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15 Things You'll Only Experience If You've Done Historical Reenacting

DON'T BE SUCH A FARB.

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1. Feeling like a baller when you get to fire the cannon.

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BOOM, BITCHES.

2. Watching someone get in trouble for breaking impersonation.

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3. Eating meals that are 100% authentic to a certain time period.

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4. Getting weird looks when you walk into Starbucks at the end of the day while still in costume.

5. Rolling your eyes when the public is only interested in watching a battle.

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WOODWORKING IS JUST AS INTERESTING.

6. Realizing that your closet is 70% historical clothing and 30% normal clothing.

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7. Being jealous of the officers because they always got the cool weapons.

8. Scoffing at reenactors who are there for shooting guns and couldn't care less about authenticity.

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DON'T BE SUCH A FARB, GERALD.

9. Walking past an open field and imagining how *perfect* it'd be for a battle scene.

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10. Getting in heated debates over vague parts of history.

I KNOW I WASN'T ALIVE DURING 1887 BUT I'M SURE MY OPINION IS ACCURATE.
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I KNOW I WASN'T ALIVE DURING 1887 BUT I'M SURE MY OPINION IS ACCURATE.

11. Washing your historical clothing by hand because they didn't have washing machines in 1776.

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12. Constantly encouraging market speech that's appropriate to your time period.

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13. Spotting that *one person* who always gets a little too tipsy after hours during fireside.

14. Feeling pimped out as hell in your historically accurate costuming.

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15. But most importantly, looking forward to events because your continuous love for history is just one of the reasons why you do reenacting.

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