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Blog - Darkblade Larp

Game of Thrones wool cloaks part 2

As mentioned in the first post, I wanted to try with a darker colour sheepskin and to change the wool ties for a GoT style cross strap fastening. I'm very happy with the result, I think it's now a saleable product, althought there are some production problems still to overcome. To make the sheepskin fit the cloak neckline cleanly you have to cut a section out before you sew it. Unfortu... read more

Ranger Overjacket

29/09/2016

Larp, leather, ranger

This is a ranger style overjacket that I made for a wedding in Scotland. It was inspired by the Aragorn jacket out of LOTR being designed as a top layer able to be worn regardless of the number of lower layers. I think that's probably a useful point in a Scottish castle in November. I don't often make these and they're not on the website as they rely on me be being able to get the ... read more

Seeing eye eyepatch

It's always fun to try different approaches to items you've made before. We've made plenty of standard pirate eyepatches in the past and even some with gemstones on the outside in a eye outline. When we got hold of the eye cabachons which we've used on lots of other products as one offs the obvoius thing was to aadd it to an eyepatch. We've got the Seeing Eye Patch on the websi... read more

Game of Thrones wool cloaks

26/09/2016

wool cloak, larp cloak

I've had an idea how we could build wool cloaks a bit like the ones on Game of Thrones for a couple of years now. I've always held off because a good friend started building a similar item even before the series came out. They were works of art and although the pricetag was hefty you could see where the money was. He's since quit the circuit, something to do with the endless rain, mud ... read more

Magical millinery

Hold onto your hats, those mundane markers of your mediocrity, the Wizard hats are here. Fantastic felted wool creations proving to everyone that you are no mere conjourer. You have paased beyond prestidigitation to full wizardry. These wool hats are great fun and one size does indead fit most. They also work well with the medieval cap which stops the wool itching if like me you've run out ... read more