So this past weekend was amazing. You've already heard about MusikFest, so we'll move to Sunday. The day started out badly actually. Woke up at 6-ish to finish the jewelry for my costume. Halfway through I sit back and start thinking 'I'm not going to have any fun today.' One quick raid and costume change later, I was ready to go. And boy, was that the best decision, since having extrapolated the fun I had interacting with people, versus what comments I would have gotten before changing (none) really made my day.
Secret time! I told a few people, but now I'll tell you all. I am not a Trekkie, I just dress like one. ^_~ I'm a huge Star Wars and Doctor Who fan, but I use what I have on hand, and I knew enough about ST to pass, especially with all the death comments. Honestly, the one time someone went past that joke to the Prime Directive, I had to google that. Seriously, I had no idea what it was, just that it was the golden rule of the series.
Sorry, just needed to get that out of the way. Onto the Merriment! Once we got there, we met up with CK, who'll go by Amy for the rest of this post, as that's what she dressed as.After walking around for a bit and seeing an excellent 9th doctor cosplayer, we caught the first Buckle and Swash show. These guys are fantastic, and I try to see at least one of their shows every time I'm down there. But this time I actually got all of our group to watch, and they enjoyed it very much. Check out some of the youtube videos and be sure to like their facebook page for news and announcements of where they're going to be. Definitely a must see for all ages.
After that we split up until lunch, where I got my photo with Rory, as his group suggested considering my outfit and his story arcs in the show.(spoiler free zone people. Unfortunately I have friends who still haven't seen the new series yet.)
Now the rest of the day was spent just wandering around until the Joust, and while that part was also action packed, I feel I shouldn't discuss it all? The parts I can discuss are already part of the photos here.
The final Joust was amazing, I haven't been able to see one of those since we went with my dad when I was little, the drivers since then have always left early due to not driving in the darkness. They've really added some special effects in since last time, was not expecting explosions and fire during a routine joust over who'll be the Queen's playwright and who'll be banished from the country/shire.
In short, if you have a chance to go to the PA Renaissance Faire, you should go, it's awesome.
(Reminder, links above take you to where I tell you to go. Do it. Do it now. :P )