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Fitting a Basic Block Pattern Project at The Costumer's Manifesto Costume Design & Construction '''Fitting a Basic Block Pattern Project'''
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Animal/Bird Foot Shoe Project at The Costumer's Manifesto Costume Design & Construction '''Animal/Bird Foot Shoe Project (2D+10C)'''
  
What you need a basic block pattern, most large patterns companies make these. Fabric Buy the pattern by your measurements not the size you wear in ready made clothes.  
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Animal and bird feet are easy to build on top of existing shoes. One can use heels for a cartoon sexy look, or rubber bottomed shoes for dance or movement.
  
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Follow the instructions and construct the basic bodice. Have some one help you fit the bodice. You want it to fit like a second skin. It will fit tighter than a normal bodice because a block pattern has eliminated most of the wearing ease.
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Jean Hunnisett, Kathryn Turner (Illustrator) Worth every penny of it's hefty price tag, this book is high on scholarship, illustrations, easy to understand text and diagrams, and is one of the best, most detailed how-to manuals for costumers ever written. I had been working as a costumer for almost 20 years when I first saw this book and still, I'd say lots of it's techniques were a revelation. It shows in essence, how to reproduce costumes in this period in such a way as to make them indistinguishable from originals.
  
[[File:AmazonBooksHowtomakesewingpat.gif]]
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Jean Hunnisett, another volume like the above.
  
[[File:254images7Mvc-009f.jpg]]
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Jean Hunnisett, another volume like the above.
  
[[File:254images7Mvc-011f.jpg]]
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an R.I.Davis book with a large number of useful patterns and construction tips. Similar to Hunniset books in format and quality.
  
[[File:254images7Mvc-012f.jpg]]
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an R.I.Davis book with a large number of useful patterns and construction tips. Similar to above, but paperback.
  
[[File:254images7Mvc-013f.jpg]]
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(The best Halloween how-to bookever. This book proves once and for all that Martha is actually a closet"Goth")
  
[[File:254images7Mvc-014f.jpg]]
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[[File:254images254photos2254b033.jpg]]
  
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[[File:254images254photos2254b034.jpg]]
  
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[[File:254images254photos2254b035.jpg]]
  
[[File:254images7Mvc-017f.jpg]]
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You can use the same technique to make other odd or extreme shoe styles like these as well:  
  
[[File:254images7Mvc-018f.jpg]]
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[[File:254images254photos2254b026.jpg]]
  
[[File:254images7Mvc-019f.jpg]]
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[[File:254images254photos2254b027.jpg]]
  
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'''What you will need:'''
  
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A pair of shoes
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-003f.jpg]]
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Open cell foam scraps
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-004f.jpg]]
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Hot glue
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-005f.jpg]]
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Fabric or fur for covering
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-006f.jpg]]
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Needle and thread
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-007f.jpg]]
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Other decorations or plastic claws as per your individual design
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-008f.jpg]]
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'''What To Do:'''
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-009f.jpg]]
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Render your shoe design on paper to give yourself a plan to work towards. You may end up changing your plan slightly, but starting without a plan is definitely a mistake.
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-010f.jpg]]
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Find a pair of shoes that fits your performer, and gather together the rest of your materials. Cut out foam shapes that mimic the animal toes and hot glue them to the shoe.
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-011f.jpg]]
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Bird heels:  
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-012f.jpg]]
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[[File:254images254photos4Mvc-008f.jpg]]
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-013f.jpg]]
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[[File:254images254photos44001.jpg]]
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-014f.jpg]]
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Cat toe sneakers:  
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-015f.jpg]]
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[[File:254images254photos44002.jpg]]
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-016f.jpg]]
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Using either hot glue, or needle and thread, cover the foam and shoe with the fabric/fur. If you are using fur, or if the shape of the toes is complicated, it will usually be simplest to put the covering on in small pieces with glue:
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-019f.jpg]]
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[[File:254images254photos44005.jpg]]
  
[[File:Images254finals2002Mvc-020f.jpg]]
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[[File:254images254photos44006.jpg]]
  
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[[File:254images254photos44020.jpg]]
  
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[[File:254images254photos44021.jpg]] a Completed leopard claw foot.
  
