Yeah, I'm going to 3rd that that's on the cheap end. Since it's cheap I'd want to make double sure that they're legitimate and do quality work.
It also depends on what you want out of the coat. It's a pretty simple coat, yeah, but if you wanted to have it be a bit more theatrical like they'd do for a movie there'd be some under-structure that would significantly raise the cost of having someone make it.
A dirt cheap cow hide is like $80. And that's dirt cheap and it might not be possible to get more than one that actually match. I feel like at my height, 5'7" and being incredibly skinny I'd still probably need more than one hide for that, probably could do it out of two, but I'd have to draw it out, it's possible it'd go all the way to three ! And then you have to consider labour and the fact that the coat is made out of a difficult-to-work-with material that often needs special equipment and high skill to get a professional result.
Disclaimer : This post written by a Grumpy Old Man
Actually in the pipes:
- Remaking Ser Loras doublet.
- Luke Skywalker, A New Hope
- Wind Waker starter costume in swim material
Eventually: Paul from Dune, Faramir, Harry Sullivan
Last edited by Kelley : 08-30-2013 at 01:44 PM.