Paper Hails & Paper Horns!
I know, More Swords, More Horns, more Gauntlets... However the Technique/finish is new for me. Let me know how you like it or hate it - I'm pretty happy with the illusion it created. I was inspired by the tutorial at Steph Laberis's Blog. I didn't totally stick to it, but it was pretty helpful!
And for those who enjoy seeing some process, here's the sketch.