About us

Welcome to the Paddywhack fantasy armoury!

We sell a vast range of amazing products for live action roleplaying (larp), costuming and swordplay, mostly to customers in New Zealand and Australia. Most of these products are not sold by anyone else in New Zealand. 

Our online shop is complemented by our physical store in Panmure, Auckland. Our store is open by appointment only, email us at store@paddywhack.co.nz to make an appointment to pop in and see everything in person.

Paddywhack started out tiny, and operated from my home for over 12 years as it gradually grew. We now employ some part-time staff, who are roleplaying enthusiasts, and we are dedicated to serving our community of larpers, cosplayers and battle gamers. Our gear is also well suited for kids' swordplay and costume parties. 

At the heart of our product range are incredible-looking foam weapons designed especially for safe, fun combat. When I was a kid we fought with sticks, then my friends and I made our own rough-and-ready foam swords at high school for swordplay and larping. Things have sure come a long way, and these days there are a range of big companies in Europe making beautiful, professional-grade foam weapons that are super fun to play with. We do our best to bring you the biggest range from these awesome manufacturers.

We also sell costumes, leatherworks, armour, makeup and prosthetics, archery gear, leather shoes and boots, and much more. If a fantasy adventurer might carry it, we probably sell it!

I hope you enjoy our store, and if there's anything you need please don't hesitate to contact me.


Ryan Paddy
Paddywhack Productions