A little while ago, Fé and I were searching for elf ears for our Disgaea cosplays. Latex ears, like those from Aradani Studio, weren’t the best for our costumes because none had quite the right shape. Also, we specifically wanted ears that stick away from the head when you wear them. That’s when we came across the elf ears sold on Yaya Han’s Original Cosplay Accessories store.
Here is my experience with painting patent/synthetic leather shoes with acrylic paint. I’m sure there are other ways to paint pleather shoes but acrylic worked pretty good for cosplay!
I was in charge of making the evokers for our Persona 3 group last year and the method I used ended up being quite simple and inexpensive so why not share it? This isn’t a perfect method, the biggest flaw is that the paint easily cracks if you drop it on a hard surface, but if you value inexpensiveness like me, $15 evokers are hard to beat (even cheaper if you make a batch)!