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Attack on Titan - Boot Cover Tutorial by Valdrein Attack on Titan - Boot Cover Tutorial by Valdrein
Series: Attack on Titan
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I recently made my Attack on Titan boots for my Hanji cosplay for Aki Con,
and I had a few people ask me how I made them,
so here is a little tutorial!

This is my first time making one,
and it took 3 hours to put together X'D
My gawd!
So much more respect for people that make these OTL

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I am FAR FROM AN EXPERT
and this is just one of many ways you can make these boots.
But hopefully it will be of some help to people ^^
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S/N: If there is something I've made that you would like me to do a tutorial on let me know.
I can't do a full costume tutorial because it would be to hard and long to explain,
but if there is a part of a costume or sewing/building technique I will try my best!
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EDIT
Because I've been getting some repeating questions,
I'll post a mini FAQ..

How much fabric did you use?
I bought 1m and had almost half of it left over,
but this depends on the width of your fabric, so picture 4 boots laying down ^^'

What does the bottom look like?/Does the heel stick out?
Yes, the heel sticks out and the bottom of the cover. I use heel boots for this reason since it keeps the boot cover from twisting and shifting while you walk.
Also if your a clutz like myself, then the extra traction is awesome!

Can I use flats/bare feet/shorter boots
I used tall boots because...
- they are easy to trace (tracing your leg is a pain in the ass)
- They protect your feet
- They give the boot covers a strong stiff surface to rest ageist
 - and you will not see any shoe lines or pant bunchies

But in the end you can do whatever you want, this is a guide line using methods I have tested and that have worked for me.
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:iconmadhearts:
MadHearts Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! Thank you so much for posting this! There's only a few weeks till anime con and I was freaking out on how to make these shoes for a Ymir cosplay! 
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MemorysEdge Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Looks really helpful~ I'll have to try it...If I can ever get around to doing SNK :D (Big Grin) 
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moborrobisobon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
question, is the heel of the cover open? i can't quite see and it isn't written in the tutorial. probably not going to use this, but it was cool and in the results for 'boot guards". awesome work by the way.
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anderlance Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cannot wait to use this tutorial!  Thank you!
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LucysHeart Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so helpful ! Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap  you made my cosplay
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Valdrein Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Woot! I'm so glad it was helpful ^^
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EllaPress Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing, thanks! 
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Estelindis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Amazing!  Well done.
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DawnStarLightning Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
I'll have to try and follow your tutorial! :) I'm making a Hanji cosplay too and thus far your pictures have really been helping! I was wondering how I was going to make boot covers and I'm so glad you made a tutorial because yours look amazing! Thanks a ton! :D
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Lonewalker2 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Hey when your done i want to see those boots if its no trouble at all. I'm thinking about making a pair myself.
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DawnStarLightning Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Sure! I'll probably be posting pictures of my whole cosplay. :) Hopefully the boots will go well.... when I get them done/get time to post pics I'll definitely let you know. 
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Lonewalker2 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Thank you, should be very interesting.
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DawnStarLightning Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Okay... so I finished the cosplay a while ago and I ended up doing the boots completely differently and they turned out pretty sweet! I used old tennis shoes covered in the same colored fabric at the "boot covers" I made (the covers are actually attached to the pants I wear for the cosplay). I'll have to post pictures when school isn't totally killing me. lol But thought I should mention it seeing as I've left you hanging since August.....
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Lonewalker2 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
I just disapeared to for awhile, yey school all that work and stuff. I already put togheter my cosplay and walked around my school dressed up. A few girls started fan girling all over me, one took off my auto shirt and started thoughing my jacket lol.
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DawnStarLightning Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
awesome! :D Glad it worked out! Did you cosplay as Armin or someone else from Aot? (just curious lol)
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Lonewalker2 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
I went as myself, it was a lot of fun. Sorry been busy with school.
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firethehedgehog201 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
wow this is going to really help me with my Fem Eren cosplay. I'm on a budget and I only have one pair of boots that would work but they have fur on them. Now i can make a cover and wear the boots. great tutorial thanks!
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OtakuAnimeZombie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This probably sounds like a stupid question but what are the cords for.
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Valdrein Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
The cords are on the Attack on Titan boots, its a design detail
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ALAGE Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Bwaaaaa thank you so much for this! @.@ It looks fantastic!
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:iconsleepwalkinginthesky:
Lovely tutorial! I was wondering though, would it work just the same with wedge heel boots or would I need to adjust everything to my needs?
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Valdrein Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
For wedge heels you may need to cover the entire bottom of the boot.
I haven't made a cover for wedge heels before so I'm not sure and I don't want to give you bad information ^^'
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:iconsleepwalkinginthesky:
Thank you! And it's alright, I'll try it out soon and hopefully it'll all work out c:
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plztikphishphood Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Thank you so much for this tutorial!! I was just thinking about how I would need to make a boot cover because of my calves' size and then I found this!
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feradraco Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Uhm, what if I have no boots for base? I mean, my feet are small, my calves are thick, there are no boots that would ever fit my legs:(
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dem some gorgeous boots! :D
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hungergametribute Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it easy to take these off the boots that you use for cosplay? I have a good pair of boots i want to use, but i dont want to keep the boot covers on them all the time.
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Valdrein Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Yes for sure,
I just used my under boots today! haha,
Its why I like to use boot covers so you can switch them out ^^
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KappaOodobi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Is it possible to use vinyl in place of the pleather? Would it just not be stretchable and require a zipper, or are there other problems with using vinyl? (I ask because the stores I have near me do not have pleather in the right color, but the vinyl is).
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Valdrein Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
The problem with vinyl is that it's very stiff in most cases.
If the fabric is to stiff or without stretch it will not form around the toe of your boot or your calf.
This can make them look boxy or square.

