Common (and not so common) Garb


A simple hood.
Sometimes all you need is a simple prop to make your character stand out. If you're the only one who wears a bright red hood, everyone knows who you are at a glance.

A distinctive hat or scarf, even a headband can identify you to the other players. This can come in handy if you play more than one character.

Some of our NPCs wear a lot of different hats.

Tunics are simple to make. If you use a plain fabric you can get that rustic look. Travelling mercenaries don't necessarily need fancy garb. And if you plan on doing a lot of boffer fighting in game, something simple and comfortable fits the bill.

You can cut the neck band and sleeves off a T-shirt in a pinch.

Or you can find directions for making your own pattern at this SCA site.

Another site with an even simpler pattern can be found here.

A simple peasant skirt and blouse can be dressed up a bit with a few accessories. Keep your eyes open at garage sales and Thrift stores.

Part of the fun of LARPing is treasure hunting for garb! You'll be amazed at what you can come up with if you spend a few hours checking out your local Good Will store.

There are plenty of patterns for medieval clothing available if you want to try your hand at sewing.

Patterns of Time Patterns, patterns, patterns, 80 pages of them from Medieval through the '50s, and cloak clasps. If you want to sew your own costume this is the place to start.

Of course, you can always go all out and use lots of gorgeous fabrics and accessories and come up with a spectacular outfit for your character.

McCall's has quite a few medieval clothing patterns. They can be found in any fabric store.

Check out The League Of Renaissance Merchants. They also offer some commercial patterns. (And a lot of other cool stuff.)

Check our Links page for some other resources.

Simple tunic.

Uncommonly pretty.

Merchant class


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