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#16 bobthemangaman on 14 years ago

I'm working on these waraji and once i finshed my first pair i suggest putting about 4-5 nails along the and have the first piece of string wich goes around all of them. it helps keep the shoe wide

#17 Sadakuno on 14 years ago

I just finished my waraji. They turned out pretty good looking. However, the only thing I'd suggest doing is having the farthest nails only 2.5'' apart. For me 5'' made the waraji way too big after you take into account the fact that the rope goes around the nail, and has to weave around it. It adds like an extra inch on each side. Maybe I was just doing it wrong...Well, I don't have a camera to get some pics up atm, but if anyone wants I can try in a few days or so.

They're also a lot more comfy than you'd think ^_^

#18 KawaiiEdea on 14 years ago

I just finished mine couple days ago. I made them out of hemp though and a pre-woven base. pics>
[url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v160/kawaiiedea/247c5d28.jpg[/url]
[url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v160/kawaiiedea/7ab4f42b.jpg[/url]
(it's hard taking pictures of your feet)
they took a long time unfortunately XD about 6 hours. I had to braid each strip then sew them together (the back part) and attach the clasps. It didn't help that I haven't braided hemp in years XD

btw- the tabi socks in the pictures are from [url]www.sock-dreams.com[/url] and they were only $10 (it's even less for they ankle length version). free shipping!

#19 NocturnalFerri on 14 years ago

Hey, question for the ppl that made warajis by weaving: What did you guys make your waraji's out of?

I made a pair of waraji using twine...bad idea since the final product ended up really hairy. Really really hairy. I used a tutorial much like the one at the beginning of the thread, but extended the ankle. ([url]http://fukuoka.cool.ne.jp/chiketon/howto-waraji.html[/url]) it took me *forever* to finish since twine is thin. it turned out ok but the hairyness bothers me. Here's a pic, sorry it's dark, and lol, i trimmed the extra stuff around the ankle: [url]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/NocturnalFerri/waraji.jpg[/url]

Also, if you wore them to a con...did they last the weekend? Im scared of wearing mine to a con. First off, its really slippery (stupid twine!), and 2nd....im scared to death of getting it caught on the escalator at otakon. ^_^; I attached the foam bottoms of a cheap pair of flip flops to my hairy waraji with my extra twine. It survived a day at animenext.

Just looking for feedback.

#20 Essenceofaaron on 14 years ago

mine lasted all weekend. and i still have them laying around the house. I finaly got some pictures online.. now that its been over a year since i made them...

i did get a blister by my big toe though.. my rope was too thick and i didnt have tabi socks. its probably a better idea to use hemp.


[url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/Essenceofaaron/IMGP0218.jpg[/url]
[url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/Essenceofaaron/IMGP0219.jpg[/url]
[url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/Essenceofaaron/IMGP0223.jpg[/url]

#21 Essenceofaaron on 14 years ago

double post

#22 HybridTwist on 14 years ago

[QUOTE=KawaiiEdea]I just finished mine couple days ago. I made them out of hemp though and a pre-woven base. pics[/QUOTE]

Wow, those look better than mine. Nice work! Same to you Essenceofaaron, good work. :)

#23 Daikon on 14 years ago

Can someone explain to me step 3 and 4 im completely confused on those steps.....

#24 Metallic_Angel on 13 years ago

I just finished my waraji today. I'm cosplaying as Rukia in her shinigami outfit, and this tutorial saved me! The rope I used is durable but very soft so my feet feel like I'm on a cushion ^_^ Here are some pictures of them, I just need to trim a little of the excess rope:

[URL="http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=879662"]http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=879662[/URL]

[URL="http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=879663"]http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=879663[/URL]

#25 Hawkeye on 13 years ago

Do you really need 70 feet of rope?

#26 AlphaNinn on 13 years ago

I found an alternative to weaving the whole thing. I tried following the tutorial, and gave up, so I ended up taking a flip flop, cut it down to the base, and glued the rope to that (I did still weave the part that goes up the back of the leg). They're durable, comfortable, and don't slip.

The shoes - [url]http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=896271[/url]
And on me, from the back - [url]http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=909040[/url]

They're not as accurate as weaving them, but I was getting compliments on them all weekend.

#27 Jiah on 13 years ago

Woo, I made my first one last night with this tutorial, jute twine, and *cough* hot glue. I'm not really that craft, so mine are a bit uh... questionable, but they're serviceable.
[url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/jiahfurre/waraji2.jpg[/url]
[url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/jiahfurre/waraji1.jpg[/url]

#28 Roleplaywulf on 13 years ago

This tutorial totally saved my life 0_0

Question! How much would it cost for 70 feet of Rope? That kinda looks like alot of money.

#29 Jiah on 13 years ago

With the stuff I used, it only costs a few dollars for 210 feet of jute twine, though you'll be using alot more than 70 feet. I used up most of mine and need to get an entirely new roll before I can start on the second one.

#30 Roleplaywulf on 13 years ago

[QUOTE=Jiah;1649554]With the stuff I used, it only costs a few dollars for 210 feet of jute twine, though you'll be using alot more than 70 feet. I used up most of mine and need to get an entirely new roll before I can start on the second one.[/QUOTE]

Thank you! So, I will need like..140 or more feet to make 1 pair, right?

And where can I buy rope?

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