Hi there! Yesterday, I showed you how I made this Michael Jackson-inspired onesie.
I made it as a baby shower present for a friend. But since it's Halloween on Friday and if you need a last minute costume for your baby, this might just work!
|via The New York Times|
I wanted to add a few accessories to the outfit such as the white socks and black shoes that Michael Jackson is known for. This article explains the look: "There were the show-biz tricks, the soft-soled black loafers and shortened trousers and the white socks used to direct the eye to a dancer’s footwork — a move Mr. Jackson picked up from Fred Astaire."
And so I bought a pair of baby socks.
I wanted to paint on the shoes onto the socks, similar to these baby girl's Mary Jane socks. I then made a pattern out of cardboard.
The goal is to make the shoes look like loafers.
I put some cardboard inside each sock to prevent the paint from bleeding into the other side. Then I began to cover the exposed sides with black fabric paint with a foam brush.
I did about three coats on each side and I let it dry overnight.
After peeling off the painter's tape, I now have mini Michael Jackson footwear. TADA!
Please stop by tomorrow for another accessory and to see the whole look.