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Quick and Easy Cosplay Boot Cover Tutorial

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By Kimba616   |   
Published: April 26, 2013
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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
-saran wrap
- tape
-paper scissors
-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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YoIJustWantToCommentHobbyist Digital Artist
Quick question: do you have any pictures of boots made using this technique, and if so, where can I find them?
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shozureiHobbyist Writer
This seems pretty straight forward. This will be very helpful for some of my costumes. As well as more comfortable since I can't find boots that don't start to hurt after a while.
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xXSkull-KingXxHobbyist General Artist
Thank you so so much for this tutorial ^-^ I am planning on doing a mettaton EX cosplay so this is a life saver <3 
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t0xicSparklessHobbyist Digital Artist
I just want to say thank you!! I have been looking all over and this tutorial is going to make my life 10 times easier! Thank you!!
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IAmJadeHarleyHobbyist General Artist
This will help with the snk and satsuki kiryuin cosplays so much
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TheWitchOfFailingHobbyist 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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Kirin-RikiHobbyist General Artist
Gonna use this to make boot covers for my brothers Thranduil cosplay.
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InstilledPhearHobbyist 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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klari19Hobbyist 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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mari-chanHobbyist 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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DannyEnderHobbyist 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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WildroadfireflyHobbyist 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
Seinithil's avatar
 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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gideongravesProfessional 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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feeshlingHobbyist Digital Artist
|| You slip it over the shoe! ||
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gideongravesProfessional 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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feeshlingHobbyist Digital Artist
|| Okey! •u• ||
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inuyashagem18Hobbyist 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.
Chaotic-Halcyon's avatar
Wowzers. This is clever and super helpful! Thank you! :]
cpatygo's avatar
Will you please post a picture of the finished boot? I'd love to see it.
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Topaz-Princess95Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a total novice when it comes to you put the shoe inside after you sticth it ?
Kimba616's avatar
Yes, that is the point of using the shoe as a base. lol
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ThatBlondePersonHobbyist 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?
Kimba616's avatar
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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