Why You Should Try LARPing

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What is LARPing?

LARP stands for “live action role playing,” and it’s a hobby that’s taking the nation by storm. In LARP, participants dress up and act like specific characters. Whether from a book, movie, game, or completely original, the costumes and actions are all expected to be realistic. Games and battles are reenacted with a group of other LARPers. Whether you dig the attire or are looking to make new friends, there are plenty of reasons to try LARP.

LARP creates an ideal atmosphere to make new connections, especially for those who might be shy. Because you take on the traits of your chosen character, you get to interact behind a mask of sorts. This allows people to break out of their shells where otherwise they might have been withdrawn. Organized gatherings take the pressure out of approaching new people. Plus, interacting with those who have similar interests as you is a way to build healthy bonds that last.

Always dreamt of being a princess or a knight in shining armor? Here’s your chance! Choose your character and get to work. Spend as much or as little as you want on a costume or gear. Fair warning, though—once you start dressing up, you’ll wish you would have bought those accessories you were eyeing. LARP is perfect for those who love to be creative. It gives you the opportunity to develop and create a character. Problem solving, designing, and displaying your hard work pays off when you have the chance to show off your skills on the battlefield.

Not only is LARP great for friendships and creativity, it can keep you healthy, too. Think of LARP as real-life versions of your favorite video and computer games. Usually, a LARP get-together involves a battlefield that can take up a few blocks. Running, jumping, and battling is a great way to stay heart-healthy and shed a few of those extra pounds.

When it comes to creating your perfect LARP persona, look no further than Armor Venue for all of your outfitting needs. Created out of the love of the sport, Armor Venue strives to provide top of the line products to fit any persona.

From Samurais to Roman Soldiers, these historically accurate helmets, shields, sets, and accessories can be made in any size. Whether you are looking for your first costume or for something for your child, Armor Venue has it ready.

Get your LARP on at www.armorvenue.com.

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