My Elven warrior finally has some arm protection now! My boyfriend did most of the crafting here, since he is far better in leather working than me. I did the design and the finish.
They are technically till WIP, since the metal rank insignia is still missing on the tip.
The Armour surcoat I made for this summer’s Epic Empires quickly became one of my favourite pieces of Costume.
I have not managed to take good pictures of the finished surcoat, so here are some WIP photographs. The surcoat still lacks clasps here, and the sides are not yet closed. But all the embroidery, the leather and the lining are already finished.
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.