Earlier this year I wrote a little of Judith’s inspiration soup and showed the kit I had quickly pulled together. Months have passed and I have had a chance to develop the kit further; and I would like to share some of her garb with you, as she progresses from adventuring Esquire through to Lady Knight.
Sometimes when we are at LARP we want to keep our mundane items safely out of sight. Wallets, phones, keys – all our important possessions need to go somewhere. Whilst camping we can tidy things away into cubbyholes and bags, however we always need these things to hand on day sites.
In this bag tutorial I will show you how to add a hidden pocket that can be closed with a button (or substituted for a zip) to provide a secure place to stash your keys close at hand.
For more bag and kit tutorials and walk-throughs, check out my Tutorials page.
This has become a tradition that around the time that the days lengthen and sunburn becomes a realistic risk, I try and put up my summer edition of preparing one’s kit for the summer. Most people are wise enough to already do most of the things I write about, but since this has become a tradition I enclose below links to my previous posts on preparing for fests / larping in the sun and write something new for my regular readers.
My main thoughts from the last few years are:
Layer for the weather and try not to overheat ~ drink plenty of water, especially if you wear armour ~ wear sun cream ~ look after yourself pre- and post- LARP
However, this Summer LARP post focuses especially on food.
Sometimes losing a character can come at the worst time, particularly when you might only have a few days or a week tops to pull together an idea or kit. Having recently gone through this drama myself, I have a few words on tackling such a circumstance. This does not cover preparing a spare character for fests, but some of the principles still hold.
There’s a little voice that speaks to all sewists sometimes. It’s the voice of doubts – full of questions and comments and general nastiness. It talks us down, and makes us doubt and avoid working on projects, telling us we’re not skilled enough, that things are too hard, that we’re going to ruin the beautiful things we’re working on.
But that voice is a liar.
And here’s a hope at putting it in its place and back in its box.