Cheyenne? More like Die-yenne

18 Sep

Zombie Attack!By Jessica Dawkins

Looking for some amusement this weekend?

Saturday, September 20, is the return of the Cheyenne Zombie Fest for year 4. According to the official Cheyenne, Wyoming website, the event lasts from 9 a.m. to midnight in all parts of downtown. While being mostly free or reliant on donations, Zombie Fest is hosted by the Cheyenne Little Theater to raise money for their yearly plays and various events. That means some activities do cost to enjoy.

What else?

This year’s special guest is Matt Mogk from AMC’s Talking Dead and head of the Zombie Research Society. (I guess you could say he’s the brains of the operation…) Go show him your undying fan affection at the Atlas Theater. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Before and after his presentations, crawl on over to the Zombie Fashion Show, Brain Eating Contest, and professional Gore Makeup as well as Zombie Olympics and Zombieland for the demon kiddos. So bring your mummy, this festival is for all ages, boys and ghouls!

For all the gory details check out the official PDF with times, locations, and pricing.

How can I prepare?

Not an actual walking corpse? YouTube is your best friend for Halloween inspired makeup tutorials. Most of the supplies you need are found around the house or stuffed inside your girlfriend’s cosmetics drawer. Here’s a link to one of my favorite freaky tutorials, with both a normal makeup option and a special effects option. If you don’t feel comfortable doing your own costume, there will be a gore makeup station at the festival to help you get horrific. Now all you really need is a little imagination and the courage to flaunt your rotting flesh. And if you do get zombie-fied, comment below with a pic, we’d love to see the scary!

Just to recap:

  • zombie makeup
  • zombie fashion
  • zombie fanatics
  • zombie food

If you’re still not convinced, check out some of our posts about previous Zombie Fest riot in the Cowboy State. Have fun, zombies, and remember: No guts, no glory!

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