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Olette Shoes Tutorial by MangoSirene Olette Shoes Tutorial by MangoSirene
For JAFAX 2009, I remade most of my Olette cosplay - which included making huge gigantic shoes! I didn't want to bother with the clown shoe deconstruction method that's popular on Cosplay.com, so I sort of came up with my own method having no idea if it would work or not. Luckily, the end result is really nice! And it was relatively easy to do, too.

If you try to make your own shoes this way, let me know how it goes! Also if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask~.


Materials: clogs, white Model Magic, craft foam (yellow/brown/white), black shoe laces, copious amounts of hot glue

Character: Olette
Series: Kingdom Hearts (II)
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Yuniiku-chan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
The best way I have found to use Model Magic and make it last is to either fiberglass it, or to use floor varnish on it once it's all dry and sanded. This makes it a LOT more durable.
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MikiyoOo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They look really great! But I wonder, doesn't the modelling clay break or at least get scratches while wearing them?
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It does, but as long as you're being careful with them, it won't be too bad. :) Plus, the beauty of Model Magic is that you can repair it really easily using water.
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SoraLuhhverr Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
okay well i put the model magic on my clogs,but the sad part is...ITS CRACKING!D"; i tried sanding it down and only the front part came out smoothish,but the sides are all cracky and bleeghhh:( i dont know what went wrong,i follwed the instructions:/ please HEEEELP!:o
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Don't panic! When Model Magic dries, it shrinks and therefore can crack a bit. Just rub it over with water and then fill in the cracks with more Model Magic. Then sand over it once it's dry. :)
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SoraLuhhverr Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Will do!
Oh! by the way,your cosplaying is VERY awesome,so realistic...its..its amazing
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
slgfkjh thank you so, so much, that really means a lot to me! ;____;
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SoraLuhhverr Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Im actually using this tutorial right now:P haha i already put the model magic on th clogs now just waiting for them to dry off. i have a huge feeling its gunna go great! im so glad you put this tutorial up,iy helps ALOT. you rock!
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh I'm so glad to hear it's working out for you!! :D Keep me updated on your progress~! :hug:
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RoaringLionheart101 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Heheh. I made my gigantic Olette shoes with this tutorial, and they were great and got a lot of positive feedback. I think it's pretty safe to say that my shoes were everyone's favorite part of my costume! ^_^ However, at the end of the day, they'd cracked and I'd like to remake them soon so... I have a couple of questions:

1. What kind of shoes did you use as a base pair? I used a really weird, fuzzy, Croc-like pair and had a hard time getting the Model Magic to stick to them.
2. How did you get the Model Magic to look smooth when it's finished? I sanded my shoes like crazy to try to get them smooth, but they still came out all weird and lumpy. >_<
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad it worked out for you~! :D

1. Just a pair of plain black clogs. They had sort of a leather-type texture to them, and the Model Magic stuck to them pretty easily. In places where it didn't stick, I just secured it with hot glue.

2. Hrm, that sounds weird... All I did to mine was sand it as soon as it was dry. Is the batch of Model Magic you used old or new? Because as it sits over time (even if it's not opened) it can get that sort of "gritty" texture to it.
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RoaringLionheart101 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Hmm. Maybe my batch of Model Magic was too old then, because it did look a little "gritty" on the shoes. I'll watch out for that next time! Thanks!
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem~! I hope it works out better this time! :hug:
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anijess3 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Howdy! Great tutorial. I've made ginormouslly disproportionate shoes before, but never with these materials, how do you think these shoes held up when wearing them for a fairly long period of time?

