LARPING (-^~^-) HELP!!

So i am going to larp in August and i was wondering how many of you have larped. O.O I Want to know all about it, also i want to hear any suggestions of what to get, or what to wear. Because honestly I have no idea what i should wear or what my design should be. Also it would be nice if i could get a sword for cheap, so if you have any places for swords (practice swords)that is somewhat affordable, that would be nice. I lost my old one a long time ago, and when i finally needed it Can't wait to hear from you guys thanks please help! ^~^