#Skyrim shoes

As an avid Skyrim player, LabGenie knew what the theme of her #nerdyshoes would be.  She started with these materials… 

The high heels were from JCPenney, the gold paper and gems were from JoAnn’s, while the paper was from de Medici Ming Fine Paper.

LabGenie wrote all twenty of the original dragon shouts in draconic and regular lettering using a calligraphy pen.  ”Many thanks to the Universal Elder Scrolls Pages wiki for having these typed out!,” said LabGenie.  She ended up using the back side of the de Medici paper for the dragon shouts text, then decoupaging this text onto her shoes.

Sometimes superheroines wear flats

As soon as I saw @Seelix's Wonder Woman heels, I knew I’d have to have them.  Just one problem… I’ve no talent for wearing heels beyond a couple of hours.  Thankfully, @Seelix's superheroine shoe design could easily be adapted for flats.  It took a few months, but I finally found just the right flats (plain blue) at just the right price ($12.99).  After a trip to JoAnne's, it was time to get crafty!

The red fabric was a stretchy swimsuit/dance type that.  In @Seelix's design, the Wonder Woman logo was created using gold fabric.  While browsing around JoAnne's, I came across a sturdy gold trim that I thought would save me some sewing.  Using a print-out of the Wonder Woman logo, I simply cut out two 'W' for application.  Using sparkley red and gold thread, along with patience and the @Seelix recommended wine, I hand-stitched my own superheroine kicks.

Flame shoes!

Looking to make a “sensible” (i.e. flat) pair of #nerdyshoes, I hit the thrift store. These black flats caught my eye…

Their radiating seams over the toes made me think of flames.  To go along with a bottle of red glitter paint at home, I purchased gold metallic and gold glitter paint at JoAnne’s.  Over the raised seams, I applied a few layers of gold metallic paint.

Next came a few layers of gold glitter paint, followed by several layers of red glitter paint. Voilà!  Hot shoes!

LabGenie is making #Skyrim shoes! LabGenie writes, “high heels from JCPenney, gold paper and gems from JoAnn’s, patterned paper from de Medici Ming Fine Paper (I’m using the reverse side because it looks like parchment). I wrote all twenty of the original dragon shouts in draconic and regular lettering with a calligraphy pen (many thanks to the Universal Elder Scrolls Pages wiki for having these typed out!), and I’m going to scan them and print them on the patterned paper for decoupaging.”

LabGenie is making #Skyrim shoes! LabGenie writes, “high heels from JCPenney, gold paper and gems from JoAnn’s, patterned paper from de Medici Ming Fine Paper (I’m using the reverse side because it looks like parchment). I wrote all twenty of the original dragon shouts in draconic and regular lettering with a calligraphy pen (many thanks to the Universal Elder Scrolls Pages wiki for having these typed out!), and I’m going to scan them and print them on the patterned paper for decoupaging.”

Thanks to @Lalsox for the #nerdyshoe alert!

Spider-Girl #nerdyshoes are finished!  Shoes & Spider-Girl comic were purchased at a local Goodwill.  Red spiderweb paper, Mod Podge, and red glitter paint (for buckle) were purchased at JoAnne’s.  A comic shoes how-to from Cut Out + Keep was used.

Spider-Girl #nerdyshoes are finished!  Shoes & Spider-Girl comic were purchased at a local Goodwill.  Red spiderweb paper, Mod Podge, and red glitter paint (for buckle) were purchased at JoAnne’s.  A comic shoes how-to from Cut Out + Keep was used.

Defense Footwear from @STEM_Wonk! These chemistry inspired shoes were made with Sharpie pen on vinyl shoes. #nerdyshoes

Defense Footwear from @STEM_Wonk! These chemistry inspired shoes were made with Sharpie pen on vinyl shoes. #nerdyshoes

Steampunk #nerdyshoe start!  Thought I’d try my hand at fashioning a pair of steampunk shoes.  Found what looks like good “base” shoes at Value Village for $11.99.  Hit up JoAnne’s & Hobby Lobby and found metal clocks, keys & locks, clasps, and metallic paper. Still working on the final design, but it’s coming together!

Steampunk #nerdyshoe start!  Thought I’d try my hand at fashioning a pair of steampunk shoes.  Found what looks like good “base” shoes at Value Village for $11.99.  Hit up JoAnne’s & Hobby Lobby and found metal clocks, keys & locks, clasps, and metallic paper. Still working on the final design, but it’s coming together!

Nerdtastic Shoe Craft-along!

Inspired by comic shoes and @Seelix's Wonder Woman shoes, comes CRaFTe’s Nerdtastic Shoe Craft-along! Love shoes? Love science, sci-fi, fantasty or horror?  Then this is the craft project for you!

Here’s the scoop on this craft along:

Start date: now!

End date: August 10th at midnight

Progress reports: post pics of your nerdtastic shoe project to this tumblr.  Share your inspiration, shoe choice, materials used, fabrication tips, etc.  Don’t just share your awesome shoes here! Post on your twitter, Facebook & Google+ accounts.  Please tag your posts #nerdyshoe.

Final creation: Be sure to upload a pic of your completed masterpeice by midnight August 10th so that it can be included in the Nerdtastic Shoe Craft-along!


Love shoes? Love science, sci-fi, fantasy or horror? Join the CRaFTe shoe project!  Above are @DrRubidium’s Spider-Girl shoes in progress.

Love shoes? Love science, sci-fi, fantasy or horror? Join the CRaFTe shoe project!  Above are @DrRubidium’s Spider-Girl shoes in progress.