I apologize in advance if you've gotten this question but..if you dont mind me asking how did you make your chell boots? I've been having some problems finding the right materials for the boots themselves as well as figuring out what to do about the leg brace! ;-;
It's alright, I'm just glad I got feedback so quick @_@ But really, thank you so much! I would have never thought of using cardboard and foam. This is definitely going to make it a lot easier than what I was originally attempting to do :,D
No problem, hopefully your shoes will turn out nice . Just remember that the cardboard, as the foam, needs several layers of cover before the painting (basic glue or gesso, it really does not matter). It will take the texture of the foam, the shoes will be more long-lasting/won't break so easily and it will take the uneven surfaces away (unnecessary seams etc)
I bought heelless high heels (you can google those up) and build the boots on those from softfoam. My boots are almost completely from soft foam, the rest is a huge amount of hot glue and basic paper glue, and paint of course. The braces are made from extra hard cardboard. There is two layers of them and between them, surprisingly, soft foam.