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Sundown - Zombie Western

Apr. 12th, 2010 | 02:52 pm

We are two weeks away and I have 60 free tickets to give away!

Caught in the ACT -- SUNDOWN
When: Monday, April 26, 2010 Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: ACT Theatre 700 Union str Seattle Wa
Who: Western Zombies
Why: Gunslinging cowboys, heartless harlots and zombies!!!

From Zombie Season 2010 ads

Hunter, a down-on-his-luck gunslinger, is on a quest to find the mythical Wild West town of Prosperity. The long-lost outpost is rumored to be rich with easy gold and even easier women, and when Hunter stumbles upon the place he thinks lady luck has finally looked his way. But Prosperity isn’t the paradise he was expecting. Instead, it’s a hell hole ruled by a bad-ass sheriff and an ugly secret. And Hunter soon discovers that his odds of escaping town alive are in the hands of those who ain’t done dying.
EMAIL ME AT: seattlezombiewalk@googlemail.com for tickets! We only have 60 so first come first serve!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105955742775153&ref=ts

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Zombie Update

Apr. 9th, 2010 | 01:42 pm

Goooood afternoon Seattle Zombies!

Last week was our first zombie walk of the year and if this is any indication of how much fun we are going to have, then this could be too much for one rotted heart to take. Here are some photos and a video of the Norwescon Zombie Walk.

Pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/SeattleZombieWalk/Norwescon2010#

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqbgtnt1X3Y

The zombies decided to taste boiled brains as we invaded the pool and hot tub chasing swimmers all about. One of the highlights was invading the laser tag room, it was a massacre. Zombies were dying left and right,
Some of the highlights were zombies swarming around the hotel pool and hot tub trying to get swimmers. Zombies invading laser tag and dying by the masses. Zombie Elevator surprise where we have a group of zombies take the second floor elevator down to the lobby and jump out as the doors open. One amazing zombie elevator story, we had too many zombies so we had to wait for the second elevator which consisted of 3 zombies and 4 guys dressed as heroes (one of them was in a ghost busters costume, fuck yah!) so we convince them as heroes to act like they were fighting us and as the door opens they are to scream and run from us.. What was waiting for us was a horde of zombies wondering where I went.. So when these heroes came out screaming they soon were in the middle of a zombie feast.

Upcoming Zombie fun!
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We are two days away from the Norwescon Zombie Walk!

Mar. 30th, 2010 | 05:38 pm

Thanks to a large donation of 50 hospital gowns will have them ready and bloodied for the first 50 zombies that show up *hint hint if anyone else wants has a zombie doctor costume*

All day there will be dance lessons for the thriller dance from 1pm to 3pm and 4pm to 6pm at Maxi’s Ballroom. Zombie Make up prep and panels will be at 8pm

Thrill the World, Thrill Norwescon:
Thursday 1:00pm -3:00pm Maxi’s Ballroom
Thursday 4:00pm - 6:00pm Maxi’s Ballroom repeat
Zombie make up, panel, prep at Grand 2 room 8pm
Zombie Walk from starting at 9pm ending at the dance for the thriller song

When: April 1st @ 8pm for the Zombie Walk, Zombie fun and mayhem throughout the weekend!!
Where: Grand 2 room at DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport 18740 International Blvd SeaTac, Washington
Who: Zombies who want to attack a Science Fiction Convention
Why: Because we want to see zombies chase after Trekkies, hobbits and Sci-Fi fans
Cost: Just Thursday $30, all weekend $60 long story short if you want to be a zombie at this convention you need to be in the convention to get access into the rooms where most of the action is taking place.

http://www.norwescon.org/
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=74996982293&index=1

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Zombie Season 2010

Mar. 19th, 2010 | 11:30 pm

Zombie Season the preview!

Good evening Seattle Zombie Walk, we are excited for this year in zombie because as always we have a great time and keep getting better. The Zombie mania is still blossoming everywhere you turn, from movies to music you can’t escape it. We have a lot planned and as the season rolls along we are always approached with more events to crash.. I mean Join! This year we plan on two major walks with smaller walks in between.


The big walk not to miss is
RED, WHITE AND DEAD
on July 3rd.



We shattered the world record last year only to lose it 2 months later to a Rave in England, our target number is over 4026 but lets make it so high that Seattle can hold onto that record once and for all.

