So long story short, even though my pirate costume is fully assembled and I only had to buy one thing for my costume (tricorn hat), I still felt like searching the interwebs for anything interesting to add to my costume. I was on Etsy and wasn't really finding anything, until I stumbled upon some leather bracers that were painted to look like worn metal. Now, I have been to our local Ren Faire a few times and every time I go all the cool stuff I want, such as leather bracers, are too costly. These bracers were only $35.00 (not counting shipping).
I showed them to my parents and friends and mostly all had the same reaction, "Yeah, but would you actually use them other than just this one time for being a pirate at camp?" Well, yeah! I thought about all the outfits I have that would look great with bracers, and how nice the would be to wear in the winter. So I was able to justify purchasing them. Honestly I love armor and arm stuffs but I just don't own any. If I could look like a warrior princess all the time that would be great.
The seller's things usually ship within 1-2 business days, but they are off at a convention right now and won't be back until the 8th. Camp is a few weeks away so I hope the bracers come to me before then (they probably will get here in time).
My only worry is that they won't look right with my pirate costume, but even so I can let my boyfriend wear them or I can wear them one of the other days with some other outfit.
I am really excited!