Playing Dress-Up at the Renaissance Festival



Yes, the theatre geek in me still loves dressing up for renaissance faires.  Big Sis begged for a trip to the Kansas City Renaissance Festival for her birthday this year.  Her fairy godmother made her costume two years ago.  I let it out as much as it would go, but it was clear that this is the last time she will be wearing it. 

Little Sis has a matching costume, but first, she was going to wear her fall fairy costume from last Halloween. Then she changed her mind, and had me bring her renaissance costume anyway.  Then she changed her mind entirely, and refused to wear a costume at all.  

I did not press the issue.


The Kansas City faire is actually in Bonner Springs, Kansas, and the grounds are quite lovely and fall-like, even with green leaves on the trees.  The sun was hot, but the shady spots were cool and breezy.  We could believe autumn was finally here.


We exited the gates to find Ye Olde Jack in the Box food truck, giving out free samples.  A curly fry and shake later, and we were off, trekking south to home in Ye Olde Buick.


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  1. Costume changing! Good thing you didn't press the issue. Kids can change their mind so often!!! Looks like a nice event! You are so patient to actually bother with costumes. If it was me, I would been lazy and gone without any costume LOL

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    1. I seldom used to dress up for Renaissance Festivals, but lucked into costume pieces and good friends with sewing skills. ;o) It was all part of Big Sis's present. She is a t-shirt and shorts kind of girl most of the time, but she still likes to play dress-up if the occasion calls for it.

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  2. Looks like you guys had a blast! Years ago, I used to enjoy dressing up for the Ren Faire - it certainly adds to the fun!

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    1. It was a great time! The girls rode every ride, we watched some fun acts, ate some fun festival food. (And the evening before, we went to the American Girl store. I kinda left that part of the trip out...) ;)

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  3. Cool pictures! Everything looks and sounds like great fun! I'd like to go too! :)

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  4. WHAT FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! holy moly you all look amazing! look at that food truck! oh this all looks so fab......

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