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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-09-12 06:55 pm

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(Anonymous) 2017-09-12 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I went to the local Renaissance fair a few years ago and was a bit confused by the steampunk people.

You've made me want to go again and look at the costumes (good and bad)!

(Anonymous) 2017-09-12 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Why though? Fairy stuff at least has long been part of Ren Faires. Cosplay - well, if it's more or less a "period" cosplay, why not?

It's not like people who dress up at Ren Faires know two shits about the historical accuracy of their ~MEDIEVAL AVALON PRIESTESS GOWN~ anyway.

I get finding like modern cosplays or sci-fi cosplays a little off-putting, but I think anything suitably within the fantasy-historically inspired spectrum is fair game.

(Anonymous) 2017-09-12 11:08 pm (UTC)(link)
if you're on cast you do. If you're on cast, you are put through rigorous standards for what you can wear so that it's period-accurate down to the fibers. At least for most large Renn faires, smaller ones probably get more of an SCA-level pass at using polyester.

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(Anonymous) 2017-09-12 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
but Xena and Captain Jack Sparrow would never meet

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(Anonymous) 2017-09-13 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
At my local Ren Faire they sell fairy stuff so yeah.
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[personal profile] ginainthekingsroad 2017-09-12 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
...That picture is totally my local Faire, SoCal's Original Renaissance Faire.

But I disagree, especially for the general-fantasy attire. Yeah, steampunk doesn't really fit, but people want to show off their costumes at Faires and cons. Wear whatever you want to the Faire and have fun! Just don't overheat. *dies*
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(Anonymous) 2017-09-14 06:07 am (UTC)(link)
Yep, that is totally RPFS for the win!

(Anonymous) 2017-09-12 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Right, 'cos *everyone* loves a purist!

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[personal profile] illiadandoddity 2017-09-12 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I work at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, so I see people dressed up every day in vaguely fantasy-inspired clothes, or pirate gear, or as Disney characters, and let me just say: Chill the fuck out. They're having fun.

Why do you want to police what the patrons are wearing to what is, essentially, a medieval-themed mall? Nothing about the Faire is historically accurate anyway, and it's literally none of your fucking business what they choose to wear.

I love seeing the elaborate costumes people put together, whether they're Renaissance or not.

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(Anonymous) 2017-09-12 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Lmao wow, someone's feeling bitter and snobbish today aren't we?

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(Anonymous) 2017-09-12 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I legit thought this woman was cosplaying a gelfling from Dark Crystal but then I realized that was just what her face looks like.

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(Anonymous) 2017-09-12 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I think such costumes look out of place but eh, people just want a chance to show off their cosplay. It's not really hurting anyone.

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(Anonymous) 2017-09-12 11:31 pm (UTC)(link)
It's probably much better for business if they're open to any costume fun. People who dress up tend to be really into somewhat nerdy pursuits, and if their enthusiasm is welcome, their $$ will be spent there. The more one narrows an audience the less likely the venue is to do well. Basically, you won't be likely to find a lot of support for this idea in any for-profit venue. If it's nerdy fun and dress up time...bring in on, along with your money. Now, non-profit groups might be a bit different, of course.

(Anonymous) 2017-09-12 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
You need to CHILL. It's for FUN.

(Anonymous) 2017-09-12 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Texan here. Every year, the 501st sends out a single Stormtrooper to spend a day at the Texas Renaissance Festival just because.

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(Anonymous) 2017-09-13 12:12 am (UTC)(link)
You could have said it shorter by saying "Stop having fun wrong."

(Anonymous) 2017-09-13 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
I've never minded the steampunk or elves or faries, and don't care if someone is having fun in their cosplay, but it's weird to me when I see people in renfest garb or straight-up historic dress at scifi cons. I feel the urge to ask them if they are lost.

...but I don't, because it's all just for fun.

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(Anonymous) 2017-09-13 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
I like that our local faire has a weekend dedicated to alternate costuming. There's a group that does superhero/heroine gowns. I've thought about trying to put together a Bikini Leia styled dress. Pattern the bodice like the bikini top, red and gold skirt and detailing and whatnot.
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[personal profile] greenvelvetcake 2017-09-13 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
The people dressed like Doctor Who annoy me more than that. Yes, yes, you're a time traveler, hence why you're here. Super clever.

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[personal profile] fishnchips 2017-09-13 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
We have some medieval markets where period-inappropriate attire is actively discouraged, but that's mostly at actual castles where the main point is historical re-enactment, often with some fairly serious approach by historians who work there. But most other markets are pretty open- though you might not always get the reduced entry fee if your costume is too vague and non-historically inspired. (Then again, not all markets have entry fees in the first place.)
The only thing I personally find incredibly amusing is when ladies wear yellow dresses, especially a pale hue. Mostly because it's kind of a running gag by now, since there was this thing about prostitutes wearing yellow.
There actually used to be a deep divide between people bent on authenticity and those who didn't take it quite as seriously. There probably still is.

(Anonymous) 2017-09-13 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
This is the best secret I've read in months!

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(Anonymous) 2017-09-13 08:13 pm (UTC)(link)
All these kind of comments remind me of how years ago I had a ball jointed doll, and for the renfaire I spent a couple months working on a gorgeous Tudor gown for her with a lot of hand detailing and whatnot and brought her with me to the renfaire. A lot of people working there thought she was cool, except for one asshole selling those stupid bird whistles who kept heckling me and telling me to get my dumb weeb ass back to my stupid anime cons. I pretty much stopped going after that.

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[personal profile] arcadiaego 2017-09-13 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Isn't it all just fantasy cosplay anyway? It's not as if the rest of it is accurate either.

(Anonymous) 2017-09-14 06:17 am (UTC)(link)
Quite a few faires throughout the US do theme weekends such as fantasy, steampunk (heavily influenced by DaVinci), and pirates, and actively encourage patrons to dress up in theme. Sorry OP, but you're in the minority on this one. Maybe the SCA would be more to your taste?