Introduction: DIY Pikachu Shoes

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Pokemon fans rejoice! The time has come to hit the theaters to see our favorite Pokemon take the big screen. This electrifying character has been a fan-favorite and staple since the franchise started. We're so excited to see him come to life in his very own movie. But when a character is portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, it's hard not to be a hit.

If you're heading to the theater this weekend to catch the Pokemon Detective Pikachu premiere, why not do it in style? You can suit up as a Pokemon trainer or your favorite pocket monster. Or you can opt for a more subtle outfit.

You can turn any ensemble into a Pokemon ensemble with these adorable DIY Pikachu shoes. With a few supplies and minimal DIY skills, you can transform a plain pair of white canvas shoes into Pika-shoes!


  • White canvas shoes
  • Acrylic paint – Yellow, black, white, red, pink
  • Felt – yellow
  • Paintbrushes – skinny and wide widths
  • Yellow shoelaces
  • Needle and thread
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Pencil
  • Pikachu shoes template PDF

Step 1: Remove Laces & Tape Off Soles

Remove the white shoelaces and line the soles with painter's tape.

Step 2: Paint

Paint the canvas shoes yellow. Don't forget the tongue.

Let the shoes dry completely before moving to the next step.

Step 3: Transform the Template

Trace the Pikachu face on the back of the template with a pencil. Fill in areas as well.

Place the template on top of the shoe and outline the template with a pencil again.

When you remove the template, the pencil markings from the back of the paper should've have transferred to the shoe.

Step 4: Paint the Details

With small brushes, paint the details on the face. Eyes and mouth should be black. Cheeks and tongue will be red.

Step 5: Create & Attach the Ears

Cut out 4 shapes from the yellow felt for the ears. Adhere them to the sides of the shoes and paint the tips of the ears black.