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He noted that he did not forge the armor himself, as that would be extremely difficult to do. On the one hand, you will have to invest in very specific tools. “The armor is made of real iron, and in total (including the helmet which is not pictured) it weighs about 30 kilograms [66 pounds]. It is in addition to the fabric. In total it is about 35 kilograms [77 pounds] or more.”

Johan added that walking around in the armor isn’t as difficult as one might think. “Proper weight distribution makes all the difference. Ideally, the one body part that experiences the most stress should be your legs, as they have to carry the extra weight no matter what. The only downside is that your speed of sprint is limited, but apart from that, you keep all your mobility. That said, after a few hours, you get tired. Good exercise anyway!

Johan from Denmark shared how he got into live role-playing. He said he was first introduced to LARP at an event organized by his local commune. He then called on some of his friends who were already doing LARP and they all continued to do a campaign, a monthly event. “So I never quit,” he told Bored Panda. “I have visited so many LARPs, and I have no intention of stopping.”

“My passion comes from the creative side of LARP, not just creating cool outfits,” Johan explained. A core part of his hobby is expressing himself through the characters you play as. The only limit is your imagination.

“I can be a noble knight who will do anything to stop the evil of the world. Or I can be a bard who only cares about wine and women. Or I can be a pirate, seeking his own fortune, little matter the cost to others. Of course, it started as an escape from reality, but now it’s a way to express and explore the different sides of me, and to test my limits as a actor and warrior! Plus, the community is strong and loving. I’ve never seen such inclusive people, making sure everyone feels welcome. No matter your gender, religion, or color of your skin. It motivates me.

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