Cottington Projects

With the first weekend event of Cottington Woods just around the bend, I’ve been spending some time on a few different projects. One is a donation that the staff would like kept secret for now, but the rest are various props and costuming pieces for my character, Quill the wind-up doll turned priest.

As you can see, I have a brand new wind-up key for my back. Bit smaller and stiffer than the old one, which was gold fabric stuffed with batting. I spotted a green flocked butterfly and decided the lower wings made just the right shape for the key. I cut off the larger wings and the bit of body at the bottom and spray-painted it gold, then glued on a cardboard tube and some kind of crafting material not unlike buckram.

A flocked butterfly…

…becomes a wind-up key.

I’ve also redone my Truth scarf, because the old one was cut wrong. (The word “Truth” was too high up and not comfortably over my mouth.) This time, I think I’ve made the letters a bit too small… so who knows. I may try it a third time, when the weather gets cold again for the fall events.

I’ve also crafted two hearts- one made of cogs and gears, broken in half, and one with a gold Celtic knot over a base that glows in the dark and black string so it will look sewn in place.

Two hearts.

And lastly, I’ve expanded the benediction written on the vest. I’m adding a bit more for each event, as though Quill is writing it as time goes on.

And now I’ve got to send in my final character build, but I can’t decide if I want to use two swords or a sword and shield. Two swords are fun, but a shield is more defensive… And how much fun will it be to design a coat of arms for Quill to paint on the shield? Yet I worry I will get tired of lugging a shield around…

Decisions, decisions…


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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One Response to Cottington Projects

  1. JakeG says:

    These are all excellent. I’m hard pressed to say which one I like most, but I have to go with the writing on the vest. The lettering is so pretty!

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