“Oh, so you cosplay!”

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This is a response most reenactors probably have encountered at some point when trying to explain our hobby to outsiders. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against cosplay or cosplayers, but it is a bit frustrating when that is the most common response. Cosplay, or LARP. Again, I have nothing against LARPers either, but that’s just not what I do. And I wish there was an easier way to explain my hobby to people, other than “Yeah, it’s kinda like that.”

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The “Vikings” Trend

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Vikingane, NRK 2016

We are in the middle of the “viking wave”. Thanks to TV series like History Channel’s “Vikings”, the historical time period is more popular than ever. More and more people develop an interest for these ancient people, their ways, their clothes, their religion. New movies are released, books are written, and the reenactment community receive more and more people who wish to take part in what they do. There are countless people out there who are more than willing to share their knowledge about the historical period, especially their clothes. So how is it possible that what we see on TV looks nothing like what it did a thousand years ago?

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“Stole it? No, I just wanted to share it!”

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Some time ago, a good friend of mine wrote this blog entry in a period of time where I was constantly battling re-posters. Back then I had no blog of my own, only a tumblr profile that I used to talk about this issue. Now, anyone who has been on tumblr knows that taking up any issue on that web-page will lead to lots of hate, people who argue just for the sake of arguing, and people being downright rude.

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The End of an Era – New Beginnings

2015 is drawing near it’s end and I just have to thank everyone in my life for making this year amazing! I have had so many great adventures, discovered a lot about myself, and grown a little bit more as a person. I have shared many experiences with you guys here on my blog, on my instagram and on my tumblr, but there are still things I would like to share. So I’m gonna do a quick little recap of the last year, so bear with me!

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