This Jolly Roger pirate eye patch has a skull and crossed swords skillfully carved into the leather and painted in colors of bone and steel, with golden sword hilts. Shiver the timbers of the villainous blackguard who would dare cross swords with you! This is a quality handmade costume piece for a pirate cosplay, LARP, masquerade, Renaissance Fair, or Halloween costume.
I also make a traditional Jolly Roger eye patch with the skull and crossbones (worn by Summer Bishil as Margo on The Magicians season 4, episodes 12 & 13), a Meta Jolly Roger skull with an eyepatch and crossbones, and many other less pirate-y designs (a few of which may be seen in the last photo and purchased on this website).
This handmade eye patch is made of durable hardened leather and can be worn over either the left or right eye. Each eye patch fastens with lightly waxed black cotton cords, tied with sturdy sliding knots which are fully adjustable to fit men, women, and teens. I opted not to use elastic, as it can tend to stretch and wear out quickly -- also because I just don't like the way it looks and feels. The knotted cotton cords look and feel more stylish and professional, in my semi-humble opinion.
Please use caution and common sense when wearing an eye patch, as it can cause loss of depth perception and balance (and, of course, you lose a large portion of your range of vision as well). Do not wear a costume eyepatch while driving to the Halloween masquerade (or anywhere else). This is not a medical eyepatch. Please get your doctor's approval if you intend to use this over or in lieu of a medical eye patch.
Mythbusters did a piece about eye patches which showed the probable reason the eye patch is such an iconic wardrobe staple for pirate costumes. It's not because pirates were always losing an eye, but because the eyepatch helped them see better when they had to go from a bright sunny deck to the darkness below decks. They simply switched the patch to their other eye when they went below, so that the eye that had been shielded did not have to adjust to the darkness (which can take up to half an hour).
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