It’s three weeks to go until Intercon, my favorite weekend of the year. Earlier today, thanks to all the snow here in New England, we held our final concom meeting via online video chat. I’ve got all of my casting (save one, but I already know how the character will dress), so last week I went shopping for supplies, and now I’ve got costuming in full swing, along with a couple other projects for the con. I thought I’d share a few preview shots.
Serpent’s Spiral Costuming
My character is a British soldier from 1916, so I’ve been looking at WWI era uniforms for inspiration. I stopped by an army navy surplus store in Boston (they’re so much fun to wander around!) and picked up a shirt. I plan to sew on some brass buttons, pick up some brown leather belts to wear across my chest and around my waist, and make puttees to wear around my lower legs, just like this guy. I still really need a hat to hide my hair.
The Great War Upon Us Costuming
This is the LARP I haven’t been cast in yet, but we pretty much got to pick our characters’ cultures and roles, and I’m going for a warrior from Illara (the Roman themed province.)
Osiris’ Gate Costuming
In this LARP, set in the ancient Egyptian afterlife, I was cast as Hatshepsut, one of the most successful female pharaohs. I’m trying to create a costume out of white fabric with a blue sash, and a vulture headdress out of foam and gold spray paint. We’ll see if it works. I ordered a beaded collar from Egypt, which is proving fun to wear.
Second Dawn Costuming
My costuming hint for this post-Apocalyptic sci-fi is “a traveler in white, with ties to the sea” and the website says, “white, flowing, utopian”. I think this fits right into the “crystal spires and togas” aesthetic. I haven’t actually started it, but I’m thinking another chiton, like my Across the Sea of Stars costume. Maybe with a veil of some sort.
Devil to Pay Pirate Flags
Lovers and Madmen, the LARP writing team, has asked me to create a dozen pirate flags for their new LARP, Devil to Pay. So far, I’ve done Stede Bonnet’s, Calico Jack Rackham’s, Richard Worley’s, Black Sam Bellamy’s and Charles Vane’s. I’m using the same basic technique I used for the Venezia and Cracks in the Orb banners– fabric on fabric with iron-on adhesive.
All that, and I have a bunch of posters to make for the convention itself. The list got a bit longer this year. Better start that soon!