Girls love to dress up in costume for the Renaissance Festival. Here is a selection of women or wenches in Renaissance period clothing, belly dance costumes, slave girl dress, fantasy outfits, Brazilian Samba costumes, German Octoberfest wear and barbarian armor. All were shot on October 6, 2012, opening day in Plantersville, Texas. The weather was ideal and by the end of the day the light was soft aided by cloud cover. Note that in these 15 images everyone was either performing in public or had been asked if it was OK before I shot. You might also want to look at the Chainmail images from that same day or press the “Chain Mail” menu button at the top of the page to access both this year’s and the 2008 Texas Renaissance Festival images. That set is the most durable one on this site as it gets hits from search engines on a regular basis all year long, not just when the Renfest is open here.