May 112014
 

I have had the cosplay itch for several weeks now and someone *cough*Joe*cough* is having a hard time narrowing down our next Cosplay, so I decided to do something a little different….

COMIC BOOK COVERED SHOES!

shoe toes

What about that is not enticing? You create one-of-a-kind shoes that fit you and showcase something you love.

This is how I did it:

Step 1: Purchase secondary copies of comics you enjoy. I mean, who is gonna cut up their regular copy?

comics

Step 2: Pick some old shoes (or buy some new ones) that have a smooth surface to adhere the comics to. Luckily, I had some heels that I couldn’t wear anymore after my cat, Leonidas, thought the toes would be a good chew toy….

shoes

Step 3: Cut out pages that are the color scheme you want and cut out special images you want to showcase on the shoes.

comics pieces

cut outs

Step 4: Use ModPodge to stick the colored background pieces to the shoe. Wet the surface of the shoe and wet both sides of the comic piece using a paint brush. Press the piece down and stick with more ModPodge, pressing the comic piece flat onto the surface of the shoe.

eyes

partly done

Step 5: Cover both shoes completely with the background images and allow to dry for 2-3 hours.

shoessss

Step 6: Use the “featured” images and spread them around on the shoes to your liking.

pieces

Step 7: Allow the shoes to dry for 24 hours. Apply a final coat of ModPodge, let dry and WEAR THEM, YOU FABULOUS HUMAN.

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