A couple hours in the life of a zombie!
I thought I’d share with you my experience from this weekend’s Zombie Walk in the little old city of Adelaide. For those of you who have never witnessed a zombie walk before, it’s basically a time where people dress up as zombies and together walk down a couple of streets – its more exciting as it sounds. The Adelaide Zombie Walk has been going for a few years now and has over 10,000 people attending each year! Maybe Adelaide’s not so little after all…
But it was a lot of fun AND it was free to participate – all you had to do was show up! Being a first time zombie (I heard about it a few years ago and have been wanting to go but never got around to it) I didn’t go super crazy on the zombie make up. But I will DEFINITELY be dressing up more next year! I actually wasn’t expecting as many people to get into it as they did! Seriously some of those costumes were AMAZING, not to mention slightly disturbing.
My favourite would definitely have to be this one girl who was dresses in a while hospital patient outfit with all the zombie makeup and dragging behind her a white ripped and blood stained teddy bear. It was brilliant! And actually quite creepy as we was doing the slow slouched walk and everything.
My second favourite was the zombie crazy cat lady – yes she had stuck toy cats to her body. Crazy cat ladies will always have a special spot in my heart.
However, the main theme this year seemed to be zombie brides – everywhere I looked there was one! And some of them looked like they were in proper expensive wedding dresses too… I guessing the wedding didn’t go to well?.. either way, it is good to get more than one wear out of things!
For myself, I just bought a cheap dress and belt from the local op shop and found and old jacket and ripped some holes in them and used some makeup to make my skin look pale and dirty/bruised as well as roughing up my hair a bit. When I got there I then went to the blood splatter tent (next year I’ll buy some fake blood and put it on myself).
What was really impressive though was that there wasn’t just the walk. Starting a few hours before hand there was like a little fair with food and drink stalls, merchandise stalls, stalls to get your make up done, and even a blood splatter tent (the only part of the night that I was actually kind of disappointed about as I was expecting something more than a little one man half tent thing and a guy with watered down food colouring or cordial maybe? and a water gun). There was also a DJ before the walk and live bands playing after the walk (they may have also played before hand, I wasn’t really playing attention). They also partnered with a charity to help raise money for them – it’s good to see that zombies aren’t all bad.
Unfortunately 80% of the time the camera on my phone takes rubbish, blurry photos and this was one of those times L so I don’t have any photos of own to show you, however if you want to find out more info on the zombie walk (and check out the pics!) you can check out their website http://adelaidezombiewalk.com/
I think they now have a few zombie walks around the world now so if blood, flesh and dressing like the undead are what your into, then find one to go to! (or start your own)