I don’t know about you but I am super excited and ready to be disappointed by Sam Rami’s Oz: The Great And Power when it comes out this Friday. And to get myself ready for the date night premiere with my hubby, I’m planning on constructing a little ode to the famous red shoes of the original movie, courtesy of glitter queen and craftser extraordinaire, Kathy Cano-Murillo…Warning: She will have every inch of you and your home covered in glitter.
Now, I know for some of you, the idea of crafting can be pretty intimidating, considering how the world of craft (which once meant doing simple things like gluing something to something else) has recently become interchangeable with the word “Artisanal” (meaning: creating fucking precious works of art that would normally be mocked, but are now infused with super-human hipster powers), but don’t get yourself all worked up about being perfect, this particular craft is old school and requires just a few items that you can buy at a Michaels or Joann Fabrics (with the exception of the black or red ankle boots- you can find those cheap at a Target, Wal-Mart or a Thrift Store) and is so incredibly easy, that you will probably find yourself decorating all your shoes just for the hell of it.
Note: for those of you who are on a really tight budget, don’t despair, you can improvise with just a few items you have at home (don’t worry, Kathy will approve): Simply download some pictures of various scenes of Oz: The Great and Powerful from the internet, print them out and then glue them to a pair of old shoes. If you happen to be a crafter, you should already own ModPodge (it’s a glue and sealer) which will help set and cure the photos to the shoes, if you don’t simply glue them on with whatever adhesive you have on hand, just know that it will probably only last a night or two.
And Voila! Awesome shoes to wear to the movie!
If you want to make your own pair of bedazzled and awesome kicks that Kathy created click HERE.
Now, off to see the Wizard!