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14 Sep 2010 - 18:0440659
Zidane boot help D8
So I'm making Zidane's Dissidia outfit and Im really stuck with the boots. I bought some base black boots, but I just have no idea what would be the best way to make all the white and grey bits. I thought of using like, PVC or pleather, but it wouldnt bbe thick enough or anything. I could pad it but I was just hoping there was an alternative~

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14 Sep 2010 - 18:1040660
Pleather would work nicely. as it is quite thick and would go over the black base boot you already have.

You could also try leatherette Its a lot thicker than pleather and looks just like leather (with the grain and stuff)

Other than that...i don't really know what else you could use, theres nothing else really out there that would give it the leather look.

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14 Sep 2010 - 18:1940661
Also i forgot to add, you can use say cotton or any other materal for the boot and then to make it puff out a bit you can put latex over the material and it makes it look like leather but also makes it quite hard, so it will stay there, or you could put padding on like you said or using chicken wire to put under it so the material stays puffed out on the chicken wire.

Thats all i've got, sorry. Good luck though.

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14 Sep 2010 - 20:3540681
What you could do, is have a layer of pleather/leatherette and then brush the wrong side with PVA, which might stiffen it up. You could also bulk it up a little by having a layer of upholstery foam underneath the showing side of fabric, not too much so it looks obvious but enough to give the dimension you need

15 Sep 2010 - 19:1740753
This is rather similar to what Mel said, but I'm tempted to say you could try overlaying some white pleather on to foam panels and then gluing those on.

At least, that's what I did for Kuja's boot panel things, and it worked really quite well.

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15 Sep 2010 - 19:3040757
If you feel that it looks more like armour you could make the shapes out of craftfoam and then hot-glue them on and paint them to look like metal. Here's a good tutorial for painting things to look more metal-like: http://risachantag.deviantart.com/art/Cosplay-Metal-Texture-Tutorial-44652823

You could also make the shapes you need out of craft-foam, then cover them with pleather/leathette as people have suggested.

Good luck I like your costumes so I look forward to seeing this~ <3

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