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Captain America or Pirate Boots

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So, I went online, searching for what shoes Captain America wears bc I wanted to make a costume to be him. At first, I heard it was paratrooper boots, but then on a different website, I read it was old war boots. Regardless, I went on a search to buy a pair only to find any cool looking pair was way too expensive to buy just for fun. So I decided I was going to attempt to make my own. I knew I couldn't actually build a full pair of boots from scratch, but I found a pair of faded grey/black boots that were on sale at Khols for $25. They only had 2 pairs but luckily one of them was my size. I thought I'd try to sew a pair of "spats" to go over top of them to build them up to the knee like he wears in the movie.  I make costumes as a hobby so began sewing the spats, laying the material over the boots and custom fitting them to fit over the boot and on my leg as well. After they were sewn, I got my airbrush out and began to paint the material. I tried to paint it like faux leather as best as I knew how n how the fabric would accept the paint. Then I added a Velcro closure in the back (spray painted it to match) so it would be a tight fit and I kinda like how it turned out. I know his have a red tint to them but I kinda liked the weathered look these boots had so I just kept it grey. Now I just gotta go get some gloves n paint them the same way to match and finish the outfit. 

Awesome! I love boots!
Joshblake (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thanks...me too! :) hehe
poofrabbit1 year ago
Until I read your instructable I had no idea the fabric was painted!! Very nice job!
Joshblake (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago
thanks...took a little while, but it was fun. :)
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