Sunday, September 22, 2013

Minotaur Costume COMPLETE

 There! It's done! I'm just going to wear some dirty face make up and maybe put some battle scars on my arms, but as far as the outfit, it's finished. Adding rubber to the soles of the boots made walking SO much easier!

 Here you can see I made the back of the vest/corset adjustable in case I lose any more weight. The gap in the skirt is caused by the belt buckle in the back (which is what fastens the skirt part it's kinda necessary)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Rubber Soles

One thing I became painfully aware of when walking in these home-made platform boots was that they were slippery. I had painted the bottoms of the insulation black with acrylic paint, but there was no grip at all...and I thought, "This is how accidents happen!" So I went to the local cheap housewares store and bought a rubber placemat.

 I cut out sole shapes by tracing around the boots.
 I squeezed out some "NO MORE NAILS" adhesive then smeared it evenly and as thinly as I could using a scrap of paper.
I pressed the rubber piece onto the bottom and wiped away the excess adhesive that oozed out. When It's dry, I'll touch up the white adhesive with more black acrylic paint.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Minotaur Costume Almost Complete!

 It needs a few "tweaks" but it's pretty much finished. It's cumbersome to move around in....and I need a second person to help me get into it, but I think it turned out pretty good.