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Learning Coolthentic: Stepping Up Your Summer Garb Game

You’ve figured out what you want to play and you can smell that new character smell wafting on the breeze. Now comes the best part of LARPing: dressing the part. Since we’re playing in a world created by our director, you can look the part of your new alter ego for far less than you think and with little to no hassle. But first, let me explain what we mean when we say “coolthentic”: watch your favorite fantasy epic; be it “Willow”, “Conan”, or any movie from “The Hobbit” universe, that costuming falls under coolthentic. Should you feel drawn to more historically accurate costuming, do it. However, please understand that fitting in with the esthetic of a “Dark Arthurian LARP” is our only requirement and perusing the Brittanis Pintrest pages for costuming inspiration will also take you down the best rabbit hole a fellow dork can find. Once you’ve done that, please don’t despair. While this can be an expensive hobby, everyone started somewhere. Starting with a good base garb set will take you very far in this hobby and makes it easier for you to transition from NPCs to different PCs as you progress. Continue reading Learning Coolthentic: Stepping Up Your Summer Garb Game