Win a copy of Straw Bale Building Details this week in the Straw Bale House forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Anne Miller
  • Mike Jay
  • Jocelyn Campbell
stewards:
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Burra Maluca
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Dave Burton
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Mike Barkley
  • Shawn Klassen-Koop
  • Pearl Sutton

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

 
Posts: 110
Location: Huntsville, United States
20
  • Likes 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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?
 
pollinator
Posts: 2997
590
books cat chicken duck rabbit transportation trees woodworking
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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!


DSCN2057.JPG
[Thumbnail for DSCN2057.JPG]
 
Rob Griffin
Posts: 110
Location: Huntsville, United States
20
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Nice Travis, but with that look the woodsman is giving Red, she might have been safer with the wolf...lol
 
Rob Griffin
Posts: 110
Location: Huntsville, United States
20
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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...
8EBB539D-86D7-46C9-A259-E1D81B5894C5.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 8EBB539D-86D7-46C9-A259-E1D81B5894C5.jpeg]
2BE70B5C-0B82-4FD7-B14E-5FA29E2B6851.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 2BE70B5C-0B82-4FD7-B14E-5FA29E2B6851.jpeg]
3434B2B2-86F2-4D28-997B-C2788595FEA1.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 3434B2B2-86F2-4D28-997B-C2788595FEA1.jpeg]
 
master steward
Posts: 8440
Location: Pacific Northwest
3064
cat duck fiber arts forest garden homestead hugelkultur kids sheep foraging wood heat
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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:


 
gardener
Posts: 2287
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio,Price Hill 45205
145
forest garden trees urban
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.

 
Travis Johnson
pollinator
Posts: 2997
590
books cat chicken duck rabbit transportation trees woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

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.



DSCN2078.JPG
[Thumbnail for DSCN2078.JPG]
 
garden master
Posts: 917
Location: Maine, zone 5
226
food preservation forest garden homestead solar trees wood heat
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Too funny Travis!
 
Rob Griffin
Posts: 110
Location: Huntsville, United States
20
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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.
84E59759-CD5E-4258-AFE6-570858CE049F.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 84E59759-CD5E-4258-AFE6-570858CE049F.jpeg]
 
Nicole Alderman
master steward
Posts: 8440
Location: Pacific Northwest
3064
cat duck fiber arts forest garden homestead hugelkultur kids sheep foraging wood heat
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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!
104_7260.JPG
[Thumbnail for 104_7260.JPG]
 
Rob Griffin
Posts: 110
Location: Huntsville, United States
20
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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...
 
Rob Griffin
Posts: 110
Location: Huntsville, United States
20
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
And I think those are great boots...More pics from Colorado festival....that is actual living fountain and new twist on playing with knives...
AD41360F-07BF-4487-B917-9504E4741507.jpeg
[Thumbnail for AD41360F-07BF-4487-B917-9504E4741507.jpeg]
456B95EE-10C6-4D09-A53E-933FBCE2EA01.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 456B95EE-10C6-4D09-A53E-933FBCE2EA01.jpeg]
42D2AF0C-FCF8-46AE-8100-EEA276593FA5.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 42D2AF0C-FCF8-46AE-8100-EEA276593FA5.jpeg]
 
master steward
Posts: 5612
Location: Missoula, MT
1059
books food preservation forest garden hugelkultur purity
  • Likes 6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Such an awesome thread and some rather dapper photos! Since it tis the season, I dredged up an old photo.

When you have a dog bred to pull a milk cart and your kid wants to be a pirate for Halloween - the cart becomes a pirate ship!!


(Maybe not the best pic, but you get the idea. This is my sister, her son/my nephew, and their Bernese mountain dog some years back.)

 
Nicole Alderman
master steward
Posts: 8440
Location: Pacific Northwest
3064
cat duck fiber arts forest garden homestead hugelkultur kids sheep foraging wood heat
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I wish to join in on the not-the-best-picture brigade! Here I am with my two kids on Halloween. We were all pirates! I even made my son's hat out of wool felt. I figured if I was going to make it, I was going to make it durable and eco-friendly rather than just using cheep polyester fabric! The rest of our clothes were cobbled together from stuff we already had in the closet.

My husband was a pirate, too, but he's taking the picture, so you can't see him :D
IMG_20181031_163403.jpg
[Thumbnail for IMG_20181031_163403.jpg]
 
gardener
Posts: 2133
Location: SW Missouri
576
books building cat chicken earthworks food preservation fungi goat homestead cooking ungarbage
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I don't have a pirate outfit, but if I wear this, can I be kidnapped by the pirates!?
(Oh dear! Cthulhu ate my face!)


That's full laced up the back corset, with steel supports (I make corsets) and matching skirt, didn't have a good shirt to wear with it, oh well, and I do not have long curly reddish hair, I DO have a long curly reddish wig.
That was the first year we had moved to Missouri, mom was out of town, and my neighbors were entertained by me asking her to lace me into a corset, especially since they had never seen me in anything but grubby work clothes.
And if you recognize the outfit, PM me, I KNOW there have to be people local to me!
 
Nicole Alderman
master steward
Posts: 8440
Location: Pacific Northwest
3064
cat duck fiber arts forest garden homestead hugelkultur kids sheep foraging wood heat
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
That's SO COOL that you can make corsets! I was thinking as I was cobbling together my costume, that I wished I had a corset to finish the look.

As for being captured by pirates, this family of pirates would capture you any day of the week!
 
Travis Johnson
pollinator
Posts: 2997
590
books cat chicken duck rabbit transportation trees woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I am really impressed as well Pearl. You not only make beautiful outfits, but just teh fact that in a time of need could clothe yourself has huge benefits.

I really wish my wife or I could sew. We have a few ideas for the many photo shoot Katie and I do, but often times we have to be really creative to make up the customes without sewing. We did one of Little Red Ridinghood, and if you look close, you can actually see where we attached the hood by way of slits and a ribbon.

We actually have a pattern for a Mermaid costume, and since we live along the coast, it would make for a wonderful photo shoot someday, but neither one of us can sew, so it has never been made. Kind of sad...
 
Pearl Sutton
gardener
Posts: 2133
Location: SW Missouri
576
books building cat chicken earthworks food preservation fungi goat homestead cooking ungarbage
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Travis Johnson wrote: just the fact that in a time of need could clothe yourself has huge benefits.


I sew quite a bit of my clothes, or modify things  I buy secondhand. Very few things don't get their warranties violated in my life. Glad you like the outfit :) The center bar of that corset (called the busk) is made out of a roofing tie! I don't do accurate period costuming :)

 
I found a beautiful pie. And a tiny ad:
This is an example of the new permies.com Thread Boost feature
https://permies.com/wiki/61482/Thread-Boost-feature
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!