If you’re intrigued by the creepy, spooky, and macabre; make sure you check out The Oddities & Curiosities Expo! Traveling to cities all over North America and Australia, The Oddities & Curiosities Expo is a unique event full of incredible vendors, independent artisans, live entertainment, specialty classes, and dark fun for horror fans of all ages.
Recently, we were honored to attend The Oddities & Curiosities Expo in Los Angeles, California; and it was SPECTACULAR! We had such a great time exploring all of the unique vendors and spending time with other spooky people. I can’t wait to tell you about everything we experienced. Thank you, Oddities & Curiosities Expo, for inviting us out!
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What is The Oddities & Curiosities Expo?
An exceptionally unique traveling show, The Oddities & Curiosities Expo is a multi-day event with independent artists, performers (like sideshow acts and aerialists), photo opportunities, and grisly classes (like how-to taxidermy demonstrations). During these ghastly weekends, fans of the morbid and weird can come together for a one-of-a-kind gathering and experience.
Visit odditiesandcuriositiesexpo.com to learn more about this event and to see a schedule of their upcoming appearances.
The Oddities & Curiosities Expo Experience
Arriving at the Los Angeles Convention Center, I was almost immediately transported from the land of the living to an unearthly playground full of incredible sights and sounds. Let’s take a look at all the different aspects that make The Oddities & Curiosities Expo such a great event:
Vendors and Artists
While there is a lot going on at this event, the main draw to The Oddities & Curiosities Expo is, of course, the varied vendors and independent artists populating the main show floor. Selling everything from taxidermied specimens, handcrafted cat toys, horror movie-themed jewelry, custom artwork, and more; it’s impossible to list all of the available vendors and merchandise in this article. However, we did talk to three remarkable artists that we would like to spotlight:
Hayes Haunt Productions
After successfully running his own home haunt, Roger Hayes is now known for his custom-engraved headstones, Halloween-themed artwork and, detailed props and production pieces. Find out more about Hayes Haunt’s history and see more examples of their work at hayeshaunt.com, or follow them on Instagram.
An incredible fusion of natural history and fun art, The Skeletorium uses animal skeletons, insects, and other artifacts to create dioramas, “action figures,” and colorful scenes. Check out their Instagram feed, or peruse their collection at theskeletorium.com.
Combining a love for cats, cryptids, and monsters; LabCreature creates incredible wood carvings, catnip toys, buttons, stickers, and other fun art! Find out more at labcreature.com, or follow them on Instagram.
Between visiting vendors and purchasing one-of-a-kind artwork, you and your friends can pose at one of several photo opportunities. In addition to the branded Oddities & Curiosities areas, there were several ornately decorated hearses – complete with horrifying props!
Throughout the day, we got to enjoy live performances on the Oddities & Curiosities stage. The available entertainment included sideshow acts (like Supernova the Strong Woman and The Amazing Zilla) as well as aerialist Megan Bautista.
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Now is your chance to learn the art of taxidermy or beginner entomology! These specialty classes are taught by experienced instructors and only include ethically sourced specimens and materials. Check out odditiesandcuriositiesexpo.com/classes for more information, and be prepared to make advance reservations or pay an additional fee.
Freaky Thoughts: The Oddities & Curiosities Expo
We had such an amazing time exploring all the vendors, entertainment, and fun at The Oddities & Curiosities Expo in Los Angeles! If you enjoy the creepy side of life, you should definitely check out this unforgettable event.
Visiting The Oddities & Curiosities Expo
The Oddities & Curiosities Expo will be traveling throughout the United States in 2024! Take a look at the list below to find a show near your home town, and visit odditiesandcuriositiesexpo.com to plan your eerie weekend!