Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mortem's Tricks or Treats: The Crafty Spirit of Halloween.

It's almost mid October, and I'm feeling a little guilty.

I have spent more than my "planned" budget, but boy... there was some pretty awesome things I couldn't live without-- my heart was swelling with how many goodies there were, especially in Target. Lots of their paper decorations this year were very retro. I bought a paper bat, naturally... I cannot resit anything that was inspired by old timey Halloween.

I went in there to browse their choice of shoes, but the overwhelming goodness of all that vintage inspired stuff prompted me to buy a cheap pair of canvas shoes in order to have more for the Halloweeny goodies... heh.


They're not much to look at, in fact as soon as I got home I regretted ever buying them...
I was thought why oh why did I ever think I would wear a very plain pair of shoes?! I wanted to return them (if so I could buy more Halloween sutff)... but it's not a trip my hubby likes making, since it's fairly far away.

How opportune it was that my package from Joann's came in and revealed the answer to my menial plight. I don't recommend ordering from Joann's online unless you're really desperate (such is usually my case), anyway I digress, they usually send a sheet with inspiration ideas along with a couple coupons... since it's October, they're projectspirations are all based around Halloween.

I saw this.

Source: Joann's Project Inspiration

A lightbulb went off in my head.
Good idea, Joann's... good idea.

I had plenty of left over silver fabric paint from stenciling the images of my smaller throw pillows, and lots of enthusiasm to see this project through.

I didn't use their template but several slightly more anatomically correct references, and started chalking the outline immediately.



I got a little too excited to show just the chalked lines, and remembered by the last two toes that I needed to take a progress picture.


I didn't want to leave them as they were, with just the silver, so I detailed them a little with some black fabric paint.

Until finally, I could call them done... ish...


I still haven't decided if I wanted to paint in the heel or add some glittery bats... time will tell, but for now-- they're not bad, if I do say so myself!

24 comments:

  1. My friend did this in high school, she painted the Misfits skull onto her shoes. Your shoes look great, I love that silver paint. :)

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    1. I want to add more to mine, but my drive to paint is so fleeting hehe.
      Goldfish standards I would say... perhaps one day I will get back to these...
      I'm glad you like 'em, though!

      I love browsing the shoes people paint, it really takes a passion for that sort of thing to be that impressive!

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  2. I have this exact same pair, but I decided to keep them plain black because they're very versatile. However, this is making me contemplate getting another pair and customizing them. Also, I don't know if Target still has them, but I was eyeing their leopard print double-sole sneakers.

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    1. I didn't stick around the shoe department much, after seeing the Halloween right around the corner lol...

      As long as I don't add different colors, the skeleton shoes are very versatile for my wardrobe needs-- especially for walking to work purposes lol.

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  3. You're going to post pics of all the Hallowe'en goodies you bought aren't ya, Madame MM? I'm dying to see! I bet this is a tough time of year to be working in a fabric store, too. ;)

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    1. I didn't buy many decorations this year, I'm afraid... it's pretty much all fabric and a few clothing items! But yes, I will be posting a haul soon enough =D

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  4. Those are GORGEOUS. Better than anything I could do.

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    1. Well you won't know until you try! ;)
      Thank you!

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  5. Wow, these are great! When I saw the black shoes I knew at once you were going to do something awesome! Maybe your subconcious told you to buy them!

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    1. Heh, I can't resist crafting... a blank space must always be filled!
      That darned subconscious-- always making more work for my hands =P

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    1. Passing down the inspiration torch-- awe yeah! =D

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  7. Awesome!! ^^
    I would paint the heels too, but they look cool already.

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    1. Thanks!
      I still haven't decided yet, but I'm liking the idea of a web with some bats, though...

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  8. Oh, these would be perfect with one of those skeleton outfits for Halloween - great job!

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    1. They go with everything in my wardrobe, pretty much-- that's the funny thing lol

      I have always wanted to go as a skeleton for Halloween, but never took that plunge.

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  9. Your version turned out excellent!

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  10. "Not bad"! These are amamazing! Perfect skeletony goodness!

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  11. A great Idea! Looks very good!

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