Painted Skeleton Feet Shoes Tutorial

October 29, 2013Allison Murray
Painted Skeleton Feet Shoes Tutorial - at Dream a Little Bigger!


So I’ve mentioned it before but I’ll say it just once again. I LOVE taking my nephews trick or treating. It is just about the niftiest thing ever.

And since I’m not one of those adults who will dress up, I try to show my Halloween spirit in other ways. Last year I wore a Halloween cupcakes tee shirt.


The image above is the design on that very shirt in fact. And the all night long I had little kids grabbing at my tee shirt, and therefore the stomach and boobs under that shirt when my nephew would say “Which cupcake would you want to eat?!” all excited-like. Being somebody who doesn’t like to be touched by strangers anyway, this was uncomfortable to say the least.

So this year my Halloween spirit is going to be solely displayed on my feet. Go ahead kids, touch my feet. See if I care if you’re all up over my skeleton feet shoes.

For this project you will need:


Print off your guide to draw feet and place them close to your shoes. First sketch the outside edges. You don’t have to be any great artist, just try to imitate the shape as best as you can.


Next draw as much of the interior shapes as you can without things getting too busy. Draw them closely to what you see on the paper, but this is by no means an exact science.

Repeat for the other shoe, trying to place things in a similar fashion.


Take your puff paint and fill in the center bits and allow to dry isolated for about 4 hours or until it’s no longer tacky.

Painted Skeleton Feet Shoes Tutorial - at Dream a Little Bigger!

Place a very small amount of white fabric paint out and within easy reach and very lightly dip a firm bristled paint brush.

Paint the areas drawn for the bones spreading the paint good and thin. You want to see some of the black of the shoe through the paint so that the puff paint area is distinguishable from a distance.

Go over with as many coats of paint as needed to make the areas appear white, while still being able to see that the puff paint is distinctly brighter.


Just like this! Now up close some of my lines are kind of fuzzy but that’s okay. From a distance they look gangbusters and since nobody kisses my feet I don’t know that anyone will notice they aren’t perfect.


These kicks are going to take me all over a gazillion neighborhoods this year. I’m sure my skeleton feet shoes will be the coolest on the Trick or Treat beat! Will you be painting up a pair?

Comments (9)

  • Maryanne

    October 29, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    These are super awesome! If I can find some cheap black shoes (for a hard-to-fit size and in the next day or so, yeah, right!), I want to try this with glow-in-the-dark puff paint instead of plain white. Thanks so much for the idea.

    1. Allison

      October 29, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      Ooh, ooh! I saw black ones at Wal-Mart today for just under ten bucks! I hope that you’ll have the chance to make them and if you do please send me a pic of the glow in the dark. I LOVE that idea!

  • Leslie

    October 30, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Your shoes look great! :)

    1. Allison

      October 30, 2013 at 8:37 AM

      Thanks so much, Leslie!

  • darii

    September 14, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    I just got the shoes for $5 at fivebelow and the paint from michaels with a 50% off one reg price item so I paid 5 and change for that and I’m getting ready to start them soon, I’m so excited, I also have a skeleton bodysuit coming in the mail soon, I just have to figure out how I’m going to wear my makeup. Thanks so much for the tutorial

    1. Allison Murray

      September 15, 2015 at 7:49 AM

      That sounds awesome! If you think of it, I’d love to see a pic of your costume. That sounds like so much FUN!

  • Mitchell

    January 29, 2016 at 1:44 AM

    This looks SO awesome! I’m going back to school and I kinda wanted an edgy cute skeleton style and this is PERFECT!

  • Jasmine

    October 9, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    Where did you find the shoes?

    1. Allison Murray

      October 9, 2016 at 10:02 PM

      It’s been a while but it would have been either Ebay or Amazon.

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