Painting Shoes

When I’m building a costume, one of the sticking points for accuracy is often shoes, since many characters wear very specific ones that aren’t commercially available (or cost a bloody fortune to buy). Luckily, a pair of second-hand shoes, after a good wash, or a cheap pair of new ones, can be touched up with some paint to create something at least close to what I’m looking for. (For boots, fabric boot covers are also an option.)

These shoes need another couple of coats to cover the original design. The paint generally isn’t spectacularly hard-wearing, but it’ll last long enough for a costume that is really only worn for a couple of days, all in all.

Will I actually get this costume done in time, though? It’s still up in the air, and it’s stressing me out a bit…

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