Make your own boney shoes fit for a Grim Reaper on holiday #Do It Yourself#Style & Grooming#bones#clothes#costumes#fashion#gothic#Halloween#horror#shoes Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Oct 24 2014) Guest post by Sabrina Zbasnik My house is one stone sarcophagus from becoming a crypt, thanks to the piles of skeletons, bones, skulls, and various asunder bits and pieces that could be turned into bones given the right time. So of course I figured I needed to add more to my bone collection with boney shoes: Here's how I made them… Supplies: Related Post Secrets from a high-end shoe store: How to find, fit, and maintain comfy shoes (and no, there are no unicorns) I used to think everyone's feet hurt at the end of the day. This is not true or, at least, it's less true than you... Read more Canvas shoes Sharpie Pen Fine Point Paint Clear acrylic Plastic fusion spray paint Process: I haunted (get it?) around looking for a pair of white canvas shoes to have the cleanest palette to begin. Then came the long, dull sketching anatomy lesson when you question your sanity as you're trying to doodle on the tongue of a shoe. I lined the pencil in Sharpie ink, which can occasionally be a problem if you use real Sharpie, but this was the pen version. Those things are awesome. I decided to paint the outside of the lines first because I cannot be trusted with black — it goes everywhere. Note the lovely floral pattern inside the shoe… death feels so pretty. The toe bones, while time consuming, were not too difficult to paint. I used about four shades, a deep brown to highlight the bone lines, a redder brown give depth around the edges, then a honey nut brown on top of the red brown, and finally globs and globs of a not-quite-white swirling, on occasion, with the other browns. All to get the illusion of boney bones. Once I was happy with my bone painting, I hosed the entire thing down with my thick clear acrylic coating. A few times. This should help with any peeling/cracking, but these aren't all-weather or terrain shoes. I debated for a while whether I wanted to try the task of painting the soles. Eventually I decided to throw caution to the wind, and have a go. For that I used the plastic fusion spray paint, because that shit makes the world go 'round. The final step was to lace the shoes, very carefully, and tada: Shoes fit for a Grim Reaper on Holiday. Psst: I'm looking forward to next week — Halloween week — where I'll share even more of Sabrina's awesome DIY ideas. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Sabrina Zbasnik Sabrina spends nearly of all her time in Nebraska but that's because it is impossible to leave without finding the lamppost. She lives in a house that has at least four walls and there are some other souls wandering forlornly calling to their lost lives within. http://intbride.blogspot.com PREVIOUS Halloween costumes based on song lyrics NEXT Halloween recipe round-up: appetizers, snacks, and desserts Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] These are so good! Reply Thanks! Reply Awesome! Reply Thanks ! Reply *deep breath* THESE ARE AMAZING. Reply Thanks! Reply I love these so much!! Reply I love the reapers pose. lol!!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.