Fantasy Fest 2015 - A Collection of Creative Events

October 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Zombie Bike Ride 2015 - Foto By Freas Photography-72Zombie Bike Ride 2015 - Foto By Freas Photography-72Zombies, ghosts, ghouls, undead and sugar skulls of all ages gathered today, Sunday, October 25, at historic Fort East Martello in Key West, launch site for the 6th Annual WeCycle Zombie Bike Ride, co-produced by WeCycle proprietor Evan Haskell and artist/entrepreneur Marky Pierson. The historic Fort, stewarded by the Key West Art & Historical Society, opened at 2pm for pre-pedal face and body painting, socializing, food and fun, plus world-class live blues & rock nÕ roll by Revel In Dimes before the thousands-strong company of un-dead took to the streets and watering holes of Key West. Photo by Mike Freas/FotoByFreas.com

 

Fantasy Fest 2015

The week of all out debauchery and hedonistic intentions is upon us.  Mother Nature comes out to play and shows us what our mama's warned us about.  When I moved here to this tiny little island nation I reveled in the debauchery.  I got Duval Wasted on Shit Street.  Then my life changed drastically and my creative side took over and I saw the void that many missed.  Fantasy Fest is about creativity.  For me the fantasy world is one of unique ideas blended together to create art, and keeping it tasteful.  So as a photographer living in the Florida Keys and Key West, I have a responsibility.  This responsibility is to convey to the outsiders what this festival is all about.  Without the artistic expression of an island of artists, then it just looks like a big orgy.  

What you will see in these albums? Fun, creativity, costumes of all ages, and the realness of what the events aim to be.

What you will not see in these albums? Classless, lewd photos.  I think that is all I have to say, as the droves of "photographers" surround a female in the middle of the street, flash their flashes, and then go upload them. 

This is my way of expressing my creative side, as a photographer who lives in Key West, and letting everyone live vicariously through the locals and creative participants of this island!

 

Full Galleries

Zombie Bike Ride 2015 - Foto By Freas Photography-38Zombie Bike Ride 2015 - Foto By Freas Photography-38Zombies, ghosts, ghouls, undead and sugar skulls of all ages gathered today, Sunday, October 25, at historic Fort East Martello in Key West, launch site for the 6th Annual WeCycle Zombie Bike Ride, co-produced by WeCycle proprietor Evan Haskell and artist/entrepreneur Marky Pierson. The historic Fort, stewarded by the Key West Art & Historical Society, opened at 2pm for pre-pedal face and body painting, socializing, food and fun, plus world-class live blues & rock nÕ roll by Revel In Dimes before the thousands-strong company of un-dead took to the streets and watering holes of Key West. Photo by Mike Freas/FotoByFreas.com

2015 Zombie Bike Ride 

 

2015 Heros and Villains 5K - Foto By Freas Photography-142015 Heros and Villains 5K - Foto By Freas Photography-14The 2015 Heros Villains 5K in Key West, Florida had runners and walkers dress as super heros in the Southernmost City

2015 Heros and Villains 5K by ThemeRuns.com

 

Headdress Ball Key West Fantasy Fest 2015-33Headdress Ball Key West Fantasy Fest 2015-3330th Annual Headdress Ball presented by the Key West Business Guild is the premiere Gay and Lesbian event for Fantasy Fest which serves as a major fundraiser for the Guild. This year it took place at Truman Waterfront and top prize was doubled this year to $3000. A great event, and some great creativity!

30th Annual Headdress Ball 

 

3rd Annual Key West Burlesque and Pole Dancing Competition - Fantasy Fest 2015-563rd Annual Key West Burlesque and Pole Dancing Competition - Fantasy Fest 2015-56Key West Burlesque presents the Third Annual International Burlesque and Pole Contest, an Official Fantasy Fest Event. The worlds best female, male, group, duet and pole performers competed for cash and prizes with performances that highlight Key West’s rich history of classic burlesque and performance. The show featured performances by Key West Burlesque and international champion performers

Key West Burlesque and Pole Dancing Competition 

 

2015 Masquerade March Key West2015 Masquerade March Key WestThousands of costumed revelers made their way through Key West's Old Town during the Fantasy Fest Masquerade March, Friday (October 30). Among the fancy faces were a troupe of "walking dead" in sombreros who claimed to be Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's illegal immigrants. Beside them, a woman dressed up as Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide. The parade is part of an annual 10-day costuming and masking festival that ends Sunday (Nov 1).

2015 Masquerade March aka Locals Walking Parade

 

Fantasy Fest Parade Key WestFantasy Fest Parade Key WestThe late Saturday night parade featured floats, bands and marching groups in elaborate costumes — all proceeding through Key West’s historic downtown in front of about 60,000 spectators, according to festival organizers.
Some parade entries illustrated the festival theme, “All Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show,” including a take-off on the famed “Star Wars” cantina scene featuring characters from the blockbuster film series.

2015 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade


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