fredag 6 april 2012
Cosplay work - Millenia's shoes
Now for the next step to complete my Millenia cosplay, her shoes! <3
One of the first detail I took attention on was her shoes. I think they are lovely. I can’t really describe why I love them, but I think the design’s unique and stand out her whole design yet it fits so well. Shoes of a character in general are often not the detail that stands out the most in a character’s look and you are often more drawn to another detail (like clothes, headwear, hairdo etc.). So I was excited to make the shoes!
First I bought a pair of shoes at Tradera to start as a base and that looked most similar to Millenia’s I could find. They looked kinda worn out, so to make them look newer I used a black spary color.
Then I cut them! Since it’s made of leather and I could not fit my feet in them when they were zipped. I had to cut off the whole zipper to make it work.
Now it’s time for a change! I sewed two pieces of purple fabric for the shoes, and then fitting the fabrics by using hot glue. I was surprised how easy it was and I was very satisfied with the results.
Next, to make the upper parts of the shoes (dunno what it’s really called in English? XD or in Swedish for that matter, haha). I used foam to make them hold and look like Millenia’s in the official pics.
But before I placed the foam inside the fabric-parts, I cut them on the back. Then I sewed on the yellow margins. The last detail on the upper-parts was the shoelaces. Then it was done, soon it’s time to put them on the shoes!
I added yellow lines and margins by sewing and glued them to place. Later I sewed the upper-parts on the shoes. Wow, now we’re talking!
Millenia’s shoes also have a mark on the backside of the heels. To make them, I first made the mark in Photoshop, printed it out on paper, cut out the mark, placed the paper on each heel and the painted yellow color.
I think they turned out cool!
Almost done! The final part for the shoes was to make the red jewels or whatever you call them. Again, I had a problem to find any decent reference of them, so I made them look like the earrings I did earlier for the cosplay since I think they look very much alike. When they were finished I added them to the shoes.
Now, they are finally complete!
I must say I’m proud of them. I don’t think I could have done a better job than this. :D
I have also done her stockings. Next time, I will tell you about them! Until then, here’s a sneak peak: