Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Hello!  If you are a regular reader of my blog, I've shared with you all before that I love going to our local Kansas City Renaissance Festival.  It is one of the highlights of the year for me!  Yes, I'm still a kid at heart and all the people in costumes, performances, artwork and well, just the pagentry of it all leaves me thrilled and feeling inspired.  OK, so the men in tights are a plus too!  I sometimes get into the spirit of the faire so much that I go in costume.  This year I went as a raven!  I found the absolute coolest raven mask on Etsy.  It got so many compliments at the faire too.  I was impressed that the mask was very lightweight and very comfortable- sometimes I even forgot I was wearing it. 

Me at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival in my raven mask
To add to the look, I braided some black feathers into my hair.  I wore a very exciting dress that I also got from Etsy.  It has a hood, so I was able to wear the hood up for a mysterious look or down when it got warmer outside.  It was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun!  Who knows what look I'll come up with for next season! 

If you are shopping for a mask I highly recommend this shop on Etsy:
Annie Libertini does wondrous things with leather!

If you are shopping for a comfortable yet sexy dress I recommend this shop on Etsy:
Zhenn is a fabulous seller and has such cool creations in her Etsy shop.

If you are ever in the Kansas City area in the fall (Sept 1-Oct 14) you should check out the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.  Here's the link if you need more info:  http://www.kcrenfest.com/  It's a great time for adults and children with plenty for all to do.