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Renaissance Faire Fashion Gallery

The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire brings out the finest in fashion - from faery wings to parasols and armor.

OK let's be honest here - renaissance fairs aren't just about the jousting, theater shows and oversized turkey legs -- what it really comes down to is the fashion.

The is like stepping into medival wonderland and it wouldn't be possible without hundreds of characters walking around to play the part. Attendees invested countless hours of work into showing off some of the most elaborate costumes I have ever seen. 

Frankly, I was just as impressed with the outfits as I was with the grace of their wearers - temperatures reached 90 on the Faire's opening day, but you couldn't tell in the crowd swells of petticoats and leather. The Midsummer Renaissance Faire kicks off it's second weekend tomorrow.

I'm taking a cue from my favorite Bravo TV fashion commentators with a slideshow of some of the best garb I spotted.

If you go

Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire continues Aug. 11-12 and 18-19, 2012 at The Kelley Farm, 20021 Old Sumner Buckley Hwy, Bonney Lake, WA. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the tickets start at $18 for an adult day pass.

Add your photos to our gallery and add your fashion critiques in the comment section below.

Princess Ginger December 30, 2012 at 07:13 AM
this pic is a pan or fawn not a minotaur minotaur=bull headed man just so you guys know
Princess Ginger December 30, 2012 at 07:21 AM
love this faire finally this year i can visit the taverns instead of just talk to the guards though how i love chatting it up with locals you learn so much :) this is my favorite time period i love queen Elizabeth and resemble her quite a bit with red hair freckles and blue eyes
Princess Ginger December 30, 2012 at 07:24 AM
2010 i was a royal last year a fairy this year i hope to be a royal i love hanging out with the queen and her fairy's and gypsy's because they allow me to sit with them in the shade whenever i want

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