So you can use it,
but it may not give you the shape you want ^^
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Fireshrike Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's really cool! I'm actually cosplaying Hanji, too ( though at a different convention) and I'm starting to get stressed out over certain pieces. Plus, since I bought most of the clothing, I'd rather make the rest myself. So this tutorial is much appreciated! It's giving me some confidence, as well as the instruction my beginner self needs.
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ChiWillEatYourSoul Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfection for my Marco cosplay :'DD
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jessienim Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, I was wondering where you buy your pleather from? and what good styles or make you would recommend? 

I know literally nothing about pleather haha! c,x
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Valdrein Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I buy all my stuff locally,
I don't have certain names I look for, I usually just walk about the fabric store and touch them all, pull them, bend them, etc. Until I find something that will work ^^'
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KalosChampion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is a great tutorial! I used it for my kill la kill cosplay (since it's really hard to find pink high-heeled boots xD) I used fashion tape to keep the top of the cover from sliding down and it looks great! Thanks again!
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Valdrein Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Awesome!
Haha! Boots are impossible to find in anything but black!
And I always seem to want them in the Spring when its sandal season X'D
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DISKFIGHTER2 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
What did you do with the sole? What are you walking on and is it comfortable?
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:iconvaldrein:
Valdrein Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
These are boot covers,
so you're wearing boots under them.
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le-shae Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   General Artist
I used this tutorial for my own Hanji cosplay at Katsucon and it worked perfectly :heart: Thank you so much for sharing, I don't know what I would have done otherwise! ;u;
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Valdrein Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
awesome!
I'm so glad it was useful ^^ <3
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MysticRouge Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Amazing tutorial! Can you tell me how many yards of fabric did you need?
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Valdrein Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I bought 1M and had almost half of it left.
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EmyRoses Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
This tutorial is lovely, but I was wondering do you have to use boots? Im using this for a different cosplay, a costume from the Hetalia fandom but this is one of the ones that will look the best.
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Valdrein Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
It's harder without boots as a base,
but I'm sure it's possible with adjusting.

I edited the Description with more info on this.
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AzureEnergy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you thank you for making this! The results are lovely. I'll definitely put this to use in constructing my Armin cosplay! :)
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KaeporaGaebora3 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Is there a way to make them without the center seam on the front of the boot? This is the best tutorial I've found, I'm just a pain in the ass perfectionist. Dx
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Valdrein Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
You can do dart manipulation to shift the seam to go around the ankle,
as long as you position your grain line correctly and have a stretch fabric.
This will not give you as good of a fit, but the seam you be moved.
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KaeporaGaebora3 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
?_? Dart manipulation.... sounds scary. I was thinking maybe having the seams on the sides of the boots instead? Like how would I draw those out? Thanks for replying btw. =D
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Valdrein Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
The side seams won't work because you need a seam going thru the curve of the boot. Which is the front ankle.
The easiest way to see what you can do is to take a boot and drape fabric on it ^^'
Then you will be able to see what you can and can't do with the seams.

This is why I did a centre front seam X'D
If gives you the best fit and will work on any type and size of shoe so everyone can it!
Also if you top stitch the seam is not very visible. (why I added that too ;D)
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