Sunday, April 19, 2009

Renaissance Pleasure Fair #1 - The Costumes

My camera and I went to the Renaissance Pleasure Fair yesterday. It was a beautiful day even though it was a tad warm (near 90). It was located at the Santa Fe dam which I've posted pictures from in previous posts. Difficult to believe that they got so much into an area. In fact, it was as if the moment you walked through the gate you were lost in an entirely different era and the park and lake were in another world.


I'll be doing several posts on this because there are just too many photos to share and I want to share them and hope you enjoy them. I'm starting with the costumes. It used to be one could tell who worked there because they were the ones in costumes. Now the workers and the guests are all in costumes so I'm hoping no one is offended if they see their photo here. But i fyou have a problem please contact me and I'll remove it.


The costumes were so varied and so detailed. Actually, being someone who sews I was fascinated and sometimes in awe and the quality of the costumes. They were no joke! Maybe one year I'll dress up. I think it would be a lot of fun and would complete the feel of being lost in the time zone for a day.






If you live in the area and would like to go I would highly recommend it. There is something there for everyone, plenty of games for the kids, plenty of food and plenty of beer/ale for the grown folks. It's there every weekend until May 17, 2009.

11 comments:

Glennis said...

Wow I would love to go to such an afternoon, all dressed up in by gone clothes, pity we don't have such days out here where I live.

Lawstude said...

lovely colorful costumes. felt like i was back in time.

kayleen said...

Wow, lots of work goes into those costumes. I have patience with a camera in my hands, but never ever at a sewing machine!

Paz said...

Looks like a fun day.

Paz

Mary said...

Wow...the costumes are really wonderful! They have done a lot of work to come up with such realistic outfits. Such gorgeous fabrics and trims!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Seems like a great fun day with beautiful costums too.

Leora said...

Delightful! We went to a Renaissance fair in New Jersey when my son was a baby (he's now 14). Everyone looks like they are having a splendid time.

Woody said...

Pretty Cool Photos. We have a Renaissance Fair about 15 minutes North of where I work. They don't open untill Auguest and go till late October..

Pagan Sphinx said...

Must be fun to dress up like that! These are wonderful shots. Thank you for posting them. This type of thing is right up my alley!

Looking forward to Watery Wednesday. I'm now back on the photo meme thing after a bit of an absence.

Your photos are wonderful. Keep them coming!

Denise said...

Your phots are colorful, fun and exciting. Would love to go one day. I know they have them in this State.

Esther Garvi said...

Lovely costumes! My favourite was the pink dress, third from last. Long time no see, btw. All well?