The MN and the TX Renfests are the biggest in the nation. One has the most land and one has the most attendance. I forget which one has which. Either way, both are awesomely huge.
Typically we just wear our current favorites and use the others to lend to friends who want to go dressed up. Dressing up is awesome because you don't get hassled for "modern clothing" and junk. Also it's fun.
Here we are with our current costumes:
I'm always jealous of Twin's ability to look good in hats, and therefore her ability to buy awesome hats.
Twin says "how dares you take a photo of me..."
But she says she gets jealous of my ability to buy awesome hair pieces.
wooden bowl with wooden spoon/fork
here's a close up of the inlay
Here are some pics of street performers and the occasional visitor with fun costumes.
the best pickle guy
I rushed over to take a pic of this baby since I love babies in period accurate costumes, and then when I got over there I realized I knew this guy. Hannah, Teebore and I used to work with him at Barnes and Noble. Awkward...
The king got married this year. This was before the ceremony (held at the renfest, of course)
Brother's eyes look freakishly pale in this pic.
I LOVE this faun!
she really gets into character. But not in a creepy way like some people. More like an adorable way
she (Twig) gets into character in a creepy way. Does she look familiar to you? She should. She's my drunken muse, just sober. To be fair, the kids love her
she made it hard to take pictures of her
The Queen Marm
If you pay this guy $1, he'll kick himself in the back of the head