I just realised I never got around to blogging about the Elf Fantasy Fair, so here’s a quick photo/highlights reel.
Saturday april 16th, we went with a group of four: me, Nienke and two colleagues: Kimberley & Marieke. I cosplayed as Spike, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nienke was Buffy and Kimberly & Marieke were more classic vampires. Once in the parking lot, K&M needed to get their teeth done, and the goo in the fake teeth took a while to dry, giving me ample time to take many pictures of them sitting in the car holding their teeth in place
Since I was cosplaying an existing character, I decided I wanted to go as realistic as possible. And since Spike can’t normally be outside (seeing as how the sunlight would set him on fire), and I wasn’t about to spend the whole day hiding under a blanket (as Spike can be seen doing in some episodes) I ordered a replica of the Ring of Amara. This ring basically makes vampires unkillable, since they can’t be staked anymore, and sunlight doesn’t harm them.
Once we we passed through the gates onto the terrain we immediately spotted the first of many, many, many awesome costumes: Steampunk Ladies with a cart full of alchemical potions and whatnots.
We walked around, checked out the sights, the sounds, the smells and the stands. Nienke got bitten , there were people cosplaying Elfquest, and there was a LOTR re-enactment camp which included the desk with awesome detailing in the props.
After that we came across the medieval camp set up by a group of our friends. Normally, as the Chauken, they re-enact iron age Germans (see for that also posts tagged KMF, where I went with them in re-enacting the iron age), but for here they went with the middle ages. They went as realistic as possible, bringing along a dead chicken, feathered and all, so they could chop it up and pluck it there before eating. All of the people had a specific job/task they were displaying over the weekend. Margreet was spinning wool, Eva was working leather (I think), Ingrid was doing medieval games.
Anneke was doing (most of) the cooking, Danielle was doing calligraphy. There were some hints of fantasy as well, what with the captured troll and the werewolf skin in the middle of the camp .
After walking around, there had to be time for some R&R in the grass as well. When we went on, there were more awesome costumes to see. Like these two older men and a group of Weeping Angels from Doctor Who. Then Nienke and I went for a tour through the castle, after which we made friends with the stone lions
More costumes: an awesome Captain Jack Sparrow. I’ve seen this person cosplaying like this on several events now, s/he is awesome! We also took another stroll to the camp of our friends to find Mellien felting. Then there was a German guy, also part of a re-enactment group, who spotted our vampire-ness, and invited Marieke, where the blood was visible around her mouth, to bite him. Unfortunately vampire dentistry is rough, and she’d lost her teeth. So I stepped up to the plate and bit him.
More awesomeness in costumes and items was enjoyed throughout the day. Too many to all post here, so I’ll end with these two people and a LOTR chess set.