Many years ago when my son was somewhere around 10-12 years old, one of his brainy friends invited him to go with his family to the Maryland Renaissance Festival. I had never heard of it and thought it sounded a little too intellectual and boring for the kids, but he said it was to do with kings and knights and jousting, which fit right into his interests of Dungeons and Dragons back then. I let him go and he came back thrilled about the event. It’s an annual things, and the next year he pestered me for weeks about going, so the whole family went and we were amazed – it was fantastic fun. Now we go every year.
A lot of the hardcore fans make or buy costumes to attend their local Renaissance Festivals, and I think after 20 years of going to different ones that we might possibly maybe be classified as hard core fans by now. So this year I’m thinking we should try to go in costumes. I have said for years that I would love to make our costumes, but I have to admit that it would be more prudent to buy them. I found a great site on the internet that sells Halloween Costume but also has a nice selection of other types of costumes, including Renaissance era costumes for men and women.