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Practicality vs Accuracy by xHylianKnightx Practicality vs Accuracy by xHylianKnightx
I almost had an entire day to work on cosplays, woo~!

So, I buckled down and started my boots. I have a bit of difficulty, finding the right curve & flexibility in footwear. Foam is definitely preferred, but there's ways to get cardboard to show some love. When a boot hugs your calf and ankle though, it's hard to slip in your foot, without having to either make it in pieces or forfeit your ratio. Here above, I slightly cheated... The front edge will be raised straight rather than curved, and slanted downwards to give the illusion at angles (paint will also help this effect). The ratio has been almost 1/1 the entire costume.. which is very rare. Now only if I was insanely tall!

This "cheating" can also be used in clothing, to make it seem like there are curves where nothing exists, or take away unwanted angles. Cardboard is amazing with this logic, because it's stiff, so if you want to look like your have a lot of muscles under that armour, no one will ever know until you take it off, haha.

I'm in the middle of making patterns still, so there's lots unfinished in these versions. :) The pieces separate looked nothing like a boot, so I didn't take pictures until now. Materials & techniques are all the same as the previous pieces, cereal boxes, a little foam and lots of wonderful glue.
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Is there any way you could post what the patterns look like before you cut them out? :3
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xHylianKnightx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
All my patterns are modified as I construct my pieces though. So all those shards of paper behind the props "are" my patterns. Some get cut up while I need to trim different angles, while others end up having several pieces stuck with tape to test the shape I need. None of the patterns, are clean in that sense. :(

I could post my first rough pattern, but if people expect for it to work in a literal sense, they'll be very disappointed. XD
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah, I see. XD Nevermind then
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