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[[File:Thr2542004finalsPict0025.jpg]]
  
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[[File:PhotoalbumXmasPict0035.jpg]]
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If the shape is simplelike this bird foot, you may want to sew it on as a single piece as shown:  
  
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[[File:254images254projects55026.jpg]] once the foam parts are covered, you can paint the rest of the shoe to match so you don't have to get the fabric to stick to movable parts of the shoe that may wish to peel later.
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[[File:254images254projects55027.jpg]]
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[[File:254images254projects55034.jpg]] The completed sexy bird shoes.
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[[File:254images254projects55038.jpg]] Similar bird feet done on flat sneakers for dancing:
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When your bird or animal foot shoes are finished, photograph the them as jpeg files and post them to your File folder at the class
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[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thr254/|eGroup]. Post a message to the group letting everyone know you have posted these pictures so you can get feedback.
  
 
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Animal/Bird Foot Shoe Project at The Costumer's Manifesto Costume Design & Construction Animal/Bird Foot Shoe Project (2D+10C)

Animal and bird feet are easy to build on top of existing shoes. One can use heels for a cartoon sexy look, or rubber bottomed shoes for dance or movement.

254images254photos4Mvc-001f.jpg

254images254projects55038.jpg

254images254photos2254b029.jpg

254images254photos2254b030.jpg

254images254photos2254b032.jpg

File:H.t

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Jean Hunnisett, Kathryn Turner (Illustrator) Worth every penny of it's hefty price tag, this book is high on scholarship, illustrations, easy to understand text and diagrams, and is one of the best, most detailed how-to manuals for costumers ever written. I had been working as a costumer for almost 20 years when I first saw this book and still, I'd say lots of it's techniques were a revelation. It shows in essence, how to reproduce costumes in this period in such a way as to make them indistinguishable from originals.

Jean Hunnisett, another volume like the above.

Jean Hunnisett, another volume like the above.

an R.I.Davis book with a large number of useful patterns and construction tips. Similar to Hunniset books in format and quality.

an R.I.Davis book with a large number of useful patterns and construction tips. Similar to above, but paperback.

(The best Halloween how-to bookever. This book proves once and for all that Martha is actually a closet"Goth")

254images254photos2254b033.jpg

254images254photos2254b034.jpg

254images254photos2254b035.jpg

You can use the same technique to make other odd or extreme shoe styles like these as well:

254images254photos2254b026.jpg

254images254photos2254b027.jpg

254images254photos2254b028.jpg

What you will need:

A pair of shoes

Open cell foam scraps

Hot glue

Fabric or fur for covering

Needle and thread

Other decorations or plastic claws as per your individual design

What To Do:

Render your shoe design on paper to give yourself a plan to work towards. You may end up changing your plan slightly, but starting without a plan is definitely a mistake.

Find a pair of shoes that fits your performer, and gather together the rest of your materials. Cut out foam shapes that mimic the animal toes and hot glue them to the shoe.

Bird heels:

254images254photos4Mvc-008f.jpg

254images254photos44001.jpg

Cat toe sneakers:

254images254photos44002.jpg

254images254photos44003.jpg

254images254photos44004.jpg

Using either hot glue, or needle and thread, cover the foam and shoe with the fabric/fur. If you are using fur, or if the shape of the toes is complicated, it will usually be simplest to put the covering on in small pieces with glue:

254images254photos44005.jpg

254images254photos44006.jpg

254images254photos44013.jpg

254images254photos44014.jpg

254images254photos44015.jpg

254images254photos44020.jpg

254images254photos44021.jpg a Completed leopard claw foot.

Thr2542004finalsPict0025.jpg

Thr2542004finalsPict0026.jpg

If the shape is simplelike this bird foot, you may want to sew it on as a single piece as shown:

254images254photos44011.jpg

254images254photos44012.jpg

254images254photos44022.jpg

254images254photos44018.jpg

254images254photos44019.jpg

254images254photos44024.jpg

254images254photos44026.jpg

254images254projects55026.jpg once the foam parts are covered, you can paint the rest of the shoe to match so you don't have to get the fabric to stick to movable parts of the shoe that may wish to peel later.

254images254projects55027.jpg

254images254projects55028.jpg

254images254projects55032.jpg

254images254projects55033.jpg

254images254projects55034.jpg The completed sexy bird shoes.

254images254projects55035.jpg

254images254projects55036.jpg

254images254projects55037.jpg

254images254projects55038.jpg Similar bird feet done on flat sneakers for dancing:

MagicflutePhotos84870 05.jpg

When your bird or animal foot shoes are finished, photograph the them as jpeg files and post them to your File folder at the class

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