Escaping into the mythical and fantastical world of LARP (live-action role play) and Medieval Combat is a very popular, but little known, pastime in the United States, and even globally. To those who are part of this world, Medieval combat and LARPing are not the same thing. LARP is more narrative based (often following rules and story lines from D&D) with more extravagant costumes. Medieval Combat, on the other hand, attempts to stay true to actual medieval dress and sword-play. But they are in fact closely related. Both use Medieval times and mythology as their base.
Here is a photo session made by Brian Shumway that covers both the LARPers and MCs. Enjoy!