Questions tagged [prop-construction]

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Making a set of LARP saya

Time is ticking for a LARP I am going to attend in June. While I put the last seams on my garb for the moment, I still need to make a proper set of matching scabbards - or rather three saya (Japanese ...
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How to get my nitrocellulose paintcoat shiny and prevent clouding?

I am working on a prop helmet for LARP. It's made from foam and by now I have spent almost one and a half rattle cans of shiny black, high gloss nitrocellulose-based spraypaint on it in about 6 or 7 ...
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How to get real-looking rust that will be safe to the touch?

Normally when I build a prop, I use steel, or cover it with glue and iron dust, and then apply various oxidizing compounds, acids (and sometimes salts and bases) to make a real rust. Then, I gently ...
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Are anti-personnel catapults used in LARPs?

In a previous question I saw that cannons do exist in the world of larping, used against gates and castles but not against people. Are there things like catapults that target people instead of gates ...
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Templates for character badges for a larp [closed]

I'm getting ready to run a LARP event at a convention and I want to make badges for people to wear with their character's picture and name so that other people can tell which character they are. How ...
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How do I safely paint a latex-coated LARP weapon?

I am trying to re-paint a cheap, kind of ugly weapon I bought somewhere, but I can't seem to find online what kind of paint or mix I need to paint over the current color. It says on the site I bought ...
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Creating otherworldly opponents on a (time) budget

For an upcoming LARP event we want to introduce a horde of demonic/otherworldly/non-human opponents that our players will have to fight at some point. Due to how we are organised we, the organizers, ...
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Prop Coins: How to get many coins for little (real life) money? [closed]

This related question on prop coins inspired me to revisit an old problem we're having at a fantasy LARP I'm co-organizing. So far we have not yet found a currency which we can use throughout the ...
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LARP Cannon with actual projectiles

This years story of our fantasy combat LARP features the siege of a city. Eventually this will culminate in a battle, where there is an actual siege of a palisade-type fortification, including siege ...
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Is expanding foam a suitable material for LARP weapon construction?

I've seen a few images on Pinterest (unfortunately all go through to dead links) that show people making the general shape of a weapon with expanding foam, then carving the excess off. Here's an ...
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How could I procure an Illithid mask?

I'm playing going to be playing Elementum, a LARP (or in french, Grandeur Nature) on the south bank of Montreal. Their rulebooks account for Illithids (mind flayers), which seem to be really fun to ...
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What to bear in mind when I make banded mail?

I've been planning on making some banded mail for a long time, and I've found some aluminium to make it out of. I'm looking to use 2 sheets of 1000mm by 250mm by 1.2mm aluminium, and a 12 in 6 ...
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