Calender:
This is a time line of the Zombie Walks around the corner in case you haven't had your fill on zombie fun.Come out as much as you can and help spread the infection!
- June 19th Fremont Solstice Parade ZOMBIES JOINING
- June 19th Crypticon Zombie Walk
- June 27th Seattle Pride Parade ZOMBIES JOINING
- July 3rd Red White and Dead

SEATTLE LOVES ITS ZOMBIES AND THEY WANT THE HORDE!!!!!
Our Seattle Zombie Walks have drawn attention from all around the Seattle communities and they want us to bring the zombie horde fun to them.

Fremont Solstice Parade
A wild and wacky parade with all forms of art and individual expression. Every year a group of zombies brings the rot, lets bring the Horde and join forces!
Where it starts: N 36th and Leary Way
Where it ends: Gasworks park
When: Noon to 2pm, June 19th
http://www.fremontartscouncil.org/

Crypticon
Seattle's largest horror convention is back for its 3rd year, they have a lot of fun zombie events planned throughout the weekend including a large zombie walk at 8pm on Saturday.
When: June 18th, 19th and 20th
Where: Holiday Inn, Downtown Everett 3105 Pine Street Everett, WA 98201
Fun things going on
-Zombie Walk: June 19th at 8pm Everett Ballroom 4 Zombie walk

-Zombie Game for VIP: Solve problems, figure out mysteries, play unique horror games, show off your horror knowledge, and win great prizes!
http://www.crypticonseattle.com/2010/zombiequest2010.html

-Zombie Panels: June 18th at 7:00 PM Everett Ballroom 3 Zombie walk Make-up tips
June 19th at 5:00 PM Hoyt Room 1 Zombie Panel with the experts

http://www.crypticonseattle.com/

Seattle Pride Parade
Both Seattle Pride and the Seattle Goth Community have asked us to join the Seattle Pride Parade this year! The pride parade is about Unity, Honor Diversity, and Achieve Equal Human Rights throughout our Region and the World. What do we have to offer? ZOMBIE PRIDE! ZOMBIES ARE PEOPLE TOO!
Who: Zombies willing to dress up and have a blast! Looking for peace signs like "Zombies are People too!" "DON'T HATE! DETERIORATE!" "ZOMBIE is the new Black" "RED, WHITE AND DEAD! JULY 3RD!" "BRAINS!" "ALL WE WANT IS BRAINS!"
Where: Downtown seattle on 4th street, we will be with the Seattle Goth float
When: June 27th, 11am
RULES: NO WEAPONS, NOTHING that would imply violence or hate (you can be dead and rotting but you can't be a hater), NO BUSINESS SIGNS OR LOGOS (you can advertise events like Red, White and Dead *hint hint*)

Red White and Dead
Returns this summer on Saturday, July 3rd to bring back the world record back to Seattle in Fremont. For more information, go to http://www.zombcon.com/2010/02/zombcon-logo/
Registration will be online this year and all proceeds will be given to charity...
When: Gather at 5:00pm
Where: 3501 Phinney Ave North, Seattle, WA
Who: EVERY ZOMBIE IN THE NORTHWEST!
Why: Because we proved to the world we could break a record and bring the zombie madness to Seattle. This is our celebration of that event.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=230154129747&ref=ts

http://www.zombcon.com/2010/02/zombcon-logo/

Also.. Keep an eye out for ZomBcon this Halloween at the Seattle Center!

ZomBcon
The world's first dedicated Zombie Culture Convention debuts this Halloween in Seattle. The same team that brought you Red, White, and Dead and the Fremont Outdoor Movies bring you one of the hottest conventions to hub Seattle. Go to www.zomBcon.com for news, updates and cool announcements starting April 1st. Convention Dates: Friday, Oct 29th - 31st

From Zombie Season 2010 ads


http://www.zombcon.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ZOMBCON-SEATTLE/264100995481?ref=ts
Blog: www.zombcon.wordpress.com


The Official Seattle Zombie Walk Handbook
http://cleozombie.livejournal.com/16895.html

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http://cleozombie.livejournal.com
http://www.myspace.com/seattlezombiewalk
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More October Zombie Events!

Oct. 14th, 2009 | 11:19 pm

Adding to our previous list of October events:
http://cleozombie.livejournal.com/17730.html

Hey Seattle Zombies our friends in Centralia are going for the world record, lets show our zombie support and let the rest of the world know Washington loves its zombies!

ZOMBIE EVENT THIS WEEKEND - 10/17/09 - 4-8pm

Hearse & Rad Rod Cruise and Zombie Tromp Costume Event Attempt to break the World Record for the Largest Gathering of Zombies in Centralia, WA!!!

