boot/shoe covers

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#16 Avian_Firefly on 15 years ago

[url]http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=38948&highlight=saturn+boots[/url]
Thats how I made mine

#17 kiwi_lady on 15 years ago

i have a question >.< how>.&lt;
heres a pic of ZAFT uniform (its the red one on the left)
[url]http://ayakamoe-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/test/img20020809045233.jpg[/url]
thank u very much for helping!

#18 Hametsu no Kaze on 15 years ago

[QUOTE=kiwi_lady]i have a question >.< how>.&lt;
heres a pic of ZAFT uniform (its the red one on the left)
[url]http://ayakamoe-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/test/img20020809045233.jpg[/url]
thank u very much for helping![/QUOTE]


pretty much the same way as has been described. my minmay boots are made out of vinyl covered by casa collection satin (both no stretch whatsoever) You should be able to follow Lynleigh's method fine, just remember to add a zipper.
Personally, I traced around a pair of boots onto my fabric then cut it out a little larger and sewed it together. I had a seam in the front and at the back of the shoe. Don't forget u can always just sew it in more if you cut it too big the first time, thats what I did. Then I glued at the bottom onto the base of another shoe to keep it held on firmly. I didn't put a zipper in and just made my boots looser so I could slip into them. but the zaft boots are form fitting, so go with a zipper.

#19 Sarcasm-hime on 15 years ago

Somehow I always end up making boot covers out of non-stretch material, so here's how I do it:

- find shoes or boots that have the right toe and heel shape
- take muslin or cheap fabric and cut out 2 pieces roughly the length and width of the boot you want to make
- while wearing the shoes/boots, put the fabric on either side of your leg and start pinning the two halves together, with seams down the center front and center back. Make sure the seams are straight, and keep pinning until it fits the way you want.
- mark the seamlines with a pen or marker, and also mark the top edge and where the shoe sole is or where you want the bottom edge to be.
- Unpin and use this as your pattern for your good fabric.
- For tight-fitting boots, add a zipper up the back.
- for permanent bootcovers, I turn under the edge of the fabric and glue (with shoe-repair glue) or sew it to the shoe just above the sole.
- for removable covers, you can make a new sole using leather or something else durable, so it covers the entire shoe like a big sock.

#20 Azurite on 14 years ago

Does anyone have any recommendations for what material(s) to use for some Yuna boot covers, based off her Songstress costume in Final Fantasy X-2? I already have a pair of black boots that are the right height (knee, with a 3" heel, thereabouts) and shape, but I'd rather not do anything that would damage them permanently. I'm looking to make boot covers that I could easily remove, but would still "hold up" against my legs while at the con, and look convincing.

#21 Unknowbie on 14 years ago

I made my boot covers out of camping mat foam covered in wonderflex. Granted i wanted my shooes to have an armored look to them, so yeah.... Made my feet 2-3 sizes bigger as well!

#22 firewolf on 11 years ago

I made a quick tutorial describing an alternative way of making boot covers. Mainly for non-stretch fabrics. This design creates two front seams, instead of one center-seam in the front, for a nice professional look. I can make a better tutorial, if anyone is interested...

[url]http://firewolfart.com/misc/bootcover_tut.jpg[/url]

Look at my Zuko costume to get an idea how it should/will look. These are very flexible and easy to wear. Alter the pattern to fit your own needs~

#23 Nuyn on 10 years ago

me and my boyfriend are doing mega man battle network 5 cosplays. He is going to be mega man and I am going to be roll. I think we have a plan for some stuff but the shoes seem like they might be difficult. Any advice for the shoes?

#24 WARPAINTandUnicorns on 10 years ago

We will need some image reference since I'm drawing a blank as to what they look like.

#25 Stormraven24 on 10 years ago

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I'm thinking boot covers may be the way to go for the shoes I want; I have big calves so a lot of store-bought shoes won't go up to my knee, let alone to my thighs.

A lot of the links posted don't work, so I wantes to ask if anyone has any suggestions on how to make covers that are thigh-high with only a back seam, no front or side seams?

#26 Javakat343 on 10 years ago

[QUOTE=Stormraven24;3521376]Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I'm thinking boot covers may be the way to go for the shoes I want; I have big calves so a lot of store-bought shoes won't go up to my knee, let alone to my thighs.

A lot of the links posted don't work, so I wantes to ask if anyone has any suggestions on how to make covers that are thigh-high with only a back seam, no front or side seams?[/QUOTE]

if it is possible you will have to use a stretch material

#27 glitter bomb on 9 years ago

[QUOTE=Sarcasm-hime;1002281]
- for permanent bootcovers, I turn under the edge of the fabric and glue (with shoe-repair glue) or sew it to the shoe just above the sole.
- for removable covers, you can make a new sole using leather or something else durable, so it covers the entire shoe like a big sock.[/QUOTE]

thanks for that!
I've only made big furry boot covers in the past, which made the whole sole problem a non-issue. Now I'm pondering making some fitted fabric boot covers instead of having to find the perfect pre-made boot. But the tutorials always seem to gloss over the sole issue, or skip it entirely. So I've been left thinking "how do you attach the cover to the shoe? does the fabric cover the sole? and doesn't that rip when you walk on it?" *head scratch*

Your post quickly cleared things up for me. :)

#28 Chammingbird on 8 years ago

I know this thread is very old but I guess this is the best place to post this. I am going to try to make Boot/Shoe covers for my Esther (Trinity Blood) Cosplay. I have found several Victorian style boots that would work but I am hesitant to buy shoes through mail order since i have a large ankle and typically can't fit regular sized ankle boots. I'm apprehensive to spend upwards of $100 for something that likely won't fit and I may not be able to return.

I'm planning to buy some white pumps and try to make and attach a top that laces to the shoes to make it look like boots.

Could anyone offer tips or suggestions? I would really appreciate the help. :)

Thanks!

ref pics :
[url]http://media.photobucket.com/image/esther trinity blood anime/nina542299/Anime And Manga/Trinity Blood/EstherBlanchett.jpg[/url]

[url]http://www.cosplay.com/photo/682244/[/url]

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