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Clothing and Garb

Tunics, Shirts, and Dresses

Tunic and dress patterns are pretty interchangeable. Simply lengthen the item to create a dress, and shorten it to create a tunic. T-Tunic Dress

Orc Kit Tips from Denmark

Tips about Orc Costuming and how to stay comfortable by Asbjørn Godvin Hansen from Okup Shkamb in Denmark!

Tabards, Doublets, and Coats

Coming Soon!

Robes and Cloaks

Semi-Circle Cloak Pattern - novice level sewing - One of the simplest ways to make a REAL cloak! There is very little sewing necessary, so that hand-sewing this is possible!

Links to resources and pattern collections

Basic Patterns from EQOS on Deviantart Simple Dress and Tunic patterns from Rosalie Gilbert Clothing, Not Costume - Guide for layering and getting that touch of realism! From LARP GUIDE


Making a simple alchemy kit

Coming soon!

Making bloody bandages

Coming soon!

How to make a bog chair

These chairs are immersive, inexpensive, and break down for travel! You just need acess to a few woodworking tools. Find a tutorial here, or use the search term "Bog Chair" in Google to look for more ideas!

Upcycling and Thrifting

How to make a button-down shirt fit the LoE dress code

Coming Soon!

How to remove pockets (no sew)

Coming soon!

How to remove buttons and make it lace-up instead (no sew)

Coming soon!

Items to look for at thrift and second-hand stores

Thrift stores are great ways to find durable basic gear for starter kits without breaking the bank. Many choose to upgrade their kits after a time, but if you are vigilant and creative, some of your coolest and most unique kit items can be found while thrifting! Everyone should always check the Women's section for items - there is typically much more variety with both styles and sizes!

  • Leather belts
  • Linen items that can be used as is or modified to fit the dress code (buttons, pockets, and cuffs must be removed and no modern stylings)
  • Fur coats to cut up for trim, or use as-is
  • Feastware (wooden and metal bowls and cups - make sure they are cleaned and food safe!)
  • Leather/fabric/woven purses without zippers or modern elements - these can make great pouches
  • Footwear - boots are an excellent find, so keep your eye out!

Weapons and Armor