Feet Lifts: A Low Budget Solution

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Kithunter

Well-Known Member
hey all

i just completed some new lifts for my costume figured i'd share how i did it.

it's pretty straight forward and low budget,

items required

(1)hot glue gun with about 10 glue sticks
(1)pair of cutters or exacto blade
(1) lightweight foam padding for home gym or garage (pick up at wall mart or target for about 10 bucks)

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step1:

measure shoe or foot for template and cut out on paper or trace

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step 2:

cut out shape a few times depending on the amount of thickness you want to add to height

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for me i wanted to add 5 inches to my height


step 3:

glue cut outs stacked on top of each other

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step 4 now your ready to glue pads to bottom of shoe or sandal

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Step 5:
Glue to bottom of boot or sandal
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The final result
keep in mind my weight will knock me down about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch.
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total cost about 15 bucks in materials
total production time about 2 hours.....

hope this helps
 

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carpe noctem

New Member
awesome , i need few inches since im so round at least a few inches taller will be better for the way i look in a suit.. thanks Andrew for the info!!
 

Darth Pinhead

Active Member
You mentioned this in chat the other night and it just now occurred to me a hint I shot past Gene a while back (Though it may be too late in the year, now). Sometimes you can find flip flops at $1 stores, so you'd already have pre-cut soles and all you would have to do is cut off the thongs. Max Tall Inserts also appear to be a promising add-on to your design.

Regardless, yours turned out great, Andrew!
 

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Kithunter

Well-Known Member
One thing not to forget is balance, once your done.. test them out. You don't want to go out suited up not being able to strike your poses. balanced and comfortable is key.

One more thought,
Since the mats come in 2'x2 squares and there is 4 mats in a set, you can try it a few times and create a library of sorts of heights for you to select from. A parade/walking set ...a con set, you get the idea.
 

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Uglimofo

New Member
I have done this before and it does work for about 2 hours, then the glue begins separating between layers and BAM! You are walking around lop-sided all night! If you are not using the shoes/boots for anything else, use a drill with a screw attachment and drill some screws and the pads together from the INSIDE/ OUT for an additional connection. Be sure your screws are not longer than the thickness of the shoe sole and pads. I even reinforce it again with a little Gorilla tape. You will be glad you did!
 

Kithunter

Well-Known Member
that may be true ...but i look damn good

seriously, i did a "test" run the other night and i'm at 6'7"....i'm pretty happy with the results...plus your a big dodo head anyway
 

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