Alright kids, SURVEY TIME!!! But first, a little backstory:
Mommy's a fairly accomplished seamstress with her own costume/cosplay store online that's done some pretty decent business. Now, she's made me the odd bit of AB clothing over the past few years, and has gotten quite good at it, to the point that she can whip out a quality onesie in a few short hours. I wear them all time, so I know they hold up well (because I don't tend to take care of them... like, at all), and having shown some of them off at various Little-friendly events, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Thing of it is, my particular tastes don't run in the typical "teddy bears, rubber duckies, fire trucks, etc." vein, so the items that she makes for me tend to have a bit more edge to them (think more like skulls, monsters, etc.).
Now most AB/Ageplay clothing stores stick with the baby prints, the powder blues and pinks, and are outrageously expensive for what they are. Not to mention that 90% of the major retailers seem to be located outside of the US, so if the prices of the merchandise don't get you, the shipping most certainly will.
We were thinking of starting an online store focused primarily on making Littles clothing that keeps the cuteness, but drops the traditional prints. An offering of geek-centric Ageplay wear that's less building blocks, airplanes, Sesame Street, & Care Bears, and much more retro video games, 80s/90s cartoons, comics, horror movies, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Monster High, etc. Basically (and I hate to make this analogy), fashion ourselves as sort of a "Hot Topic" of Littles clothing. Give the booming younger generation of Littles some more modern options to wear what they like, and offer a product that you don't have to worry about discretion quite as much with if it happens to peek out from under your clothes. Now please keep in mind, these more unique fabrics are a bit more expensive, so I couldn't promise they'd be terribly cheap, but we see no reason why we'd have to charge $80 for a damn onesie.
BUT, this would require a fairly sizeable investment on our part to get it up and running, so that FINALLY brings me to my question:
Is there enough of a demand for an alternative and more modern style in ageplay clothing items to warrant the time, money, and effort required on our part to open up a geek chic Littles boutique?