I grew up in a pretty creative family. My mom is a professional seamstress and costumer and has been designing everything from light-up clothing to Star Wars costumes for decades. I love rocking her special creations at any opportunity, whether I'm wrapped like a present on the Today show or dressed as Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Spike TV. Point is, we always challenge each other creatively. As you can imagine, I also have an advantage at Comic-Con every year! When I recently spotted comic book shoes on Etsy, I asked my mom if she could make some for me. Her response wasn't, "How?" but rather, "When do you need them?"
For the next few hours, we bonded over yet another nerdy DIY creation, and step-by-step she shared her secret to creating an awesome comic shoe. And now, I'm sharing mom's simple-but-oh-so-awesome methods so you too can make your own at home!