In a tangled web of coincidences, my wedding anniversary happened to fall on the first week of the St. Louis Renaissance Faire. Since I had always always wanted to go to one and only now live close enough and can afford to splurge a little, B and I were determined to spend a whole day Ren Faire-ing. And I loved it.
But first, a selfie. I decided against (too much) makeup, lest the weather gods decided to bestow humidity and heat upon their mortal subjects. So it was just lots of sunscreen and lipstick for me. We drove to Wentzville, which is about an hour away from St. Louis. It was such a gorgeous, mild Spring day; I kept my coat on the whole time!
Since B and I have taken pottery lessons, we are totally seeing ceramics in a different light. I wanted to buy so many ceramics, but I restrained myself from going too crazy.
COSPLAY. I was thrilled to see so many people dressed up in period garb (never mind if they're really period accurate/specific) and speaking with feigned accents about anything. There were some pirates, fairies, and some Monty Python cosplay as well!
If you already didn't know, I want a whole suit of armor. Not to wear, since I would be crushed under its weight, but for display. Now if I only had the space, the money, and the patience to maintain it...
Sooooo many gorgeous pieces of clothing I wanted to just buy and never wear!
I was really hoping to get a turkey leg, but alas, everyone else wanted to get a turkey leg. So B and I ended up splitting a ribeye sandwich. People sold fried pickles, fried oreos, fried twinkies, fried strawberries (no, really), fried everything. I just wanted a stupid turkey leg :(
We did see a jousting tournament! It was cheesy, of course, like those you see at Medieval Times, but so much fun!
In the end, I came home with just a couple things: a pewter stamp and this Lord of the Rings inspired mug. The inscription says, "One ring to rule them all and in the beer drown them" which is kind of silly, but I couldn't get it out of my mind the whole time I was at the fair. Now, it's my precious.