I know a number of heathens are also in the LARP (Live Action Role Play) and reenactment communities. But is this true for Pagans as well? And by Pagans, I mean all kinds of neo-pagans that aren’t Asatru although Asatru is also a Pagan religion.
How about you, yes you who are reading this right now. Do you dress up?
Even if you don’t do LARP, do you use ritual garb? Leave me a comment by filling out the form below.
As for myself, I’ve been reenacting a Volva since last year. I made my first outfit last spring and decided to make one that would pass the strictest of rules. The next one will be more “Volva”. I haven’t had time (truth be told, I’ve wasted too much time) to be able to make the new outfit for this year’s Viking Market in Trondheim. But I am going to be there, on my Moose hide, with herbs and rune sticks. If you’d like to see more pictures from last year’s market, go here.
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I don’t wear anything special but then again, we don’t have gatherings around here either. Very few heathens around me. 🙁 Love the pics Linda! Thank you for sharing!
I try to remember to wear a skirt, but only because I want it to be special. It’s not a requirement. I don’t have any ritual clothes (yet).
I love your outfit! you did a fantastic job on it! and don’t beat yourself up about getting the new one done for this year. you will get it done and when you do, it will be fabulous!!!!! <3
Thanks. I only designed it, and paid for the fabric. I hired someone to do the actual sewing, because I had tendinitis. She sewed three garments (by hand!), and mailed them to me for the equivalent of $167. I doubt she’ll do it at that price ever again 🙂
I bouht the belt from wulflund.com. The belt bags I did by myself. I didn’t use cat for the fur one, as some might think for that role. I used goat.
I’m trying to portray a Volva from the 900-950 CE. So I have some limitations of jewelry etc. I plan to get a gold ring or two in the future, to represent payment.
I don’t LARP- and I don’t dress up for special rituals- but once I can spend the money I plan on dressing up whenever I go to Renaissance Faires. However, I have a lot of fun looking at the AWESOME outfits some of my friends who do participate in LARP make, I think it’s amazing
It’s fun to see all the different ideas