How to Make Superhero Boots

Transform your old, worn pumps into stylish superhero boots for this year's Halloween costume.

October 09, 2018

DIY Superhero Boots 02:29

Transform thrifted shoes into superhero boots with a little tape and poster board.

Is it even Halloween if you didn't craft together at least part of your costume last minute? Here, we're taking it to the next level. Superhero for Halloween? We have you covered. No need to go out and spend tons on boots. We show you how to make your own stylish yet durable superhero boots that will last you through all your Halloween endeavors this year.

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What You'll Need

  • old pair of pumps
  • ruler
  • permanent marker
  • hole puncher

Step 1: Apply Duct Tape to Shoes

Apply horizontal strips of red duct tape until the pumps are completely covered.

Step 2: Measure and Cut Poster

Wrap the poster board around the shin, making sure it's not too tight. Mark at the biggest part of the leg (calf) and the ankle. Connect the markings by drawing a line with a ruler and marker. Cut out shape using scissors.

Step 3: Apply Duct Tape to the Poster

Apply vertical strips of red duct tape to the poster board until it's completely covered. Turn over the board, and fold down all the excess tape in the back of the poster board for a clean finish.

Step 4: Punch Holes for Lacing

Hole punch the poster board all along the edges on both sides of the board. Make sure there's an even amount of space between the punched holes on both sides.

Step 5: Draw and Cut

Draw a V shape on a scrap piece of the poster board with a ruler and permanent marker. Cut out the shape using scissors.

Step 6: Attach

Attach the V-shape to the top of the tape-covered board. Make sure the point of the V is facing up.

Step 7: Apply White Strips

Apply three vertical strips of white duct tape down the middle of the poster board and shoes.

Step 8: Insert Laces

Insert shoelaces into the punched holes, and tie in the back. Repeat all these steps for the other shoe. Tip: Wrap a small piece of white tape around the end of each side of the shoelaces to easily insert the ends into the punched holes.

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