Some people say that anything goes over the Internet. We don’t know about that, but we do know that everything can be sold. A day doesn’t go by where we marvel at websites dealing in highly specialized websites that wouldn’t normally be available just about anywhere. Today’s foremost example is this website specializing in foam swords.
Not just about any cheesy old sword mind you — we’re talking about some highly realistic weapons, except for the fact they’re made of latex and similar materials. From action props suitable for movies to steampunk-inspired creations, and even urban replicas… there are make-believe weapons available for just about every taste. Additionally, there’s also a vast catalog of gigantic anime-inspired swords which will please even the most demanding adepts of costume-play parties of all kinds.
Maybe this is the right time to stop trying to exercise my description skills; after all this is the Internet, and we have pictures! So here goes the gallery of the day:
Impressive Realistic Swords Made of Latex & Foam
In case you’re wondering what good are these larping swords for, the answer is simple: make-believe! There are growing communities of people who enjoy dressing up as their favorite video-game, cartoon or fantasy characters, to take part in LARP (live-action role playing games) conventions. These events are not unlike Halloween, except they take place all around the year, and focus on fantasy settings. It’s quickly turning into a cultural thing where people from all walks of life and all age groups gather together, for a bit of collaborative escapism.
Granted, these kinds of events are not everyone’s cup of tea; but for for those who like dressing up in costumes and playing around with make-believe weapons, taking part in a LARP is quite the thrill! That is probably one of the main reasons why there’s such a demand for larp swords, these days.