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Last week I posted on Facebook about how excited I was to attend the Renaissance Festival in Fairburn, Georgia. For those of you that have been reading my blog for a while, you know I love to dress up in costume and go to these types of events!
This past Saturday, the hubby and I dug out our outfits and headed out to enjoy falconry, turkey legges (Don't worry. We didn't eat them in front of the falcons.), and heraldry.
A few pics from the day:
|Hubby went as a pirate. I don't know what I went as, but my skirt is pink, and that's all that matters.|
|Hubby got a new leather tricorn hat at the festival. Face smudges and black eye, courtesy of me. All makeup, of course. No husbands were harmed in the making of this pirate.|
|Not exactly Renaissance-era garb, but how could I pass up an opportunity to carry this lacy parasol? I'm working on something more historically accurate for the festivals next year :-)|
|A trio of troubadors|
|The knight standing next to me is made entirely of wood. Check out his arms and abdomen. It's amazing how the carver made the wood look exactly like chain mail.|
|This bovine breed is from Europe, and typical of what the farmers of the day would have used for labor. This big fella had a whole shaded pavilion to himself.|
|A gentleman from the Ottoman Empire who journeyed to regale us with tales of the east. I love the detail of his robes and turban.|
|These two lovely people were so gracious enough to let us photograph them in their medieval finery.|
Any plans to attend a Renaissance festival in your area this summer?