August 26, 2011
There are rose sellers that roam all over the festival grounds selling the prettiest roses in so many colors. Last year I wound up with a lot of them - I bought them for myself and the girls I worked with or I would have them bought for me, either by friends or by The Boy when he came to hang out for the day. The most common thing to do with these flowers when you're in garb so you don't have to carry them around all day is to break the stem short and stick them in your bodice, like this -
Also, before we really launch into faire season, I want to get something straight - it isn't a "costume." A costume is something you spend at most $60 on in a giant warehouse store during the month of October. It's called "Garb." Unless you really bargain shop or get great deals (which I've lucked out with in the past), someone dressed for the Renaissance Festival will have spent anywhere from $150 to thousands of dollars on the single outfit they're wearing. Those awesome leather boots? Probably cost them $500. That corset? Anywhere from $95 to $400. I totally get that not everyone gets the "lingo" and I'm never offended (except when people say "your little costumes." That's just rude.), but some people get downright insulted if you call it a costume.
Ok, end rant. I'll probably do a garb-only post at some point. What was I talking about? Right. Roses.
So anyways, I also love taking pictures of flowers and having a bunch of friends with roses shoved in their cleavage is a gold mine in all the wrong (or maybe right?) ways. And having a weekly flower let me keep it on my desk at work and it would keep me in high spirits all week until I could go back to faire.
So...right. Sharing. I'm all over the place today, aren't I? Here are some of the better ones from last year: