Movies, TV, Books and other LARP Inspiration

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Need some LARP Inspiration? Here’s my list of movies, TV, books, and more that will inspire your next live action role play!

Movies


  1. Lord of the Rings - Hands down the best trilogy, I grew up watching LOTR and dreaming about dressing up like an elf.
  2. The Hobbit - another masterpiece, there are so many gorgeous costumes in this movie it hurts.
  3. The Chronicles of Narnia -  This is one of my favourite movies, I hate the White Witch but love her outfit!
  4. The Dark Crystal - One of my childhood faves!
  5. Ladyhawke - Super old school, I grew up watching this with my dad. I love the 80’s beats laid down behind the epic medieval scenes and beautiful costumes that Michelle Pfeiffer wears. There is also a band called Ladyhawke and they are amazing as well!

TV


  1. Vikings - This series inspired my character, Ylva Loof’s costume. I absolutely love Lagartha! If you haven’t seen this series yet, do yourself a favour and binge it on Netflix.
  2. The Last Kingdom - Lots of great Viking style LARP inspiration in this series.
  3. Game of Thrones - This is a no brainer, if you haven't seen GOT you must be living on another planet!
  4. Outlander - The costumes in this series are absolutely breathtaking, as well as the chemistry between Jamie and Claire.
  5. The Shannara Chronicles - Based off the books, this is a great one to watch for character inspiration.

Books


  1. Game of Thrones - I love the books as much as the TV show! George R R Martin might hate his fans, but he is one incredible writer!
  2. Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett - Fun and quirky pretty much sums up all of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series books.
  3. Harry Potter - The Half Blood Prince is still my fave!
  4. Wizard’s First Rule - The first book in Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series, there is a lot of great costume ideas.
  5. The Earthsea Books - I just started this series, and I adore it! Lots of wizards and spells and nerdy goodness.

Websites


  1. Of Science And Swords A great range of armour and weaponry, you can find everything you need for LARP on their new website!
  2. Epic Armoury - Again, a great site with lots to choose from.
  3. Arm Street - Stunning photography, I love browsing their site for ideas and dreaming about one day owning it all.
  4. Medieval Fight Club - I ordered a lot of my Viking character, Ylva's costume from this shop.
  5. Critical Role - a podcast where voice actors play dnd, you will love listening to their adventures and getting inspired for your next LARP!

Do you have other inspiring tips for LARP? Comment below or reach out on Instagram and Facebook!

Looking for more Nerdy goodness? Check out Things I Love.

Thank you!

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