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Quick and Easy Cosplay Boot Cover Tutorial by Kimba616 Quick and Easy Cosplay Boot Cover Tutorial by Kimba616
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I’ve always hated doing shoe and boot covers until my friend introduced me to this method. Turns out it’s not very well known how to do it! So I decided to take some photos while I did my most recent ones and make a tutorial for others to use. This tutorial can be used for socks, shoe covers, spats, custom boots, and anything else you can think of!

I’m only covering how to make the pattern, not how to sew it because I feel like that part is pretty straight forward.

Skill level required: beginner
Time: ~1hr
Materials:
-shoes
-saran wrap
- tape
-pen
-paper scissors
-ruler
-butcher paper
- a body
- a friend!(not required, but VERY helpful!)

I've been doing the whole "wrap your leg in fabric and, lol, good luck getting it straight & fitting properly." method that there are 10+ tutorials for out there, but this is WAY easier in my opinion!
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:iconthewitchoffailing:
TheWitchOfFailing Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gonna use it for my next cosplay! It's my first time making shoes like that, so I hope it'll work out. Thank you for the tutorial! <3
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Baka-niBoko Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gonna use this to make boot covers for my brothers Thranduil cosplay.
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InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tutorial! I've been scouring the internet for an easy and efficient way to make boot covers, since I've never attempted it before. This method reminds me of the way one would make a duct tape dummy. Excellent tip. This will save me a lot of time!
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:iconklari19:
klari19 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so happy I found this!!! It's going to be extreeeemely helpful for my Sidonia no Kishi cosplay! :D
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:iconmari-chan:
mari-chan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This'll come in handy when I go to make my boot covers for Big Texas from Zero's Heroes. :3
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DannyEnder Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this! I've been working on cosplays for Legend of Zelda and Five Nights At Freddy's so this really helps!
[MMD emoticon] Miku on a chair 
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:iconwildroadfirefly:
Wildroadfirefly Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this will be soooo useful for a danny phantom cosplay I'm in the middle of making. Finding boots the right size and colour have been near impossible for a reasonable price.

Thank you for making this tutorial
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Seinithil Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
 I needed a pair of black boots with an orange stripe for my cosplay, and I was dreading going out and finding a pair that both fit and was decently priced. @_@ But using this will be a lot less painful. Thank you!
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gideongraves Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey just curious on this... Are these for permanent shoe covers or will the fabric slip over pre-existing shoes? I'm curious because I'm trying to find one where it slips over the shoe.
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:iconfeeshling:
feeshling Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
|| You slip it over the shoe! ||
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gideongraves Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awesome. Thank you. Just wanted to be sure because I have a potential base shoe but I don't want to glue the cover to the shoe permanently. :)
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:iconfeeshling:
feeshling Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
|| Okey! •u• ||
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inuyashagem18 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a genius! But what do you suggest for Rikku (ffx2)? Her normal boots are very loose... Just not as tight? I need to make a few pairs of shoes for cosplay.
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:iconchaotic-halcyon:
Chaotic-Halcyon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Wowzers. This is clever and super helpful! Thank you! :]
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:iconcpatygo:
cpatygo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Will you please post a picture of the finished boot? I'd love to see it.
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:icontopaz-princess95:
Topaz-Princess95 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a total novice when it comes to stitching...do you put the shoe inside after you sticth it ?
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:iconkimba616:
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Yes, that is the point of using the shoe as a base. lol
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:iconthatblondeperson:
ThatBlondePerson Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a question as to how you manage to make the boots look seamless? Wouldn't there be long stitch seam down the front?
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:iconkimba616:
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
yeah there's one down the front and the back. You can't make them look seamless because you need seams to put them together.
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:iconthatblondeperson:
ThatBlondePerson Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah oh well. But tip for others on the cutting out of the tape part, when standing the scissors seem to pinch the skin more, it's much more comfortable laying down with your leg outstretched.
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SeeingxSounds Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Thank you !!! 
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RoninxBladex Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Thank you sooo much!!!!
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CutiieCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
I tried doing this on my own and it was a complete failure (I was making socks)
Thank you so much for this~ Sadly its to late for that poor cosplay but this will come in handy for SOOO many other cosplays <3
I will defiantly send you a link and credit you when i use this <3
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aly-uchiha913 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
This is awesome! I'm trying it right now XD

