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 Post subject: bugstompers on a budget
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:32 pm 
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For my Bishop costume I was hoping to buy the Reebok Bugstompers, but with current prices they migth as wel be made from unobtainium :? Missed opportunity there Reebok :roll:
So I decided to make my own.

Material list:
-Nike basketball shoes (took some time to find shoes with white/red soles)
-Angelus leather paint + satin gloss + aceton or deglazer
-Leather and velcro for the straps, got the leather for free from a local shop.
-red t-shirt or other fabric
-red sewing yarn and needles
-3m reflective tape cut from a emergency vest
-double sided tape
-lots of masking tape for painting
-too much time on your hands

Steps:
-deglaze the paint where you want the new paint to attach
-paint, a foampad brush helps
-cut and sew leather straps/velro (A shoemaker sewed on the leather straps and velcro for me. )
-gloss lacquer
-sew on the red fabric (this hobby is taking me places from soldering, to programming to sewing :mrgreen: )
-stick on the reflective tape ( I used double sided tape)
-enjoy your hard work

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:48 pm 
THAT guy
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Location: Virginia
Service Number: A03/TQ2.0.02146E1
Country: United States
Very very nice. That is top notch resourcefulness.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:28 pm 
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Location: USS FREEMONT
Service Number: A05/TQ2.0.92155E1
Country: United States
Very cool!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:58 am 

Location: Melboune
Service Number: A06/TQ1.0.52133E1
Country: Australia
Great start, looking good


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 Post subject: Re: bugstompers on a budget
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:30 pm 
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Country: Germany
> -enjoy your hard work
That's the spirit! Great work. Looking forward seeing you soon!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:35 am 

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what did you pay for those og jordan copies?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:48 pm 

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This is awesome!

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