Travel theme – Costume

Last weekend Seattle Center played host to the Northwest Folklife Festival, an annual event that takes place over Memorial weekend come rain or shine. As I wandered through the grounds; strains of folk, honky tonk and world music drifting on the breeze, I encountered quite a few costumed festival-goers and couldn’t resist a photo or two. Here are some of the merrymakers I met along the way.

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Everyone was joining in the fun, even the four-legged festival-goers brought their gold lamé A-game.

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So put on your glad rags and join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) Here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Costume
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
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Let’s get the costume party started!

xxx Ailsa

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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138 Responses to Travel theme – Costume

  1. aj vosse says:

    I thought for s second you had me stumped but I’ve remembered a photo or two I took a year ago… 😉

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  3. Ben says:

    A fun one Ailsa. Those are some nice elaborate costumers you got. I’d hate to think of how long it takes to make some of those costumes.

    Even the simplest costumes can make for a good time. Even cardboard robots on a pub crawl.

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  5. Ese' s Voice says:

    Beautiful and…colourful, Ailsa! Yet I must admit the white one stands out for sure 🙂
    As far as costumes go, this is what I came up with:

  6. Tina Schell says:

    Definitely looking forward to seeing the entries on this one :-). Love yours, esp the 4-legged partier!

  7. Pamela says:

    Lovely costumes but really I’m taken with the purity and beauty of all the faces – and as for the shot of a very interested canine spectator….awww!

  8. Good to see people enjoying dressing up, Ailsa, even if some of the costumes seem to be more of an expression of joie de vivre than of national dress. Strange you should post this today, as I’ve been thinking about dress a lot lately – what to wear, and how very plain it will all seem back home after the kaleidoscope of colour I’ve been accustomed to here. Even though there are more western dressed people in the streets these days, still the ladies in their saris and salwars, and the guys in their longis and kurta pygamas and skull caps add vibrancy out on the streets. Go into a shop, or a ball or large, lavish party or wedding and it’s a cornucopia of colour and pattern, styles and textures. How to forego all that drama!!!

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  10. Great photos! I used to live in Seattle and always enjoyed Folklife. Brought it all back to me.

  11. markd60 says:

    The white statue girl and the pink umbrella girl are excellent!

  12. What fun! Was the second shot of the silver fairy and the fourth shot of the colorful jester living statues? Very nice.

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  14. suej says:

    Great images, Ailsa! Love the little dog! I thought I would have to duck out of this, until I put my brain in gear, and have served up an image from an agricultural tradition in Romania…

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  18. Whimsy so welcomed! It must be cooler there – looks like great fun. Amazing pictures – love the header – peacocks be jealous!

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  20. fgassette says:

    BEAUTIFUL COSTUMES! Here are mine:


  21. Praveena says:

    Lovely costumes .Love it:)

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  24. Makes me mad I didn’t have my camera with me at the Renaissance Festival. Anyways. Here’s my “Costume” blog! Thanks, once again, for some grand fun.

  25. Gorgeous photos, dear Ailsa! Such happy scenes 🙂
    Here are some of my own:
    Have a wonderful weekend

  26. cocoaupnorth says:

    Gorgeous costumes Ailsa and thanks once again for the beautiful theme.

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  31. Hello Ailsa, and fellow Travel Themers! I’ve been away for a bit, but now I’m back, and here’s my take on this week’s Costume Challenge:

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  34. cyardin says:

    Love the girl in the parasol’s get up. Great shots.
    Here are my shots, but I find myself observing rather than shooting.

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  36. Alien Shores says:

    Hi Ailsa

    From my recent visit to Prague ….

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  38. paulandjodie says:

    I love how all the effort put into the costumes creates a festival feeling. I have motorcycling Japanese Santas.

  39. kz says:

    those are fantastic!

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