This weekend I spent a day helping The Raptor Center out down at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, MN. In the past TRC has preformed at Ren Fest for special weekends but this year they are entertaining and educating crowds each weekend at the fest. With the expanded schedule TRC volunteers have been asked to help out so I decided to volunteer on day one of the festival.
In between programs I had time to run around the festival and take pictures of some of the more colorful participants. I found this guy outside of a leather shop. He looks like a walking advertisement.
Even though this costume looked very cool I bet that it was really hot. The mask, gloves and chest pieces looked like they probably would make it a long hot day but they did get a lot of attention.
This young satyr looked awesome. She came complete with pan flute and giant hoofs. The feet are what really make the costume. The hoofs are built on foot high platforms.
There were also some celebrities at this years celebration. Capt'n Jack took some time off from pirating to come visit with us peasants. His costume and looks was dead on, unfortunately I did not get to here him talk to see if he had the voice down too.