AES encrypted password
I was able to get this to work, and also to use the "combinator" tool to make a more complex dictionary from the hashcat_utils, and I'm in an old Truecrypt archive of mine I found from 2014, this is an awesome project! The actual crack took 39 seconds once I had it all setup!

Now I have a new challenge, I have an AES encrypted password string but it's custom, not listed in the hash modes...can hashcat only be used with the modes listed or is there a way to create a custom mode?
What you mean with AES encrypted. Which KDF was used and which blockmode?