Friday, November 20, 2009

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times...

I guess since I keep making my time at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire an excuse for not posting ever, I should put some pictures of my costume up...I did love it so. And I miss it...but I certainly prefer being inside now that it's so cold out! Fighting in the freezing rain is so not fun. Here's to 1569...

Michael Ulrich
Jumping a fence to fight for my Queen...this cobbler has moxie! Of course, I died two moves into the fight, but c'mon...I was a cobbler! My battle cry was "shoon"! Not much of a conviction...depending how much faith you put in the power of shoes, which, now I come to think of it, is a lot for me...

Kelley Brower
These are my "wet clothes," here seen being put to good use as I am very wet...I had a separate costume for one of my shows so I could get dunked if the crowd so chose and not have to walk around soaking wet for the rest of the day. My second day of Faire, they so chose...

Michael Ulrich
Halloween weekend brought the macabre delights of "peasant shoot," wherein the nobles got to take aim at us peasants as we performed such innocent feats as a three-legged race. Here I am getting offed by the Duchess of Sussex. Huz...zah?

Ben Myers
Probably taunting another character as a crowd warmer at my dunk show. My fingers are taped because I completely destroyed myself during a stunt gone wrong earlier in the day. Not pictured: scraped up elbow, badly bruised knees, strained neck, possible concussion. But the show went on...and they dunked me in the 40 degree weather. I threatened to become a lawyer. (Also, that bracelet was made for me by one of the knights and I decided it was period enough to keep it on...still haven't taken it off. Awww...)

Debbie Brown
Saying goodbye to Sir Paul, one of our youngest fans, on the last night of the year. Sad day! Constance (my character) looks mighty cozy but is totally freezing in this picture.

Goodbye, 1569, helllllllo McDonagh. Pillowman costume pictures will of course be forthcoming at the earliest possible convenience. And in the meantime I'll get back to fashion as we know it...