Armour Surcoat

prototyping

The old elven Helmet

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In 2009 I decided that if I wanted to fight in LARP battles, I needed a helmet. But It’s hard to come by a helmet for an elven character. Having one custom made was not an option at the time since I was still in school.

I made this one with the help of my mum and a few friends. I bought a cheap steel helmet and we polished it and added build the leather corona. I then sent the components to another friend, Mimin, for clinching.

He has is own crafting blog, check it out here.

I wore it for six years, though it always looked a bit odd, due to the steel helmet being a bit too large for my head. I only had a new helmet custom-made this year, so its retirement time for the old one.

And since I never took photos of it, it was now or never.  It looks quite beaten up by now, the leather parts are deformed and frayed.

After the Siege

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Elrian after being wounded in Battle with Ardea, who is a healer.

Epic Empires 2015, Photo taken by Jens Pönisch.

I stand for all of us!

 

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Elrian in Full Armor just before the Final Battle.

The Photo was taken by Jens Pönisch and edited by myself.

Elven Winter

Imrath and Elrian

Or almost spring.
A friend of mine and I took the chance and had some photos taken of our characters Imrath and Elrian.
Photo taken my Daniel Schmitt.

Elven Armour

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Today Nuryia an I took another try to get some nice Photos, this time in scale armour.

It weights about 10 kilo in total, both helmet and plated shoulders are missing as well as leather bracers an gloves.

The garment consists of a short robe, a modified hakama and a cape. It is far from finished.