I have a limp every now and then due to just plain old joint pain in my hip or knees, or when my hip has shifted out of place again. The past few days I have had pain in both side of my hips, which has given me quite an old lady feeling limp. Yet my only thought was “Man, my character Saga is gonna have a cool limp now that she is pretty much a veteran war surgeon and shield maiden.”
Ah LARPer thoughts.
Here’s a “life-hack” for you.
Apparently concentrated Kool-Aid can be used as a pretty effective leather dye.
I was making a drink while cutting the snaps off some new straps for my pauldrons and I got curious, so I tried it, thinking, “ok even if this works, it will just wash out.”
It took the “dye” (undiluted) in about 3 seconds. After drying for about an hour and a half, it would not wash off in the hottest tap-water. It would not wash out after soaking for 30 minutes.
It did not wash out until I BOILED it, and even then, only by a tiny bit and it gave it a weathered look that was kind of cool.
Add some waterproofing and I’d wager it would survive even that.
That rich red is only one application too.
Plus it smells great, lol.
So there you go, cheap, fruity smelling leather dye in all the colors Kool-Aid has to offer.
Event 9 of Profound Decisions’ game Odyssey.
Digital shots taken while playing. Mostly low-light, because there’s just not enough day to contain the awesome that is this game.
From one of the best larp photographers out there.