Should I make a new costume for Halloween?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

and now the boots.


I made a simple boot over for my hero of past boots. They both took me about 20 mins to make and I was stressed on time or I would have made them better. What do you guys think.



A little more info in how I made the boots.

I made them by placing my shoe on the center of a piece of fabric and folding the fabric upwards to cover the base. Think of it like trying to wrap a cereal box with the longer piece aimed upwards.  Then fold upwards to try and make sure that you have enough room. after that I pinned the fabric together and cut off the excess fabric. Then I removed the shoe and turned the fabric inside out so that it wouldn't look horrible afterwords. Then I sewed it together remembering to leave enough fabric there so that I could put the shoes back in. when you sew the back end of the shoe make sure to keep it tight so that the shoes don't slip out during running. I wish I had pics of the process so the next time I do something like this I can better show everyone. I hope this helps you with your own projects.

54 comments:

  1. A skill I would like to have. Nice job bro.

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  2. 20 minutes? Wow. That's quick.

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  3. Those look pretty sweet. Does not look rushed to me at all.

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  4. Looks pretty good bro. What did you use, like material-wise?

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  5. It's a start! Keep at it man! +follow

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  6. Only 20 minutes? Wow, that would have taken me hours, haha...

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  7. Looks pretty good, I'm kind of jealous, I could use a spiffy pair like this for some ren-faires I go to.

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  8. wow, I doubt I could make a pair of boots even if you gave me a couple of hours. How did you manage to do that?

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  9. Those are pretty nice. Would be cool knowing you made them.

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  10. better then i could do in 20 mins

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  11. Going for a full Link costume? Zelda's my all-time favorite game series, even if my attachment's to the LttP to Majora's Mask era.

    I'll keep an eye on this! Looks interesting.

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  12. I like your instructions on making the boots. I agree with Mitchell; It's cool to know that you made them and then are able to use them.

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  13. These boots look good enough for walking :p
    Awesome little project you got yourself into there. Looking for more costume pieces.

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  14. I like the look of this. Nice stuff, dude.

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  15. Nice work man, looking great so far. I'm following so I can get a look at the finished product. Nice character choice too.

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  16. wow thats pretty cool. you wearing?
    i've never made my own clothes before

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  17. Cool boots, man. Cooler shirt, though.

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  18. those are some big boots. keep blogging dude. :)

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  19. wearability? can i walk around town trashed in those puppies or is this more of a pics only kind of boot?

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  20. Great work, hope to see more pics of em later ;)

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  21. nice one looks like a fun project. following ;)

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  22. Ha those look sweet! good job man

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  23. Lol haha, thats a new one. Never seen anyone making a boot like this before, well done

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  24. Good work, man. It's looking great. Can't wait for the full unveil. :D

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  25. LOL those are some KICK ASS boots, dude!

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  26. cool looking boots bro!

    nice blog, followed!

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  27. Good work .... in Portugal were the fashion;)

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  28. Heh, very nice info my friend, keep it posting, cool pics.

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  29. Pictures arent the best but the boots look alright bro

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  30. it actually looks really good. i'd wear that!
    i like your blog. followed ;)

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  31. Nice boots. You're right, it would be awesome to see multiple photos throughout the process too.

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  32. Takes me 20 mins to put a boot on sometimes, and you make one in that time. Damn...

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  33. Awesome boots haha, Good post!

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  34. Man, I would rock those with pride if I made 'em. Good job.

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  35. Cool boots man, I want those, I've never tried that style though.

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  36. sewing is always a good skill for every guy to learn. Wished I knew how.

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  37. 20 mins are very quick! nice boot

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  38. Nice work, especially for being done in twenty minutes. When's the whole thing supposed to be done?

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  39. I never could sew so good, nice post.

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  40. Damn those would take me multiple hours

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