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.