Medieval armour

Are you sure 
That we are awake?
 It seems to me
That yet we sleep, we dream 

 I’ll follow thee and make a heaven of hell,
To die upon the hand I love so well. 

 Photo by the ever amazing @theprohobby taken at sunset before the battle game last Friday. 

 Gambeson, helmet, arms, shoulders (and legs) by Armstreet
Demi Cuiras by Stahlgilde
 Sword and sheath by Calimacil
 Belt pouch was thrifted


Let me tell you the story of how my 6 year old niece convinced her mum, her teacher, her auntie and her auntie’s boyfriend to come into her grade 1 and 2 class in full armour for show and tell. The question they had to answer was ‘what did you do on your weekend’ and since, on occasion, my niece comes down on a Friday night to watch and play before the game and at half time, Swordcraft is what she does on the weekend. Honestly, the teachers didn’t need that much convincing, I think they were almost as interested as the kids to see us. 

The response we got from the combined classes was awesome. They had about a million questions to ask and were all horribly disappointed when we told them the game was for over 16s (but some kid’s LARPs do exist!). Since I’m currently studying to become a teacher I totally took over and did all the talking - John couldn’t hear too much with the helmet on anyway (and kids have really small voices). The best reaction we got was when we told the kids that John’s armour cost 2 and a half thousand dollars. I swear even 6 year olds have heart attacks about that much money these days. 

It was an incredibly fun show and tell and my niece was so happy, all the convincing I needed was her smile. My sister took the photos.


Have you ever wondered exactly where all my armour is from and how much it cost and weighs? Well now you can find out!

@resilient-facade and @counter-part this is for you guys :)
And the lovely fellows over at @bikiniarmorbattledamage if you’re interested.


People have been asking and I promised to take some pics the next time I was using my Medieval kit. So here it is, behold! 💖

Please note this is the very scaled down version, as wearing full plate to ordinary practice is just killing because of the weight. 😓😓

Obviously, being goth, my armour is in the gothic German style. That went without saying when I had to pick what style to go for. 😁💕

And please excuse my non-historic mountain boots. 😓

One thing about the way our warband fights is that, we’re often not near eachother in a line fight. Instead, as a warband of pikes and halberds, we’ll disperse and attack where we’re needed, as well as absolutely wrecking and breaking our opposing wall. I guess here I was defending the back of our line ensuring we didn’t get flanked.

I’ll also tell you that a huge part of me wanted to photoshop my derp face in this photo, but the last thing I want to be is fake. So this is me, derp face and all, defending the backs of some of my best mates in the whole world.

Photo credit and a huge thanks to @theprohobby for this shot.

Swordcraft - Melbourne, Australia.

No one ever expects a lefty 😜.

I’m a mediocre swordswoman (would prefer a poleaxe, really) but the left handedness almost always catches people off guard. Taken this week at Swordcraft LARP in Melbourne, Australia by @theprohobby.


You guys probably get bored of me sharing group shots, but I’m just so dang proud of my warband fam and love each of them for the amazing people they are. They really are family. Even our Sydney brothers :) Both pictures are missing lots of people, but they are still great pictures. Also there was a huge tree stump involved. How can you pass that up?

Top photo: taken on the battlefield before the final battle.
Bottom photo: taken after the final battle, exhausted, but some of the happiest people at Quest.

Both pictures capture by @theprohobby