Facing ever onward

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From 2009 to 2017, is has been a long journey for this character. Elrian started out as a princess, now she is a simple soldier. I’ve played her in two different groups, lead other player in battle, used her to overcome my fear of speaking in front of people.

The Surcoat is this year’s adition to my kit, and I like it a lot. I will probably change a few small things, but overall it turned out quite well. The whole kit weights slightly over 10 kilos wich, in terms of armour is not much, but I can wear it for prolonged periods of time. The scalemaille was woven by me, from TheRingLord small scales, the Helmet and Pauldrons were made by Wimmer Live Art.

 

Mage cap WIP

 

The first part of the embroidery for the mage cap is done, now I just have to sew it to the felt cap and make more embroidery. I love embroidering on organza, a technique used by Michelle Carragher to embellish the game of thrones costumes.

 

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.

Orlesian style Masquerade Gown

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I made this gown for a masquerade last winter. I fell totally in love with the Orlesian gowns from Dragon Age Inquisition, So I tried my own interpretation.

At the ball I played a one-shot character, but I am going to use this gown for my mage, Ambra Ymris.

The Photos were taken by Moritz Jendral. Please check out his Facebook Page.

Elven Lantern

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In preparation for an elven Larp I am making a set of elvish lanterns. They are made from aluminium sheets and lantern foil and thus are quite easy and cheap to make.

They are Inspired by the lanterns the elves are using while escorting Arwen in the Lord of the Rings movies.

Going back

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I am digging through old Photographs of my elven Larp character.
This was in 2009. I still like it, and so I did a new retouch on it.

I still have the robe and I am planning to make some alterations to it so it will fit my quality standard and the current character concept again.

Simple Elven Tunic

Today I finished the Satin tunic I started a few weeks ago. I have loads of robes and stuff, but I had only one basic tunic until now.

The Tunic fits me far better than the dummy, so naturally its looks a bit weird on the photo