Monday, September 10, 2007

Just another in the LONG list of reasons why I'll never be consided cool . . .

I'm one of those weirdos who feels the need to attend a Renaissance Faire in costume.Not the best picture, but the day was so HOT and HUMID I instantly regretted dressing in layers. (Don't you love the glare coming from my pasty-white bosom? I shutter to think the blog hits that phrase will get me.)

But oh, the Faire was so much fun. We saw horses and jousters and merchants and knife throwers and pickle sellers. And the Fiber Hut, where they were kind enough to teach me (again) how to use a drop spindle. I swear I'm going to get it this time. I was particularly interested in the shops selling costumes. From what I saw, skirts can go for about $50 and corsets run about $75. I couldn't scope out the prices on the under-dresses, but I'm more than satisfied already. You see, I made my own costume, with $20 worth of fabric from Wal-mart and a bunch of random notions I already had on hand. That puts me at least $100 ahead already.

But the absolute best part of the day was that I was escorted by my very own prince.
He'll always be my Knight in Shining Armour - even if he refused to wear the costume. :)

25 comments:

Wannabe said...

Okay, you are weird but I still love ya! ;)

Did you make it to the Bethlehem Fair this year?

Noeysmommy said...

I went in costume one year...made my own costume too! It's so nice to see Pea! He is a handsome knight!

cpurl17 said...

You look adorable!

Coolness is over rated anyway.

Ariel said...

Excellent costume. And just think of the Google hits you'll get for bosom + pickle + escorting.

Kristin said...

The fact that you made your own costume is SUPER cool! I love it!

Zonda said...

Love that costume! Great job on it and at a bargin too!

Kathy said...

Oh you are too fun. Good for you ! Your knight in shining is so good even if he does refuse to wear

KnittingKat said...

looks like so much fun! I've always wanted to attend one of those!

Chrissy said...

The outfit looks great on you! Those fairs always sound like so much fun!

The_Add_Knitter said...

We all still love you knowing this uncool little tidbit about you!:)

My mom was humiliated at a Renaissance festival in the 1970s so we are all slightly afraid to attend them, but I am glad you had fun!

Sonya said...

This is why being an adult is so great: you no longer have to worry about being cool. And that is cool in itself. I love your costume, even more because you made it.

In my early morning stupor, I read knife throwers and pickle sellers as pickle throwers. Now I'd pay money to see that!

Kelly said...

I think you look great in your costume! Glad you had a good time.

Sarah said...

Cool is soooo overrated and one person's cool is anothers no-so cool.

I think it's great!

Good for your for making your costume!

~Kristie said...

GREAT costume! Looks and sounds like lots of fun. They have one here, but since Hugh Heffner and his girlfriends were attending I opted to not go. I want hubby looking at me, the horses, the jousting, not Heff's girls!

MissyJoon said...

How CUTE are you!!!?!?? That costume is fabulous! Next year, Pea will be sporting his Knight costume--I know it! xo

Dipsy said...

What an absolutely awesome day it seems you guys had - and you look stunningly beautiful in that costume!!! I can't wait to see the pics next year - I'll take a bet that Pea WILL wear his costume then! ;)

jessica said...

I've always wanted to do that! That puts you on my cool list! :O) What fun... maybe next time your knight will dress the pare ;O)

Olga said...

Your costume looks fantastic! Ever since you left me that comment a couple of weeks ago re: my niece's skirt, I've been wondering how your costume came out...smashing, of course. isn't it awesome to see stuff for sale and be like, oh, i can totally make that!

i LOVE renaissance fairs (even though technically I've only been to one). i loved being called "m'lady" everywhere I went (because that *never* happens anywhere else)! :-) i didn't dress up that time, but loved watching everyone else's costumes. although it was super hot that day too, so i was kind of glad that i didn't dress in layers myself.

Kym said...

I love your costume! you look so cute!

The thing I kept thinking of with the rental costumes there was how gross they must be after someone sweats all over it. You KNOW they don't clean them every day. Yuck!

The Knitstress said...

You are not a Wierdo. I hold a season's pass for Scarborough Faire I hardly ever go dressed as a mundane, I always go in garb, I have several different changes of wardrobe from wench to middle class. I am also Wench 1019 in The International Wenches Guild. Your not alone Sister!!! And don't ever let anyone call you a weirdo, unless of course is someone dressed in garb too.

Ragan Knits etc... said...

Ok, so I must be a geek too....I have done this as well. Gone to the Faire...in costume...homemade. I never buy costumes. Hahah. Awesome! Yours came out great. It looks like you had fun!

JessaLu said...

Bah who cares about cool - you look great!! :o)

Knit Eat Sleep said...

You are so adorable!

Jennifer said...

Hahaha - that's why we love you Karen! Plus that fact that I am 100% certain you made your costume yourself. I bet you had a grand old time. Kudos to your Knight-in-Shining-Armour for humoring you. Sigh.

Jen!~ said...

I'd love to go to a faire. You look great in costume. You did a wonderful job on it.You have a handsome knight there.

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