Sculpting material question

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by jessicabunny, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. jessicabunny

    jessicabunny New Member

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    I'm not sure where to ask this question.

    I would like to make feet like this:

    feetpaws_unfinsihed_005.jpg
    It would be a template for a few costumes.
    Possibly hooves as well.

    But notice these are actually a "flat foot" design.
    I want to make a partial clog like heel under the arch to make them haunch-like.

    What material do you think I should use to sculpt / build the heel?
     
  2. fallimar

    fallimar Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just build them around a wedge shoe or one of those heel-less high heels. They're horribly uncomfortable unless you're used to heels but they're upright enough to make your footprint appear much smaller.
    If it's just a digitigrade stance you're after though, you can do it using foam leg padding and still wear a normal comfy flat foot. Looks great and is pretty easy to do!
     
  3. clonesix

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    Hi Jessicabunny, and welcome to the forum. I believe what you are asking about is a pair of stilts that allow you to walk on your toes, as though they were hooves. Yes?

    I am not a cosplayer, but I have seen them used, by others. I do want to tell you that these are not shoes, and must support your body weight in a way that no human was meant to walk. As such, a "Home made" solution could be hazardous to your safety and health.

    Here is a website http://endless-heartbeat.deviantart.com/art/Cosplay-Digit-Grade-Stilts-291107097

    although not pretty, they show there is a structural issue with this.

    Good luck with your search, but my recommendation is to cosplay in comfortable shoes at all times
     
  4. jessicabunny

    jessicabunny New Member

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  5. fallimar

    fallimar Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yep. Those are built on heelless boots, you can get them from fetish shops and off ebay - I bought a pair to use as hooves once, but they're so incredibly horrible to try to walk in (the whole idea of the fetish is to hobble around ) that I abandoned the idea entirely and just used padding. Give it a try if you like, you'll need to cut the sole down so it sits flat and I highly recommend using a different kind of shoe but here are a couple of links in case:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Fetish-8...-36-46-/200656081555?var=&hash=item746c15f0a1
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Extreme-...-36-46-/200747866004?var=&hash=item746da1b832
    http://www.punitiveshoes.com/database/ballets/catalogue_pony.shtml

    If you do decide to go this route - PLEASE make the footprint wider, preferably extending a strut backwards towards your heel area and definitely think about ankle support. You don't just roll your ankle in these things, you fracture it and likely your wrists too. You -can- cut the heel off a boot to get a similar effect but remember that normal boots are obviously meant to have weight placed on the heel so the angle of the sole will tip you backwards. The boots from punitive shoes (third link) tip forward to counteract this, but as a result they're expensive and keep your feet in an even more unnatural position. That's the point for fetishists, but for costume wear not so much!
     

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