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4 Cosplay Shoe Secrets!

Have you ever found yourself struggling to find the perfect shoes for your cosplays? Did one of your favorite shoes break after some heavy usage? Did you know you can make your own without being a professional? We gotcha covered. Short. Sweet. Simple.


  1. Weird and uncomfortable thigh highs and how to tackle them:

If you've ever found yourself in a tight pinch when it comes to thigh high boots in weird colors never fear! You can always use something comfy like a platform with a foam or cork heel to keep your feet comfy on the con floor all day! For Starfire, Bulgarian Bonbon created her own thigh high boots with a stretch purple sequin fabric and pinned it around her base pair of shoes before removing the purple portion, sewing it together and sliding it back on. Glue in place along the edge of the shoe and use an X-Acto knife to clean the edges OR go wild with some rhinestone edging!




2. Finding unique shoes and keeping them in good condition:

A sucker for unique shoes, Bulgarian Bonbon likes to thrift shop constantly or shop online and wait for some mysterious package to arrive with some wild shoes that are bound to kill her feet. The worst part is that sometimes these amazing shoes aren't created too well. Hours of searching and thrifting only to have the glue separate is a sad feeling. The great thing is that if you're in a pinch and need something flexible to fix it, Shoe-Goo is the way to go! Less than $10 and easy to find in major stores, you can use that to keep those old shoe soles where they need to be!


3. Covering old heels to make them look new!:

If you have an old pair of shoes that are scuffed or beaten up theres two paths you can take that are easy fixes either way. My favorite is taking glam shoes that are broken in and comfortable and re-covering them! A quick layer of Shoe Goo and rolling them in glitter, or even creating a new shoe wrap with sequin spandex fabric (if you use any other thin fabric the glue will stain the shoe, beware!). OR you can always take some Angelus Acrylic paint to give them a new coat of color!


4. "Making" your own shoes:

Listen sometimes we all want those Dollar Tree platforms. Summer is the perfect time to achieve those! It may sound crazy but with a pair of thrifted sneakers, 6 or 7 pairs of $1 flip flops, an X-Acto Knife, some time and some paint you can Shoe Goo your way into a new pair of shoes. Simply remove the plastic piece from the foam that hangs onto your feet, trace to fit around the bottom of the sneakers, cut out your shape and you're good to go!

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