DA BOOTS.This is going to be a very quick, very sparse general tutorial to a lot of questions I've gotten about the long fall boots for my Portal 2 Chell cosplay.
Basically they are welded steel. Eight pieces per boot to be exact. I got some pictures of the process, they're not the most helpful but if there's enough of a want for it I'll post some sort of tutorial. Though it seems a little pointless since so far all the personal messages I've gotten, the process couldn't be used by those asking. D:
I found a boot, I chopped up the boots, mainly the toe and the front part and sides. With my brother's help, together we welded a u-shaped frame for my upper calf. From this we had straight pieces going down either side of my calf (inner and outter) and then hooking around the bottom with more pieces of metal. This provided a hook around my heel that would support my weight much like a high heel shoe. Then we hammered out the shape of the 'spring' on two separate pieces of metal, one fitting inside t