No Man’s Land: Pirates

So yesterday we published info on the clothing styles of the pirates of Gokra, on of the player groups at the upcoming larp No Man’s Land. The post can be read in Swedish here. I just wanted to share the consept art for the Gokran clothing.

Gokran pirates

Gokran pirates

 

And that is all for today. On Sunday (24.4.2016) we will publish the concepts for the third and last culture of the larp and I will link you to that post as well. After that I will start working on patterns and instructions for making clothes for that specific larp. The patterns will also work for other larps so I will work on translating everything to English and publishing them here also.

Concept art for No Man’s Land

The work on the lart No Man’s Land (Ingenmansland) is progressing. We held the first workshop for the larp at the beginning of April with great success. Today the first concept pictures for the larp were published. They depict a Delanjan Alchemist, a nobleman and an assassin. The purpose of them is to showcase different styles of clothing worn by different people. The inspiration for the clothing style is a mix of Renaissance and Victorian fashion.

 

The Alchemist

The academic work is very important in Delanja, the search of knowledge seen as something sacred. Academics usually wear long robes as a status symbol for not having to do manual work. This Alchemist wears a yellow ochra dress, a green doublet and a purple robe. The higher her rank the more decorated or richer the fabric would be, probably a heavy brocade. The book is her manual of alchemical formulas and in her left hand she holds a bottle of luminescent liquid.

Delanjan Alchemist

Delanjan Alchemist

 

The Nobleman

The nobleman is dressed in knee long pants and a long-hemmed doublet over a ruffled shirt. He wears a leather chest piece and a short cape. On his chest is a Delanjan crest, and he wields a rapier: Probably in the middle of instructing younger noblemen and -women in the art of fencing.

Delanjan Nobleman

Delanjan Nobleman

 

The Assassin

Spies and assassins in Delanja work at the command of the Queen, but have a lot of leeway. Practical clothing is of key essence, but as usual in Delanja, everything has to be stylish.

Delanjan Assassin

Delanjan Assassin

 

The first two pictures are inked and then coloured on the scetching program on my phone (I decided to try something new). The picture of the assassin is a pencil drawing with some added textures (using GIMP). So a lot of first tries to me.

I will be drawing more concept art for Delanja during the spring as well as other concept art for No Man’s Land. Mor info about Delanjan clothing can be found here (in Swedish).

~Jo

Concept: Courtesan

These past few days I’ve been fiddling with a possible outfit for a character I might (that is if I get the specific week off of work) play at a Swedish larp this summer. The character is still very much on the drawing desk at the moment but one aspect of her would be the courtesan/companion. I’ve managed to conjure up a dream image of something resembling a belly dancers outfit and tried my best to draw it. Here you go:

Courtesan

I imagine this would be a lovely dark midnight blue silk and chiffon creation with lots of flowing layers. The shawl might be an other color. I didn’t care about adding a lot of jewelry to the drawing since there is already a lot going on in the picture, but it will of course be included in the finished outfit. I’m playing with the thought of wearing some kind of showy headdress to accompany the ensemble. Footwear is something I have not yet thought of, but I imagine some kind of sandals with lacing going up the legs might work.

For cooler nights I would probably wear a warmer skirt over this and a warmer shawl and cloak. I’ll keep working on the design ideas and get back with more detail later. Right now I estimate that the shawl would require 2 meters of chiffon and the rest of the outfit 3-4 meters. I have a piece of silk fabric in my storage that I will probably use as well (unless I decide to go for leather). As for a pattern I think I will end up making most of this outfit without one, simply draping the fabric as I go along. If I manage to take any pictures of the process I’ll make sure to post them along the way.

 

Ta, ta!

/Jo