These lifelike pigeon shoes are the work of DIY designer Keiko Ohata, and are sure to put a smile on the face of bird fans everywhere. The 47-year-old artist is based in Tokyo, Japan and first gained attention on the web-based community Nifty -- a database for DIY crafts that are showcased by artisans from across the globe.
Made using a classic pair of black, medium sized heels and colorful felt that Ohata customizes, these pigeon shoes are playful in their overall look and feel. When examined up close, the shoes are imaginative and whimsical but their lifelike appearance is revealed when they are displayed alongside real pigeons.
After crafting her signature heels, artist Keiko Ohata recently hit Tokyo streets, photographing her final product alongside some real birds, offering proof of her immense talent for DIY projects.