[Terry: I used to have a friend–a very serious accounting-type person at work–who would take three weeks off each fall and live at the local Renaissance Festival as a Gypsy. I can also remember a story from Los Angeles in 1973 where they wandered around the First Ren Fest. A lot of brew has passed under the bridge since then.]
15 Photos in This Gallery
Girls love to dress up in costume for the Renaissance Festival. Here is a selection of ladies or wenches in Renaissance period clothing, belly dance costumes, slave girl dress, fantasy outfits, Brazilian Samba costumes, German Octoberfest wear and barbarian armor. All were shot on October 6, 2012, opening day in Plantersville, Texas. The weather was ideal and by the end of the day the light was soft aided by cloud cover. Note that in these 15 images everyone was either performing in public or had been asked if it was OK before I shot. You might also want to look at the Chainmail images from that same day.
See all renfest photos here from 2008, 2012 and 2013: