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Scanlan Shorthalt Costume (need help)

I'm looking to build out a Scanlan shorthalt costume for my ren faire debut. I'm having troubles finding a good shirt to go with it and just general additions I should include. Would love any advice / help, price isn't really an issue I'm open to customs!

1 Comment
2024/05/20
18:36 UTC

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First timer - does location (in socal) actually matter?

Hi!

First timer here, thinking about taking my partner to our first Ren event. My question is, does the location matter? Are all of them the same? I hear the Irwindale one is the Ren faire to go to in socal, but since the dates have just passed, what should I know about the other socal locations? Closest to me would probably be the Long Beach location. I want to make sure we get the 'prime' experience since it'll be our first time. Thanks in advance!

6 Comments
2024/05/20
16:34 UTC

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Help! First Ren Faire Coming up in a few months

Hi All!

My friend ivited me to come with her to a ren faire in june but ive never been to one, and im unsire on what to wear? Any ideas or tips would be apprechiated! TIA!!

1 Comment
2024/05/20
13:28 UTC

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Found this cool stick that makes me want to set off on a long journey

18 Comments
2024/05/20
13:19 UTC

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Rate my Arlecchino cosplay design made by myself ^^ from 1 to 10 >.<

3 Comments
2024/05/20
09:29 UTC

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We didn’t take a lot of pictures but here’s my roommate and I at our first renfaire!

We had such a blast. This is definitely going to become an annual tradition.

2 Comments
2024/05/20
05:58 UTC

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Muskogee Castle Ren Faire with my sweet daughter!

Always recommend checking out the Castle of Muskogee in Oklahoma if you can get out there. Had a great time with my kiddo.

13 Comments
2024/05/20
00:02 UTC

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New character for this year!

6 Comments
2024/05/19
23:39 UTC

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NH Ren Fair, my first time attending. It was great fun!

1 Comment
2024/05/19
22:19 UTC

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What fairytale characters wear a mint green dress with flowers and a green vest with orange pants?

11 Comments
2024/05/19
20:02 UTC

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Attempt #2

For those of you who saw my last post: I think I’m going for gold instead of the stone! This is coming off more elven guard, which I like

2 Comments
2024/05/19
18:55 UTC

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River fairy 🧚🏽‍♀️ im so excited

7 Comments
2024/05/19
18:43 UTC

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Renfaire after party

Hey all beautiful faire friends!!

Just got back from the Renaissance pleasure faire! Anyone know of after parties that myself and another lovely gal in Irwindale, CA area could attend to?

5 Comments
2024/05/19
03:26 UTC

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Scarborough Faire Parking - the worst

I am writing from the parking hell at Scarborough Faire’s pasture parking lot. We’ve been sitting here for 2 hours trying to exit this fucking lot. I have now spent more time trying to get into and leave this lot than I did at the Faire itself. This is insane, and I will never be coming back. Shame on you Scarborough for not having a plan to manage this.

EDIT/UPDATE: We made it out after 3 hours of no progress. Thankfully, some of the parking organizers finally came to direct people out of the lanes.

This Scarborough experience was incredibly frustrating. I’ve been many times in the past and never had issues like this. Perhaps we just chose a poor time to go. I highly recommend if you go to get there early.

19 Comments
2024/05/18
23:24 UTC

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just acquired this cool burlap sack, i’m planning on going as a merchant / pub-goer peasant guy. how can i utilize this?

9 Comments
2024/05/18
22:05 UTC

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My friends and me went to our local ren faire! Heres the video of it i posted today! It was so much fun!!!

4 Comments
2024/05/18
21:50 UTC

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outside food and drink rules?

long story short i’ve never been to a renfaire before and i brew my own mead, think it’d be awesome to drink it out of a horn or something at the fair but i understand if that’s not allowed, just curious how strict it would be

8 Comments
2024/05/18
21:48 UTC

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Alternative to Zip-tying swords?

So far at all the faires I've been to, the staff would zip-tie my sword shut.

Have you found any alternative solutions to the extremely ugly look of zip-ties? A piece of leather or metal to keep your sword fastened or something of that nature?

45 Comments
2024/05/18
20:38 UTC

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Went to Irwindale Pleasure Faire on Mother’s Day. I wanna live there.

3 Comments
2024/05/18
18:59 UTC

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For those looking for garb or armor

https://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/merchants/ this is the sca juried merchant list while not complete it'll give you a great resource for garb weapons and armor altho the majority of it is for sca full contact armored fighting and live steel fencing but however it'll look awesome at any ren fair, hope you all find it useful, and if your looking for garb thrift stores etsy etc are great places to start I see alot of posts asking about what to wear where to find it etc, so I hope this helps

YIS Gunnar SilverTongue

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2024/05/18
17:23 UTC

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Any suggestions on where to buy Renaissance clothing

Hi. I am fairly new to Renaissance faires. I am looking for a place to buy a dress for an up coming Renaissance faire. Does anyone know any good shops located in New Jersey, New York, orPhiladelphia.

10 Comments
2024/05/18
15:12 UTC

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First time faire attendee

Is this an appropriate dress for renfaire? Or should I just wear tshirt and shorts?

25 Comments
2024/05/18
13:23 UTC

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Lady Knight in progress

Don’t mind the Barbie scrubs lol, I got off a long shift and was about to go to sleep to pull a double tomorrow when I saw that my package arrived and it MADE MY DAY. This is the first part of my fit for the Midsummer Renaissance Faire in WA. Will be piecing the rest of it together over the next few months.

I have always wanted to be the lady knight that I feel like I am at heart, so this is an exciting moment!

21 Comments
2024/05/18
04:22 UTC

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Outfit additions ideas?

If it’s too warm in early fall I’d trade the top for something short sleeved. I’ve only been to two faires before and never dressed up, but it seems like ladies mostly wear longer length skirts than this. But would this be cute with some kind of wings or elf ears? Other suggestions? Tall black boots?

6 Comments
2024/05/18
02:39 UTC

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Virginia Renaissance Faire Opening Day 2024

It was an absolutely beautiful opening day. The weather was perfect!! Can't wait to get back this weekend!

1 Comment
2024/05/18
00:09 UTC

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