I am in the midst of making fingerless gauntlets, but as this costume is taking on a bit of a Road Warrior-esque look......shiny new gloves would look silly. So after reading a lot about distressing leather, I used some rubbing alcohol and then I used coarse grit sandpaper. The glove on the left looks a lot more authentic now. Remember, beat stuff up, take some sandpaper to the edges....make it dirty! These are the things that can make or break your costume.