So I've been trying to get the outfit for Ninth over and done with, and the last thing that I needed to do was to either purchase or make the socks/tights shown below.
|In what is probably still my favorite picture, because isn't kicking Yuno fun? Not like she doesn't deserve it...|
First I made a template out of a cereal box, because drawing straight lines free-hand is just a no no in any case.
In a fit of sheer brilliance, I tried to paint one of the lines while I was actually wearing the tights, reasoning that who better to act as a dummy than myself! Well. Unless you are insanely flexible and inhumanly accurate at painting straight lines on a curved surface (even with a template taped to your leg), this is just a terrible idea.
|I feel like she could have done it.|
So then I did what I should have done in the first place and made a cardboard "leg" to stick in the tights. Then I just used acrylic paint to go over the template, making sure that I measured evenly between each of the lines.
|Everything went better than expected. Except now I have to do it all again >_<|