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22 September 2008 @ 09:18 am
Avast!  
Okay, so talk like a pirate day was last week, but I also attended the third annual Portland Pirate Festival this past weekend, and have, as promised, pictures. Many, many pictures. In case it needs to be said, don't click on the cut if you're on dial up. (Is anyone still on dial up these days?)



Three lasses about t' set sail fer adventure...don`t be gettin' in the'r way!



Walkin' about th' isle, arrr, lookin' fer treasure:









Takin' in some grog an' mighty large smoked turkey legs:





Found some booty - a fine hat an' pistol:





Gettin' ready t' board ship an' set sail fer homeport:





And lastly, a close up of my bodice for the costume minded:




A fun time was had by all. As you can see, my sister was great at sneering. Me, less so. Of the three of us, I was definitely the most girly pirate - note the lace on my shirt and hat. We made all the costumes, except for L's bodice and shirt. Our machines don't do leather well, so she bought her bodice, and she hasn't gotten around to making her pirate shirt yet. But she found a hat this year, and my sis found a bodice gun that is fantastic. I bought most of my booty last year, and thus spent very little coin.

We were much admired, and even invited to an "after hours" party by some young twenty-somethings who admired our bodices a great deal. Considering how often I don't get carded these days, it was flattering, though we had to decline. :)
 
 
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Stephstephdub on September 22nd, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
You guys look fantastic! You did a great job on your costume - I can't believe how talented you are! It looks like you guys had a great time.
xlanaxlana on September 22nd, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
off topic, but OMG! someone else who loves MiddleMan! yayayayay!
Stephstephdub on September 22nd, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
How could anyone NOT love MM? It is clearly made of awesome.
xlanaxlana on September 22nd, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
fabulous costumes! it looks like you had a great time
PsychicHazardpsychichazard on September 22nd, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
as a re-enactor, i approve most heartily. yaargh! avast!, and other random nautical terms.
J.K.Richárdneutronjockey on September 22nd, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
That's a whole lotta pirate sassiness ya got goin' on there.
Signal to Noise: Doctor Who Exclemationun4scene on September 22nd, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
Those outfits are just inspired, you guys look fab! I can see how fun the dressing up is, indeed. Boo for not hitting the party as a true pirate girl would do! ;)
wisteriawisteria on September 22nd, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Very cool! You all look amazing!!! I saw the commercials for it and if we'd not been busy we might have been there! Naomi wants to go next year...definately! Mmmm...smoked turkey legs!
Miss Crankypantsaka_paloma on September 22nd, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
Awesome costumes! The bodices are fantastic and I love the hats. The picture of your sister with the turkey leg made me lol. She looks so snarly and angry! Poor turkey leg! Hee.

(And now I have a strong urge to watch Pirates of the Caribbean.)
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty": Dodge Thiskistha on September 22nd, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
So bummed I didn't get to go this year...