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Parade soles? [Aug. 9th, 2008|10:31 pm]
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Okay, I'm having a problem. Many and pretty much only fursuit commission websites talk about Parade soles.
What are they? And how can you make them yourself?
I've haven't really seen any tutorials for them or any shoe/sole site that mentions them.
I've worked with latex, so is rubber any different or the same? I just make a cast from clay with plaster and then pour the material in?

I'm asking this because the cosplay fursuit I'm building is for Halloween (Bowser). And as such, the feet have to be for outdoor use. And I also don't want the feet to break down in case I feel I can use it later for a convention. Thanks for any help posted.

[User Picture]From: laughinghyena
2008-08-10 08:05 am (UTC)
Thanks! I went ahead looking for rubber mats after you mentioned them. The best I got by myself was that parade soles are also known as hard soles. And I didn't get the type of sites I was looking for when searching for that. My next bet was rubber resin, as I've work with molds before with latex.

I was able to find this site for different colors:

As other flooring sites wanted to sell me entire rolls for a lota bucks rather than what I actually require. Lowe's website seems to be down, but would hardware stores sell custom cut rubber mats?
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