When Todd first asked me to give LARP-ing, he asked me to just give it a try, and if I didn’t like it he would never ask me to go again. Well, it turns out I really liked it, and I have continued to be part of Sojourn. When I first started going, however, I really did not know what to do as far as a costume – Tessa is a wood elf, and I had no idea how to put something together that worked.
What I came up with was the outfit on the left above. Essentially it was a stretchy dress that I repurposed, cut up the sides, and cut off the turtleneck top to have an open neckline. I wore leggings under it, and I made the corset top to wear over it. I also had a hooded jacket (draped over my arm), as well. It worked.
Three events and several wardrobe malfunctions later, and I tossed that sucker in the trash.