That's the issue with homemade stuff. If I charge an hourly rate for the work I do and cover my material cost, there's no way people would be able to afford buying this stuff! Luckily, I happen to love making things and have hit a point where I'd rather make things for others than make stuff for myself and my family. That's why I started selling my stuff to people... but I wanted to do it at an affordable cost. So I don't really charge much for my time. I more think of what I would be willing to pay for such an item and ballpark the price around there. I'm selling blankets for $40 where the material costs $25 and it takes 12 hours to make! So if I charged hourly, the blanket would be $145, no one would pay that! So instead I'm making just over a dollar an hour. But I love doing it... idle hands are the devil's plaything, right?
Anyways... the hat. It was pretty fun to do as I had really no plan on how to make it going in. I simply looked at the picture the client sent me and went for it! I started with a basic hat and made it longer on the sides. Then I structured a pointed ear piece + another top half to sew it into place. I made the circular ear pieces and then stemmed the antenna from them, making 2 pieces the same and sewing them together with a bit of batting in the bottom. I shaped the front visor and made a piece to go along the headress part. Then shaped the mask and hand sewed some velcro in to make it removable and adjustable. Voila! It sounds basic but it was a lot of stitching and playing around with it. Overall it's pretty great!
One last collage, for Pinterest's sake!