This past weekend was New York Comic-Con. To say there were a lot of people there is an understatement. There were an estimated 150,000+ people, which officially makes it bigger than San Diego Comic-Con—the granddaddy of all cons.
With that many people, there was undoubtedly a lot of great cosplay. I didn’t get pictures of nearly as many costumes as I would have liked. But I did manage to round up some of the great ones.
There are certain events in the DC region that we absolutely make a point to visit every year. The Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, MD, is one of these events. It runs every weekend from the end of August through most of October, which means the weather is usually glorious.
Generally considered to be the second largest Renaissance Festival in the United States, the Maryland fair is held in a permanent village called Revel Grove. This lends the fair an air of realism and…well…permanence that would be missing if the village were temporarily constructed for just one season.
This year, the festival brought to life the year 1521, King Henry VIII, and Queen Katherine of Aragon. For a few hours on the weekend, it really feels like 16th century England has come to life. Just a tad cleaner. And less plague-y.
If you’ve never been to a Renaissance fair, want to go to one, or are just curious. Here’s a few of our best shots from this year’s excursion….
Zoey as Kiki (from Ghibli’s wonderful Kiki’s Delivery Service) for last year’s Baltimore Comic-Con.