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Simon T [userpic]
New Hat
by Simon T (barking_watcher)
at July 4th, 2010 (06:19 am)

This one took me 2 weeks to sew, the buckram frame was a harder fabric than I thought and I actually broke 2 needles before I'd finished.

athenegenia [userpic]
NerdEast LARP & RPG Fair!
by athenegenia (athenegenia)
at May 9th, 2010 (02:42 pm)

current mood: chipper

We are pleased to announce the first North East kit and role-playing fair, Nerd East, taking place from 10:30am-5:30pm on Saturday 19 June at Durham Students' Union.

Google maps: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&sourc ... 20878&z=16

Following on from Durham University Treasure Trap's successful kit sales, we are expanding our horizons with a regional-scale event to appeal to the whole of the North East's active LARP and roleplaying community.

The event is planned to feature:
- LARP kit fair
- Stalls promoting local and national groups and societies
- RPG and card game stalls
- Freecycle
- Convention games (tabletop and LARP)
- Nighttime LARP linear in Durham's woods
- Bar and catering
and hopefully lots more...

We'd really like you to be involved, and to tell others who might also be interested. We already have various traders and groups interested, but the more groups who come, the more attendees will.

We will also be offering free tables to groups and societies to promote their events. If you would like a table for promoting your group, please contact us as soon as possible.
Entry for the public is planned at a £1 donation - the event is not being run for profit.

There will be additional space available for groups seeking to run games or other activities on the day. We are very interested in people running promotional games, demos and other fun convention-style events, so please let us know if you would like to run anything of this nature or if you have any other suggestions!

If you are interested, please let us know, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. If you know anyone else who might be interested please pass details along.

Email us: nerdeast@gmail.com

See us on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/gro ... 604&ref=ts

NerdEast and DUTT

The Elven Jedi Druid Hippie Arty Ranger :D [userpic]
by The Elven Jedi Druid Hippie Arty Ranger :D (elven_ranger)
at April 17th, 2010 (02:44 pm)

Xposted a couple of places...

Does anyone have any ideas on getting liquid latex out of fabric? ( a friend of mine borrowed a red shawl and spilt liquid latex on it, and never spotted it until it had dried. )  

Thanks sooo much! 

Simon T [userpic]
Pics of my 1st Hat
by Simon T (barking_watcher)
at January 6th, 2010 (03:40 pm)

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Simon T [userpic]
by Simon T (barking_watcher)
at December 23rd, 2009 (09:22 am)

I should be finishing my pill-box hat today. I made a major mistake last week when I tried to get it to fit over one of the ears of the mask you can see in my user-pic. Hopefully I can fix it with a quick patch job.

I just want to say thank you again to eriathwen_bob, esther_reeves and rebby for the advice they gave me in my last post.

I'll try and get pics to show of the end result.

In case members of this community haven't come across this book before, I thought I'd recommend it here now.

HUAIXIANG, TAN, 2007. Costume Craftwork on a Budget Oxford. Focal Press.

All the suppliers listed in the book are American, but I guess that's not too much of a problem.

On that note I eventually got my hatframe from Banner Batons a marching band suppliers in Eastbourne. They also stock Shako hatframes as well as plumes.

Simon T [userpic]
by Simon T (barking_watcher)
at November 26th, 2009 (10:31 am)

I was just wondering if anyone on this community had tried making hats for their costume and if so if they knew of a good source for patterns.

The style of hat I'm looking to make is like the one on the link.


Lizy Townshend [userpic]
by Lizy Townshend (eriathwen_bob)
at October 6th, 2009 (03:48 pm)

So. I want to buy (/have made) a corset to wear under various larp costumes. Preferably I would like something that looks (and functions) more 'underwear' than 'goth', but I can't afford to drop very large amounts of cash. I know very little about corsetry short of it's pretty.
I am a fat person (size 20ish) with need of good support in the frontal regions.

Would any of you lovely folks care to advise me further on this matter?

Lizy Townshend [userpic]
I needs me some boots
by Lizy Townshend (eriathwen_bob)
at May 14th, 2009 (06:57 pm)

Hello dear larpy friends!

I am looking forward to another wonderful summer season of being some other people in some fields. But not so looking forward to wet and horrible feet.

I have these boots, which, being mock-suede, do not keep out the rain very very well. Also they have a habit of the lining ripping in such a way that you cannot get your foot in, which meant I missed the most exciting part of Serenity LRP last year. And also they were about £90, I think.
I do like how they look though. They're very versatile. I wear them to Maelstrom and Serenity and general steampunkiness.

I need to get some more boots. I suppose preferably I would like leather, but that's not a necessity. I would be prepared to invest around £100 for some really good kit, but I don't want to spend over the odds, particularly if I have to have them re-soled for grip (like the last pair). I would also like thrifty suggestions if you have them.

I have size 7 feet, and fat calves.

writersblock_va [userpic]
Costumes for the Big & Handsome?
by writersblock_va (writersblock_va)
at April 15th, 2009 (03:05 pm)

current mood: curious

Hi there, I just found this community a few min. ago and thought I'd ask here.

I'm a Larper living in the US, that's trying to get back into the fantasy/boffer larp that's local to me.  To be honest this time around I'd like to go back in with a decent costume for once vs. the cobbled together bits and peices I've done before.

the problem is, I'm 6'1 and 290lbs.  Me, and good old Double-X sizes, are like fast friends.

This is well outside the M/L size range, and isn't even in the XL range for most cosutmes/garb offered for sale on the internet. Any and sellers I've found so far on Ebay/Etsy/Auction sites all tend to use skinny little dudes for their models.

What I'd like to find is a site, pics, or other reference materials thats shows guys MY SIZE in good costumes.  I'd prefer something in a general "medivel" look, but doesn't have pass any kind of SCA level of scruitiny for acuracy.

I've been scouring Flickr, Deviantart, and a few sites like that, but so far I'm not having great luck.  So if you have any recomendations for either those that make garb for the guys in my weight class, or websites with good pics, please let me know. Thanks!

sarahlascelles [userpic]
Arab costume
by sarahlascelles (sarahlascelles)
at March 29th, 2009 (09:09 pm)

Anyone have any links for Arab costume, patterns, or material?