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fatteacher
post Apr 3 2018, 05:42 AM
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Dear all. I am looking to start my first tribal, in the form of an ogre, but have no idea how to go about sorting costume / furs for him. Can any of you lovely people help me with this please? Where is a cheap place to source furs or fur material please? I don’t want to go the almost naked / barely covered route. Any ideas on designs please? Does it have to be all fur or is some material allowed?
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post Apr 3 2018, 08:59 AM
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If you can, just go with raggy layers, use a fur/fake fur mantle, trim on boots, trim on bracers. It's invariably a combat character, so bracers and greaves- dressed and trimmed is a good start.

Fur. It can be an issue considering the brutality of the trade, and even recycling old fur doesn't sit well with lots of people. I havent had a look at the synthetics available, but keep an eye out on Ebay.

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post Apr 3 2018, 09:29 AM
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QUOTE(TheOG @ Apr 3 2018, 09:59 AM) *
If you can, just go with raggy layers, use a fur/fake fur mantle, trim on boots, trim on bracers. It's invariably a combat character, so bracers and greaves- dressed and trimmed is a good start.

Fur. It can be an issue considering the brutality of the trade, and even recycling old fur doesn't sit well with lots of people. I havent had a look at the synthetics available, but keep an eye out on Ebay.

cheers

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Thanks Mark
That makes sense. Didn’t really want to go ‘full fur’ and look like an oversized teddy bear.
Wasn’t even thinking of using real stuff, so now to source some cheap stuff that doesn’t look too ridiculous


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post Apr 3 2018, 09:35 AM
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QUOTE(fatteacher @ Apr 3 2018, 10:29 AM) *
Thanks Mark
That makes sense. Didn’t really want to go ‘full fur’ and look like an oversized teddy bear.
Wasn’t even thinking of using real stuff, so now to source some cheap stuff that doesn’t look too ridiculous


I normally get a fur throw or some fake fur fabric and just cut a hole in it for your head and wear it like a poncho.

cheap and easy and it looks the part.
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post Apr 3 2018, 12:30 PM
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eBay , just type in fur fabric , iv brought 5 meters worth for about 50 quid before,

Go brown base with fur layers and fur tabards , if you need a hand with equipment let us know at totem guardians as we will sort ya👊🏼

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post Apr 3 2018, 12:30 PM
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eBay , just type in fur fabric , iv brought 5 meters worth for about 50 quid before,

Go brown base with fur layers and fur tabards , if you need a hand with equipment let us know at totem guardians as we will sort ya👊🏼

Happy clubbing

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post Apr 3 2018, 07:07 PM
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Thanks guys. The sooner I get fabric the sooner I can play. How do people get round the whole ‘big club or small tree’ weapon types? Are we looking at trying to get a bespoke ‘stone or wooden club’?

Shame Totemic Guardians and Gathering Horde are both Political guilds. Coconut has to be Totemic Guardians due to his links to Muttley


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post Apr 3 2018, 07:30 PM
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Talk to Ed Halligan or Stacey who Im sure can make you precisely what youre envisaging.

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post Apr 3 2018, 08:29 PM
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QUOTE(Onasuma @ Apr 3 2018, 08:30 PM) *
Talk to Ed Halligan or Stacey who Im sure can make you precisely what youre envisaging.

Pete Long

Their costume and armour is amazing! Out of my ‘cheap’ price range though 😢


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post Apr 4 2018, 06:23 AM
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I'd suggest a b class armoury mace until you're positive for a bit before buying something.



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post Apr 4 2018, 07:02 AM
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QUOTE(Fionamullin @ Apr 4 2018, 07:23 AM) *
I'd suggest a b class armoury mace until you're positive for a bit before buying something.

Good thinking 🤔


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post Apr 4 2018, 11:22 AM
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I got some furry carpet/rugs biggrin.gif from TK Maxx


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post Apr 6 2018, 03:03 PM
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I'd go with some velvet glove raggies and then stick this over them https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Medieval-LARP-Re...fhAkg9z0bE5xl3w as a start

not super cheap option, but would look cool
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post Apr 6 2018, 03:52 PM
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QUOTE(Harrumph @ Apr 6 2018, 04:03 PM) *
I'd go with some velvet glove raggies and then stick this over them https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Medieval-LARP-Re...fhAkg9z0bE5xl3w as a start

not super cheap option, but would look cool

The Velvet Glove raggies do look good. Not sure about me wearing rabbit skin would go down well with some cavies


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post Apr 7 2018, 06:52 AM
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why? you eat meat right? how is this any different?
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post Apr 7 2018, 07:16 AM
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QUOTE(Harrumph @ Apr 7 2018, 07:52 AM) *
why? you eat meat right? how is this any different?

I eat meat and wear leather. Fur is a big issue for some and I’d rather not get moaned at or have to keep explaining the source etc.
As an ecologist at heart I have a huge issue with the release of American mink from fur farms years ago. They have devastated the National population of water voles and other water-life. As an invasive species, the only good mink is ...


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post Apr 16 2018, 06:13 PM
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Has anyone mentioned Ikea... Good enough for game of thrones and all that! 😂


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post Apr 16 2018, 08:04 PM
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I now have a large dark brown fake fur throw to make costume from. Do I go for an oversized wide tabard type effort that can be belted closed or a large full length overcoat type thing?


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post Apr 16 2018, 10:11 PM
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Tabard just make sure to leave no straight lines and cut it all jagged for a more feral look rather than the Iv just cutt a hole in a throw look

When you starting said oger and what background you going for ?

Always found it abit sad and insulting the way ogers are discribed and set out to be role
Played , don’t get to hung up on having to be a “fat slob” should
Of been updated really

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