Hot glue is the duct tape of the craft world. It’s versatile and can be used to hold things together or to add texture. Redditor Jboo313 used the material to craft a beautiful pair of shoes for a Frozen cosplay. Elsa’s blue heels appear to be covered in ice in the animated movie. Jboo313 purchased a pair of cheap pink heels, painted them with blue acrylic paint, and added some craft foam to the fronts to mimic the icicle pattern on Elsa’s shoes. Then, to create the ice-covered sparkling look, she applied thin drips and layers of hot glue all over the shoes. The effect works incredibly well; it’s such a creative way to capture the look. If you wanted to add more sparkle, you could throw in a little glitter.
See how the shoes transformed in a few work-in-progress photos below: