Unicorn Festival:
Part I

2013-03-19 16:30 | Comments: 3

In midsummer the small Italian town Vinci and hometown of Leonardo da Vinci becomes the Mecca of cosplay, renaissance and fantasy fans. Impressions of the 8th edition of the Unicorn Festival Part I.

Photo credit: Viki Secrets

Unicorn Dress @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Hi, the Festival of the Unicorn, or Festa dell'Unicorno as it is lovely called in Italian, is a two day long fantasy and cosplay event, which took place already for the 8th time in the small town of Vinci.

The fantasy and renaissance fair is not only limited to medieval costumes but actually attracts a wide variety of cosplayers and fantasy fans to the historic center of Vinci, which is the perfect backdrop for such an event and contributes to the authentic atmosphere.

If you also plan to visit the Unicorn Festival this summer, I recommend staying in a hotel nearby, and coming in outfit is of course more fun, but not mandatory. The entrance fee is also moderate (10 EUR for both days).

May I introduce to you, the Unicorns, Warriors, Knights, Pirates and Wizards of Vinci:

Unicorn Dress @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Unicorn dress :P

Fantasy Outfit @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Fantasy Outfit @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Jocker make-up @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Jocker make-up :P

Goth Model on Torture Chair @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Goth model on Torture chair ;P

Cosplay Male Outfit @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Juggler @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Jogglers ;P

Fantasy Elf @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Elf with a bow

Steampunk @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Steampunk was also a popular theme at the Unicorn Festival

Steampunk Outfit @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Goth Outfit @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Xena and Zorro @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Zorro, Xena and a Knight

Claudio in Goth Outfit @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Claudio in a scary fantasy outfit ^^

Xena with Vampire Gianluca Lord Ashram Betti @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Xena with Vampire Gianluca Lord Ashram Betti

Dwarf @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Gimli of Lord Of The Rings

Cosplay Outfit @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Natasha Ziviani as Red Sonja @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Natasha Ziviani as Red Sonja

Dave delle Nuvole as Conan @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Dave delle Nuvole as Conan

Steampunk Gang @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Steampunk gang

Game of Thrones" Throne @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

There was also a Game of Thrones area with the original throne :P

Xena on the Game of Thrones" Throne @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Xena on the Game of Thrones' Throne :P

Game of Thrones" Throne @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Monkey Island Characters: Guybrush Treepwood, Elaine and LeChuck @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Characters from Monkey Island :P Guybrush Treepwood, Elaine and evil LeChuck in the background.

Thor @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Our fellow Thor

Viktor and Xena @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Xena and me in front of the Unicorn ♥

Unicorn Horse Model @ Unicorn Festival 2012 / Festa dell'Unicorno / Vinci

Our first day of our Unicorn coverage ends here. What is your favorite fantasy outfit so far?

Continue to Part II.

Viki Secrets Italy Tour
Vinci, The Hometown Of Leonardo da Vinci
The Leonardo Museum
Le Colonie: Farm Holidays in Vinci
Viareggio Resort: A Day At The Beach
Florence At Night
Unicorn Festival: Part I
Unicorn Festival: Part II

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OllivAndre on 2013-03-19 17:35

Nice Pics! I was the Guybrush!!! :D

@OllivAndre: Thx, I can now brag that I have met Guybrush Treepwood in real life :D

DieterB on 2013-03-20 23:03

A nice report with good fotos, hope to be there again this year

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