Thank you ever so much!
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wore these for an entire day at a con, and by the end of the day they were a little cracked on the top, but I was able to repair them just by wetting the Model Magic and smearing the cracks back together. Super simple! :D
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anijess3 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Thanks! I'm definitely going to make a pair of shoes this way now. I really appreciate your help!
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! :hug: I'd love to see how they turn out! :D
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anijess3 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Me too... o.O
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Kishaniyami Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student
Are these comfortable?
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Mine definitely were! They'd be just as comfortable as the base shoes you use are. I'd owned the clogs I used for a few years prior, so they were nice and broken in, and super comfy. :) So just make sure the shoes you use for a base are comfy, and you shouldn't have any problem~!
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Kishaniyami Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student
That's helpful! I'd hate to have amazing looking cosplay shoes that hurt! :)
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh trust me, I've had to wear horribly painful shoes for cosplay before, and it isn't any fun at all! ;o; But these ones are definitely some of the comfiest I've gotten to wear~. :heart:
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Kishaniyami Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Student
That would suck. I'll have to make a point to get comfy shoes when I start cosplaying.
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Definitely~! :D It's one of the most important things to keep in mind!
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ShotzgoBoom Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Student Filmographer
What a great tutorial! These shoes look fantastic! realistic, and still keeping with the world in whch they are set :D I would never imagine that you used Model magic on them!
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, thanks so much! :D I love Model Magic, I've been using it since I was a little kid. I've seen people use puffy fabric covers for her shoes before, or just coloring clown shoes, but it just never looked good. So I decided to experiment! I'm really pleased with the end result.
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Kieruyume Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Where did you find the base shoes? Are they okay to walk around in? I don't want to have flippy-floppy shoes for a convention D:
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They were actually an old pair of clogs I had in the back of my closet. I wasn't planning to ever wear them again, and they were easy to modify for Olette's shoes! You should be able to find something similar to them that would work at any shoe store like Payless or Famous Footwear; they shouldn't be more than $20, if that! (There's also Salvation Army, which I definitely recommend since you're going to be modifying the shoes!)
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Kieruyume Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
You had an old pair of clogs in your closet? xD
Anyways, thanks~ I was sorta drafted into a group cosplay yesterday. .___.'''
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MishaSan23 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
they look awesome!
i'm going to try this method to make shoes for my olette cosplay; i'll let you know how that turns out.
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, fantastic! Yes, definitely let me know, I hope it works out for you too!
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Maid-Kyli Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
1. This is totally awesome. You seriously think up WAY better ways for a lot of things than a lot of the tutorials out there.
2. This is about hwo big my feet actually are xD
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
1. You are way, way too kind, bb. D: I just try to make things easy and affordable!
2. Pfft, I barely made the shoes any bigger, not gonna lie. I have size 9.5 feet. ;_;
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zhellyzee Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Student
This is a fantastic tutorial! :D I love the method you used, it looks great! <33
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm so, so thrilled with how they turned out~!
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hi-alicat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Craft foam is amazing, isn't it? Great tutorial! :]
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Craft foam and I are BFFs. It's true.

Thanks so much!
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thelifeofabinder Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHOA! Really cool! OAO I never thought making shoes using clay would work! Wow... cosplayers these days... XD

This is great!
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope they hold up for the convention. xD I'll just be shuffling a lot~.

Thank you, dearest! :hug:
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Courtoon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Student Filmographer
Awesome! Hooray for tutorials I can post on the site!
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Finally, amirite? I'll make one for the Organization coat chain too... eventually...
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Courtoon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Student Filmographer
dooo ittttt
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RavenInTheSky Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
ooohh it looks really nice!! awesome job~ :D
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, Brenda!

(Oh my goodness I'm so ridiculously excited for your Seifer cosplay. omg.)
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RavenInTheSky Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
LOLOL that costume is causing me so much grief xDD (BUT IT WILL BE DONE!!) but that's good, cause stress delays your time of month. which should be coming on jafax. BUT NOT IF I HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT (chyeeaaahh boi i'm really awkward)
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahaha oh man, so many PMS jokes will be made if you have it while you're Seifer. ahahahaha oh my goooosh that would make my life.
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RavenInTheSky Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
OMGOSH LET'S DO IT. PMS pictures ahaha
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Cosplayequinox Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
NICE!!! They turned out brilliantly! Great job!
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MangoSirene Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe, thanks~! I'm glad you like them. x3
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