2 years ago
hikaymm
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Hunting for the Perfect Cosplay Shoes!
Since I've found the dress I will order for my sparkly Nozomi cosplay (this one, if you're curious: ), it's time to find the shoes! Unfortunately, the shoes don't show on the card, and the only lives I can find are a bit blurry so it's hard to find the exact shoe.

But that won't stop me!

I watched this 17 min preview of the Endless Parade concert DVD (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1403784509) and took some screen caps of the white boots that I need to find! This will help me find a shoe I'll be happy with .
At first, I thought it was a low boot with a higher sock to give the illusion of a boot, but it seems that the whole thing is a snug, mid calf lace up boot! Which means it's time to go to ebay to start the hunt...
My first search (white lace up boots) brought me back OK results, but they all were not accurate enough for me to be happy with them.
(If you must know why, because I'm picky. #1/#2 both have too big of a platform and heel and #3 is too short at the top to match well. So no to all three!)
These three would be maybe options. There are pretty easy ways I could modify them all so that they would be appropriate, but I'm not sure it'd be worth the investment, and they still wouldn't be perfect. Some need the base painted white (they need to be completely white) and others are still too high of a heel, which I could just deal with.
The closest ones, for me, would be #6 because I like how fitted they are to the ankles rather than being their own shape with your foot tucked inside, if that makes sense. But the bottoms would need painted, which would then chip, so I'm not sure.

And so the hunt continues!

If anybody's got suggestion on where else to look for shoes, let me know! I tried searching riding boots since they seem to have the right heal, but so few of them come in white or without a pointed toe, and I'm not really looking to have to paint my shoes or kill my feet.
I'll keep planning, though :)
Once again, If you'd like to keep following my insanity as I try to bring my cosplays for Katsucon 2016 to life, check out my collection "End Goal: Katsucon 2016."

All the shoes' ebay links, in case I change my mind late and decide to go with one of these:

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4 comments
Oooh this is tough. In the screenshots it looks like they might be vinyl? Which in my experience is really inflexible material. I've gotten shoes from Amazon before. I know AliExpress has a lot of variety but I've only ever heard of negative reviews from them. Maybe Etsy? That might be expensive though
2 years ago·Reply
@shannonl5 yeah I thought they might be vinyl as well but I also hate vinyl with am unnecessary passion (lol) so I might just spray whatever I get with a gloss finish if I feel like they're too matte! my biggest problem is just finding something that hugs my ankles lol
2 years ago·Reply
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@hikaymm honestly I'm with you on vinyl. It doesn't breathe well and doesn't stretch either. There's this kind of spray paint used for flowers that's really good for what you're talking about though! It's flexible and looks great. And if you're thinking about getting paint anyway it might be easier/cheaper to find something that looks right in a more common color (like brown or black) and painting over it? Maybe @starberry @vulpix or @angelipon have some ideas about what to look for?
2 years ago·Reply
@shannonl5 that's a good idea!!! I'll have to see if I can find a match that's enough better in brown/black to make it worth trying to paint it. I've already asked @starberry to help me out actually haha but she's currently planning a vacation so she's been a bit busy I think XD
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