Friday, July 10, 2015

Fiat Lux

FantasyForgeLarp brings us Prometheus, a combat safe LARP weapon crafted from soft foam.  More impressively, they've figured out how to make the weapon glow with internal LED lighting.  Browse the rest of their gallery and you'll see more examples of their very cool magic weapons.





3 comments:

CoastConFan said...

Functional props are a big a kick for me. With new LED technology, its possible to power a minilightshow easily and with what is being done with foam now some really amazing props are showing up.

When I was a kid there was a prop-related toy from the TV show, The Addams Family (1964-1966). It was a light bulb that would light up when you stuck it into your mouth, just like the one Uncle Fester had. Well, kinda like that one, the toy version wasn’t as convincing, but still functional. It’s funny, I got a blunderbuss like Fester’s but not the lightbulb nor the bed of nails. I never got an Uncle Fester lightbulb, but that was part of my early love of props, especially if they are functional.

http://www.autographsmovieposters.com/Addams_Family_Fester_BUlb.htm
http://www.x-entertainment.com/messages/monsters/3.html
http://www.spookshows.com/toys/fester/uncle.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRK6LTgg-Gc

der Alchemist said...

Actually there are a lot larp-weapons with internal lighting around. I've some very talented friends who build stuff like that a decade ago, and there are several companies doing them. One of the most impressive in germany is dunkelart.de. Look here: http://www.dunkelart.de/dunkelbild/index.php?/category/24

Andrew Knighton said...

Very nice. I haven't seen any glow in the dark LRP weapons before, but it seems like something with a lot of potential for fantasy and horror.

One cool trick I've heard of is using the content of glowsticks to paint people up as glow-in-the-dark creatures. And then there's the old creepy LED eyes in the darkened woods.