Madness and May-Hem, Spooky Empire Style

Last weekend we attended Spooky Empire’s May-Hem at the Wyndam in Orlando. May-Hem was very similar to Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Halloween Weekend in October, except it was billed as not being completely horror-centric. I honestly couldn’t tell much difference. It was like the October event, just a bit smaller with less panels. Both events are a lot of fun, and it’s nice to have something like this in May because October is such a crazy time of year for any costume shop!

We assembled the Firefly clan from House of 1000 Corpses: Baby Firefly, Dr. Satan, Mary, Capt. Spaulding and Mama Firefly

House of 1000 Corpses costumes

Baby Firefly, Dr. Satan, Mary, Capt. Spaulding and Mama from House of 1000 Corpses

and headed to check out the scene inside. There was definately a smaller amount of people dressed up for this one. I’m pretty sure some of the outfits that looked liked costumes were actually every-day wear for some of the attendees. Most people recognized our costumes, but from some of the comments I’m pretty sure several of the vendors just thought I was dressed normally. My cowboy hat was very popular. Next time we do this, we need to be dirtier and bloodier.

The vendor/tattoo room had a lot of unique stuff. We didn’t get any tattoos, but we did get a few souvenirs. I got a nifty latex necklace from Kurt at and a Young Ones t-shirt. Brema picked up a Hello Zombie t-shirt and adopted a baby boy Vamplet complete with blood bottle.

Anthony Michael Hall and the Firefly clan

Anthony Michael Hall and the Firefly clan

The “famous people” room was a lot of fun and everyone we met was really nice and happy to take a photo.  We all got a pic with Anthony Michael Hall and he hung out later by the pool, though I was already gone by then. After getting up early to travel to Orlando, getting ready and hanging out all day, I was sleepy after dinner and did not last very long. I was in bed by the time the pool party was in full swing. Next time, I think I’ll plan to get started later so I can enjoy the nighttime celebration, which I’ve heard is full of even more mayhem….


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