Costume Serendipity
Costume Serendipity

In two weeks time, I will be going to a major LARP convention, featuring a variety of different genres of game. I’ve known this for months now. But it only -just- occurred to me that I would need not one, not two, but likely four separate costumes.

As a gal who takes her costuming seriously, I have to admit that I panicked slightly at the idea of coming up with four costumes at the drop of a hat, and in less than two weeks.

So, in a panic, I ran to my closet to see if there was anything I could throw together that might work.

I shouldn’t have worried. See, the great thing about LARP is that the longer you do so, the more costumes you amass. (Especially if you’re like me – every second-hand shop is a treasure trove of costume goodies, and so what if you don’t have anything in mind for that piece yet??) I had a long coat I’d worn to a Mafia LARP last year that would work for a steampunk costume when paired with a floofy ren-faire shirt, and said shirt was perfect for a Changeling game, while my standard vampire wear would work wonderfully for a dark world of nightmare game, and I just so happened to have a full set of samurai armor for the L5R game… (Every gal should have a full set of armor in her closet. You just never know when it might come in handy.)

So, what costume pieces could -you- not do without??

News: Posted June 9th, 2008 by Alina