A customer found our Business Card at our local Tandy Leather store and called to see if I would be able to make some ammo pouches for his ARC Trooper costume as he is very much into Cosplay. He said that he had called a couple of other leather workers in the area but they evidently were not interested in something custom like this. I told him that I would be happy to take a look and see what I could do for him. He provided me with pictures of what he was looking for and I had him provide me with the dimensions of the items so that I could construct patterns for them.
Once he provided the dimensions that he wanted, I got out my engineering ruler and pencil and went to work. I then proceeded to make a prototype of one of the small boxes, which I now use in my shop. I used 2-3 ounce leather and created the large magazine pouch and the two belt boxes and dyed them with a Black Waterstain and assemble them with black rivets. They turned out very nicely and I told him that when I create something like this, I like to make it functional as well as visual. So, while he is in his costume, he could put a wallet in one of the boxes, a phone in the large ammo pouch and keys or whatever in the other box as they would be functional as well as decorative on his costume.
I enjoyed seeing his face when he came to pick them up, he loved them. That's why I do this.
Until next time, All the best.
Frank, the Leather Guy
Karen is an Artist who enjoys painting and inspires many of the Leather jewelry products that we offer. Frank is a Leather crafter who is very detailed and designs the custom Leather products that we create, many of which Karen has painted. As products are inspired and created, we will put them up for display on our website.