We can’t help it. Every year we giddily don costumes and head to the Renaissance Festival in Larkspur, Colorado to sweat turkey grease in 100 degree heat with thousands of other dust-covered nerds in bespoke costumes for what we can only describe as the world’s largest celebration of the anachronism (see last year’s slide show HERE). Here are a few of our favorite get-ups that tend toward the fantastical end of the “Renaissance” spectrum from this year’s spectacle festival.

(Music in this slide show is “(Lookie, Lookie) Here Comes Cookie” by Cleo Brown)

 

2 Responses to Ren Fest Fashion Show

  1. Bosworth says:

    I can’t tell if they’re celebrating BC, AD, AC/DC, or simply the historical tenacity of poverty & its relatively consistent fashion statement.

  2. Jimmy Pilgrim Pneumonia says:

    Stupendous! I think that any of these photographs would make great images for my paintings… May I use them with your permission? I paint this kinda stuff and it sells/touches people. I paint old, dog-eared, dusty, musty, forgotten relics from dusty times…beautiful, nostalgic, cataract times…& it touches young folks who identify with the free-wheeling destitution of 1930′s America while scoffing at the efficacy of technology & public education.

News

San Diego Unified School District
September 20, 2014 | NPR · San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn’t satisfy the plan’s critics.
 

AP
September 20, 2014 | NPR · Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.
 

AP
September 20, 2014 | KERA · Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP’s survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.
 

Arts & Life

Courtesy of Rick Steves
September 20, 2014 | NPR · Since we specialize in asking people things they know nothing about, we’ve decided to ask Rick Steves three questions about the people out there in the world who have his name, but reversed.
 

September 20, 2014 | NPR · As a little girl, Anne Sinclair knew Pablo Picasso. She talks with NPR’s Scott Simon about why she didn’t want the master to paint her picture, and her new memoir, My Grandfather’s Gallery.
 

Courtesy of DC Central Kitchen
September 20, 2014 | NPR · For 25 years, DC Central Kitchen has been a place for the hungry to feed themselves and learn new skills. Now a bustling social enterprise, it’s inspired similar programs across the nation.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
September 20, 2014 | NPR · A certain someone hates the word “songstress.” What else should be abolished from music writing?
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 20, 2014 | NPR · As a kid, Scottish soul singer Paolo Nutini fell in love with male harmony groups like The Drifters. He says the fragility on those old recordings inspired the sound of his new album, Caustic Love.
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 20, 2014 | NPR · The legendary crooner and pop superstar have a natural chemistry on their new collaborative album, which might introduce a new generation of pop fans to the world of jazz.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab