Thursday, October 23, 2008

Just Not Scary (Carnival)

So my Renaissance group is participating in this Haunted Hollow hayride thing. Originally we were supposed to do the Thriller dance we're learning for Thrill the World, but people don't come to haunted hayrides to watch people dance, apparently. We hadn't even gotten stared when they left. So, to Plan B: just scare the crap out of 'em. A lot of our group (particularly the ones still in high school) get a huge kick out of this. I came the next night dressed as a gypsy with my crystal ball -- it lights up and looked really darned cool with the fog machine -- and my predictions of doom. While the rest of our group jumping out at people and screaming for blood seemed to do some decent scaring, I was mostly ignored. My voice isn't scary. My hair? THAT was scary., ratted and sprayed with white hairspray. Actually, maybe more "creepy". I think I'm really just not cut out for the scaring thing.

But I can dance.

Oh, and I'm also really good at making OTHER people scary. The above pics are Brandon in zombie-in-progress and zombified. I had more requests to do people's zombie makeup/wardrobe than I could fill. Dammit, Jim, I'm an artist not a monster!

An update: On October 25, 2008, our small group of 33 people danced Thriller simultaneously with a total 4177 worldwide throughout 92 cities in 10 countries, shattering the previous year's world record. Here's our Thrill the World dance:


A Keeper's Jackpot said...

I WOULD TOTALLY come to a hay ride to watch people do the Thriller dance. Of course I'd love to learn the Thriller dance too. If you happen to get video of it I'd love to see it :)

Thanks for participating

Deanna said...

Now on video! :) (although a better one is in the works)
Check for the other locations worldwide.

3 REXES said...

Beautiful blog! Wonderful zombie too!!

QuirkyDolls said...

Funny, and the makeup is great. How could people ignore the fun of a cystal ball and getting predictions of the future!

QuirkyDolls said...

I went and watched your Thriller video, which was great! and then got lost on youtube watching all the Thriller videos and then the funny wedding Thriller videos, and lost an hour of time.........but it was so fun. Thanks!