This Saturday, October 18th, Anime Hoshii is sponsoring a costume ball at the Bellevue University Student Center from 6PM until 10PM. The admission charge would be $5 if you don’t have a costume, it is free if you do. They will have “Music, dancing, food, costume contests, beverages, B&W horror films on a big screen, and lots-o-fun!” They list three award categories: Best Halloween Costume, Best Anime Costume, and Funniest Costume. With prizes available for each. So take some time to go down to Bellevue University and do a little cosplay.
On Sunday October 26th, Legend Comics is sponsoring the 2008 Zombie Walk as a benefit for the Omaha Food Ban, it is being organized by Adam Mikael Tibbott & Revenant Media.
What is a "Zombie Walk"? It is a gathering of two or more people dressed and made up to look like the undead, limping or otherwise mimicing the gait of a zombie. These events also go by the names: a zombie mob, zombie march, zombie horde, zombie lurch, zombie shuffle or zombie pub crawl. This will be the first time Omaha has participated in WORLD ZOMBIE DAY.
The event begins at noon at Legend Comics 5131 Leavenworth St Omaha, NE 68106-1343 (402) 391-2377 and will run until 6PM. Non-perishable food donations for the Omaha Food Bank are encouraged and refreshments will be available as well as prizes for Best Costume, best "Zombie Shuffle" and Best Zombie Groan. So dress up in your most decayed outfit and come walk with other zombies for a ghoulish good time. If you need help putting together a zombie costume, head down to Mangelsen’s. I checked with them the other day and they have make-up and zombie make-up kits you can use to give your features the look of death warmed over.