Well, darn it. I know it's a pandemic and we all must make sacrifices. But still.
Our beloved bi-annual Great Plains Renaissance Festival was cancelled for the spring due to pandemic concerns. I must admit I was secretly glad not to have to deal with the cockleburrs and sweaty heat in unfamiliar clothes, even if I did enjoy parading around in them.
The hubs and I felt the need to connect with our friends though, especially since we live geographically further away. I suggested a short video to post to our private Facebook group page the weekend of the cancelled fair. But Kate was sheltering with our parents, away from us and away from her usual stash of costumes...
Magically, she came up with something. There's a reason friends who have had garments sewn by Kate call her the "Fairy Katemother."
Ryan and I decided to wear our coordinating Blue Bees outfits. No agonizing decision there; they were in the front of the closet, honestly. Our story for our characters has always been that we hail from the city of "War-drobe" in the land of "Spare-oom." Narnia fans will get this reference pretty quickly!
Thanks to the magic of the internet, Ryan and I were able to record our portion of the video and send it to Kate, who edited it together. Her thrown together costume was explained by saying that she had been vacationing in the Lone Islands.
Anyway, here's our little video message:
And here is Kate's outfit in a still picture. From top to bottom:
The hat is vintage 1960s from our mom. The scarf is borrowed from her as well.
The Chemise and Corset are from an earlier green and orange dress that has since been recycled into other garments.
The overdress is from my 10th wedding anniversary celebration.
The blue skirt is from middle and high school days of volunteering at a living history museum. (1870s)
The walking stick was most recently purchased to go with the blue bees dresses.
Check out our archived projects page for photos of the chemise, corset, and overdress as they originally appeared.
Twins each with half a brain in reality; the other half displayed here!