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Thursday, April 21, 2011

A to Z Challenge: Renaissance Faires

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This, my friends, is what separates the chicly geeky and the true geeks among us.  This is a topic that only the ones that are fearlessly geeky will admit to: I love Renaissance faires.

And not just going for the turkey legs, beer, and roasted almonds.

Nope.  I'm one of the ones that goes in garb.  But I'm not even the history buff that researches and goes in historically accurate garb.  There's something to be said for that dedication and research.

Nope, I just like to go in vaguely period outfits and play the adult version of dress up.

If I could talk my husband into it, I would probably have a full name and history made up (usually, in my head I have something roughed out).

I'm really looking forward to making a cooler weather outfit, so I can go to Scarborough Faire in garb this year (I had to back out, because damask and velvet don't do well in Southern Texas).

And just in case you think I'm putting all this on, here's a pic:
That's right, we had a Renaissance wedding.

Yup, I have my geek card for life.

6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes, you are a true geek! I've been to Ren Faires, but never dressed up or anything.

Stephie @ Our Marriage Adventure said...

I have to admit, our Ren Fest holds a pirate day every year and I love it. I don't have the money to buy a costume but I've given serious thought to RENTING a costume and going as a Captain.

The Bear Monk said...

Me? I'm just glad I got to wear, what boiled down to, pajamas for my wedding and there was no kind of cloth noose involved at all.

Donea Lee said...

I think that's awesome!! I've never dressed up, either - but I do think they are fun. I like to go to a Shakespearean festival that happens every year and have planned to go at the same time the Ren Faire is happening. Best of luck finding your cool-weather garb!

Vicki Tremper said...

I love Renaissance Faires! I don't dress up and I haven't been to one in years, but I remember going with my parents as a kid. And again in my late 20s with my mother, brother and boyfriend.

Living history.

Liz said...

I love Renaissance fairs, but I've never had the guts to dress up. Bravo to you.

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