My sister Gretchen and I had a blast at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival over Labor Day weekend 2010. I made both of our costumes, adding a new underskirt and sleeves to my Blue Gown from the Michigan Renaissance Faire the previous year.
I also made myself a new headdress. I used a scrap of velour from my bodice, the necklace I had worn in my hair with this costume the first time, and added a chiffon veil and gold cord. I was still working on it during the drive up from Iowa, and realized much too late that I hadn't brought anything to stuff it with! I checked the glove compartment for napkins or something to use in a pinch, and found an old plastic Hawaiian lei. It fit perfectly, so that's what I used! :p
|Don't we look lovely?|
I took a lot of pictures of Gretchen's costume.
|Ready to try the archery range|
|Showing off her riches - lace cuffs and sparkly jewels|
It was a day among knights, and we enjoyed every minute of it!