When I was planning my current physician’s character kit I had to plan how I was going to carry some of the important props associated with the class in an easily accessible manner. In game a physician mixes together some of the drugs they carry to make a curative for wounds and disease or an antidote to poisons, along with other things. Often this is in a humble cup hanging from their belt or tucked into a bag, often at pace, and frequently uncelebrated.
Considering my character, and how I often physrep the drugs a physician uses, I decided I wanted my mixing pot to be easily accessible from my belt but look like it was deliberately placed there rather than stuck there because I had nowhere to stash it. I’ve often admired the Pinterest pictures of macramé, and decided to adapt one of these to carry my mixing cup for reasons I will explain below.
I have a confession, that will probably not surprise readers of this blog – I love a good costume drama (and some of the bad ones too …). There’s often a good bit of inspiration to be had, or at least things that get the thoughts rolling before I have to rein in my ideas with reality (the usual washing / packing / weather / materials etc considerations).
But that’s the boring bit. Today I’d like to share some of my favourite costumes from some of my favourite tv shows / mini series.
I always suggest carrying water on your person when attending LARP events, but as it heads into winter I often carry snacks on my person too. What can you carry that is good for you and looks vaguely in-character? Read on and see!
I’ve had an interest in calligraphy for some years, and a love affair
with heraldry on and off since my childhood. So, when I was puzzling over
things “to do” when I was taking time out from LARP last year, the suggestion
of constructing an in-character book of heraldry intrigued me. I toyed with
some concepts on how best to go about it, and how to protect my time and
efforts from the British weather; and whilst I am no longer playing the
character this project is something I intend to continue. Who knows, in the
future Tirel’s Book of Heraldry may make a reappearance at a fest.
A few people have expressed interest in how I went about this, so I give you – this blog post.