Jupiter Arts Center & Gallery, a non-profit arts organization located on N. Tower Avenue in Historic Downtown Centralia in conjunction with the Fairway Shopping Center & KMNT is sponsoring the First Annual Hearse & Rat Rod Cruise and Zombie Tromp Costume Event that will take place this Saturday, rain or shine.

The procession of the Hearses & Rad Rods will meet in the new Timberland Bank parking lot in Chehalis at 4pm. The troop of cars will be led by by the Coffin Cruisers Hearse Club from Portland, Oregon and the Rain City Hease Club out of Seattle, Washington. Heases & Rat Rods from as early as 1910 will be a part of the parade of cars and show. The cars will begin their processional parade through downtown Chehalis, the Fairway Shopping Center and into Downtown Historic Centralia to cruise downtown. Following the cruise all the cars will be parked downtown for a "Show & Shine" Car Show along Tower Avenue. This is a rare opportunity to see Hearse cars up close and many of the Hearse owners will be bringing their best Halloween costumes & effects to add to the fun of this event. All Hease and Rad Rods are welcome to participate and can still sign up to be a part of the event by contacting the car coordinator at 360-220-2256.

In addition to the Hearse & Rad Rod Cruise, the Zombie Tromp Walk About will be taking place in Historic Downtown Centralia as the cars are on display. This will be the largest Halloween themed event to ever take place in Lewis County. An attempt is being made to break the world record for the most zombies gathered in one location. The current record stands at 4,026. ALL ages are welcome and every person dressed in zombie costume will count towards breaking the record. The official Zombie Tromp will start around 5pm as the zombie costume parade begins circling on Tower Avenue around the show & shine portion of the car show. For shutterbugs this will be a photo opportunity not to be missed.

All "zombies" must check in at the Jupiter Arts Center to be counted towards the record breaking attempt.

After the Zombie Tromp, zombies are welcome to attend the 101st Birthday Party Celebration at the McMenamen's Olympic Club featuring live music or catch a bite to eat at the Hub City Club where they are offering food & drink specials for the night.

Jupiter Arts Center opened its doors at the beginning of summer and is currently featuring the gallery's forth exhibition in honor of Halloween, "OtherWorlds." For more information you can contact Jupiter Arts Center & Gallery at JupiterArts@live.com. Jupiter Arts Center is located at 325 N. Tower Avenue, Centralia, WA 98531 360-807-4280 or 360-324-0224.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Redmond Thrill the World and Block Party Details

Redmond

Hosts "Thrill The World" Zombie Block Party for Charity

The Redmond Zombies (www.RedmondZombies.com) and SecondStory Repertory Theatre (www.secondstoryrep.org) will host a "Thrill The World" Zombie Block Party to take place in Redmond Town Center on Saturday, Oct. 24, starting at 4pm.

Horror-themed street entertainment will be provided by members of the SecondStory Repertory Theatre, in conjunction with Redmond Town Center food outlets and businesses. The Party will culminate in a mass "Thriller" dance as part of the "Thrill The World" attempt to break the orld record for simultaneous dance. Groups worldwide will participate in this event on the weekend before Halloween.

The SecondStory Repertory Theatre will be providing improvisational street theater performances throughout the event, and a special rendition of the Rocky Horror Show's "Time Warp".

Uncle's Games will be hosting an exciting Zombie version of an elaborate scavenger/role playing game. The game, especially created for this event, will be played throughout the redmond town center. The game will involve teams competing to save their team heroes from falling victim to the Zombies.

After the "Thriller" dance, a Zombie Walk and Costume Competition will round off the event. Prizes for the competition have been donated by Redmond Town Center.

Special food offerings for Zombies (who reputedly like brains along with other body parts) will be available at many restaurants.

Registration

Members of the public who are over the age of 8 are welcome to attend and can register at www.RedmondZombies.com or www.MeetUp.com/SeattleThrillers. Registration is required to be recorded in the Guiness Book of World Records.

There is one last dance workshop held October 17th at 10am.

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360 degree virtual reality photo of the Zombie Walk

Oct. 13th, 2009 | 01:52 am

This photo is amazing!

http://www.bohonus.com/vr/zombies/

This is an amazing VR photo by local photographer Bradford Bohonus. Thank you for taking this picture I hope we can do this again!

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Seattle Zombie Activities for October!

Oct. 11th, 2009 | 05:26 pm

Future Events
Like you thought we were done!?!? The zombie season is still here and we have lots more on the menu if you are still hungry for brains!

