I have been moving forward a lot these past months. I moved to Graz, started working.
While I am adapting to those changes in my life quite well (I still do a lot of costume Crafting in my free time, though I cannot show what I am working on yet), My Larp Character is not as lucky. Elrian has become a respected leader but is now finally past the point where all those responsibilities are starting to crush her. Moringaard with all my fellow elves was a very emotional and combat intense larp. And still, I cannot remember when I had this much time for music on a larp.
Also, “Harp-triforce” is now a specific piece of furniture.
Thank you, Eva Jaksch, for taking these photos!
My bracers are finished. The etched nickel silver insignia signify her rank in the military. The weathering effect was more of an accident with the scrubbing side of a sponge, but one that earned said sponge a permanent place in my leather tool kit.
My Elven warrior finally has some arm protection now! My boyfriend did most of the crafting here, since he is far better in leather working than me. I did the design and the finish.
They are technically till WIP, since the metal rank insignia is still missing on the tip.
This belt pouch is made from felt and dupion silk, and took me about three days. Its tailored to hold a fist-sized conch horn.
I didn’t have a plan for this before I started but instead just made it up during the process.
After last year’s very rainy Epic Empires everyone is doing new Cloaks, coat and capes.
This is mine, still a WIP and one of my larger embroidery project.
I will be adding a thin water-proof membrane between the layers of wool, and the whole cloak will be relatively stiff, with large barely visible embroidery in the front and in the back.
From 2009 to 2017, is has been a long journey for this character. Elrian started out as a princess, now she is a simple soldier. I’ve played her in two different groups, lead other player in battle, used her to overcome my fear of speaking in front of people.
The Surcoat is this year’s adition to my kit, and I like it a lot. I will probably change a few small things, but overall it turned out quite well. The whole kit weights slightly over 10 kilos wich, in terms of armour is not much, but I can wear it for prolonged periods of time. The scalemaille was woven by me, from TheRingLord small scales, the Helmet and Pauldrons were made by Wimmer Live Art.
For eight years, I always used elf ears made from Latex, some better, some worse, but for this season I got my first pair of silicone ears.
The difference is striking. they look so much better, are comfortable to wear and much more sturdy. The only downside is, I feel they are a tad too long, as I prefer ears with shorter tips. However, this is only MadhouseStudioFX second style of silicone ears, so I will keep an eye out for new releases.