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Tis the Season to dress like a Pirate and go to Renaissance Fairs!  RSS feed

 
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Who out there doesn’t enjoy dressing as a pirate?  Even better going to the Renaissance Fair and having Medieval meats.   Check out the video :)
The Georgia Festival is a great one.  Does anyone know of any other good ones?
 
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We do not have these here, but I wish we did. In Machias they do have Pirate Days, but sadly it is a long ways away, and I have never been.

My wife and I enjoy doing silly photo shoots, though I cannot explain why exactly. What we have found is, in making up the costumes and gathering the props is the almost the best part; the photos afterwards just being proof as to what fun we had. We have done several, from Little Red Ridinghood to Trash the Dress, and a many more in between.

One definitely on the horizon is a photoshoot of us as Robinhood and Maid Marian, Bonnie and Clyde, and my wife as a Mermaid (we live along the coast).

This is us as Little Red Ridinghood with me being the Logger that saves the damsel in distress. Sadly I lacked a Big Bad Wolf costume!


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Nice Travis, but with that look the woodsman is giving Red, she might have been safer with the wolf...lol
 
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No Pirate souls?   Pastafarians?  Here are some pics from last year’s Renaissance Festival in Colorado.  It had its good points but the jousting was too much talk not enough fighting...surely I am not the only Pirate out there...
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We finally made it to our first Medieval Faire this winter. Yes, winter. Our local SCA has their fair in January. We weren't able to stay long, as it was time for everyone's nap, but we really had a blast with what we could see--I really hope we can stay longer and see more next year!

Another really cool thing to do--if one is in the greater Seattle area--is to visit Camlann Medieval Village (http://camlann.org). We've gone twice now, and it's always been wonderful and educational. Unlike many Faires, Camlann is set up to be a historical village in England in 1376. It's a step back in time. The "villagers" are all dressed in historic attire, and are working their trades as they would have in 1376. There's a blacksmith, a carpenter, a potter, a lister (she dyes wool and fabric), some sheep, tournaments, a "magician," and a candlemaker (from what I recall off the top of my head). I had my throat "impaled" by the magician, LOL! They also have an inn that sells authentic medieval fair, cooked over an open hearth. It's seriously cool, and really educational. I hope to go back again this year!

Here's some pictures from their website:


 
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I love the pirate life! As costumes go, it's basically historical Mad Max, you can justify almost anything!
I like a variety of knives, hung from a leather broadbelt.
I really could use a boarding axe as well,or maybe a pike...

I'm sad to say I can't wear my boots anymore, the heels are just too much.

Pirate music, well let's just say anything that features according is liable to be great!

Lastly, pirate crews where notorious for ignoring convention, a thumb in the eye of every smuck who insists that women can't fight and minorities should be invisible.

 
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Rob Griffin wrote:Nice Travis, but with that look the woodsman is giving Red, she might have been safer with the wolf...lol



Well, Little Red later on a had a look all her own (she realized just before I took the photo what the camera angle would be, and moved her flowers just in time, which is why Little Red is smirking as she is).

What day is "Talk Like A Pirate Day"? I know there is one, one day per year?

Of course being from Maine and along the coast, we had our share of pirates here, and few people know that they were one of the first Democracies out there. Having come from many naval vessels where Captains could be unusually cruel and harsh, they were not about to be ruled by another harsh pirate captain. That Pirate Captain was elected, and could be unelected...

And there were many women pirates.



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Too funny Travis!
 
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When is it appropriate to dress like a Pirate you ask?
1. Renaissance Fairs
2. Halloween
3. Talk like Pirate day, September 19 this year
4. Any costume party
5. When you need to spice it up (see Travis’s first post if you are confused) lol
6. Political rally’s
7. COFSM services
8. Saint patty’s day
9. Wednesday’s

Note cutless (peace tied) and cat-o- nine tails.  I did buy a nice belt bag at festival to carry my stuff, as I was tired of stuffing everything in my boots.  You know a real pirate when you pull a wad of beef jerky (see video, and it was sort of wrapped in parchment paper) out of your boot and offer it to them and they eat it.
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Halloween is a great day to dress like a Pirate! My son wanted to be a pirate for Halloween this year. He adamantly refused to wear a hat, so we grabbed an old scarf to tie around his head, and got a pillowcase at the thrift store to cut into a scarf/belt for around his waist.It's definitely not the most accurate of pirate attire (especially not the duck boots!) but it sure was fun for him!
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The scarf I have on my shoulders is a shemaugh/keffiyeh that I can wrap up ala “Black Sails “ when I need to go into pirate assassin mode...and when it is not 100 degrees and 90% humidity...
 
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And I think those are great boots...More pics from Colorado festival....that is actual living fountain and new twist on playing with knives...
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