As a former student, I know how difficult it can be to get the right gear/costume when you are on a budget. Since Banapsis sets high standards on costume and gear the costs will be higher than for a normal (Belgian) larp. Cause for a normal (Belgian) larp black modern shoes are ok, while for Banapsis you must have medieval style shoes.
First of all we are at this moment in the process of contacting shops/manufacturers/... to get stuff as cheap as possible, this goes from fabric, latex swords, mugs/goblets to shoes. Our goal is that for some 100 euro the Banapsis participant on a budget will be able to get all the needed stuff to make his/her costume and gear.
Of course with 100 euro you'll have to make almost everything yourself (including the shoes). But we will provide guidelines on how to make it all yourself.
Furthermore we will make sure that those with a bigger budget will be able to buy stuff at reasonable prices. For example good shoes starting at 50 euros, decent latex sword at 60 euros, ...
That way Banapsis is not a larp for the rich, but a larp for the dedicated roleplayer.
PS: if any of the readers here has any contact for buying stuff, let me know at jeremy at banapsis dot eu