Bring Out Yer Dead!

Thursday, 29 October 2009, 23:00 | Author : Kricket
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Zombies are on the rise.  Every few years they make a zombie movie such as I am Legend, Fido, and Shaun of the Dead; this year was no exception with the recent release of Zombieland.  We have also been promised a future release of Left for Dead II and (if we’re lucky) a World War Z movie.  People seem to be pretty content watching visions of our worst nightmares.  What worries me, though, is the fact that zombies seem to be getting faster every year.  I don’t want to know how fast they will actually move if they start populating the world.  Yet that is something we need to start thinking about with the potential apocalypse occurring in 2012.

I’ve decided to explore the modern zombie this Halloween.  It seems that most zombies wear plain brown-colored clothing (yes, i realize they have been crawling around outside). However, there never seems to be any really distinctive “I knew that guy when he was alive” zombies.  We would have nerd zombies, business zombies, hobo zombies, grandma zombies, and (my personal favorite) goth zombies.

I’ve created a gothic zombie outfit using a black and red-streaked wig as my base, and adding a long-sleeve shirt, a short-sleeve shirt, arm warmers, chains, and a choker.  If I had more money, I’d even buy some really baggy pants from Hot Topic, but I’ll have to make do with what I have.  Luckily, there is a pretty cool vintage store in town, which gave me some good pieces.  For the accessories, I’ll probably borrow pieces from my Testament (Guilty Gear X2) costume.

Unfortunately, the costume is only half the outfit.  I expect to spend about an hour of my night just putting enough blood on my face and nails to appear authentic…  and hollowing my cheek bones…  and creating sunken eyes.  There is a reason I won’t be doing a test-run of my make-up.  If you’d like to see the finished effects, I plan to share a post-Halloween photo of our completed costumes next week.

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