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« on: October 03, 2011 01:35:01 PM »

This year I'm going to be Wonderwoman for Halloween!

My goal this year for my costume was to make everything myself and use as many recycled items as possible. I also wanted to keep this on the cheap, at least compared to what I usually spend. The goal was to spend less than $100 on my entire costume. That sounds like a lot, but as Halloween is my favorite holiday, sometimes I go crazy.

I bought these boots for $4 at a thrift store. They were completely black and flat across at the top. The first thing I did was cut the top into an upside down V. My first go at coloring included spray paint and tape to do the white part. They looked great . . . until I put them on! The red spray paint began to crack and chip off. Not okay! My next step was to ask all you crafty ladies for advice - which helped heaps. I ended up mixing bright red acrylic paint with a tiny bit of black paint and liquitex textile medium. I did two layers of a fairly dark red, and then decided I wanted them brighter, so I added another two layers of bright red.

Then came the moment of truth . . . I put them on and walked around. No cracking! No peeling! Even better, the top of the boots stiffened and stayed up, where as before they had slid down occasionally.

I took them off and painted the white on. I didn't use tape because I was afraid it might pull some of the paint off. It was a slow process, I was terrified of messing up.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with them. Considering the cost of the boots and cost of paint, they cost about $15 to make. The only thing I dislike is that the color is very slightly pinkish in real life, and there is a little bit of a funky texture to the paint. This was my first adventure in shoe alteration, so all things considered I think they turned out well!
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011 01:45:51 PM »

They are instantly recognisable, well done.

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011 01:51:10 PM »


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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011 02:26:25 PM »

I saw the preview pic and I said, "...are those Wonder Woman boots?" --great job! I can't wait to see a full costume picture!
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011 02:52:31 PM »

nice job.  i, too recognized them right away from the thumbnail (and admit i did a little *squee*)   Grin  can't wait to see the whole thing!

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011 04:27:45 PM »

I'd say you did a good job!

Can't wait to see your entire ensemble!!
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2011 04:55:45 PM »

Awesome! So glad to see they turned out!

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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2011 05:27:44 PM »

You did such a great job. I knew what they were the minute I saw them. Will you post a picture of your costume when you finish it? I would love to see the whole thing.
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Those boots are all kinds of awesome and you did a great job on them!!!! From the picture, I think I see the funky texture you mentioned the paint having, but I really dig it on those boots, "in real life." Smiley I hope you'll keep posting updates as you go with the costume. I do love Wondy, even if my heart totally belongs to Spidey.  Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011 07:32:56 PM »

You nailed it!  Just like everyone's been saying, they're instantly recognizable; I just can't wait to see the rest of it when you're done.  I'm a HUGE Halloween fan myself and one thing that's nice is that most of the fun is in low light, so I bet the slight pinkish hue is something only you will notice and if you're having enough fun even you'll forget.

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