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Dragon Age 2 Anders Cosplay – Boots

For more information, please refer to the original post about this cosplay. This post will updated with progress until finished at which point I’ll put a big ass “FINISHED!” where this text currently is.

Necessary Materials for Booting

Necessary Materials for Booting

Blank Boots from Museum Replicas (A foul company IMO, but they had the best boots to mod...)

Blank Boots from Museum Replicas (A foul company IMO, but they had the best boots to mod...)

Blank Boots from Museum Replicas (A foul company IMO, but they had the best boots to mod...)

Blank Boots from Museum Replicas (A foul company IMO, but they had the best boots to mod...)

Tools of the Trade - MacGyver, Grommet Setter, Camera, Mallet, Wood, and an X-Acto

Tools of the Trade - MacGyver, Grommet Setter, Camera, Mallet, Wood, and an X-Acto

Grommets!

Grommets!

A few grommets put on...

A few grommets put on...

First I line the grommet over the hole and push down on it

First I line the grommet over the hole and push down on it

It leaves a nice indentation

It leaves a nice indentation

I cut out the hole until the grommet fits but there isn't a pic of that...

I cut out the hole until the grommet fits but there isn't a pic of that...

The first stitch using leather sinew

The first stitch using leather sinew

A few stiches, each pass takes about ninety minutes to two hours

A few stiches, each pass takes about ninety minutes to two hours

...and each boot has two passes.

...and each boot has two passes.

A boot with one finished pass

A boot with one finished pass

Working on the second layer of stitching

Working on the second layer of stitching

Sometimes I have to sew over a grommet

Sometimes I have to sew over a grommet

So I just cut it...

So I just cut it...

...and they stick out...

...and they stick out...

...so I burn them.

...so I burn them.

And they turn into little melty nubbins.

And they turn into little melty nubbins.

A boot with two sets of stitching.

A boot with two sets of stitching.

Another shot.

Another shot.

Two double stitched boots.

Two double stitched boots.

Two sleeves off of an old suede coat purchased at Wet Seal on clearance back circa 2002

Two sleeves off of an old suede coat purchased at Wet Seal on clearance back circa 2002

Gonna cut these into strips to use as laces

Gonna cut these into strips to use as laces

Strips! Looks like Cthulu...sort of...

Strips! Looks like Cthulu...sort of...

Lining up and trimming the strips

Lining up and trimming the strips

Sewing the ends of the strips together to make one long "lace"

Sewing the ends of the strips together to make one long "lace"

One long lace, next is to fold it in half longways, sew it, trim it, then add the sinew stitches

One long lace, next is to fold it in half longways, sew it, trim it, then add the sinew stitches

Two sleeves converted into two laces, or at least the beginnings of them.

Two sleeves converted into two laces, or at least the beginnings of them.

Fold and pin!

Fold and pin!

Time for the heat...

Time for the heat...

A nice fold. I'm proud of myself for knowing to iron sleeves (thanks to Margo for that)

A nice fold. I'm proud of myself for knowing to iron sleeves (thanks to Margo for that)

I only burned myself once in the process too. ^_^

I only burned myself once in the process too. ^_^



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