|Jun. 1st, 2009 @ 10:25 am Miniature Tricorn Pricing|
|It's market research time! I've made an awesome Fabulous Hat for one of the characters at the New England Pirate Faire, and have fallen so in love with it that I'm seriously considering adding them to stock. Time permitting, maybe even having a few made to sell at that show. But first, I need to find out what sort of money folks are willing to pay for a hat like this, and if it matches up with the amount of time and money it takes me to make one. Here are a few pictures taken at rehearsals of the hat.|
The hat is covered in fabric, inside and out, and trimmed with lace and braid. The sides are stitched up into a tricorn, with decorative pins on the front folds. Finally, it is embellished with ostrich feathers, peacock feathers, and porcupine quills. The particular embellishments on each hat would change, of course, but this would be the general style of each one. It attaches to the hair via a comb attached at the front, and a small clampy clip to grip the hair at each of the back corners.
What would you consider an appropriate price for a hat like this? (Not a bargain or a deal, but the RIGHT price.)