60 – Costume
We were at the Arizona Renaissance Festival this spring with some friends. There are performers everywhere looking for recognition and tips, and then there are weirdos from everywhere that just show up in crazy-ass outfits. Sometimes they’re legit reenactors (“I reenact, therefore I was.”), sometimes they’re just morons or emo kids in slutty fairy outfits. This year, though, there was a real gem. These two extremely clever kids, who were just there dressed up for their own fun, let me stop them and take their picture. They got right into character and posed for me. I tipped them, as they outdid most of the “pros” this year. If you don’t get these getups, I feel sorry for you because you are missing out.
They are King Arthur and his loyal servant Patsy, from Monty Python and the Holy Grail which is the “Holy Grail” of British comedy, if not all comedy.
“Patsy” even has Terry Gilliam’s scowl down perfectly, and “Arthur” nailed Graham Chapman’s smug face. They galloped off in perfect form. Highlight of my whole day.
The movie was very dark and dismal looking so I tried to impart some of that onto the photo which was otherwise extremely bright & cheery. I used the neutralize filter and tried to vignette some of the distractions out.