The belt is made from three separate pieces of 7/8oz tooling leather, which was dyed and then hand stitched together. The brown pouch and two bottle holsters were made of 4/5oz leather and the two black pouches is a thinner oil tanned leather.
Next up is the shoulder harness/holster!
But, anyway, is creating Altair's belt something you would consider doing? How much would it cost?
I'm hoping to get an Altair outfit together for next year's convention (starting early so I can get things sorted out without rushing). Will be making the basic outfit myself but getting the rest's going to be fun... xD
Just curious, is working with leather difficult?
Leather working is very enjoyable. However, the start-up fees can be quite expensive. All the various tools you'll need can add up, but if you start with just a couple essential tools, you can definitely start on simple projects. If there is a Tandy Leather Factory nearby, I highly recommend going to some of their classes (which they have every Saturday).
I'm making my own belt at the moment, but since I don't have much cash I've been using vinyl as a fake leather.... This is just so gorgeous it fills me with envy and awe