Looking for recommendations, what to use this leather for?

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Risu

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OK, so way back I made myself a pair of Mal boots from Firefly. In order to do it I had to buy a whole cowhide that cost more money than I would have liked to spend, only to use a corner of it for the boots.



It's a slightly reddish cow hide with a very visible grain, a little bit stretchy and somewhere around 1.5 oz. My sewing machine can handle it and it's easy to work with. The problem is I have no idea what to do with the rest of it. It's enough to make a hip length jacket, but probably not anything longer than that. The red color pretty much stops it from being useful for anything I can think of specifically, no Indy jacket, Rocketeer jacket, etc. It's not a very commonly used brown color. I might want to turn it into some kind of original creation eventually, but for now I'd like to find out if there's actually a costume piece I could make with it. Or alternatively somebody can buy it off me if they want it I suppose, I do have my eye on some fabric for a Bladerunner coat I don't have the money for.
 

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PotionMistress

Sr Member
What about book covers, or wrist guards, or strapping or belts? You could cover a breastplate with it or a shield or something along those lines also.
 

enan

New Member
You could make a hat, or a brooch, or pterodactyl.....

or more seriously, pouches or bags for a Steampunk type outfit or for an original Star Wars type costume... just a few thoughts
 

NuRF

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I'll admit to being colourblind - but is it not a similar shade of leather to the TFA gauntlet gloves?
 
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Darth Mule

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I was about to say... I know what you can do with it! You can make ME a pair of Mal boots! hehe...

Seriously. I don't need to add a Mal to my costume collection... Well... Maybe.
 

Risu

Master Member
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I almost feel insulted, haha. Yes, it's absolutely leather. It stretches, it breathes, it doesn't have a fabric backing, it came in the shape of a dead animal, not a bolt, etc.

DM, if you're actually interested in Mal boots, shoot me a PM. I might be able to negotiate another pair of spats out of this hide as well, or there's always the future possibility of getting a new hide later.
 

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