So it looks like I’m running a panel on in-character art in LARPs in a couple weeks at Pre-Con!
I’m talking specifically about visual art, not performance art. (Though I do love music and dancing and acting and storytelling in LARP! It’s just not what this particular panel is about.)
I’m trying to compile a list of examples of in-character art creating during a LARP event. A lot of us create a lot of art before and after and between events — a lot of it that is, in-game, made by our characters, too, but I’m trying to find examples of things we made during a LARP. Painting, knitting, crocheting, sculpting, drawing, calligraphy, origami, coloring, cutting-and-gluing, carving, etc. that characters did in game. Anyone have any cool examples to share? If you include pictures (and your permission and how you’d like to be credited) it may end up in a slideshow.
I’m specifically hoping for stuff instigated by the staff/GMs/NPCs as part of the event, but stuff you did on your own is cool, too, so long as it was created during a LARP event, while you were in-character.
Here are a couple examples to get things started:
At an event last fall, the PCs all carved pumpkins with personally meaningful symbols (or drew on them if they didn’t want to get messy) and left them outside their cabins to appease local fae and spirits.
My character, Quill, keeps an in-game journal and writes during downtime. She also tries to illuminate the pages (think Book of Kells) so I often sit with a set of markers and decorate the pages with colorful celtic knots and other drawings during downtime in the tavern.
Feel free to comment below or email me at fairescape at hotmail dot com!