These are before and after shots of the dagger set for my Halloween costume.
I bought the "daggers" in the halloween section of a local store (theyre quite heavy rubberized plastic), but they were badly in need of a new paintjob if I was actually going to carry them around.
The background behind the skeleton is actually a ribbed texture, which is now a permanently shiny dark blood clot red. (which did not show up with my crappy phone camera. All of the black looking areas.)