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

AFP/Getty Images
July 27, 2016 | NPR · President Obama will make the case for Hillary Clinton Wednesday night with about as many Americans approving of him as disapprove of him.
 

July 27, 2016 | NPR · He was also a war hero and a ballroom dancer — Bald Eagle’s life is hard to fit in a headline. He parachuted into Normandy, acted in Westerns and starred in his first feature film at the age of 95.
 

Getty Images
July 27, 2016 | NPR · McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
 

Arts & Life

Getty Images
July 27, 2016 | NPR · McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
 

July 27, 2016 | NPR · PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill joins All Things Considered from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, to discuss her 2009 book The Breakthrough. Ifill is re-examining the book’s conclusions about black political leadership as President Obama prepares to leave office.
 

AP
July 27, 2016 | NPR · It’s week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
 

Music

AFP/Getty Images
July 27, 2016 | NPR · A night filled with heavy speeches about gun violence, national security and climate change gave way to a unifying moment Wednesday night.
 

July 27, 2016 | NPR · Reporter Nancy Klingener takes NPR to the annual Underwater Musical Festival in the Florida Keys, as part of All Things Considered‘s feature on off-kilter summer festivals.
 

Courtesy of the artist
July 27, 2016 | NPR · Enjoy the pure beauty of the unaccompanied voice, whether solo or layered, along with virtuoso solo instrumentalists.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab