The Unsullied in Game of Thrones are a fearsome fighting force, and Redditor Transill, also known as Craig Justice, is a fearsome crafter of leather. He made a leather version of the Unsullied’s armor for a friend and has made more and more sets and refined the process. He says:
It’s all cut from one hide of leather then dyed, sticthed, and riveted. The helmet and shield are also full leather. Probably the most durable costume ever.
To make the full set, helmet and all it takes me about 30 hours of active labor(not including drying times) and costs about $300 in leather and materials. I usually charge $500 for the armor $300 for the helmet, and $250 for the shield. Or $1000 for the full set adding a bit of discount for making it all at once lets me save a bit of time with drying, etc… so yeah the people guessing it isn’t cheap are right, but it is a lot of work (there are 262 rivets in the chest alone) with really expensive materials. But i think the end result is worth the extra effort.
The details look beautiful and like they could withstand a battle. If you’re in love with the look, you can purchase a set from Craig on Etsy.