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Saddest LARPer Ever [Pic]

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Saddest LARPer Ever [Pic]. It`s all fun and games in the world of LARP (so we`ve been told), but there`s a certain age when you hang up the costume
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Max_Normal
Male, 30-39, Europe
 499 Posts
Saturday, March 13, 2010 8:53:04 AM
"No. There is litte to nothing historically accurate on this man. He's either a LARPer or a noob."

commentard.


Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11738 Posts
Thursday, March 11, 2010 6:31:37 PM
That's like complaining buttons on a uniform are plastic instead of brass.

People *don`t* complain about that? Why not? It`s very wrong. It`s fine for LARPing, but not for re-enactment.

As for getting chainmail made for you, why would it be more expensive to have the right material? The cost in custom chainmail is in the skill and time of the artisan, not the material.


osmandias
Male, 40-49, Europe
 206 Posts
Thursday, March 11, 2010 2:52:08 AM
janus_games: "That's like complaining buttons on a uniform are plastic instead of brass."

Yep. I guess some Civil War reenactments in the U.S. may do that. In Hastings they do check for things like that.


janus_games
Male, 18-29, Western US
 296 Posts
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 9:29:39 PM
Osmandias: chain mail is either stainles steel or zinc coated, the clasp is clearly modern, the emblem is pure phantasy.

Well yes, chain mail bought made for you is expensive as is, and it's an absolute pain to make by yourself (though there are some shortcuts I`ve heard of). You`re going to seriously make a stink about materials? The period and pieces match. So he`s got a modern clasp, that`s okay too, because not even historical battle actors have money to burn on little things that won`t likely be noticed. That`s like complaining buttons on a uniform are plastic instead of brass.

This isn`t even civil war re-enactments where everything can still be found on the (relatively speaking) cheap.

As for the emblem, it`s not necessarily clear from the way he`s standing. Blues and reds certainly weren`t uncommon, and I certainly can`t say that I know Norman crests to tell from a half concealed glance and you probably couldn`t either.


osmandias
Male, 40-49, Europe
 206 Posts
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 2:19:46 PM
davymid: "I disagree. Could be Saxon, or Norman. Sure, a nosepiece was more common but not ubiquitous..."

Sure, Helmet, bolted with attached chainmail: correct; cotta: correct (as far as I can see); half round mantle: correct; tunic with emblem: correct.
But: chain mail is either stainles steel or zinc coated, the clasp is clearly modern, the emblem is pure phantasy.


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