This Saturday my friend and I headed to the PA Ren Faire dressed as the Doctor and Rose from Tooth & Claw (Yes we know it was the wrong year but we had a back story all planned out so we were prepared!). Now there are a few inconsistencies, firstly Rose should be blond but in fairness my friend didn't want to dye her hair for a day. And my Tennant is more a 42 look with Tooth & Claw colors but that was deliberate due to the weather, I would have been way to hot had I worn the fully story look with the henley and t-shirt. Plus I have a soul patch and I have an inability to grow sideburns
But the effect was great. We expected a small handful of people to get a kick out of it, but we were not prepared for what really happened! SO MANY people recognized us and I can't tell you how many people asked for photographs and hugs! I loved the hugs, that was nice. It was such a fun day I can't say I have a day that fun in a very long time.
The people who worked at the Ren Faire - who are not allowed to break character - found sly ways to recognize us by keeping in character and pretending to know us due to his time travel etc. But the best part? They asked us to join their parade! We marched in the Ren Faire Parade to the human chess match. Oh the faces of the fans who recognized us but even better were the faces of those who were so confused by seeing us in the parade because they didn't know the show! That was hilarious. lol
Anyway our goals:
1) Try to use the psychic paper and get in for free (even though we bought tickets just wanted to use it and see) It worked because the ticket girl recognized us! (but in fairness I gave her my ticket anyway, shouldn't have though) Goal Achived!
2) Find the Queen to "make sure she was safe" from Werewolf threats (remember the real threat land 300 years before Tooth& Claw) and get a picture with her. Goal achieved!
3) Have "Rose" get her to say "we are not amused" Sure it was the wrong queen but she still said it in other places of the rRen Faire, but sadly our Rose had no luck here. Mission Aborted!
4)Find a werewolf. Now we really thought this one was just a joke, but we tried. And then out of nowhere we found man dressed as a pirate (it was pirate week) who loved Tooth & Claw so much that he tattooed the werewolf on his chest! Goal Achieved!
Originally we wanted to keep a tally of people who recognized us and people who asked for pics, expecting this to be minimal but once we lost track of that we decided to keep a tally of those who hugged us (and those who actually "squeed") and lost track again!
Anyway, enough about that, the pics. We stayed in character the whole time with minimal exception.