Steampunk Murder Mystery
Posted 30 October 2011 - 09:41 AM
Quite a departure from my usual gaming, although several of the group have long LaRPing histories, it proved to be a wonderful evening, unraveling the twisted tangle of motives and resentments behind the brutal crime. Sadly there was no butler, which left me without a suspect
Posted 31 October 2011 - 03:16 AM
All fabulously wealthy, noble members of society. Just don't turn your back on them.
Oh, you mean who are we really? That's just boring.
Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:04 AM
A clue, eh? Hmm, 'Lady Isis' is an obvious anagram for 'dialysis', so...Lady Isis, however, has hidden a very subtle clue to her identity in her character name
...Oh, you mean who are we really? That's just boring.
*Gasp!* Could this mean that she is, in actual fact, the renowned Swedish-Israeli kidney specialist, Dr Pippi U. Rethra, in disguise?!
Oh. :oops:Oh all right
Well that looks cool but who is everybody I reconize some of them.
Clockwise from top left:
The Lovely Emma, Jon, Martin, Zoe, John, Sara, Helen and Amelia.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:07 AM
I've always wanted to give this sort'vs LARP a try. It sounds so intriguing. But I don't think i could put together a costume that would seem appropriate. I need to collect more Victorian clothing and accessories.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:29 AM
You might be surprised. I was wearing a shirt I bought years ago at Eddie Bauer, a pair of ordinary grey trousers (a dressy or business style, but nothing at all fancy or unusual), black leather shoes and my old moleskin waistcoat. The waistcoat rather usefully covered up the fact that the trousers were modern ones with a belt and entirely of the wrong cut, but "authentic" Victorian styling isn't the point. The glasses are basically "party" sunglasses bought cheaply from eBay (Martin went the same route for his, I believe). The only essential expense was the bowler hat, which again was a costume piece from eBay. If I didn't have such a substantial noggin I could have bought some vintage hats at real bargain prices, but sadly I take a size 8 and most of the world does not.
But I don't think i could put together a costume that would seem appropriate. I need to collect more Victorian clothing and accessories.
Mind you, some of the party put in considerably more effort: Sara sewed her outfit herself, for example.
Posted 05 November 2011 - 11:36 AM
I'd definitely recommend Steampunk as a 'dressing-up' genre: my costume involved almost no Victorian items, just mostly things I had in my wardrobe. The beauty of it is that you can pick a character to match what you have kicking around: pair of khaki trousers, a shirt, leather belt and a cheap costume Pith Helmet - you're an explorer! I had some boots and an a leather coat so I bought a ray gun and cheap googles for a few pounds on Amazon and eBay and became an aviatrix. Great fun!
Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:55 PM
Vest back lacing detail:
Upper vest view with hat:
He used a purchased wing tip collar shirt. You can barely make it out, but there is an ascot and stick pin in one of the pictures that I also made. He went a bit nuts buying steampunk accessories. I think he got like 3 pair of goggles or something like that, oh, and a pocket watch and fob. I don't take on commissions anymore, but I've known him for a while and he has never asked me for anything, so I wanted to help him out.
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