i would agree with most if i had that much money to spend i would definitely be getting stuff from you. i know how much time you spend getting things right and how much you care about each piece you do, so i trust your skills. i just don't have the money right now.
Gonna be getting a photo up of the belt pouch as soon as I get a new card for my camera. I've run out of things to delete! Still working on the goggles. Those might take some technical doing before I get 'em up. I'm really, really hoping that I can get some interest in all of this. I really need to make money this summer and being employed seems...well, scarce to say the least, so I'm trying for alternatives. I based my prices off of what I've seen professionals charge for the same stuff, though made some of it a lot cheaper (like the coats...I've seen coats like mine that go for $600-$1500, and those would be 'cheap'). But it is very steep. The reason I even went into leatherworking and tailoring stuff was because costume equipment is so damn expensive. There was no way I'd be able to buy a leather belt pouch made by a professional for $35, not when it's only three inches across! Maybe in the future? I do friend discounts.
Those all sound awesome, but it will be hard to make sales/get started without having a few sample pieces for people to see. Not much in the way of crafts in your gallery, and it's not really what you're known for.
Honestly, if I had that much money to spend on a costume - I don't know that I would buy from you, instead of looking elsewhere for a more established craftsman.
I'm currently working on making a few samples. I can't quite get the aviator's jacket/trench coat done without people first being interested, but I am making a bandoleer, pouches, goggles, belt, cloak, and maybe the satchel (if I have time), so I will have samples. I posted this ahead of time just to see if there was an interest in these products before I even begin considering launching a small business with them. *sigh* yeah, I know. But, unfortunately, if I want to get into this business, I have to have SOMEONE take a chance and hire me, otherwise I won't get known for it. Since I'm not really known, period, it doesn't matter one way or the other. I really wish I could get training in leatherworking from a professional, that way I can brag, but either no one is teaching or it's WAY too expensive (last place I checked was a couple thousand). So I've got to start from scratch and hope someone gets interested, somehow.