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Tropical Sunset Air Force 1s, Mac Miller Converse + More Fresh Customs

From tropical sunset Air Force `1s to custom Mac Miller Converse, Angelus sponsored artists have been working hard over the last couple of weeks to create some truly unique and exciting new designs.

Check out the customs below to get some ideas for your next project and see how Angelus paints can be used to create one-of-a-kind customs.

Tropical Sunset AF1s

(source: @dejesuscustomfootwear)

These Tropical Sunset AF1s are perfect for some summer night vibes.

Designed by sponsored artist @dejesuscustomfootwear, these custom Air Forces feature a clean red, orange, purple, and blue color palette, a tropical floral pattern, and custom dripping Swooshes.

Make sure to check out DeJesus Custom Footwear on YouTube to see his latest tutorial on how you can use an airbrush to achieve a similar gradient effect as seen on these customs.

7-11 Air Force 1s

(source: @mache275)

Sponsored artist @mache275 came through with a pair of customs dedicated to everyone's favorite convenience store.

These custom AF1s feature 7-11s classic red, orange, and green color scheme, 7-11 branding, and custom Nike branding across the heel tabs.

Mac Miller Converse

(source: @bbizon)

Sponsored artist @bbizon worked with a customer recently to create an incredible pair of Converse dedicated to the late great Mac Miller.

These customs feature the artwork of Mac's posthumous album Circles and his classic 2014 mixtape Faces.

Make sure to pick up a 12 color assortment kit if you want to try recreating this complex design.

Kobe Jordans

(source: @truebluecustoms)

The NBA season is set to resume later this month, so it's time to get your basketball customs ready for the playoffs.

Sponsored artist @truebluecustoms designed these custom Jordan 4s dedicated to Kobe and the Lakers. The customs feature the signature Lakers purple and gold color scheme and Kobe's numbers, 8 and 24, printed across the tongues and ankle collars.

Sonic Vans

(source: @bbizon)

For this last pair, sponsored artist @bbizon threw it back to a childhood classic.

These handpainted Sonic-themed Vans feature a solid blue base, Sega branding, a portrait of Sonic himself, and a Vans stripe repurposed to represent the classic Green Hill Zone from the game.

Grab a detail brush set and see which of your childhood favorites you can bring to life on a new pair of customs.

Make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram to see more great customs like these and stop by our online store to grab the materials you need to create your own custom kicks.

Tiger Print 1s + More Clean Customs

While we all continue to self-isolate, many people are using this time to step up their customs, and to help you get some ideas for your next project, we thought we'd share some of the great customs our sponsored artists have been working on lately.

Check out the customs below and stop by our online store yo grab the tools you need to create your own custom sneakers.

Ghost Rider AF1
(source: @justwincustoms)

First up is sponsored artist @justwincustoms with a pair of Air Forces straight out of Ghost Rider.

These custom 'Rage Force 0s' feature an all-black silhouette, flaming orange accents, a burning Nike Swoosh, and chain laces.

Cityscape Vans
(source: @kendrascustoms)

Painting detailed designs can take some work, and sponsored artist @kendrascustoms has clearly put in the hours.

These slip-on Vans feature a detailed cityscape on one shoe and painting of a mountain on the other. If you want to step up your own detail work, try grabbing a detail brush to use for more intricate designs.

Tiger Print Jordan 1s

Sponsored artist @dejesuscustomfootwear started a great new series on his YouTube channel where he recreates designs made by other sneaker artists.

For the first installment, he recreated these unique rainbow tiger print Jordan 1s. To see for yourself what tools you need to recreate this design, make sure to check out the full video on YouTube.

Lil Uzi Vert Vans

(source: @lucha_loafers)

Eternal Atake may have taken a while to come out, but Lil Uzi Vert's latest album finally dropped earlier this year.

To commemorate this new project, sponsored artist @lucha_loafers recreated the album's cover art on a pair of classic slip-on Vans.

Grab a 12 color assortment kit to try painting this design yourself.

Back to the Future Air Max
(source: @tragik1993)

Nike Mags might be one of the most iconic sneakers of all time, but they can be pretty tough to get your hands on. Still, you can at least recreate the colorway yourself.

Sponsored artist @tragik1993 designed his own customs inspired by Back to the Future, and the final result is one of the cleanest pairs of customs you'll see for a while.

