Off to the Renaissance Faire!

A mere hour before I was set to leave for the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale, I was tenacious in my determination to finish a few more pieces for my outfit. I know, craziness, but it was absolutely going to happen. It should have happened before but life sometimes gets in the way. Plus, I wasn’t inspired like was I was that hour before we were supposed to leave, honest.

I wanted to have a true mermaid necklace, and I already had a table full of shells and beads strewn about so I knew it wouldn’t take me long to quickly piece something together. I already had the shell picked out, namely because it was one of the few that already had holes in it, but it was pretty too and would look perfect as a mermaid necklace.

Mermaid shell bead necklace

All I had to do was string some beads. Plenty of time!

mermaid necklace

Look at all that mermaidiness!

The next priority was a mermaid purse. I obviously couldn’t make one from scratch and I had planned to throw my stuff in my hubby’s bag, but when I woke up in the morning, I had a stroke of genius (or insanity). I remembered my first attempt at a Bavarian square that wasn’t much of a square. I’d had no idea what I was going to do with it but now I knew! The colors were even close, not exact, but close enough. I sewed up the sides and added a handle and voila!

crochet mermaid purse

Just big enough for my phone, my comb and some makeup. The rest still went into hubby’s bag. 🙂

I finished it all off before hubby woke up. Score!

And then it was off to the Faire.

Crochet Mermaid Costume

I always love going to Ren Faire. There are so many things to look at from the wonderful outfits, the booths, and the fun performances. I’ll post about our trip soon. 🙂


12 thoughts on “Off to the Renaissance Faire!

  1. Yolanda!! First of all that purse idea was BRILLIANT – it looks very shell-ish! Second – You look like the Belle of the Undersea Ball!! I haven’t been to a Ren Faire in several years. I would always wear my belly dance skirt and top. I hope you have an amazing time and take lots of pictures!! 😀

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    • Thanks Tami! That Bavarian ‘circle’ was finally good for something. I love those belly dance outfits. I always end up in one of those shops when I’m there. One day I might actually buy something but probably not because I always think I can make it even when I KNOW I can’t. 😊

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      • I actually bought some little bells because I want to crochet a jingly hip belt! I have a coin one that I bought but I think a crocheted bell one would be fun and pretty! I have a leotard that has like a very sturdy see through panty-hose type material across the belly with black leggings on the bottom and a black cap sleeve crop on the top. It’s nice because I feel more confident wearing the costume. 😀

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