This Photo was taken by Nummi after a sucessful battle inside an enemy camp. Looking at it I see so many things I want to add to the armour.I like the colour contrast of the black and green gate.
Usually the Embroidery on the back of this robe is hidden by my hair. Not sure what drove me to put my character’s crest there.
Thank you to Liz-Sai/Mioon for taking the Photo.
This woolen hood for my elven Larp charakter has already proven its worth more than once. But I have not managed to take decent photos of it up until now. The Rain started just before it got too dark too shoot, we really got lucky.
Thanks to Liz-Sai/Mioon for taking the Photos
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.
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.
With the warm robes for my mage character almost done I have started to plan the rest of the costume.
I have acquired a nice vougue pattern I will use for this project.
Fort the robes I plan to work with paint and stencils as well as embroidery.
Both will be mostly tone in tone with the robe since the goal is to create a texture on the fabric.
I have started piecing together the mage robes I have been working on.
The lining is still missing, and it does really not fit my mannequin, but
you can already see where this is going.
Look here for the concept and details of the embroidery work: