Starting with one of my faves: The Fairy, or Faerie, if you prefer:
|A fairy picnic.|
*And if you love all things fairy, follow Twig the Fairy, she's a full time fairy that travels the country and has quite the loyal following. She's kinda the epitome of Fairy.
|Gorgeous iridescent fairy wings by Crone Designs on Etsy.|
|Sculpted Leather Faerie Wings by Bead Mask on Etsy.|
|Beautiful fairy wings by Forest of Avalon on Etsy.|
The popular Elf: Elves also come in all sorts, but this Lord of the Rings style costume by HH Fashions is gorgeous.
|Beautiful Elf Costume by HHFashions on Etsy.|
Another favorite, the Gypsy or Bellydancer: I love the swirling skirts and the romantic, nomadic life of the gypsy. This costume is by Crimson Gypsy.
|Gypsy Bellydance costume by Crimson Gypsy|
The very popular Pirate: Pirates are everywhere at Rennfest and their costumes are always amazing. The details are awesome on this authentic style pirate costume by Brielle's Costumes.
|Women's Pirate Garb by Brielle's Costumes.|
Of course, the Steampunk: You definitely see more Steampunk at festivals recently, which is awesome. I love the imagination they put into all their props. Here's a great base Steampunk costume by Venefica Corsetry to start layering on top of.
|Layered Steampunk Dress Costume by Venefica Corsetry on Etsy.|
Don't forget the Royalty: Royalty is rare at festivals, maybe nobody wants to compete with the "Queen and King"! :) This Renaissance Queen costume by Matti Online is gorgeous.
|Renaissance Royalty costume by Matti Online on Etsy.|
The classic Wench: This is the most common character you see at any given renaissance fair, in many different varieties and states of undress! ;) I think this one is fairly versatile while still encompassing the wench characteristics. Wench costume by Zachulas Crypt on Etsy.
|Wench costume by Zachulascrypt on Etsy.|
The Maiden: I love the simplicity of the plain linen dress. This one is by ArmStreet.
|Linen Renaissance Dress by Arm Street.|
Men's costumes: It's a bit more difficult to find men's costumes. I did see a few good ones, but this seller has tons of gorgeous ones, here's a sample. Cavalier costume by Arm Street.
|Men's Renaissance costume by Arm Street.|
Children's costumes: OMG, how adorable are kids when they're dressed in Renaissance garb?! Here are a couple that are just too cute!
|Stunning Little Boy's Robin Hood Renaissance Costume by Vintage Duck on Etsy.|
|Adorable Little Girl's Renaissance costume by Matti Online.|
Well, that's it for now!
Be sure to check out my post over on Craving-Culture.com about my recent visit to the MD Renaissance Festival. We go every year, this year I thought I'd write about some of the best parts. :)
~Keep Creating! Deb.