Event: Midwinter Fair
When: December 7 & 8 2013
What: Fantasy Fair
Where: Archeon, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
For the 11th time already, Midwinter Fair took place at the archeological park of Archeon on a cold December weekend. This year we were in better luck than the last, as there was no snow and persistent rain. Other than some drizzle on occasion, the weather stayed bright and lovely, which was a distinctive bonus when it came to exploring the domain, which really is awesome and very suited to events like these.
Contrary to other fantasy fairs, Midwinter Fair offers more historically inspired entertainment throughout ranging from story tellers, puppeteers, various roaming musicians in medieval and fantasy garb to herbologists and pagan weddings. But aside from the historical character that distinguishes this fair from others, they also add contemporary elements such as martial arts displays, horseback acrobatics and steampunk camp, set up by The Steampunk Objective.
Of course in most of the Western world winter has arrived, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start thinking of summer and what to wear on warm days to come.
Etsy shop Friendly Oak has a wide variety of steampunk printed tops, both sleeveless, short sleeved and long sleeved for both men and women.
Prints range from antique sailing ships, vintage keys, dapper octopi (great for the air kraken fan) and antique style drawing hot air balloons.
Just a word of warning to the ladies though, the sleeveless tops are cut out rather low at the arms, so it’s best to layer it over a camisole or crop top (which is still comfy in hot weather as these are pretty loose) to avoid your bra showing. I own one of theirs and I just solve the problem that way (or by wearing it over a bikini top).
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