Category: swordcraft

Here is a little project I’ve been wanting to do for a long time: a small, painted belt shield (from Mytholon). I wanted to do this as a test to see how I would go painting on steel, and to add an accessory to my kit with IC symbolism.

I tried to take a picture at pretty much every stage. First I made sure the steel was clean of any dirt or oil, then I primed it using a matte grey etch primer. I drew the design on using grey lead pencil and painted it using regular acrylic paint. To finish it off I spray coated it a few times with a clear, satin sealer (I might spray it a few more times to be safe), and this is how it turned out!

I have to say, I even surprised myself a little bit with how well the hand turned out, and I’m really happy with it!

Okay but hear me out…

H E L M E T S

I’ve been away at Swordcraft: Blood and Gold spring Quest: The Swarm of Sudenburg and now I’m home and straight back into reality. Swordcraft is Australia’s largest LARP event and battle game with upwards of 500 people in attendance and I’m proud to be one of its executive.

Quest was a fantastic week filled with fort and field battles, political alliances, underground shenanigans, tournaments, TrollBall and heaps more, all while looking and feeling like a total bad ass.

I love getting to camp with all my friends for a week and I already have BIG plans for Quest next year.

I have a heap more picture on my Instagram @larplyyyyyyf if you want to check them out. Or follow @Swordcraft_LARP to find out more!

Tanky (IC) siblings 💪🏻

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My outfit for an all female Spanish renaissance warband: Las Granadas Venenas. Hanging out with two badass renaissance babes before a battle.

LARP: Swordcraft – Spring Quest 2018
Victoria, Australia. 

Red belt: Make You Own Medieval
Leather satchel: Commissioned by  Longbourne Leatherworks
Pretty much everything else made by me

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My outfit for an all female Spanish renaissance warband: Las Granadas Venenas. Hanging out with two badass renaissance babes before a battle.

LARP: Swordcraft – Spring Quest 2018
Victoria, Australia. 

Red belt: Make You Own Medieval
Leather satchel: Commissioned by  Longbourne Leatherworks
Pretty much everything else made by me

Last week I had to stay home sick from work and I figured, when is there a better time to work on a new project?? So behold, a short renaissance houppelande with scalloped dagging on the sleeves. It’s made from blue wool, purple upholstery velvet and lined with a black and blue floral brocade. I also think the little square buttons are super cute. I only wish I had about 10 more to add to it.

All up this project took me about 11 hours to make and it’s probably the most professional looking thing I’ve ever produced. Needless to say, I’m a bit proud of myself.

Also, bonus blue leather belt with hand stamping and renaissance buckle and decorated hat, both of which I made the weekend before. I’m so happy to be feeling inspired enough to make things again!

Last week I had to stay home sick from work and I figured, when is there a better time to work on a new project?? So behold, a short renaissance houppelande with scalloped dagging on the sleeves. It’s made from blue wool, purple upholstery velvet and lined with a black and blue floral brocade. I also think the little square buttons are super cute. I only wish I had about 10 more to add to it.

All up this project took me about 11 hours to make and it’s probably the most professional looking thing I’ve ever produced. Needless to say, I’m a bit proud of myself.

Also, bonus blue leather belt with hand stamping and renaissance buckle and decorated hat, both of which I made the weekend before. I’m so happy to be feeling inspired enough to make things again!

A few weeks ago at Swordcraft I ran with The Blades of the North, a Norse inspired warband. I finally got a good chance to pick up my bow and arrows again as well as play around with a Calimacil Dane Axe. Needless to say, it was a LOT of fun.

I made the blue dress and dark blue hood in a bit of a rush, but the rest of the outfit is made up of some awesome stuff from Mytholon:

UnderdressAlina Undergarment in Cream
Brown dress: Leandra dress
Leather BodiceIsolde bodice floral

Also,
Ringmesh Tunic
Epic Armoury Chainmail Mantle