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Making sure you are well equiped when attending a LARP is the easiest thing to get right to maximise your enjoyment of the weekend. Out of character equipment is just as important as in character equipment and below is an example list of the kinds of things you might want to bring to an event.

Essential Equipment

  • Character costume (layers, layer, layers!!!)
  • Tent (either IC or OOC, there a specific areas to camp depending on which you bring)
  • Enough food for the weekend
  • Water bottle 
  • Sleeping bag
  • Comfortable and waterproof shoes
  • OOC clothing (lots of layers, you will get cold!)
  • Suncream (heatstroke ruins your weekend, take it from someone who knows)
  • Portable stove or use of one
  •  Multiple pairs of socks and underwear (twice as many socks and underwear as you think you need. Really!)
  • Toiletries (WET WIPES ARE THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD!!!)
  • Personal Medication
  • Warm PJs
  • Cooking utensils, cutlery and plates
  • Bin bags (amazing versatile)
  • Matches/Lighter

Optional Equipment

  • Air bed (not necessary but makes your weekend a lot more comfortable)
  • LARP safe weapons#
  • Extra costume (just in case you die)
  • Any makeup your character wears
  • Earplugs (makes so much easier)
  • Shoes you can wear in the shower like flipflops
  • An extra pair of boots or shoes, in case your main pair gets too wet.
  • Notepad and pen
  • Sewing kits and safety pins (costume upkeep & repair)
  • Credit Card/checkbook/cash (just in case)
  • Flashlight
  • IC lantern
  • Tarps for under your tent, and over stuff you don't want to get wet.
  • Bug repellent
  • Thermal underwear/Long underwear if you're prone to getting really cold. Like me.


Best not to bring

Make sure to read the safety rules regarding what can and cannot be brought on site, The following is a list the we advise not to bring:

  • Radios stereos iPods or similar (they will not be able to used as they break immersion, unless permission is obtained from the Gameworld Committee)
  • Expensive cameras or video equipment (we are not responsible for any damages or theft)
  • Expensive jewellery and watches (again see above)
  • Mobile phones (at least leave them switched off in the tent for emergencies, whilst there is power on site phones are not allowed to be charged)
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