Medieval Fair was this weekend and I have three things to say about it. I. Love. It.
Whenever you tell someone you’re going to the Medieval Fair the first thing they say is “ohhhhh, good people watching.” Exactly. It’s a freak show and I love it. I love how people come up with the most random costumes, many of which have nothing to do with the actual medieval period. I don’t know if gypsies, pirates, mermaids, fairies or belly dancers have anything to do with the middle ages but I don’t care. It’s one of two times a year that you can let your freak flag fly and I say, yes. Let it fly.
In case you didn’t know, one of my favorite Medieval Fair challenges is getting as many pictures of extreme cleavage and crazy costumes as I can. In spite of the jiggly boobies it’s good family fun. Dear Husband, BFF and I took the boys through a wonderland of archery, camel rides, jousting shows, ye olde tilt-a-whirl and mermaids.
Now on to the challenge. I’ll admit right now that I missed a lot of photo ops. If the subject isn’t walking right toward me, it’s difficult to get a good shot without being obvious. However, the belly dancers and mermaids made it easy to get extra points.
I hope this gal remembered to bring ye olde sunscreen.
These girls were trying their hardest to sound like the mermaids in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by making high pitched squeaks and dolphin clicks. Unfortunately for us, they seriously missed the mark and sounded like yappy dogs instead. As weird as this was my little wizard Harry loved it. We had to go back 4 times to see “the little mermaid”.
You can’t tell because I’ve blurred out her face, but this woman looks like in everyday life she works at an office, attends the Baptist church and plays bridge on Fridays. Another reason I love this fair. Mild mannered women letting their hair down.
This girl in blue is the reason I probably won’t indulge my secret Medieval side and dress up. Skinny girls just don’t look as good in these costumes as the full figured women. As pretty as her dress is, it’s just not the same with out full curves and buxom chest. I can only dream.
See ya next year Medieval Fair.