Nalani told EverythingLubbock.com that she and her husband wanted to be a part of the event to give creators in the horror genre a place to showcase their work due to the market being very small.
The Madrids partnered with a local craft store, Craftin Me Crazy, for the event. Craftin Me Crazy was described as the “ultimate crafty shop.” Tasha Espenchied, another person who was part of the expo, stressed to EverythingLubbock.com that parents should bring their children at their own discretion.
Espencheid said the event’s purpose is to give individuals who make “alternative works” a place to showcase their work.
Espenchied said the event would feature a freakshow, a burlesque show, about 80 vendors who cater to horror fans and the night will close with a Rocky Horror dance party.
The couple own Cucuy’s Oddities & Collectibles, a business that creates “creepy and scary home decor and jewelry,” according to its official social media page.
Nalani said it can be difficult to own a business that caters to fans of horror due to the misconceptions people have of the horror genre. Nalani said people tend to think horror fans are violent, worship satan, and have an obsession with serial killers.
“The most terrifying I’ve met have the most proper, and the most giving has been the one that look the creepiest,” Nalani said.
The HorrOdity Expo was set to take place on Saturday, October 28, from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Prima Vista Center in the 400 block of Inler Avenue. The event would also offer trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating for children.