Okay. I know, enough questions already. What is this event that's happening in two weeks? It's Keen Halloween, and I have a hunch it's going to be amazing, inspiring, and altogether awesome.
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I think it's important to mention that some stupendous and incredibly talented people are organizing Keen Halloween: Daniel and Dawna Davis of Steam Crow. If you've been to WonderCon, SDCC, Phoenix Comicon, Emerald City, or a whole host of other West coast conventions, you've probably seen their colorful table. Besides the fact that they are wonderfully creative, I know that they are organized and dedicated and that they are doing everything in their power to make this event smooth, fun, and educational. They don't do anything half-heartedly.
What can you do at Keen Halloween? Buy from indie crafters and creators at the Monster Market, make costumes, attend workshops, learn how to apply theatrical make-up, and so much more. From the press release:
Costuming is, of course, a large part of the event. Anabel Martinez, a local costuming enthusiast, explains how Keen Halloween works to provide a walk-up “Evil Genius” Costume Bar, a “Scarecrow King” themed photo-booth, and an Iron Skull Costume Challenge. “We wanted to help inspire people who have the next month to plan and make their own costumes,” Anabel explains. “People can walk up and learn how to apply theatrical make-up, build movie-style armor, and learn techniques that can really help them stand out during Halloween parties.”
Workshops are another draw, with “How to host a Halloween party”, “Stylish Zombies 101,” “How-to make a Poison Apple Crate,” and a class on the Dia de Los Muertos style of sugar skull face painting. “We want to help people make their own Halloween better, and be more creative in the process.”There will even be live music.
I wish I was free that weekend because I would definitely make the trip from Los Angeles. I hope you attend if you can, and if you do, please come back here and let me know what you thought!
Pre-order tickets today! They're $7 in advance and $10 at the door.