Our Antique Shop for Antique Larp and Reenactment
In our Antiquity Larp category you will find everything about the time of the Greeks, Romans, Celts and Egyptians
. In Fantasy Larp
, historical contexts are often used for costumes and character concepts. And the ancient world offers many possibilities and inspiration to create exciting ancient costumes.
At Andracor you will find Roman garments, historic Greek clothing, armour for centurions, legionaries and hoplites
. And you can also buy matching antique foam weapons
. We also cover mythological aspects of antiquity with our Amazon armour
for example. And even if Egyptians are rare in Larp, you can find some antique accessories that are also suitable for an Egyptian. So welcome to our Antiquity Shop!
Antiquity in Larp and historically
Antiquity is generally referred to as the epoch before the Middle Ages. Antiquity is a very broad term that includes many advanced civilisations. It actually describes a period between 3500 BC and around 800 AD, if you don't start counting with the ancient Greeks. In other words, well over 4000 years of human history. The ancient world stretches from the end of the Bronze Age and the development of the first writing, with the beginning of the first advanced civilisations of the Sumerians and Egyptians and ancient Greece, to the Roman Empire. One encyclopaedia alone would not be sufficient to explain everything that falls within this period.
The most familiar empires of this time are the Greeks and Romans, but the empires of the Egyptians and Sumerians also belong to the ancient world. For the Larp area, the Celts are still an extremely important influence. It is perhaps less well known that the Mayans or the Sumerians are also impressive advanced civilisations of antiquity. Sumerians, for example, invented the first real writing! And the Mayans built pyramids in the middle of the jungle that still puzzle archaeologists today. China's first great dynasties also arose in antiquity. And these are only the very greatest cultures that originated in antiquity. The origins of the Vikings are still partly attributed to antiquity, although they are more likely to have originated in the Middle Ages.
Depicting Antiquity at a Larp Event
Antiquity is still popular through films such as Gladiator, the Spartans from 300 or Ben Hur, and Greek myths and legends such as Hercules or the Amazons theme through Wonder Woman, for example, are taken up again and again. So it's no wonder that antiquity is also finding its way into Fantasy Larp. The field of antiquity is gigantic and the possibilities for portraying an antique-inspired Larp character almost limitless. The Roman legionary, Spartan hoplite or Egyptian high priest are just a few of them! Ancient models that would make exciting larp characters are countless. In fantasy Larp, of course, historical context is combined with fantasy, which can lead to exciting creations of one's own. More frequently represented in Larp are the ancient Romans. Here there are whole groups dedicated to legionary play and there are also re-enactments that recreate battles between Romans and Celts, for example. Ancient lifestyles are also portrayed in reenactments. Be it Roman legionaries or Greek hoplites and their everyday life. Ancient equipment is often not easy to find and not always easy to build yourself. At Andracor we try to cover a part of what you can use for ancient characters.
Ancient armour from Andracor
Our in-house leather armour also includes some pieces of armour that can be used for ancient characters in Larp and reenactment. For example, our Centurio Musculata, which is handmade in Berlin Germany. Or our gladiator armour belt for fighting in the ancient arena. But you will also find smaller antique leather accessories by Andracor, like our Amazons bracelets or a leather loincloth. We use only chrome-free, vegetable-tanned, European leather for the production of our leather products, which also applies to our antique leather armour and accessories! The antique shop of Andracor is constantly expanding. So it's always worth coming back!