Upcycle Old Shoes with Bandanas - Gothic Chic - A Demo
Up-cycled bandanna chain heels
Scary cool skull shoes or just plain odd?
This lens will walk you through how the scary boo skull shoes in the picture were spawned this very night.
What started out ultra geek just became Gothic chic. Give a gander to the picture galleries and follow along to see how these old, scuffed, out of fashion, yet most comfortable mules got a major makeover using bandannas.
I had these ugly brown shoes for at least six or seven years. They were not high ranking on my fashion radar. However, being as I was literally running on my feet all day keeping up with teens, comfort kicked fashions slim and trim behind when it came time to get them.
The chain shoe laces on the front of the Gothic skull heels
I have been having a blast with bandanna crafts of late.
But, these take the cake, blood red velvet cake maybe, but cake nonetheless.
They are still drying as I type and were wet yet in the photographs, but still, I'm in horror fashion heaven. I love the weird and strange, odd you might even say, so naturally the scary season suits me just fine.
They may be odd in more ways than just appearance. They cost me about $4.50 to upcycle. How cool is that! The bandannas were a buck each and the chain ran $2.50. I already had the studs and glue. Woo and big time hoo.
Ha ha. I'm doing the happy dance.
Watch how these scary shoes were spawned in the gallery below.
Detailed instructions accompany the pictures. It's not hard at all. Scope it out.
Footage of the skull shoes being spawned is in the picture directions.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Which category of costume do you prefer?
DIY or from the mall? HM. Some things are hard to find at the mall.
There are a few stores offering scary, gothic type stuff at the mall around where I am, but not many. Worse, what is there is so over priced as to be laughable.
Who needs it? It's pretty easy to do your own. You could even go so far as to make a matching halter or skirt that would be a one of a kind original with matching shoes. It's just a thought.
Now, lets check out how to do the chain shoe laces and trim.
How to make the chains look like crossed shoe laces.
It's really easy. All you need is 12 studs and some chain ribbon. I used prong studs but you could just as easily glue them on. I like the prongs because it allowed me to place the chain ribbon under the stud and affix it simply by inserting the prongs through the shoe.
How to do the chain shoe laces.Click thumbnail to view full-size
All Hallow's Eve
A night for feasting, but upon what is the question.
Late in the darkest night spawns terror in the quiet places.
An ancient mystical magic swirling about unknown faces
culminates but once a year,
All Hallow's Eve it is I fear.
That night that's been cloaked in a sugar coated lie,
a tale made to get children into the concept to buy,
to go out alone, late on that unholy and fateful night
ending up kibble for evil, no more than a mere bite!Yum...
Coming soon... How about a matching purse?
Find the link for making one below. Of course, it's upcycled and pretty easy to do. It uses the exact same bandannas as the shoes, so they match.
What girl doesn't want a bag to match the shoes?
- Make a no Sew, Bandana, Pill Purse - an Upcycle Demo with Instructions
This article will show you how to easily make the no sew purse in the picture from a bandanna and a peanut butter jar. This is a super simple craft for kids, teens and those into upcycling.
Some scary cool tunes by one of my faves, Alice Cooper. - Some people say he's odd. I say he's awesome!
I had the house rocking the entire time while working on this little up-cycle skull adventure. Check out some of my favorite scary jams to get in the crafty zone and go make something fun, functional and unique.
The one and only, the original, the first shock rocker... Alice Cooper!
Alice Cooper - Feed My Frankenstein (Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA 7/21/14) uploaded to Youtube by Brian James.
© 2013 Rhonda Lytle