Peace Out! ^_^
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:iconkilltheteachers:
KillTheTeachers Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
does it work out with high heels as well?
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:iconkimba616:
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
yes, of course!
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:iconkilltheteachers:
KillTheTeachers Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
great! I may use this one day then
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:iconbgal1245:
bgal1245 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it. So much easier than pinning fabric to myself!
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:iconmysticagirl:
mysticagirl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Easiest method EVER!!!!! Thanks so much!!!
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MeguScarlet-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Thanks! I tried this method while I was helping a friend to do a pair of boots for Vincent from FF. But I messed up something xD and the boots didn't were ok. Now I see I misunderstood another similar tutorial I found that day, and I didn't flattened correctly my mold. Your tuto is very clear, I'll have to give this technique a second try
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Rynsi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
oh crap you're a genius
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:iconcityoffog:
cityoffog Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just used this technique to do my Raven and Starfire boots. It really makes it easy, especially if you have a complicated design going on. Thanks for sharing it with everyone. Also a little spray anti-antiperspirant or talcum powder helps the saran wrap from sticking.
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Yay so glad it helped! :D May I ask where are you wearing the costumes? My friends and I are putting together a group for Fanime, it would be cool to get pictures with other TTs cosplayers. :3
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cityoffog Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Omg Gosh yes! My sister and I are going to premiering at Fanime. I would love to get photos! And met you actually, I'm a big fan!
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Kimba616 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Yaaay! :D Well, we're planning to wear them on Friday. Hopefully we'll see you. :]
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:iconcityoffog:
cityoffog Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope so too! It probably won't be problem for me to suit up on Friday but my sister (Starfire) might not be able to come.
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ArturiaCos Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
This is awesome! I'm probably going to try this soon, thanks for sharing the tutorial!
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TiddlieWinks Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Definitely going to use this for a cosplay I'm doing, and her character has like super thigh-high fuscia shoes!!
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:iconkimba616:
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Nice!! Yeah, as you can see, this works well for super thigh-high things. lol Good luck!
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TiddlieWinks Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thanks!! I'm really excited to give this a try! ^^ Would you have a reccommendation for type of material to use when making the boots?
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:iconkimba616:
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I would suggest a 4-way stretch knit for the best fit. :]
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:icontiddliewinks:
TiddlieWinks Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Okay :D thank you!
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JessicaKittyC Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol tape xD haha i kinda did that but with clear tape to make a tape clone for art club :P
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:iconkimmorz:
Kimmorz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
This is awesome! Thanks for sharing! ♥ Definitely saving for future reference!
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:iconkimba616:
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Good to hear! Glad I could help. :3
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TheBlackWolf07 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Artist
cool. can you also post the finished product as well (if you got to that part) :)
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:iconkimba616:
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I literally just did this today. lol I do this part before even buying materials so I can get just the right amount(I'm so poooor). I'll be getting paid tomorrow so I'll most likely get the fabric then. I did use this method to make the boots for my and my friend's starlight boots, though. [link]
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TheBlackWolf07 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Artist
yay! i figured as much though. go ahead an take your time i'm not in really any rush. I was just wondering if you have a finished product. (i'm a visual/hands - on type of person so)
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:iconkimba616:
Kimba616 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
No problem! I didn't include sewing it because other boot cover tutorials are pretty much the same on that part. This just covers the patterning part since that is more complicated than sewing.

These two cover sewing/attaching to shoes the same way I do. [link] [link]
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taeko79 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet!! thanks 4 sharing:)
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