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‘Do you have this octopus in my size?’ The surreal shoes sculptures of Costa Magarakis
10.25.2016
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‘Do you have this octopus in my size?’ The surreal shoes sculptures of Costa Magarakis ‘Do you have this octopus in my size?’ The surreal shoes sculptures of Costa Magarakis

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These boots aren’t made for walking—they’re sculptures designed by Costa Magarakis—a Greek-born artist who is now based in “a Shoe Galaxy some ‘step years’ away…”

Costa makes shoe sculptures because he believes every “shoe has its own personality and a story to tell.” His influences come from “everywhere” but the Victorian era is his favorite.

His sculptures are produced thru a long and laborious process in which each shoe is made “suitable for molding.” Once the old boot is softened up, Costa adds fiberglass resin and a variety of diverse materials including bronze, glass, wood, paint, fantasy and love.

The finished sculptures cost between $500 and $1,200+ each and can be purchased via Costa’s Etsy page—where he trades under the name SpiderJelly.

Check out more of Costa’s work on his website.
 
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Previously on Dangerous Minds:
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H/T Hi-Fructose, Bored Panda, Etsy and Facebook.
 

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