a viking at the medieval faire

. Friday, 29 May 2020 .
Back in February I went to an amazing medieval faire with one of my best friends; it had been a few years since I had gone to one and I wanted to properly dress up for it.

The only issue happened to be that the varying costume shops in the area that I live in either didn't have what I was looking for, were far too expensive to hire for a single day or just straight out didn't fit me. Mind you, this was just a few days before the actual event taking place, and since I thought that I would be hiring something I didn't think too much of giving myself enough time to actually do anything.

But as my plans began to fall apart I decided to do a quick bit of research and realised that I could probably make something myself.

From scratch. And patterns from the internet.

(This would either be a complete and utter disaster or it would actually work.)


Somehow I managed to succeed, even though the outfit isn't entirely finished. I do want to add some embroidery and some little extra details, but it was wearable and I had made it completely from scratch.




The weather on the day, unlike the few days beforehand, was absolutely lovely and wasn't wet or cold at all.




The stalls at this event are always spectacular and if I had more money I probably would have bought out all of that handspun, hand-dyed wool.



Watching the joust is always a highlight of the day. I was regretting not wearing a hat, though and had to stand under the shade a fair distance away to watch it.



It was a great day all around and definitely, once everything is back to normal, want to do it again!
Back in February I went to an amazing medieval faire with one of my best friends; it had been a few years since I had gone to one and I wanted to properly dress up for it.

The only issue happened to be that the varying costume shops in the area that I live in either didn't have what I was looking for, were far too expensive to hire for a single day or just straight out didn't fit me. Mind you, this was just a few days before the actual event taking place, and since I thought that I would be hiring something I didn't think too much of giving myself enough time to actually do anything.

But as my plans began to fall apart I decided to do a quick bit of research and realised that I could probably make something myself.

From scratch. And patterns from the internet.

(This would either be a complete and utter disaster or it would actually work.)


Somehow I managed to succeed, even though the outfit isn't entirely finished. I do want to add some embroidery and some little extra details, but it was wearable and I had made it completely from scratch.




The weather on the day, unlike the few days beforehand, was absolutely lovely and wasn't wet or cold at all.




The stalls at this event are always spectacular and if I had more money I probably would have bought out all of that handspun, hand-dyed wool.



Watching the joust is always a highlight of the day. I was regretting not wearing a hat, though and had to stand under the shade a fair distance away to watch it.



It was a great day all around and definitely, once everything is back to normal, want to do it again!

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