Bit of a side project. A friend is having a Lord of the Rings themed wedding reception, and guests are to come in costume, so I went about pulling together a costume. One of the easiest is a hobbit, so I rummaged in my closet for a dress, made a wreath for my hair (thank you Joann's clearance aisle), made a half apron (with pockets), got some elf ears, and of course--made some hobbit feet. Yes, could have got barefoot, but there will be a firepit and fairly dark--I don't fancy stepping on something...like a sprinkler head; and I'm not as familiar with their backyard. ANYway, so it was a matter of just making some hobbit feet. Got some 'funny feet' (plastic feet, slightly large), and some slip on shoes that could be painted. Found some white shoes a bit on the large size, so they should be able to slip these on a little easier. Then just attached the feet to the shoes with superglue and hot glue. Once that was fairly secure, I gave them a coat of paint so that it would blend together a bit more. And be a little closer to my own (fishbelly) skin tone. Might go over the feet one more time with a bit more shading, especially on the nails before I add a patch of fur or hair to the tops of the feet.
|Finished with hair on the tops.|
Off to Lord of the Rings party!
Just a (very) few snapshots of the evening