Saturday, July 10, 2010

Costumes

Many years ago, we used to do things like go into odd shops downtown (costume shops, old maps, handmade cards, etc.)  Now we mostly go into places like Target or Old Navy, which I like, but they are just lacking the individual artistry that you find at boutiques.  One of the things I enjoy so much about knitting is the expression of one's own vision.  This is true with all art forms, including quilting and sewing, but there's just something about wearing what you made.  We visited the Colorado Renaissance Festival today, which we have not been to since we had kids, and we saw lots of interesting people, including the Burger King and the Mad Hatter (note his belt of threads.) 




However, the people that really fascinated BFJ and I were the "steamers."  There were several groups, most of which we didn't get pictures of.  The tailoring on their costumes were, for the most part, meticulous, and I wish that I knew how to sew clothing at a more professional level.  The details on the outfits were really interesting like the spyglass, the ray gun, the skeleton keys. 



I especially liked this fellow in the blue coat but these gentlemen were engrossed in conversation and I could not get their attention to get a good picture.  Those were quite the broken goggles he was wearing.  Click on any pictures to see closer...

3 comments:

Judy said...

Sounds like you all had a fun day. I have not been there in about 20 years.

Thimbleanna said...

Ha! Looks like lots of fun -- I love going to stuff like that, but sadly we don't have it around here. ;-(

bete-noire said...

i don't know what that face i'm making is about, but i'm sure i didn't mean to come across as quite that disdainful.

oh, and i sent you a message on f'book. cheers.