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Attack on Titan - Boot Cover Tutorial by Valdrein Attack on Titan - Boot Cover Tutorial by Valdrein
Series: Attack on Titan

I recently made my Attack on Titan boots for my Hanji cosplay for Aki Con,
and I had a few people ask me how I made them,
so here is a little tutorial!

This is my first time making one,
and it took 3 hours to put together X'D
My gawd!
So much more respect for people that make these OTL

and this is just one of many ways you can make these boots.
But hopefully it will be of some help to people ^^

S/N: If there is something I've made that you would like me to do a tutorial on let me know.
I can't do a full costume tutorial because it would be to hard and long to explain,
but if there is a part of a costume or sewing/building technique I will try my best!

Because I've been getting some repeating questions,
I'll post a mini FAQ..

How much fabric did you use?
I bought 1m and had almost half of it left over,
but this depends on the width of your fabric, so picture 4 boots laying down ^^'

What does the bottom look like?/Does the heel stick out?
Yes, the heel sticks out and the bottom of the cover. I use heel boots for this reason since it keeps the boot cover from twisting and shifting while you walk.
Also if your a clutz like myself, then the extra traction is awesome!

Can I use flats/bare feet/shorter boots
I used tall boots because...
- they are easy to trace (tracing your leg is a pain in the ass)
- They protect your feet
- They give the boot covers a strong stiff surface to rest ageist
 - and you will not see any shoe lines or pant bunchies

But in the end you can do whatever you want, this is a guide line using methods I have tested and that have worked for me.
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JDauray Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
Thank you for the walk through on this. I made my first pair of boot covers tonight... for my son. The tops of the boots I did differently, but they came out great. Completed them in less than 2 hours (could probably do them in less the next time). Materials costs = $8 for those who were wondering. Totally worth it. 
MayaWalkerStudios Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I will try this technique with my v4 Flower cosplay. I've only ever made shoe covers, not boot covers... but this seems fairly easy and definitely helpful! Thanks much~
pandamelons Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017   Artisan Crafter
What is the grey fabric material you are using? Is that an interfacing fabric? Also, is it heavy weight or medium weight? I'm planning to make a Marvel Nova Prime suit for a 1 year old, so I'm most likely going to use the same fabric that I am using for the body portion, which is either ponte knit or cotton interlock knit. So that the boots will match the whole suit and not look wierd, lol.

