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Today on CRAFT: MAKE reader and father of two kids, Dave Simon contributes a great Halloween tutorial on how to make monster and alien feet.

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Where I work we cannot have elaborate costume festivities. Only one item of clothing can be “Halloweenish”. For instance, one year your hat can be the costume, then another year the shoes you wear can be the costume. I intended to be a duck, and wanted to make the flippers. I took an old pair of foam shoes and carefully sprayed expanding foam around them so that I could carve them. They looked good as craggy monster feet, so instead I painted them as is, with gnarly toes and all. My daughter was always borrowing them so I made a pair for her for her third birthday. She loved them in pink and purple. (Monsters can be pretty, you know.) This Halloween, we’ll be making some alien feet for my son.

2 thoughts on “How-To: Make Monster and Alien Feet

  1. Tony says:

    I made a pair of monster feet for an event @ work titled, “The Fabulous Footwear Contest” and the foam smushed the shoes in a bit. This made them very tough to put on. I recommend stuffing the shoes with something solid or putting the shoes in the freezer overnight with freezer bags of water filling the insides. Maybe a stronger pair of shoes to begin with would be good, but they were still a hit @ work. Thanks for the idea.

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