overhang between your heel and the end of the sandal. The back strap provides support and keeps an even rise on the back. The tape should be the same color as the socks. The socks should be, but don’t absolutely have to be, long, which will be explained further later. Lots of the socks will have a logo on them but when it’s on the ankle or higher it won’t be any trouble.

Step 2: Creating the Base

The base is made by pulling the sock over top of the sandal.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Sandals004.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Sandals003.jpg

Obviously the bigger the socks that you got the easier this will be. However, the socks that I used in the pictures (the third time I made them) I used Size 6-8 Socks to cover size 13 sandals. They were a little shorter than I would have liked but it turned out well.

Step 3: Making the Cut

I’ve used the same sandals each time I’ve done this. I try to follow the line of the sandal to make the cut.

I marked it out here with a fabric pencil (optional, I only did this for the demo)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Sandals005.jpg

From there I used scissors to cut across following the end of the sandal and the line I had drawn. Personally I just tuck my toes back and slice through but it would be much safer to take the sandals off before cutting anything. Whatever you’re comfortable with.

This is what it looked like after the cut:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Sandals006.jpg

Step 4: Seal It Up

At this point the hockey tape is used seal the edges, keep it tight and keep it from fraying. The first place to tape is the top. Put tape the top of the sandal on the edge, wrapping it around to hold the sock to the sandal. It’s a little weird to explain so here’s a picture:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Sandals007.jpg

The next place that needs to be taped is the other side left open by cut which is taped to the inside sole of the Sandal underneath where your toes would be. Another sample picture:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Sandals009.jpg

This one wasn’t quite as neat as some of the other I’ve done but it works and you get the idea. For this part I have done it leaving the sandal on and taking them off. Wither way will work but leaving them on and having someone take it up for you works really well.

Step 5: Finish Up

Looking at the reference pictures you can see that there is a larger cuff at the ankles. This can be created by folding down the extra length of the socks down into that cuff. Obviously this is the solution to there being a logo on the sock if there is one. If you don’t have the extra long socks it won’t look bad but it’s possible that a few people will notice the missing Cuff.

YOU’RE DONE!

Hoorah! Sandals! Your finished product should look something like this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Sandals010.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Sandals012.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Sandals013.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...Sandals011.jpg

For me it’s never taken me more than half an hour to make these, I could probably do it in less than 10 minutes if I tried. I even made a pair in the parking lot of a convention right before it started. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...23-07_1425.jpg
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Unread 08-12-2006, 04:14 AM   #2
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This is great!! ^_^ I was hoping to go as Sakura for my first cosplay--this is going to help A LOT.
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Unread 08-12-2006, 11:21 AM   #3
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I mosta missed a step or something, i got really confused trying to understand..or maybe i gotta do it myself, Non the less thanks for a guide on the annoying stuff for Cosplaying naruto chars
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Thank you MorwenLaicoriel

Is there any way that I can clear something up for you Big Z?
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Well, again maybe its just me.. But with all that extra cloth you have over the sandals, does it really make it look like what sandal? and do you just fold it over the sandal?

Or do you basically just use black sandals, and with black socks it looks like the sandal from afar?

And the pictures are to far away from the sandals themself to answer that
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I've heard of this method before and it really does look good. Thanks for the tutorial and great Choji cosplay btw.
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Unread 08-12-2006, 01:02 PM   #7
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Well, again maybe its just me.. But with all that extra cloth you have over the sandals, does it really make it look like what sandal? and do you just fold it over the sandal?

Or do you basically just use black sandals, and with black socks it looks like the sandal from afar?

And the pictures are to far away from the sandals themself to answer that
Okay so you've put the sandal on then pulled the sock on OVER the sandal. The extra length of the sock is folded down in a few cuffs until it's at the ankle. You can see in this reference that there is a bunch at the ankle
http://total.naruto.free.fr/tome_32.jpg


"Or do you basically just use black sandals, and with black socks it looks like the sandal from afar?"

The sandal color doesn't matter the sock is OVER the sandal. The sandal is there to give it a basic shape and a sole to the shoe so it doesn't just look like a sock. The sock itself creates the fabricy look in the reference photo and looks very similar to the officially licensed version from bandai, and no it looks good close up to.
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Originally I read another tutorial for these things only instead of using a sock, you actually make it from scraps of fabric. It only confused me more, so this really helps alot. Thanks!

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Originally I read another tutorial for these things only instead of using a sock, you actually make it from scraps of fabric. It only confused me more, so this really helps alot. Thanks!

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And ya this whole thing could be done with fabric but a sock is way easier
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it is way easier, i may do that..heck way cheaper to..ill try this methoid come friday
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it is way easier, i may do that..heck way cheaper to..ill try this methoid come friday
Great

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I recommended this tutorial to my best friend, and her sandals turned out awesome. Thankies!
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Thanks a lot I'm glad they turned out well
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This'll really help. I'm going as Gaara to PMX and couldn't figure out how to make these.
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I'll have my friend try this method, hopefully it won't be too bad. ^^;

My friend tried this one out. http://liz.spain.googlepages.com/narutosandaltutorial
And found it was really confusing.

I'll see if she'll be up to it..

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