The Renaissance Lasted 2,000 Years! Who Knew!

3 May

As I like to say, Ren Faire is a festival for those who love dressing up in historic clothing from about the time Jesus was born to… now-ish.

This past Saturday, it was the official “Pirate Day” over at the SoCal Renaissance Pleasure Faire, so my compatriots donned our most fabulous old times-y outfits, and made our way out to the mountains for this epic event. (Please note, from here on out, FAIRE HAS AN “E” ON IT! That’s how we do it old-timesy, folks.)

My pink pirate ensemble for the day! Sporting my Alice and the Pirates wear, made by Baby the Stars Shine Bright.

Check out lots of pics and full report after the jump!

The heat was on full blast at the sunny event, but my friends were real troopers and looked fabulous at the event.

The stands were really cute and interesting, boasting crafters who have been attending this Ren Faire for years. Many artisans travel around the US to attend Ren Faires that are held in pretty much every state in the country, and either perform or sell for the patrons. These die-hard Ren Faire enthusiast enjoy it as a way of life, and not just a side hobby. It’s very admirable, the work they do!

Beautifully constructed hat for sale at one of the many booths

This vendor only sells these specific products at the SoCal Renaisance Faire, where he creates pewter pendants and pins made-to-order while you wait!

My favorite performance of the Ren Faire is definitely the jousting. Yelling, bad jokes, and violence make an excellent combo while throwing back a cold pear cider and waving your feathered hats around and rooting for your horseman. Here are some quick shots of the revelry, MCed by the “queen” of the Faire.

The Scotsman, the knight we were rooting for.

The Black Knight was rather ninja-like.

One of the real draws of Ren Faire is the KICKASS FOOD! Sure, the prices are a bit steep, but damn, the food and “drynk” here will be the death of you!

This turkey leg will give Disney's a RUN FOR ITS MONEY.

Let’s haphazardly insert “Y’s” wherever we please, okay? ‘Kay.

Giant fried oysters and chips. SOO GOOD! And check out the cheeky signs..! ❤

Overall, a really nice full day! The sun was pretty rough on me in my full pirate regalia though, so if you’re heading out to ren faire anytime soon, please dress in cool layers!

You can see some more of my fave pics from the event below 🙂

God save the man-in-full-armor in the 85 degree heat. Hardcore!

Seven Deadly Friends.

Myself, YumeNinja, and our buddy Onch!

Beautifully hand-crafted leather masks!! I wanted one so bad, but they were quite steep due to the excellent quality. Ohh can you spot the YumeNinja in the photo?

Lovely duckies visit the fair.

These cutie pies were lining up for the turtle race!! How adorable!

Try your hand at the CAT-apult game! Hahah! Little catapuls throw stuffed cats into the mouse pirate ships!

Get your tiny ponies here! SO CUTE! Can I have one for my birthday, please?

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6 Responses to “The Renaissance Lasted 2,000 Years! Who Knew!”

  1. Sheyne May 3, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    HOW DID I MISS THE GIANT FRIED OYSTERS?!?!?!?!

    next Saturday, those will be my downfall

    • iamchubbybunny May 3, 2010 at 8:09 pm #

      haha! They are FAB! You must have them…! I wanted to try the normal fish & chips, too but I was attracted to the lure of OYSTERS!

  2. voldemort May 3, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    ahh the food looks amazing! the crafts do too. i wanna go but its kinda far from me u__u
    TURKEY LEGGGGGS

    • iamchubbybunny May 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm #

      The food was kickass.. and I didn’t even get a photo of the ENORMOUS crepe I got, too!!

      It’s far from EVERYONE but worth a little day trip up there! It’s like going to a convention, except that everyone’s older, kind of drunk, and there are horses and stuff! Very cool!

      Dude, I MISS YOU!!!! :0

  3. Caitlin May 4, 2010 at 3:43 am #

    Hands down that is the greatest outfit I have ever seen at Renn Fest 😀

  4. kimmm May 4, 2010 at 7:02 pm #

    ahh you look so good! *A* everyone looks so good!

    hahaha true mee’s living up to her name in that mask photo xDD

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