Santa, LARP writers and GMs and other staff members,
It’s that time of year again. The art stores, party stores, even conveniences stores are seeing tons of costumes and set dressing and craft projects are all over the shelves. This can only mean Halloween is around the corner, which in turn can only mean the most important holiday in a LARPer’s year is around the corner — the Day After Halloween, with all its requisite wonderful sales.
I have tried to be extra good this year. I have tried to send in my character questionnaires on time, fill out all my PELs, and I have tried stay in character as much as possible during events. I have also helped others with their costuming.
Because I have been so good, I think I deserve the following presents:
I found gloves with finger tips that can light up. I would like a character who casts magic in such a way that this effect would be super cool and appropriate. This shouldn’t be too hard.
The cosmetics brand Wet ‘n Wild has come out with a Halloween line. I don’t know exactly what a “body crayon” is but it sounds like fun. Can we please have lots of characters with tattoos and scars and crazy lashes? They also have glow-in-the-dark nail polish. I’d like an excuse to buy some to use for crafting props.
I know I haven’t figured out how to apply fake lashes yet, but maybe there will be a Day After Halloween Miracle.
I have also found giant peacock wings. I did not know costume wings came in anything other than angel white and devil black. May I please be cast as a peacock? Or a peacock themed demon or something?
I also found these wicked prosthetics. May I please be cast as an NPC who haunts the nightmares of PCs, searching for his missing eyes? I promise I will try my hardest to scare the bejeezus out of PCs.
And lastly, I found a whole row of Egyptian themed costuming in iParty, including a kick-ass “body jewel” shaped like an ancient Egyptian style vulture. May I please have a character who wears this on her skin somewhere? Come on, Shadows of Amun staff, put your writing elves to work.
And if all of this fits in the back of your
sleigh flying u-haul of Monster Camp equipment, I promise I will leave out cookies and milk gatorade and granola bars for you, or whatever it is you magical people eat.