Dye your clothes to match your house colours or repaint a mask red instead of the standard black. The possibilities are limitless! Larpers are amongst some of the most creative people on the planet. We love seeing how Epic gear has been modified and changed to fit unique characters and concepts!
If you're looking for inspiration on how to upgrade and customize your Epic Armoury gear, we've collected a sample of video guides and pictures submitted by fellows Larpers around the globe.
We are always updating this section, so make sure to check back often--and submit a link of your own ideas by tagging @EpicArmoury on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ByLARPersforLARPers.
#ByLARPersForLARPers video guides
How to Modify an Epic Armoury Foam and Latex Shield
Want to know how to repaint your Epic Armoury shield, and create your own awesome custom piece? Now is your chance. In this video Zan from Fell and Fair (and his helper) walks you through the simple steps of cleaning and repainting your shield from Epic Armoury.
Tools used: Degreasing soap / Dish Soap, Scrub brush, Paint brush, Blow-dryer, Latex or Nitrile Gloves, and paper and pencil
Materials used: Epic Armoury shield, Exterior latex paint primer or Acrylic paint mixed with latex, Water, Leather stain, Satin or flat sealant
Disclaimer: Please note that by modifying your Epic Armoury gear, the warranty is void.
How to modify the RFB breastplate
In this video AstroKerrie shows us how to modify our RFB Breastplate using simple tools and techniques.
She made this for her character at the Swordcraft LARP.
Tools used: Rotary tool with a cutting disk, file for removing the sharp burrs, and tape and a marker for marking the template.
Materials used: A piece of Leather, decorative rivets and leather dye.
Read more about: Astrokeerie
How to paint metal armour
In this live video from Facebook, Zan from Fell&Fair shows us how to paint Epic Armoury metal armour pieces.
Tools used: Brush
Materials used: Oil remover, base coating, paint and clear varnish.
Read more about: Fell&Fair
Modifying a Medieval Helmet
In this tutorial video, Zan shows us how to paint and weather a steel helmet from Epic Armoury. These are some very useful tricks for costume designers, reenactors, LARPers and cosplayers.
Take a plain steel helmet and make it a one-of-a-kind centerpiece for a medieval or fantasy kit.
Tools: Scrub brush, paint brush, sponge, heat gun, (Optional) Battle Axe
Materials: Epic Armoury Crusader Helmet (epicarmoury.com), degreasing dish soap, paper towels, flat black spray paint, acrylic paint, matte clear coat spray
Do you love to be inspired? Do you love to see how other LARPers personalize and customize their Epic gear? In this section, we have collected some of the most recent Instagram photos that use our hashtag, #ByLARPersforLARPers. If you want to share your custom work and modification of Epic Armoury gear with like minded folks, please use the hashtag #ByLARPersForLARPers on your Instagram posts.
fellandfair"Your quality will be known among your enemies, before ever you meet them." ~Kingdom of Heaven
If you want to share your custom work and modification of Epic Armoury gear with likeminded, please use the hastag #ByLARPersForLARPers on your Instagram posts.
fellandfair“A great battle is a terrible thing, but in the midst of blood and carnage, there is sometimes also beauty, beauty that could break your heart.” ~ George R.R. Martin