COME AND HELP BREAK



ANOTHER WORLD RECORD!



Worldwide Simultaneous Dance of Michael Jackson’s THRILLER World Record Attempt
Where: Occidental Park in Pioneer Square
Occidental Ave. S and S Main St.
When: Saturday, October 24th, 5:30 pm



Our Zombie Brothers and Sisters from Seattle thrillers who helped us with the world record and thriller dance are getting ready for a big dance on October 24th. They would love to have all zombies come and join them! Even if you were born with 2 left feet or carrying around a second left foot, they want to fill the streets with zombies.

The event is called THRILL THE WORLD!
http://www.meetup.com/seattlethrillers/

It takes place on Saturday, October 24th, 5:30 pm at Occidental Park in Pioneer Square, the Seattle Thrillers will attempt to break the world record for the largest simultaneous dance with 80 groups in 15 countries.

For those who want to dance there will be rehersals and they strongly encourage you to join to make it a good event. The last rehersal will be at The Rockin' Horse Dance Barn, The Northwest's Premier Dance Venue http://learn2dance4fun.com Sat Oct 17th from 10am - 1pm - Dress Rehearsal - Admiral Theater in W. Seattle

Contact Info:
Thrill The World www.thrilltheworld.com
thrilltheworld@gmail.com

The Redmond Thriller Event:
www.meetup.com/redmondzombies

The Everett Thriller Event:
ttw09monroe@gmail.com

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Dead Things Should Stay Dead



Where: Cafe Metropolitain http://www.cafemetropolitain.com/
1701 E Olive Way Seattle Wa
When: Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 7:00pm
http://www.facebook.com/inbox/readmessage.php?t=1265135105513&f=1&e=-12#/event.php?eid=162376911072&ref=ts

Come out in your moldered lace and time worn decomposing best fashion for the first monthly Goth Night at Cafe Metropolitain. These events are to provide a smoke free social atmosphere for the Goth community to talk and network freely while having the opportunity to donate to Gothic Pride Seattle for the Mr. & Mrs. Goth Seattle Pageant and our float for the Gay Pride Parade

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Haunted houses and corn mazes!
Haunted houses: http://www.hauntedhouse.com/search/Haunted_Attraction_Directory/_USA_,040All_50_States,041/Washington/

Scares that are worth the drive!
Fright Factory:
http://www.frightfactory.net/

Nightmare at Beaver Lake:
http://www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com/

Stocker Farms:
http://www.stockerfarms.com/page9803.asp?pid=13455&tid=13455

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http://www.myspace.com/seattlezombiewalk
http://twitter.com/seattlezombie
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Seattle Center Invasion Success!

Oct. 11th, 2009 | 04:11 pm

That was an awesome walk Seattle Zombies, thank you for bringing the rot and shuffle to the Seattle Center!

From Zombie Walk 09 Seattle Center


The photos and videos speak for themselves when I can say this was a great zombie walk!

Photo set:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/seattlezombiewalk
(photographers please post to this group so we can keep all the photos together, THANKS!)

Video's on you tube already up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w859H2iJXxw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg9dI-XeQuw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIHIYxFC2zM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWoLioVlRTk

Thank you Dan and David for throwing the after parties, had a great time at both!

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The Game Plan

Oct. 9th, 2009 | 12:02 am

BRAAAAINS!!!


One more day before the feast begins and the seattle zombie horde takes the seattle center!
We hope that everyone is excited gathering last minute costume pieces, slapping fake blood on old clothing and other creepy crafting.

From Zombie Walk 09 Seattle Center


Who: You in a creepy zombie costume
What: Shuffling around seattle center like a zombie
Where: Space Needle 400 Broad St Seattle, WA 98109
When: October 10th, Walk starts at 3pm
How: Drive, Bus, Shuffle and Crawl your way down to the space needle
Why: Because we can

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The Official Seattle Zombie Walk Handbook

Oct. 7th, 2009 | 08:25 pm

The Official Seattle Zombie Walk Handbook

Greetings Seattle Zombies!
Eric and Cleo Zombie here, keeping all our rotting friends up to date with the zombie basics. Even if you are crusty and have been zombie walking with us for the last 5 years or a newbie to zombie walks, we hope you will find this useful.

Zombie list of Contents:

1) What is a Zombie Walk?

2) Do’s and Dont’s and Safety

3) Acting Zombie: School for the Recently Undead

4) Zombie Costuming and Braiiiinstorming

5) Ideas for Non-Zombies: Victims and Heroes, our favorite snacks



What is a Zombie Walk?

