Thursday, March 22, 2012

Family Trip to the Bay Area Renaissance Festival


We try to go to the local Renaissance Festival at least once each year. We unfortunately missed last year but this year I was taking no chances of missing it.
IMG_1202_2I also go a convenient sponsor offer that worked great with it. Costume Discounters contacted me via email and offered me a costume in exchange for a review. I thought it would be great to get Lil ‘R a knight costume to wear to the Renaissance Fair.


Knight Costume Review

I have to say that for the price it’s a pretty nice kids costume. The arms have this metallic silver fabric that really gives the impression of chainmail. The image appears to be well adhered so I don’t think it will flake off too fast. It seems to be of sturdy construction so I expect to get quite a few wears out of it. Lil ‘R loved it. He was running around saying he was a Knight for quite awhile.
The one Big draw back is it’s made entirely of polyester so it’s hot. By about noon Lil ‘R was complaining of being hot and I had to change him into a spare set of clothes. A minor drawback is the design of the pants & leg grieves. The pants are really black polyester shorts and the leg grieves just wouldn’t stay in place.
The Top is awesome but I think the next time he wears it I’m going to put him in a pair of his own black pants instead of the ones that came with the costume.
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The Bay Area Renaissance Fair

IMG_1208We loaded up the kids and went with 2 very close friends (Aunty & Uncle to the kids). Lil ‘R was so excited to see the Knights!
One of the first things we did was let the kids each get a pony ride. Lil ‘R wanted to keep squirming and telling his pony to giddy up and go faster.
Wee Rose absolutely loved riding her pony. I was shocked at how well she sat the horse too for being so young. I used to ride Hunter/Jumper when I was younger.
My Paternal Grandmother and her side of the family are also known for being accomplished horse people. I wonder if Wee Rose may have picked some of that up.
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Wee Rose and Myself                            Lil 'Rs Pony
I didn’t get a lot more photos because after this Wee Rose became overwhelmed by all the noise and insisted I carry her in the sling instead of sitting in the stroller.
IMG_1218_2We did finally get Hubby the Kilt he’s been wanting for years. The price was good so I let him go for it.
I love a man in a kilt. It shocks me the most is when we got together I don’t think he would ever have considered getting one. Now he was ecstatic to get it. Though some of Xbox gamer friends are giving him flack about it being a “skirt”.
I did get a pretty parasol to help with the sun. It’ll be wonderful for the Pagan Festival at the beginning of May.
As expected though we ran into quite a few people we know. It’s tough to keep the Pagan’s away from Ren Fair on St. Patrick’s Day. There were more there then I could shake a stick at.

We ended the day off having a nice dinner with our friends. We cooked Corned Beef with cabbage, potatoes and carrots. Yummy!
Does anyone else regularly go to a local Renaissance Fair?  If so what do you think of it?
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2 comments:

  1. Hooray for the Renn Faire! Mine starts end of August and I'm looking forward to it.

    Oh, and (please take this the right way) your man is lookin' fine! in that kilt holdin a munchkin!

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  2. Renn Faire looks fab, Velody - they've not caught on in Scotland yet .
    :(
    Thanks for sharing the lovely pics - the one with your son and the pony is a classic!

    xx

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