In recent years I have found myself attempting to incorporate historical fashions into my LARP characters by trying to build kit wardrobes that fit with specific time frames (e.g. Medieval, Vikings). Inspired by some of the wonderful SCA blogs that document garb and aim at documenting and teaching others, I have enjoyed working some history into my own kit and offering inspirations to others looking to do the same. The result? Keen, my friends, much keen.
But how does one go about translating something from a painting or engraving or illustration into LARP kit? What should be included, what can be missed out, and what should be avoided? I will attempt to answer from my own perspective. Don’t forget – your kit is your own, there is no right or wrong way of going about it to make it work for you.Continue reading