Spent this afternoon drawing with some friends at the Thirty First Annual Dickens Fair. Every year around the holidays seemingly hundreds of people turn out in Victorian Era costume for a gigantic event. It’s half party, half trunk show, half interactive theater – and it’s packed wall to wall with outrageously good costumes! These people really take their craft seriously!
Here’s some sketchbook pages – just a glimpse at the variety. There are pirates, rail barons, fortune tellers, carolers, street urchins, admirals, dancing girls, hussars, chimney sweeps, Turkish merchants, deep sea explorers – it just goes on and on. My favorite has to be the Dark Garden corset makers shop – they have models holding 10 and 20 minute poses in their windows all day long – sketch artists couldn’t ask for a better show :)