Doing fancy hair – all ribbons and twists

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People have always been kind when I’ve done something fancy with my hair in character. Over the last few years I have tried to work with distinct “styles” for each of my characters to help visually tell them apart – from Rowan’s long braid and bandana, to Wren’s mountain of braids, Brigit’s ribbons and Miriam’s wimple and veil.

I have pulled together a collection of links and guides that I have used / perused or just watched for inspiration, in the hope that something sparks an idea for you too. Fancy hair isn’t always as complicated as it looks, and it is something that can be done out in the field with a bit of practise (or a lot of cunning).

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The Art of the Sword – #thisgirlcan

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Most of you who know me know I’m a LARPer (those of you who don’t – welcome, please read the blog to find out what I do!). What you may not know is that I am also learning actual swordplay through Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)  and am a proud Hotspurite (a Fellow of the Lance and Pennon Chapter, don’t you know?). It’s rare that I choose to share personal stuff beyond the tutorials and LARP updates I write, but I’d like to share this with you.

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Ithronian Adventures #182 – A Pleasant Seventh Day Adventure

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Sometimes all you need is a quiet Sunday afternoon, or a pleasant gentle adventure. Sometimes you need hijinks and laughs, or simply wicked things whose workings you undo.

And so Brigit and Tungdil went out upon another set of adventures, in the hope of making the world of Ithron a little better.

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Ithronian Adventures #181 – The Garden of Dreams

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You may have noticed that I wrote “tale for another time” near the end of last week’s post. I was in two minds about giving you guys a bumper round of two adventures from the same weekend, but then I decided to just treat you this week.

Thank you Tees Valley for a lovely pair of missions and for putting up with three mildly grumpy / majorly sleep-deprived larpers who were mad enough to do a day site after a night site.

I’m getting too old for this stuff …

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Ithronian Adventures #180 – Abomination

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The season turns towards Kharach’s holy day and in Berwickshire there has been an alarming gathering of Kharachians at the Black Order Keep at Firebridge. Concerned and curious, Brigit and Wulfric went to investigate and learnt of a threat to the county that Lord Kharach had sent his messengers to warn about – the thin angular crow-like creatures known as the Corvus. There is an abomination in the county, that is making more abominations that may soon threaten the county. The Black Order, at the warning from their God, has summoned the muster to comb the area on the edge of the Akenwode; and Wulfric and Brigit pull what resources they have to aid the endeavour.

The valley located, the muster called and the Black and Griffin Order made camp at its the edge. Adventurers are summoned and told of the threat they face – a vampire with control over a complex network of organised undead. They were to head into the valley, break this network and get out ahead of the forces of the muster sweeping in to clear out the undead.

Did we mention they also had to scale a cliff too?

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