17th March 2014: Base shoes The costume department for the show bought some beige shoes and dyed/painted them blue for Belle so I plan to follow suit. However I need to do a bit of modifying first as well as her shoes have a pattern detail attached to the ankle strap that I cannot find "ready made" as it were, the shoes they used are no longer available.
I decided to start out with a base shoe and make the detailed part out of something like a beige or cream leatherette. When finished the whole shoe shall be sprayed with a pale blue vinyl dye. The base shoes I ended up ordering were some character dance shoes as they had the best shape and heel style, I couldn't find what I wanted by searching for regular court shoes.