Best time ever at the Ren Faire yesterday!
I finished my cosplay in time for Time Travelers weekend! Because a Knight of Time at the Renaissance Faire made so much sense. I met some people with beautiful costumes, took pictures and had my picture taken a lot, "saved" a shop by "donating" my boots (this ones a fun story), and just generally had a good time.
As someone who's never been to a convention or anything is cosplay, I really cannot describe how excited I was to have people stop me to ask to take my picture! Not five minutes on the grounds and a girl asked for my picture and that basically made my entire day. It was a running thing with my sisters how many times I would get stopped for pictures that day, but I loved it.
There were a couple of vendors who knew Homestuck too. The best story I have of that is when we were heading towards Fionas corset shop, and a bread/soup vendor called out to "sir Knight of Time" and asked me to go down to the confectionary, because there was someone down there who would greatly appreciate seeing me. So we went, and one of the bakers loved Homestuck and her reaction was super cute when I came in and told her someone sent us. She'd made apple cupcakes
for Time Travelers weekend hoping a Dave or another Homestuck would understand. (the cupcakes were delicious, by the way. Between being Dave Strider and being a great lover of apple things myself, I couldn't resist.)
Then we met a Jane Crocker at Fiona's, who had a great costume. I was trying on a corset when I noticed her, and she was so nice about waiting around for me to get back into my cosplay to get some pictures with her! There were countless Doctors, plenty of TARDIS's, a few Rose Tylers, and one River Song. Apparently there was a Master there, and a Jack Harkness who flirted with everyone who'd let him, but I managed to miss them somehow.
I also heard there was a Cecil Baldwin? and Sailor Moon? Somehow, I missed a lot of good cosplays. I also managed to miss the costume contest, because I wasn't paying attention to the time and where the contest was held (too bad I couldn't actually time travel, huh?)
But, I managed to accidentally come across an acquaintance of mine from college! Noah and his friends were in Homestuck cosplay too. And they had Bro Strider with them. (Funny story: both me and Bro instantly went for a totally (un)ironic bro-hug when we noticed each other.
Dave was just happy Bro was alive okay? It was a special moment for the brothers.)
Well, basically it was a ball, and if you or someone you know has pictures of me, please send them my way! I'd love to see them! <3 I have more pictures of me and other cosplayers/costumes on my tumblr under my cosplay tag
and my PA Ren Faire tag
, if you'd like to see!