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
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS – if you’re already following on, remember I’m getting ready to switch website hosts so sign up for email or RSS to keep up to date on posts.

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. Lynne Ayers says:

    I love these. My favourite is the lady in the striped pants. Beautiful shots.

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  3. tgeriatrix says:

    What a great theme! Here is my entry, hope you can see how we love the 5th season!

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  5. Rosanna says:

    Hi Ailsa, This is my first time to join in the fun. Here’s my post:

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  7. I like the lady in striper pants, Ailsa! Here’s my costume shot:

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  10. Peripatetic Eric says:

    The woman with the parasol appears to be playing the part. Great photos. Can’t wait to see the other submissions. One from me

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  12. says:

    In all my travels I have seen few costumes other than Halloween. This are from Ephesus Turkey

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  21. Penelope says:

    Your photos are beautiful. This is my contribution for this week

  22. fotograffer says:

    Here is a look at the lavish costumes of the Tropicana Cabaret in Havana, Cuba:

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  25. Hi Alisa, I love how creative everyone was with their costumes this year! I didn’t make it to Folklife this year but I did pull together a group of my favorite Halloween costumes. 🙂

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  30. Loca Gringa says:

    Great fotos!
    Oooooooooo … I so want to revisit this theme after next year’s “Carneval” … but for now …

  31. kelihasablog says:

    I just love all of these! It looks like it might be so much fun! All of the costumes are very cool, but from I really love the look of the umbrella girl if I was going to use one to try to write about. LOL It’s inspiring in a different way than the others, though all are amazing;y beautiful! 😀

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  35. out10about says:

    Here’s my first submission to Ailsa’s travel theme
    I had fun with this one 🙂 with Hobbits, Storm Troopers and scuba-bunnies. Hope you enjoy them too

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  38. Love the dog! I’ll have to start work on a costume for mine 😉
    In the meantime, I hope you like these costumes from a street art performance in Portugal

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