Ack! I have become such a slacker about posting pics! Not sure how that happened. Oh yes I do - insane schedule this month. *sigh* So first installment - the Ren Faire!
Not too many pics, particularly of me. Maggie got some good ones of me though which is nice. It was pretty much the morning from heck; an early alarm after a late night of turban making, dressing taking longer than it should, no gas in the car, remembering that I hadn’t packed dancinseamstres's wedding gown while I pumped gas, two more trips to the end of my street to remember all the things I'd promised people, picking up and helping sadievale to dress, dropping off dancinseamstres's dress (that part was fun!), traffic in Maryland and a long line for tickets. Ah! But we made it, not when we wanted to arrive at the Faire but right on time for the LJ meet-up.
isabelladangelo was thoughtfully wearing bright pink so she was easy to find. saharazara soon came up and introduced herself. We hung out, chatting until padawansguide (who was running late) joined us. saharazara had to join her other party so the remaining four headed off for Faire adventures.
It was a fun day, despite padawansguide's blisters, the crush of humanity (it was insanely crowded!), and the prevalence of drunks (isabelladangelo said it was worse than Octoberfest). We spent some time wondering and browsing shops but mostly we sat, listened to music and snarked costumes. I don't know what it is about Ren faire that brings out my snarky mean streak, probably all the rich and potential bait. :> We saw good and bad and some very bad. I had my sweet potato sticks & cheesecake-on-a-stick and called Bridget because the Faire wasn’t the same without her. :<
I wore my Rohan dress after all. I hadn’t worn it for 4 years so it was nice to wear it again, although driving in it was hard (lack of motion in the sleeve area). I also discovered that my Victorian corset is way too big now. Phooey! I'll have to address that before Poe in January. Blah. Still I love my Rohan. I think it's my Ultimate Princess dress, I just feel so Her Highness in it. The color really does look best in the Autumn sunlight, something about the angle I guess. Yay!
I loaned sadievale a costume of Bridget's. It was the first costume Bridget ever made/embellished and still one of my favorites. Luckily (with the help of one of my Italian corded bodices) it fit S perfectly, even the hem length was correct. Sweet!
Here are the rest of the pics from the Faire...
Maggie's pics (locked entry)
After the Faire (and the hour it took us to get out of the parking lot - we were not impressed with the lack of traffic directing!) sadievale and I headed south to Bowling Green and the RCHS fall dance.
I was beat but it was nice to see familiar faces and catch up with friends. I was too tired to dance but enjoyed watching. I got to see the turban I made Tina on her but more on that later. *wink* We bailed before the dance was over, turned up the CD player loud to keep me awake and alert and drove back to Fredericksburg. A long and full but fun day. Whew!
RCHS Fall Dance pics