Brandon Bryant has owned and operated Brandon’s Martial Arts Studio since 2001. He offers instruction in mixed martial arts, including Brazilian and Jiu-Jitsu. He spends a lot of time at his studio, recently relocated to 701 S. Main, but he also has another passion – creating costumes and doing special effects makeup.
Bryant recently set up a “Walking Dead of Altus” booth at the Rock and Rumble Car Show and did zombie makeup on people. Although Brandon has watched the hit TV series “The Walking Dead” (the new season starts today) his choice for a booth name was just to reference zombies in general.
“I have been a fan of zombie movies since I was a kid,” said Brandon. “With all of the different zombie movies and TV programs out now, it seems that everyone is into them – not just me.”
Brandon said that he didn’t know how people would react to his zombie makeup booth, “But I had a lot of traffic through my booth that day,” said Brandon. “I’m sure I’ll be doing more zombie makeup and wound effects for people as Halloween gets closer.” Brandon said that he can do all types of wounds, bites, scares and effects. “Some are more complicated and time consuming than others, so if someone wants me to do their Halloween makeup, they need to book a time way in advance,” said Brandon.
Aside from zombie makeup, the artist in Brandon has led him to create costumes such as Dragonball Z, armor and other items crafted from foam. “It’s just something I really like doing for me and my kids,” said Brandon.
For more information about the martial arts studio or setting up an appointment for zombie makeup, contact Brandon at 580-471-2219, or stop by his studio at 701 S. Main in Altus. For more information about the hit TV series “The Walking Dead” visit www.AMC.com