This week I went to my first Renaissance Fair ever. It was a bit on the small side, with buildings and such easily visible all around the small park, but it had a great feel to it anyway. There were quite a few people in medieval type clothing and imperial knights did jousting and fought with swords and maces. I always wanted to be a knight, so it was awesome to see some. I worked with horses before, so I know how to ride and take care of a horse. I did kendo for a year so far, and it taught me the art of using a katana, which is more of a partner dance and an exercised control of strength and speed than anything
It gave me a bit more self confidence too. I try to exercise honor and respect in my everyday life, and I soon will be making my first armor. So I guess I am on my way there.
We met a guy that made an entire set of armor and all the accessories. He had irish designs on his unifrom and the spear- the tree of life. It symbolized that his wife is irish, and at that time this armor was hard to come by and symbolized status and skill in weaponry, so it told people to not mistreat his wife unless they wanted to deal with him first. It was an awesome story and a touching sentiment, and I want to always be there for my person too, so she has nothing to worry about ^^
The jousting was intense, they broke a few spears and dropped some, and the blue knight lost his horse to the winning black knight twice in two performances xD The full contact swordfight was intense but really fun to watch.
We wandered around and looked at booths that sold interesting trinkets and jewlery. Even though it was a really hot day, I still had lots of fun and I cant wait to go to one again.
My outfit for this Fair was hastily put together since we didnt know it was happening until a day before. I wore a old looking white shirt, black pants and boots and a black wig pulled back into a ponytail with a black bow over it ^^