While ordering my tea at my local Starbucks, the barista behind the cash notices my home made Boba Fett felt tee.
“OHMYGOD That is a-maz-ing!”
Other baristas stop what they’re doing and look over. “COOL!” “AWESOME!” etc.
“Where did you get it?” one asks
“I made it myself. I’m teaching myself to sew…”
I barely get the last bit out when I’m interrupted by “NO! WAY!!!”
“Can you make me one? How much do you charge?”
I consider this for a moment. Materials, time and profit factored in would probably jack the shirt up to about $40. If I wasn’t a greedy artist and dropped “time” and “profit” I could make one for about $17.
“A lot,” I respond. I don’t even want to get into the whole copyright thing.
Nice to know I could fall back on my skills, though.