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Really I just wanted to show off my Isamu shoes because I'm so happy with them. :D

And this photo came out nicely, so why not!

Photo - caddyl, who I think deleted her account?
Cosplay and model - me
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brunetteyes's avatar
What did you use to paint on the colour? Looks great!
authenticsowilo's avatar
Thanks! :D It's acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium and then set with a hairdryer. You can get the fabric medium (it's like a white liquid that you mix into the paint) from Gordon Harris I think, and it basically makes the paint stick better to fabric, and gives it more flexibility. For these shoes I had to set it a LOT though, otherwise paint would chip off as I walked, as when I would knock my feet together, the tackiness of one shoe would pull paint off the other.
brunetteyes's avatar
Fabric medium sounds genius! theres so many handy things out there I've yet to have heard of.
authenticsowilo's avatar
It's really good - and the bottles are quite big too so one bottle lasts forever. :D I also used it to paint the designs on my Watanuki costume. So useful!

And yeah, there's just so much out there!
brunetteyes's avatar
that sounds way more versatile than straight fabric paint!

Have you decided your cosplays for the rest of the year?