“The Satyr’s Song” Release Party part 6

September 19, 2013

Alrighty then, AJ Marcus back here as we enter the last few hours of the release party for “The Satyr’s Song” So speaking of Satyrs, over the past few years a lot of the ren faires have taken on a decidedly fantasy feel. It’s not uncommon to see mystical creatures such as fairies, dragons, unicorns, trolls, and yes, even Satyrs. There have even been sightings of such things as storm troopers, Star Fleet landing parties, and even the occasional Doctor. The past few years has seen a proliferation of cosplay, some of it is breath taking while others leave you wondering what the person is trying to do. So let’s take a look at some of the strange and unusual things I’ve seen at the faire over the years.

Leather seems almost to be a requirement to a lot of the costuming. I think this guy is supposed to be an ogre.

Twigg the Fairie is one of the mystical performers that people show up each year to see. She immerses herself into her character and is truly magical to behold as she charms the young and old alike.

Some characters evolve over time. The picture above was in Fireflicker’s second year wandering around Colorado Renaissance Festival and below is a shot of her a couple of years later. She has put a lot of work into both her costume and her persona. Although her appearance is very fierce, she is extremely gentle and most of the children love her.

A couple of years ago, this tauren from World of Warcraft started appearing from time to time.

Another tauren, this one brought a paladin along to fight.

And what would a faerie tale experience be without a fairy godmother?

And last but not least, we have the fair Queen Anne. She’s not very mystical, but she is definitely a character. We always try and shout “God save the Queen!” whenever she passes.

Don’t forget about the contest mentioned in the previous post. I’ve only got another couple of post before my time on the Dreamspinner Press blog is done, at least for tonight and for “The Satyr’s Song” release Party.

2 Responses to ““The Satyr’s Song” Release Party part 6”

  1. Andrea M says:

    Not trying to be mean but I think I like the traditional more than the Disney looking characters. They just take something out of it.

  2. AJ Marcus says:

    Andrea, there are a lot of folks that feel that way. Some faires are very selective about what kind of characters they let in as regulars. It’s actually not possible to keep just the causal cosplay folks out. Although I think the taurens are a bit more than causal, they aren’t regulars in Colorado. They only show up once or twice a year. Twigg on the other hand is cast. But yeah, it’s a big change from what the faires were twenty years ago.

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