Faerieworlds Day 2

So. Much. To. See!

One of the phenomenal dragon sculptures from Unicorns n Dragons. Such a personality in this friendly face!

An emerald green fairy dancing during Trillian Green. I was so inspired by how many people were dancing alone—or while spinning staffs and twirling polls—during performances, just feeling the music.

Not only was I very happy to see how many of the vendors took major credit cards, especially as I realized that I was definitely going to go over the budget I set for myself at the ATM, but I was delighted by how some of the vendors made the convenience a little more fairy, like the people at BAD Art Goblin Shoppe.

What is this, you ask? Oh, a teapot. I’m not sure how you pour, but you fill the top tentacle with tealeaves to steep. I was surprised by how much octopus-themed stuff I saw. Are the eight-legged sea dwellers a facet of fairy that we weren’t told about?

Fishing wire was hung in between trees in Neverworlds, and ribbons were hung off them. Then anyone who wanted to wrote a wish, or a quote, or a blessing on a piece of paper and clipped it to the ribbons. So lovely!

Tristan tried on many ears from many vendors before he decided on the pair he ended up with—shots of his full costume, completely purchased at Faerieworlds, coming soon! These chartreuse wing clips from Atilier Massa weren’t his final choice, but aren’t they lovely? Someone in the booth fitted him with a matching vest!

Matching mother and child fairies (you can’t quite see, but the fairy in red is pulling a wagon of young fairies behind her).

I loved the

There weren’t many fairies in quite this full a costume, not surprising considering the unrelenting sun. This green man, in all the changing colors of leaves, looked so amazing!

A gorgeous Faerieworlds paperweight from Turtle Time Glass.

More tomorrow! So tired! So much dancing! So much walking! So much fairy!!

Faerieworlds Day 1

The gates have opened! Faerieworlds has begun!

Our FairyRoom pixies on the ground are live at the scene and so excited!

We’ll be updating our Twitter and Facebook with pictures, videos, quotes, and some of the amazing things we notice many, many times throughout the day. Follow us or like us, or come back to this post to see it all—we won’t be updating here on the website quite as often, but everything will make it here eventually.

ETA about the rest of the weekend’s coverage: Our Facebook app and my emails back to FairyRoom doesn’t like working out on Mount Pisgah, so there will only be Twitter updates throughout the day. Follow us there! But also check back here every night for a new post of some of the day’s highlights and look forward to a huge photo gallery on Facebook coming soon!

Festival Costuming

Today we’re highlighting a ready-to-go-to-the-show look, plus a few other essentials to make sure you have a really good time in Eugene this weekend or at any other music festival you go to this summer.

What stands out: Few things make me giddier than seeing eyeshadow put all over the face—it’s like grownup face painting. Our teacher Klaire, of the fantastic Makeup is Art YouTube channel is not afraid of getting color everywhere. This look is uniquely asymmetrical, creating the effect of being caught in the middle of a passing rainbow or the the remnants of a fairy wand’s spell. As long as you choose colors that compliment each other and you blend, blend, blend, there is a lot of room for error in this look. Colors don’t have to be placed exactly where Klaire placed them. Make this look your own!

A couple of fantastic products used: You can find a full list of products used in Klaire’s description of her video. There are a lot! She gets that even circles pattern by using fruit netting, the stuff gardeners use to keep birds away from their fruit plants. Check what your local garden department has to offer! You can use fishnet tights for the same effect—and maybe make those tights work double duty at Faerieworlds by incorporating them into a costume!

Vacations—festival-based or otherwise—are a great reason to buy eyeshadows in palettes. No need to go through your whole makeup bag—just toss a compact palette in your carryon and go. Klaire uses a huge 120-color palette, but you could get a similar look with this True Romance Eye Shadow Palette by Kat Von D, complete with eyeliner. All you need is something for the pattern effect, some false eye lashes, and some serious glitter and you’re ready to follow this tutorial!

Pair it with: We are so excited to see all the costumes at the festival this year, but if your fairy style is a little lower key, these rainbow yoga pants might be just the thing! Hand-dyed by a Montanan artisan, these pants are bright and festive while still being comfortable enough for walking and dancing for three days straight. They’ll go very nicely with the rainbow face treatment shown in the video.

Don’t forget these other Faerieworlds essentials: 

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses and hats. According to the forecast right now, it’s going to be partly cloudy all weekend—perfect festival weather—but don’t be fooled! It’s still super easy to get sunburned if you don’t cover up.
  • Lip balm with some SPF protection. It’s pretty humid in Eugene, so your lips probably won’t be extra dry, but they will need some extra protection from the sun.
  • Portable hand sanitizer. Finding a sink with soap and towels is going to be harder and harder as the weekend goes on. Take cleanliness into your own hands.
  • Jacket, sweater, or even a rain poncho. It’s not going to be sunny all the time. The festival goes until midnight every night! And there is a 20% chance of rain today, so you never know.
  • Deodorant. Enough said.

Did we miss anything? What do you think is essential in the realm?