Bella Mae's Designs · Crafts · Tutorials

Feathers & All – Recreating Belle’s Shoes – Beauty and the Beast 2017

Belle-28 copy 2
~ Beauty and the Beast Costume Remake ~ The Shoes

Well, here goes another explanation of a crazy decision!

IMG_3618
(these are my shoes)
unnamed (2)
(these are the shoes from the movie)

IMG_3550

 

After seeing those two photos of Belle’s shoes, I was determined to find replicas, or more like, I needed to find shoes that had the same shapes so then I could paint them and add the feathers.

After many (I repeat, MANY) hours of research, I could not find any shoes that would work….well, I actually did, they just cost $130+ and I was unwilling to spend that much on shoes that I was planning to paint and add feather too!

In those hours of research, I came upon these shoes (below) and decided to turn them into Belle’s shoes!  This decision was based on some encouraging posts I found online. These posts showed successful conversion of shoes.

IMG_3193
Most of the material I used are pictured here….though, I did switched the white feathers to pre-painted gold feathers.
~ The Base Shoe ~

These shoes are found here.IMG_3201IMG_3202

IMG_3205
As you can see, they have the right heel style and toe point.
~ The Process ~

I won’t be writing much for the rest of this post, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves!

IMG_3222IMG_3224

IMG_3225
Drafting the heel pattern.

IMG_3227IMG_3232

IMG_3234
The draft of the whole shoe.
IMG_3237
This is the second draft.

IMG_3246IMG_3249IMG_3263IMG_3268IMG_3281

IMG_3286
Don’t mind the color of the leather, it’ll be covered up!  For this project, I purchased a bag of scrap leather.
IMG_3289
I started out the project using this glue…I then switched to the E600 glue; it’s way better!
IMG_3293
The first leather piece is attached!

IMG_3295

IMG_3298
These are the straps.

IMG_3419IMG_3423IMG_3429IMG_3432IMG_3433IMG_3435

IMG_3438
Here’s where the fabric glueing starts!
IMG_3441
The goal is to get the fabric as smooth as possible!
IMG_3455
Pins are the woman’s best friend!

IMG_3458IMG_3460IMG_3463IMG_3467

IMG_3468
See what I mean? Pins worked wonders for this project!

IMG_3471IMG_3472IMG_3473IMG_3474IMG_3477IMG_3479

IMG_3482
Don’t worry about the glue soaking through the fabric, it’s going to be painted!

IMG_3486IMG_3488IMG_3491IMG_3494IMG_3495IMG_3498IMG_3501

IMG_3502
Some twill tape covers up the raw edges!
IMG_3507
Yay, painting time! Expect to apply several coats of it!
IMG_3514
Painting is done! Onto the feathers!

IMG_3521IMG_3530IMG_3538IMG_3540IMG_3545IMG_3559

IMG_3560IMG_3561

IMG_3610IMG_3599IMG_3588IMG_3605IMG_3576IMG_3613IMG_3617

IMG_3563
Last step: painting the edges of the soles, and reattaching them! I used liquid cement for reattaching!

Shoes 2Belle-23Belle-27Belle-26

I am currently offering the embellishment-of-shoes, on my Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/553519587/belle-replica-shoe-embellishment-beauty

This listing does not include shoes, only the embellishment. You purchase shoes and have them shipped to me, then I embellish them (paint & feathers) and ship them back to you!

Thanks for looking and learning with me! ~ Bella Mae
Belle-28 copy 2
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s