Thank you!
emoebaa Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
Is it a yard per boot?
Le-Squid Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Oh this doesn't look too hard at all! Though I debate if the material cost is worth just buying a pair haha
FeartheFire Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is bomb. Like perfect actually. 
kikyo4ever Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Thanks so much for posting this,  I was having a hard time trying to find navy blue lace up boots for my AKB0048 cosplay and now that I found this I'm going to try making boot covers instead using some navy vinyl I got from a friend ^_^
IlaEternalFlame Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much^^ I was searching a tutorial for a long time 'cause I don't want buy boots :3 
Cryaonik Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
Thank you! This will be part of my AoT cosplay! ^-^
Lykania01 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Your bootcovers are epic, I have plans to cosplay Levi and this is going to help so much. Thanks for such an awesome tutorial :D
MadHearts Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is so cool! Thank you so much for posting this! There's only a few weeks till anime con and I was freaking out on how to make these shoes for a Ymir cosplay! 
MemorysEdge Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Looks really helpful~ I'll have to try it...If I can ever get around to doing SNK :D (Big Grin) 
moborrobisobon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
question, is the heel of the cover open? i can't quite see and it isn't written in the tutorial. probably not going to use this, but it was cool and in the results for 'boot guards". awesome work by the way.
anderlance Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cannot wait to use this tutorial!  Thank you!
LucysHeart Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so helpful ! Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap  you made my cosplay
Valdrein Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Woot! I'm so glad it was helpful ^^
EllaPress Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing, thanks! 
Estelindis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Amazing!  Well done.
DawnStarLightning Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
I'll have to try and follow your tutorial! :) I'm making a Hanji cosplay too and thus far your pictures have really been helping! I was wondering how I was going to make boot covers and I'm so glad you made a tutorial because yours look amazing! Thanks a ton! :D
Lonewalker2 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Hey when your done i want to see those boots if its no trouble at all. I'm thinking about making a pair myself.
DawnStarLightning Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Sure! I'll probably be posting pictures of my whole cosplay. :) Hopefully the boots will go well.... when I get them done/get time to post pics I'll definitely let you know. 
Lonewalker2 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Thank you, should be very interesting.
DawnStarLightning Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Okay... so I finished the cosplay a while ago and I ended up doing the boots completely differently and they turned out pretty sweet! I used old tennis shoes covered in the same colored fabric at the "boot covers" I made (the covers are actually attached to the pants I wear for the cosplay). I'll have to post pictures when school isn't totally killing me. lol But thought I should mention it seeing as I've left you hanging since August.....
Lonewalker2 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
I just disapeared to for awhile, yey school all that work and stuff. I already put togheter my cosplay and walked around my school dressed up. A few girls started fan girling all over me, one took off my auto shirt and started thoughing my jacket lol.
DawnStarLightning Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
awesome! :D Glad it worked out! Did you cosplay as Armin or someone else from Aot? (just curious lol)
Lonewalker2 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
I went as myself, it was a lot of fun. Sorry been busy with school.
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firethehedgehog201 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
wow this is going to really help me with my Fem Eren cosplay. I'm on a budget and I only have one pair of boots that would work but they have fur on them. Now i can make a cover and wear the boots. great tutorial thanks!
OtakuAnimeZombie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This probably sounds like a stupid question but what are the cords for.
Valdrein Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
The cords are on the Attack on Titan boots, its a design detail
ALAGE Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Bwaaaaa thank you so much for this! @.@ It looks fantastic!
Lovely tutorial! I was wondering though, would it work just the same with wedge heel boots or would I need to adjust everything to my needs?
Valdrein Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
For wedge heels you may need to cover the entire bottom of the boot.
I haven't made a cover for wedge heels before so I'm not sure and I don't want to give you bad information ^^'
Thank you! And it's alright, I'll try it out soon and hopefully it'll all work out c:
plztikphishphood Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Thank you so much for this tutorial!! I was just thinking about how I would need to make a boot cover because of my calves' size and then I found this!
feradraco Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Uhm, what if I have no boots for base? I mean, my feet are small, my calves are thick, there are no boots that would ever fit my legs:(
MattsyKun Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dem some gorgeous boots! :D
hungergametribute Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it easy to take these off the boots that you use for cosplay? I have a good pair of boots i want to use, but i dont want to keep the boot covers on them all the time.
Valdrein Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Yes for sure,
I just used my under boots today! haha,
Its why I like to use boot covers so you can switch them out ^^
KappaOodobi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Is it possible to use vinyl in place of the pleather? Would it just not be stretchable and require a zipper, or are there other problems with using vinyl? (I ask because the stores I have near me do not have pleather in the right color, but the vinyl is).
Valdrein Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
The problem with vinyl is that it's very stiff in most cases.
If the fabric is to stiff or without stretch it will not form around the toe of your boot or your calf.
This can make them look boxy or square.

So you can use it,
but it may not give you the shape you want ^^
Fireshrike Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's really cool! I'm actually cosplaying Hanji, too ( though at a different convention) and I'm starting to get stressed out over certain pieces. Plus, since I bought most of the clothing, I'd rather make the rest myself. So this tutorial is much appreciated! It's giving me some confidence, as well as the instruction my beginner self needs.
ChiWillEatYourSoul Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfection for my Marco cosplay :'DD
jessienim Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, I was wondering where you buy your pleather from? and what good styles or make you would recommend? 

I know literally nothing about pleather haha! c,x
Valdrein Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I buy all my stuff locally,
I don't have certain names I look for, I usually just walk about the fabric store and touch them all, pull them, bend them, etc. Until I find something that will work ^^'
KalosChampion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is a great tutorial! I used it for my kill la kill cosplay (since it's really hard to find pink high-heeled boots xD) I used fashion tape to keep the top of the cover from sliding down and it looks great! Thanks again!
Valdrein Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Haha! Boots are impossible to find in anything but black!
And I always seem to want them in the Spring when its sandal season X'D
DISKFIGHTER2 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
What did you do with the sole? What are you walking on and is it comfortable?
Valdrein Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
These are boot covers,
so you're wearing boots under them.
le-shae Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
I used this tutorial for my own Hanji cosplay at Katsucon and it worked perfectly :heart: Thank you so much for sharing, I don't know what I would have done otherwise! ;u;
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