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What to Wear: Renaissance Fair Costumes for the Family

Today’s “what to wear” topic is a little personal because today I’m going to share with you what I’m actually going to wear to my next costume event. Next month, I am planning to attend the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale during its opening weekend which is really exciting because it will be my first time. I’m taking the whole family which includes my husband, two boys, and me (of course). Obviously, I turned to PureCostumes.com to find outfits for all of us but with so many options and some sizing restrictions it was a little tricky, but I was able to get some great outfits for the event.

Starting with my two boys, I wanted them to match so I decided to get them knight costumes. (You wouldn’t find kings or peasants wearing the same exact outfit.) There were a lot of great options for knights to choose from, but I decided to let my wallet do the picking which turned out to be such a pleasant surprise. These knight costumes looked great and came with a lot of accessories including gloves and boot covers. We added pants to complete the look, but for $21, this costume was a great deal!

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I opted for a peasant look to keep things low-key. I chose the Renaissance Wench costume by California Costumes. They’re known for having great quality and I really liked the design. When I tried it on, I noticed that there is a slit in between the top and the skirt which I later realized is for the strap which you can use to create a slit in the skirt. What’s great about it is that you can wear it with (as pictured in the product photo) or without the strap (like what I have below). It actually comes with two straps so you can wear it cinched on either side.

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When it came to my husband, he has a stockier build so I had to choose a plus size costume. I was looking for something versatile so I’m going to let you in on a costume hack. Instead of getting a Renaissance costume, I picked out a pirate costume for him! He’ll be using the top, wrist cuffs, and boot covers with his own pants to create a peasant costume. And as a bonus, if we decide to visit during one of the pirate-themed days, he’ll have a costume for that too!

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Now that I’ve shared with you what I’ll wear, it’s your turn to share! Let us know by leaving a comment below! Also, for local customers who are planning to attend the Renaissance Pleasure Faire this year, PureCostumes.com does allow walk-ins as long as you call ahead with the item number. You can get more details on the Customer Care section of the website. Lastly, don’t forget to enter the Pin to Win Contest (here) for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the website!

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