Ren Faire 2014

A few weekends ago, we attended the Renaissance Faire in Bristol, during the "Steampunk Invasion" weekend.

Steampunk... how to describe it. Well, Wikipedia has a great article: Steampunk. At the least, you should know that it's a certain style of dressing that emphasizes a combination of gears, steam-related machinery, and Victorian or "Wild West" clothing. It's an interesting style, to say the least.

Kyra decided to make a hat, and wear a skirt and corset.

Luca and I didn't do anything very fancy:

Kyra got a lot of (random) compliments on her hat.

It was a great day. We saw the two swordsman, fencing and "teaching gentlemanly behavior", as well as the main jousting event.

Luca has been telling everyone about the joust where one of the knights pierced the other knight's shield with his lance. It was pretty cool.

There was also a children's adventure, and they had to help Little Red Riding Hood. Other fairy tale characters made appearances, too.

At the end, he won some "treasure". When he got the treasure, he made this evil-sounding MWA-HA-HA laugh, while holding the treasure up in one hand and the other in the air. Very dramatic. I asked him to do it again, and I got this:

With a little more egging to do what he did before:

Not quite the same. I should have had a video camera!

All in all, it was a great day, and I'm glad we finally got out to the Faire with Luca again. He was too young to remember it the first time.


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