Hear ye, hear ye! Ren Faire season is upon us and since it’s not quite Halloween yet we couldn’t think of a more perfect reason to get dressed up. Renaissance Faires, or Ren Faires for short, are outdoor weekend festivals that recreate a historical setting by incorporating theatrical acts, arts and crafts, delicious food and more. You may be wondering what you should wear to one of these things, and we’re here to tell you. The most important thing about dressing for the Ren Faire is that you are comfortable and having fun. Decide what kind of character you want to portray, and then pick your costume. There are Ren Faires everywhere, so find the closest one to you, and get ready to celebrate the 16th century like you never have before! Here’s a list of our favorite Ren Faire characters, so you can dress the part!




Whether you are a seasoned Ren Faire expert or a first timer, it’s fun to be as authentic as possible. Treat yourself to a costume that screams Renaissance royalty! A glamorous monarch deserves only the most detailed attire and many fancy accessories to bring together your look. Make sure to carry yourself with elegance if you are portraying a royal character!





Every kingdom needs a fierce battalion of knights in shining armor. Who will protect the kingdom if you’re not there? If you’re looking for your fair lady, go to the Ren Faire decked out in your best armor. Make sure to bring a helmet, a sword, and maybe even a shield in case you have to battle for love. Don’t forget that if you go dressed as a knight, you are a model of nobility, so playing the part is extremely important.





We know what you’re thinking: Pirates at a Ren Faire?! The pirates that are found at the Renaissance Faire are not related to swashbuckling pirates but thought up from pure fantasy. If you want to explore a fantasy character, dressing as a pirate might be your best bet. Pirates at the Ren Faire are normally found wearing the color black and carrying around feathered hats. But remember, since these Ren Faire pirates are fantasy characters, you can create a persona of your choice.





If you value comfort and style, then a peasant costume might be the way to go. A peasant never threw out old garb, but instead paired it with new garb to recycle the clothing to create a new work.  If you’re creating a peasant look, you may want to layer your clothing and stick to muted earth tones as your color choices. Don’t be afraid to accessorize!



The coolest part about the Renaissance Faire is that you get to create your own character and portray their personality however you want! If we could give you one tip, it’d be to have fun with your costume. You are completely in control; we’re just here to give you suggestions. Don’t forget to send us pictures of your Ren Faire costumes to spiritblog@spirithalloween.com!