My son wanted to be Frodo for Halloween and needed to wear his costume to school to do a tie-in book report presentation on The Fellowship of the Ring. I wanted to make sure he could walk in his Hobbit Feet and they weren't terrible tripping hazards. Here is what I came up with for Hobbit Feet: The Hobbit Sneaker What do you think of my crazy creation? I originally posted about it here on Craftster and it ended up here on Boing Boing
Here is what I started with. They are are called Funny Slipper Feet and I got them online then cut them up, painted them, attached to Van-style slip on sneakers & wigged them.
You can buy them here:
Here are some Work-In-Progress and action shots...They are looking very creepy about now!
The Zip Ties/Cable Ties are holding things together while the glue dries. I'll post more supply links at the end off this post.
I used craft paint to bring out the details. A little clear acryic gloss on the nails too. I'll post links for the supplies at the bottom of the post.
I had to use some finesse to get the edges of the vinyl foot to meet the canvas sneaker. A few stitches here and there, the Cable Ties and LOTS of glue!
i used a combination of sewing and glueing but it's mainly glue. I did a few stitches here and there for reinforment. i used Fabri-tac glue (I'll post links below). My son wore them all day at school (until kickball lol) they held up great. I love Fabri-tac and use it alot in my fairy making so i had faith in it's ability to work on this project. He also wore them trick-or-treating all around town and they held up great. These got SO many comments and lots of attention anywhere he went!
I used a good quality doll hair that I happened to have but you could use craft doll hair ot hair from an old wig (try Goodwill), old doll hair, barbie hair, fur from a stuffed animal maybe - be creative!
I think this is going to be for a limited time but right now I am working on a group of Roller Derby Fairies. If you would like one (or more!) customized with team colors or other details get in touch! They will be jamming and blocking thier way to eBay sometime in the next few weeks!
My newest little posable pixie fairy is available in my Etsy shop
This has been a fun and challenging project! I sculpted the head before our big move and was inspired by the Deathly Hallows Pt 1 to finish it. Snape is my favorite character and Alan Rickman has done such an amazing job. Snape is on eBay now until next friday night (7/22) Check it out!
You can search for my auctions with the keyword: ewhims (same as my Twitter!)
You can see more pictures of Snape in my Character Gallery