Mementos

Something I noticed after playing in The King’s Musketeers. After playing in a LARP I particularly enjoyed, or playing as a character I feel particularly connected with, I tend to wear bits of my costume for days afterwards. After playing as Jenny Wren in School for Young Women Specializing in the Arts of Grace and Maidenly Submission, I wore a fake pansy pinned in my hair. After Sith Lords: Rise of the Dark Side, I wore the somewhat sinister-looking earrings I’d chosen for that costume for awhile. And now, a couple of weeks after The King’s Musketeers, I’m still wearing little white flowers in my hair. These are the same ones I made for the daughter of House Tyrell costume for the LARP Game of Thrones: Blackfyre Rising. I wore them for awhile after that LARP, too.

I think maybe this is my way of maintaining a connection to something that was a one-time thing. Maybe in some small way, keeping it going. Or just keeping it with me.

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About Fair Escape

I've been LARPing for years in all different styles, including both boffer and theater. I love classic LARP but I'm always happy to try something new. I have a sort of "gotta catch 'em all" attitude towards experiencing LARPs. I'm currently serve as a board member of NEIL, a member of proposal com for Intercon, the largest all LARP convention in the US, and as en editor for Game Wrap, a publication about the art and craft of LARP. I was also con chair of Festival of the LARPs 2017, and I'm on staff for NELCO, the first all LARP conference in the US. I'm
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