- Marcus’s Tripod Site – the original Blades website, with all the original silliness.
- LARP Hacks – Tumblr where people can ask questions on any larp subject and get useful answers.
- Ladies Who LARP – A celebration of Ladies Who LARP. Includes such things as how to make make-up stay put for a day in the field.
- Gamesmastery 101 – Technically about tabletop but a lot of the articles can be extrapolated to larp.
- access:LARP – A relatively new group working on accessibility issues (physical and mental) in LARP and how to resolve them, both for organisers and players.
- larprambles – Thoughts on aspects of LARP from a relatively new LARPer, very much worth a read.
- RPGNet – General website for all aspects of roleplaying, interesting articles and sometimes useful advice.
- GeekOut South-West – Group dedicated to bringing together geeks of all flavours; useful tips on many geeky subjects, including roleplay and cosplay.
- Tales from the Table – User-submitted stories of when things went unexpectedly and often hilariously right or wrong in tabletop games.
- GMB – guides to sorting out physical fitness between games, especially useful for heavy warriors!
Kit and Craft
- Craft Tutorials – includes the Kit For A Fiver section.
- How To Make a Gambeson – detailed instructions for anything from tunic-style to full fitted.
- DawnPages – A set of slightly more complicated simple patterns for a full set of kit, plus tips and hints.
- Antimony & Lace – Sadly a dead site, but with a number of useful simple sewing projects like long vests and pirate shirts.
- Alleycat Scratch – Meant for making LotR cosplay kit, a lot of useful projects and tips for everything from clay and metal to leather and fabric.
- The Costumer’s Manifesto – A mix of how-tos and articles to guide budding costumers.
- Choly Knight – Technically about making plushies but the Tutorials section is useful for a budding costume maker.
- Eqos SCA Stuff – miscellaneous SCA patterns, check out the rest of their stuff too.
- Clothing Patterns 101 – How to do full tailoring and pattern design from scratch for your particular body shape.
- Historical Underwear: Corsets and Crinolines – This one is more abstract, but it’s a useful resource for things to think about under your kit (although from a safety note crinolines can get interesting in woodland!).
- This to That – Helpful advice on the best glue for sticking a named material to a different named material.
- How to Make a Dwarven Beard – What it says, how to make a Dwarven style beard out of yarn.
- Manly Makeup – a tutorial on how to make female faces look male, up to a point.
- MaskWorld Make-up Tutorials – A selection of tutorials primarily meant for using the MaskWorld range but useful for ideas and tips nonetheless.