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Re: Garb Questions for a Newb! Be gentle, it's my first...


Alrighty! Welcome to the best part of this game...Dressup!

Keep in mind who you want to be. Characterization is based 100% on your garb. You can't be a drow if you are wearing scrub pants and a tabard over a tshirt or a knight if you are wearing the same stuff. So keep that in mind when you begin looking into what to wear.

Second, think about what weather you will be fighting in. I usually reccommend people have warm and cold weather garb so they can fight whenever and not look like some Jabron in a drug rug at events. Natural fibers (Cotton, Linen, Wool) are very breathable and will help you regulate temperature in the warmer months and help in layers in the colder months. Velvet will likely allow you to experience heat stroke if you haven't ever experienced that, especially if you wear it on the field at Ragnarok.

Wrap pants are cool if you want to look like a thai fisherman (I have a pair for my goblin persona), otherwise Hosen and Rus pants are very easy to make and will help you look awesome from the start. (The Dagorhir National Boards have tutorials for all of these Dagorhir.com ) Likewise both of these will cost you about 3 dollars in fabric (more if you want Linen...which you can find in old sheets if you're lucky)

You will also need a tunic. Once again, the dagorhir boards will have resources on sewing this stuff (about 3 hours of hand sewing if you learn fast). You can either start with a simple t tunic (Basically a long tshirt) or an evolved form of that, the Bocksten tunic (A long tshirt with some more flair and historical accuracy).

Get a cheap belt, belt up your tunic and wear some dark shoes...if you're really gung-ho about getting cool garb, look into buying or making leather turnshoes...the medieval sneaker (someone might be able to help you make those).

All in all Invest in easy garb for your starter garb and work up to velvet for your fancy feast/night garb. (I have a few basic tunics, Rus pants, Wrap pants and a Kilt, and a Silk coat for nightlife).

Remember that people will remember you by how you look. Why not put a little effort into yourself, and by association your game.

(ALSO, I posted a thread about Bargain Garb on our boards a few months back, that is a great place to start)

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Haha, it'll be fine. After all, it's pretty obvious you don't need a soul to live: look at lawyers.

And...big post there Mr Plaid. I like it! Always helpful. I'm actually looking to try and base my character off of a bit of history. It's pretty stupid, but my bloodline can be traced back to a king of England. His name was Edmund Ironside. He ruled in 1016 and wasn't a king for long (less than a year...maybe not even half a year, really), but I always thought it was kind of cool. I'm seeing a lot of heat comments, so I'll back off of the velvet. I was iffy on it anyways, really. I've actually done a LOT of digging, more so than you might expect to find from a normal newcomer. I'm a bit thorough with things that interest me. I've dug through a lot of the rules on weapons and weapons checks, I've read all of the tutorials on Dagorhir.com and I've looked through all three pages of threads in this subforum here. I was iffy on the hosen, but they might not be so bad. I dunno, they just kind of remind me of tights or something. The Bocksten tunic interested me a great deal, actually. Unfortunately I'm inept at anything involving making clothing, so I stepped off a bit towards the basic t-tunic. If it comes down to it, my mother and father are excellent with a sewing machine. I'd rather avoid it though because my dad'll hang this over my head for years while silently wishing he could do it.
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my roomie sews for commission. i think it's 4 an hour for people in the unit, and the more work you do (read - cutting and pinning) the less he does, hence the cheaper it is. theoretically, if you were to do all the work for a pair of hosen and a b-stn tunic, you could get all the actual sewing machine work done in an hour.

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Hmmm, I'm afraid I don't particularly understand that last bit. Do you mean to say that if I were to provide the materials already prepared for sewing it could be done in an hour?
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quote:

itiskindacomplexicated wrote:

There's a large amount of velvet here. The rest is pretty much scraps from other pieces, silk, or just horrible colors/prints.



What all kinds of fabric/prints do you have? I'm always looking for different fabric and cool prints, would you be willing to trade/sell what you do have?
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I'm afraid it's not mine per se. It's my mom's and she's just being nice and letting me use it. She just wants me out of the house more and if this'll make me do that she's glad to give it up.
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quote:

Toland wrote:

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itiskindacomplexicated wrote:
My poor, poor soul...



give it about a month of hanging out with us, and you'll stop worrying about it.



Reggie tends to eat people's souls, and I don't know who would get the scraps.

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Reggie is dumb and smells bad

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No arguments from me about the smell.

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