Monday, October 04, 2010

Renfaire adventures with Plurkfish

Yesterday the Plurkfish and I went on another adventure- to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked because I felt silly carrying around a fish without my best friend there (she couldn't get off work that day), and my fiancé flat out refused to be in a picture with a fish.

Still, I did get pictures! Josh snapped one of me and Plurkfish outside my favorite shop at the faire- the bead shop. ;)

This is a terrible picture of me, so I resized it small. But hey, that's my elf costume I just finished on Saturday- my very first sewn things (a tunic and cloak). I'm really proud of how well they came out! This is just the first incarnation of the costume, though- I'd like to add bits of leather and fur to it and make a longbow and quiver (saw some patrons at the faire with archery gear and I was jealous!), and eventually get/make some leather armor.

Anyway, onto more pictures! I was so embarrassed to ask "Hey, could I get a picture of you holding my fish?" but luckily Don Juan and Miguel are great guys and went along with it. I tried to explain that the fish is traveling the world, but I was so shy that I'm not sure how clear I was. Heh.

Here's Don Juan with the fish:

I love that Miguel is in the background. LOL!

And speaking of, here's Miguel:


I'm really really hoping I remembered to thank them. I was so embarrassed about asking this that I'm afraid I came off as rude. So consider this a heartfelt thank you in case I did forget- they made this shy elf-girl's day. :D

Those were the only pictures I got of the fish that day, but here are a few more from the faire. The first show we saw that day was the Duo of Woo; I'd seen this show years ago, but I don't think they were at our faire for a few years. We sat too far back to get good pictures, but I did get two:



I found videos on Youtube of what they were doing in those pictures: the first you can watch here and the second was part of their Olympics.

After this show we saw Don Juan and Miguel- I got a lot more pictures of them since we had better seats.
Here's Don Juan having a whip contest with Esmeralda:

(I find it so cool that his daughter is part of their act.)

Here's Don Juan using Miguel as target practice:


Here's Miguel as the queen of Spain:


And a French guy:


And a pirate:


Here's Don Juan and Esmeralda (as a pirate) sword fighting:


I took more pictures, but that's probably enough to share. I love this act!

The last show we saw of the day was the human chess match. I only got two pictures of this, though, and it was before it started. Here's the queen:


And here's a less zoomed in picture of her court presiding over the match:


Me and the Plurkfish had a lot of fun yesterday, to say the least! And Josh bought me some cool things, which made me even happier. ;) Beads/charms:

The bead shop at the faire is expensive, though. But look, I found another fox pendant! That way when the one I wear everyday breaks, I'll have a spare. The rest are going to go on to jewelry I sell.

And I've been asking... okay, bugging him to make me a walking stick/quarterstaff, so he found me one at the faire. :D Now I have one to use for when I go geocaching and for part of the cleric costume I'll be making next year:


And here's a slightly better picture of my tunic that we took when we got home:

It's all wrinkled from wearing it all day and the neck shifted (the sleeves really are even), but I'm proud of it. And I adore those bracers and pouch- I may wear those around randomly. ;) They were made by my friend Cecily of 28 Sides Designs.

8 comments:

eaglehawk said...

You know you could always photoshop a picture of plurkfish in with the people you were to shy to ask to get a picture with plurkfish.

mermaiden said...

looks like you had a grand adventure! your garb looks great, and your hoard too.

mamaslittlemonkeys said...

Looks like a great time and plurkfish sure gets around..it must be those lips!

Meri Greenleaf said...

Eaglehawk- Ah, I didn't think of that! I was going to hold him up in front of the camera during shows but was too embarrassed even to do that. LOL!

Thanks, Julie! I did have a blast. :D I'm hoping I make enough money with craft shows this month to be able to go to the faire again on the 31st.

LOL! Yeah, I think it must be those lips, mamaslittlemonkeys. ;)

Dori said...

I love the Ren Faires. Your garb is absolutely wonderful!!!

Melissa said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun. I'm jealous. I've never been to a Renfaire. Love your costume, by the way.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

You look awesome!

Meri Greenleaf said...

Aww, thanks, guys! Hopefully you can get to a renfaire someday, Niere. :)

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