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.
Everyone was joining in the fun, even the four-legged festival-goers brought their gold lamé A-game.
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
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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Let’s get the costume party started!
I thought for s second you had me stumped but I’ve remembered a photo or two I took a year ago… 😉
Now you have me intrigued, AJ 🙂
Wait and see!! 😛
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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.
Now that sounds like an interesting night, Ben! 🙂
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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: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/travel-theme-costume/
Hurrah, great post, Ese, my fave are the little dolls, and that wonderful quote from Khalil Gibran. xxx
Reblogged this on Explore with Payal.
Thanks for the reblog, Payal, perhaps you would like to join in this week’s theme? Everyone’s welcome. xxx
I would love to 🙂
I think Mrs Carmichael may just have lost her mind…..
Bwahaha, you had me with Thelma and Louise, so much fun. Good old Thatcher at the ready with the kippers! 🙂
What a woman she was (not necessarily in the political sense).
Definitely looking forward to seeing the entries on this one :-). Love yours, esp the 4-legged partier!
He was rocking that little gold hoodie, Tina, and he looked awfully proud too! 🙂
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!
He was particularly interested in a hot dog that was precariously close to his nose! 🙂
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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This is mine
Others will be followed soon
Great photos! I used to live in Seattle and always enjoyed Folklife. Brought it all back to me.
The white statue girl and the pink umbrella girl are excellent!
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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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…http://suejudd.com/2013/05/31/weekly-travel-theme-costume/
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May I add some more?
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Whimsy so welcomed! It must be cooler there – looks like great fun. Amazing pictures – love the header – peacocks be jealous!
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BEAUTIFUL COSTUMES! Here are mine: http://wp.me/p23TG1-2KH
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
They look great, I have a few 40s costumes:
Lovely costumes .Love it:)
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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. http://beyondpaisley.net/2013/05/31/travel-theme-costume/
Gorgeous photos, dear Ailsa! Such happy scenes 🙂
Here are some of my own: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/travel-theme-costume/
Have a wonderful weekend
Gorgeous costumes Ailsa and thanks once again for the beautiful theme.
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Some scary costumes: http://windagainstcurrent.com/2013/05/31/travel-theme-costume/
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:
My take on the theme …Indra
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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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From my recent visit to Prague …. http://alienshores52.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/travel-theme-costume/
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I love how all the effort put into the costumes creates a festival feeling. I have motorcycling Japanese Santas.
those are fantastic!
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i happen to have photos ^^ http://theeclecticeccentricshopaholic.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/asias-cosplay-goddess-alodia/
My photos this week are from Japan: http://travelwithintent.com/2013/06/01/geishas-in-kyoto/