Thanks everyone and I feel your pain.
Vhe: Your metal work skills are seriously impressive.
Slade: Thanks for the advice on the belt. I'll look into what you suggested. Especially since I need something wide to disguise where the pants and shirt meet so it looks more like a flightsuit. (still looking into what to do for shirt )
Pheonix: oh yeah... i know, the pouch is hand sewn as well and I can't bring myself to sew the other one.
I had a hard time deciding on a color scheme. I got inspiration from a drawing of Padme holding a falcon in the episode II artbook,which reminded me of some Turkish jewelry I have (mainly the necklace).
(sorry for the low quality pics. Those are stills from a flip video camera...I do have a digital camera somewhere but rarely use it. Prefer to lug around an big, old Nikon FM2 35mm and a dark, 70 pound CRT monitor
Nothing like doing things the hard way!