The Renaissance Festival is probably one of my favorite festivals to attend. I’ve gone pretty much every year for over 10 years, whether I’m here in Colorado, several when I lived in NY, and one in Florida. I love it.
It can be hard to decipher who is who outside of the red rose pendent Renaissance workers wear, which is what I think makes it so great! People really get into the character and costumes. There has only been one year that I didn’t dress up when the temperatures were in the high 90s. It was just too much. But otherwise, it’s full on costume.
I’ve taken my daughter to the Renaissance Festival for the last two years. She loves the fairies and princesses. She was a “renaissance princess fairy with tinkerbell hair” this year. Or at least as high of a hair bun as I could get with the bottom hair.
This year I was super excited to create our costumes as one of my goals for 2014 was to learn to sew and make an outfit for her and one for me. However, neither of our costumes ended up needed to be sewn but I’m still checking that goal off my list.
After cutting an old dress in half, handing down a my beloved vest, and scoring a summer dress at a women consignment store, I proudly show off our costumes….. and lugging around a big, fast camera was totally worth the series of images on the butterfly ride!