Skip to Main Content

Valleyfair

Skip to Next Section

Making A Monster

Valleyfair

Valleyfair is the Upper Midwest's largest amusement park, offering endless fun and thrills with world-class rides, attractions and live entertainment.

Zombies and clowns and scares, oh my! The fun takes a terrifying turn at Valleyfair on select fall nights as the park transforms into ValleySCARE, the upper Midwest’s largest Halloween attraction. With haunted mazes, scare zones and monsters prowling the park, there is something to satisfy everyone’s devilish desire. With all of these terrifying creatures roaming the park, do you ever wonder what it takes to become a ValleySCARE monster?

Around 200 associates transform into creepy creatures each night at ValleySCARE’s Halloween Haunt. In order to get all of these monsters ready for their close up, 10-13 professional make-up artists work from 2:00 PM until 8:30 PM. Each artist gets 20 minutes per monster to create a signature look. A new concept this year is that each makeup artist will be assigned a specific maze or scare zone each night. This will create an overall continuity and cohesiveness in all of the mazes.

Each makeup artist gets a certain degree of freedom with each of the monsters they create. They are given boundaries and guidelines, but a lot of the creativity you see roaming the streets comes from the imagination of the artists. 

 

 

Tips for Making Your Own Spooky Monster:

1.    Get Inspired
Search the internet and watch your favorite scary movies to find some makeup ideas that you can highlight or use as a starting point for your own monster creation. 

2.    Use a Base Layer
Using a base layer of makeup will take your Halloween look to a professional level. 

3.    Highlight Key Areas
Use a light color to highlight key bones and features of the face. Highlights are easy to cover up if you go off course. If you feel comfortable with your highlight pattern, take it to the next level by shading the highlights with a slightly darker color. 

4.    Use Multiple Colors
Using multiple colors will add great depth to your makeup foundation. Use this layer to accent wrinkles and creases that are natural in the face. 

5.    Don’t Be Afraid to Use Blood
Fake blood will take your monster to the next level. Focus on key areas that are important to the character you’ve created. For example, if you have a vampire you will want to focus on blood around the mouth to show that they have recently fed on a victim. 

Share This

Valleyfair

Valleyfair is the Upper Midwest's largest amusement park, offering endless fun and thrills with world-class rides, attractions and live entertainment.

Post a Comment

Skip to Next Section

Winterizing Valleyfair

As the temperature drops and snow starts to fall, many of us focus on the upcoming holiday season and winter activities. Not the Valleyfair Maintenance team. It is full speed ahead to get the park ready for 2018.
Read More

Behind the Front Door

For over eleven years at ValleySCARE, The Chateau has outlasted all other mazes. Not only has the Chateau endured, but one of its most infamous characters has remained since the beginning.
Read More

Valleyfair Receives Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award

Valleyfair received the Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award for the second year in a row by Jeff Ellis & Associates. Valleyfair ranked in the top 12% the Aquatic and Risk Management Consultant's 650 clients worldwide.
Read More

Tips and Tricks to Surviving ValleySCARE

As the air cools and colorful leaves fall from trees, Valleyfair hands the park keys over to the vampires, zombies, and other horrifying monsters that come out of hiding for ValleySCARE. Valleyfair unleashes creatures that go bump in the night on Fridays and Saturdays through the end of October. If you are asking yourself, “how will I make it out alive,” you came to the right place. Here are a few tips and tricks that might just save you during your trip to ValleySCARE.
Read More

New Events, Mazes and Upgrades Coming to ValleySCARE 2017

The Twin Cities’s largest Halloween attraction, ValleySCARE, is adding a new maze, Dark Harvest, and a new pumpkin walkway, Pumpkin Promenade, to this year’s events.
Read More

The Pre-K Pass is Back

Kicking yourself for missing out on the free 2017 Pre-K Pass? No worries, it’s back! With this pass, children ages 3-5 can experience Valleyfair with unlimited FREE visits for the 2018 season!
Read More

North Star – Valleyfair’s Newest Ride

Adding to the park skyline as the second tallest ride (second only to the 275-foot Power Tower), North Star is a 230-foot-tall tower that will spin riders more than 20 stories above the ground.
Read More

Fuel Fun with Summer Food Festivals

At Valleyfair, use your Season Pass to experience delicious food options all summer long!
Read More

Family Fun All Summer Long

In the summertime, it’s all about finding activities the whole family can enjoy, which is why Valleyfair is proud to have a variety of rides and activities to meet everyone’s adventure level.
Read More

Unlimited Fun All Season Long

When you buy a Gold Season Pass for yourself or the whole family, you gain so much more than just park admission – you also get unlimited park visits, including ValleySCARE, which means unlimited memory-making opportunities.
Read More