If you liked these customs, make sure to check out our Instagram for more original designs.

Christmas Customs + New Giveaway!

With Christmas just five days away, now's the perfect time to go over some great Christmas-themed customs from some of our sponsored artists.

If you're looking for the perfect gift idea or you just want to make something in order to get in the Christmas spirit, make sure to check out these customs for some ideas.

Also, be sure to stay tuned to learn about our Christmas giveaway and how you can win!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Yeezy Boost 350 V2

(source: @kattycustoms)

We all have the sweater, now it's time for the shoes!

Sponsored artist Nicolle (aka @kattycustoms) stopped by the Angelus studio again to create a new tutorial for these Ugly Christmas Sweater Yeezy Boost 350 V2s.

Check out the full tutorial on our YouTube channel and follow along to see the tools and techniques she used to make these amazing customs.

Custom Christmas Cleats

(source: @solesbysir)

The season keeps rolling despite the holidays, so sponsored artist @solesbysir designed these Christmas-themed cleats to help Jahleel Addae of the Houston Texans stay in the holiday spirit during this weekend's games.

Grab some red, green, blue, and yellow paint to get started on your own similar customs.

Christmas Vans Sk8-Hi

(source: @dejesuscustomfootwear)

These Vans Sk8-His by sponsored artist @dejesuscustomfootwear might be the ultimate Christmas shoe.

These customs feature some Christmas classics, including the Grinch, candy cane stripes, an ugly sweater pattern, and more.

If you want to try creating a similar pair of customs, start by picking up a 12 color assortment kit.

Gingerbread 1's

(source: @kattycustoms)

In addition to the Ugly Sweater Yeezys, @kattycustoms also stopped by the Angelus studio last year to create a tutorial for these Gingerbread Air Jordan 1s.

Check out the tutorial on our YouTube channel to see the paint colors and tools she used to create these incredibly clean holiday-inspired 1s.

Christmas Giveaway

This Christmas, Angelus is giving away an Angelus Starter kit and some Angelus swag to the person with the best Christmas rhyme.

To enter:

  1. Like the giveaway post on our Instagram
  2. Follow @angelusdirect & @angelusstyles
  3. Drop your rhymes in the comment section below the post

That's all there is to it. Make sure to follow these three rules for your chance to win the prize!

Also, make sure to check out our online store to pick up the materials you need to make the perfect holiday gift.

DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial

DIY Halloween Costume

If you're still looking for the perfect Halloween costume, why not try making it yourself?

To help you get ready for Halloween, Bryan Phillips (@swellguycustoms) stopped by to show you how to make a custom pair of Joker Vans, a custom mask, and a pumpkin.

Keep reading to see how to make these customs for yourself, and make sure to check out the full video for a more in-depth walkthrough.

Painting Canvas

To start, you're going to want to paint the upper-mid section of your Sk8-His in the same color as Joker's vest.

Blend Buttercup and Yellow paint with an equal amount of 2-Soft. 2-Soft thins out the paint mixture so that it soaks into the canvas without making the shoe stiff.

Once you finish painting this section, use a heat gun at 300 degrees to set the paint on the canvas.

Red Toe Cap

Next, use a mixture of Raspberry, Red, and 2-Soft to paint the canvas toecap and tongue.

Just like before, you're going to want to use a heat gun to make sure the paint sets before moving on.

Painting Leather

For the last color, use a mixture of Green, White, and Collector Edition Aqua 8. Use this mixture to paint the Vans wave and the inside of the shoe.

Important: Since these areas of the shoe are leather, use some Leather Preparer and Deglazer before painting to ensure the paint sticks and looks good.

Painting the Side of the Shoe 

For the final touch, use some Fire Red paint to add some iconic Joker lines to the side of your custom Vans. This last detail will make your customs truly represent the Joker.

For this pair, Bryan went with "Put on a happy face," but you can do whichever line you want.

Joker Pumpkin

These custom Joker Vans are amazing on their own, but if you want to see how you can complete your costume and decorations, be sure to check out Bryan's full tutorial to see how you can make your own Joker-themed Halloween mask and pumpkin.

Don't forget to follow Angelus on Instagram for more great customs and tutorials, and be sure to stop by our online store to pick up the materials you need to create your custom Halloween costume.

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