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Fly Like An Eagle: LCCC Spirit

10 Oct
Model poses to show off Golden Eagle spirit inspired makeup.

A student takes a moment from studies to show off this Golden Eagle inspired makeup.

By Jessica Dawkins

Let School Spirits Carry Me

Homecoming is in full swing at Laramie County Community College! You may have noticed the special events being hosted around campus, many held in the student lounge. Students have been encouraged to participate in eating contests, timed competitions, team dodgeball matches and more. But maybe this isn’t enough for you to get into the spirit of being an Eagle. If that’s the case, keep reading for inspiration.

Tutus and Tattoos

Some students prefer to show their spirit in sublte ways, such as clothing or accessories sporting a logo. Others (like myself) may be open to more umistakeable gestures of enthusiasm, like face painting and hair dye. Sure, toole tutus in school colors are eyecatching and easy to DIY, but I prefer the makeup route when it comes to showing support for something I love. Cue the tattoo! The slideshow in this post will provide all the knowledge you need to create your own temporary “ink” for soccer and volleyball games, LCCC’s homecoming dance, and everyday fashion statements.

Why Cosmetics?

Makeup is relatively inexpensive if you know what brands to look for and exactly what products you need. Especially if it’s for a onetime use like a pep rally, you don’t need to buy Sephora brand cosmetics. Makeup is also a household item that can be used on anyone, guys and gals, young and grown, for special events and on different areas of the body as well. For example, my models include both sexes, one sporting a prominent facial “tattoo” and the other a more sublte bicep decoration.

Instead of clothes and accessories that usually come one way for everyone, makeup designs can be as discreet or as drastic as desired for each individual’s taste. The limit truly is your imagination, so the results are completely your own.


Here’s a list of the items that I used for both pieces of artwork and thought you might want to include in your toolkit.

Eyeliner Pencil

Cream Eyeshadow or Eyeliner (both blue and black colors)

Powder Eyeshadow (I used dark brown, gold glitter, and gray)

Small Fluffy Brush (my favorite is the Setting Brush by Real Techniques)

Angled Brush (for cream bases)

You’ll also need a picture for inspiration. I just Googled images of golden eagle wingspans and found several useable photos to rely on for colors and shape. For the bicep tattoo, I found a great image of our lovely logo and went from that.


Primer (before applying makeup)

Foundation (after the primer, but before the makeup. I found this helpful for the eagle mask to stay on better)

Setting Spray (after the makeup is complete. This is helpful for making the excessive product stay on for more than a selfie, but not required for good results)


Here is the link to my how-to slideshow. Directions are in the description box of each photo.


And if you try out my techniques—great! Send us a picture in the comments below, or just share your favorite part of homecoming so far.

P.S. I apologize if you have the Steve Miller Band playing in your head after reading this post. Here’s a link to the lyrics if you want to sing along!

Oktoberfest is coming to Cheyenne

23 Sep

By Chaundra PaiceOktoberfestImage

Men grab your lederhosen, women break out your dirndls.  Oktoberfest is here!

What is Oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest is a historical German festival that has gained international success.

This year’s Oktoberfest in Cheyenne is being sponsored by the Arc of Laramie County.  Arkansas Le Marr, executive director of the Arc of Laramie County, says the festival will be fun for the whole family.

Arkansas Le Marr informed me that visitors can anticipate partaking in:

One of last year's bands: Beat Grass

One of last year’s bands: Beat Grass

Arm Wrestling

Oktoberfest 2013: Arm wrestling match

  • A wide variety of traditional German foods
  • Entertainment
    • There will be three “live bands” starting at 11 a.m.
  • An assortment of traditional German beer
    • Free taxi vouchers will be available
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks available for kids too!

When is Oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 27th, 2014.

Where is Oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest will be held at the Archer Complex.

How much does it cost?

According to 92.9 and the Boss, proceeds from Oktoberfest benefit Arc of Laramie County.  Arc advocates for individuals with disabilities and their families.

This event has a lot to offer, hope to see you there!

Oktoberfest flyer

Oktoberfest flyer

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!