According to Wikipedia: A zombie walk (aka zombie mob, zombie march, zombie horde, zombie lurch, zombie shamble, zombie shuffle or zombie pub crawl) is an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes. Usually taking place in an urban centre, the participants make their way around the city streets and through shopping malls in a somewhat orderly fashion and often limping their way towards a local cemetery or other public space (a series of taverns in the case of a zombie pub crawl).

Zombie walks are a lot of fun (to put it simply). We gather in a large horde and shuffle around together acting like zombies trying to disrupt the everyday lives of the living. Once everyone is in character it’s typical to see zombies trying to grab other fake body parts and fight over them while grunting and moaning loudly. They also stare and lurch slowly towards “spectators” then, when they least suspect it, jump or screech real close. We like to watch what happens when 10+ zombies cram in an elevator then lurch out and pretend to attack when the doors open. The possibilities are endless but once the whole horde gets going there is no other feeling like it.


Photo group:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/seattlezombiewalk

Favorite videos from past Walks
Red White and Dead 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNxVx0C3gYs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9s87o6N6to
West Seattle 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc-A_q6OYkU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZND0eR6-buI
Fremont 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiYz_GxkqJg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrgWOtZ2vnc
University Village 2006
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYhZmFwt-zQ&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k1eKS9Vcj4
Fremont 2005
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_FCeSaP6WY



Do’s and Dont’s: The safety talk

1. Do obey traffic laws. It’s un-zombie like but important for everyone’s safety and the law. This means walking when the light says so and stopping accordingly. Although it might be exciting to run out into the street and scare drivers to a screeching halt, don’t do it. (We don’t want to be responsible for car accidents!)


2. Don’t block traffic! Obstruction of traffic (especially Downtown) is the main reason the Police might interfere and make us disperse. We will be traveling in a very large group that will likely spill over the sidewalk. When that starts to happen, grab a few of your brethren and go to the other side of the street. Or… let the mob pass, feast on a victim, and then join the end of the mob!

3. Do not impede sales at any business on route. This means not bottle-necking entrances to retail shops. By all means stare hungrily at people inside of shops and restaurants, but please don’t leave bloody handprints on their windows!

4. Do find Zombie friendly businesses. If you know anyone along any of the Zombie walk routes, make some pre-arrangements so that we can give them extra attention.

5. Do not harass anyone who isn’t getting a kick out of the experience! Use common sense, if they are trying to avoid zombies or showing a unpleasant face don’t bother with them.

S a f e t y !

As a hungry Zombie, you are going to have to feed. You need living flesh, so other Zombies are not an option. You have two choices:

1. Hunt down by-standers and take your chances that someone, walking along, minding their business, is willing to let themselves be mauled. Try this procedure: Pick a target, ham up your approach, stand five feet in front of them licking your lips and wait until they show signs of wanting to play along. Do not just attack people! You might end up with a knuckle sandwich!

2. Find or bring a plain clothed healthy volunteer with a “Victim” name tag on! This is highly recommended. These “victims” will endure multiple Zombie “attacks” and will have their chalk lines drawn on the sidewalks of Seattle as evidence.

*Just be comfortable. Due to the irregular and jerky movements of the Zombie’s walk, you will find yourself very clumsy. Moving slowly and wearing stable shoes (like sneakers) should keep you limping along just fine! It also may get cold and wet outside. Be warm.

Long story short….. follow all regular laws of the City of Seattle and please maintain common sense. If you see anyone breaking the law and/or violating these very simple guidelines please address the issue immediately or ask for help. We want our walks to be fun for everyone including the tasty victims of Seattle!

Acting Zombie: School for the recently undead

1. Mastery of the blank gaze.
Relax all the muscles of your face and de-focus your eyes. Anyone who comes into eye contact with you should see no recognition or expression in your face. Make sure that your eyes "track" as little as possible. For a test, make your “Zombie Face” and have a friend surprise you with a loud noise. You pass if your eyes don’t dart to the noise and your body doesn’t flinch. Practice in the mirror making the “Zombie Face” and then try to do it with your friends without cracking up!

2. The Zombie Drive
A Zombie is essentially dead. In this state, you do not get itchy, adjust clothing, or speak coherently.

The driving force of a Zombie’s essence is hunger. The only active parts of Zombie mental faculties involve the need to feed. Zombies do everything they do to procure food, specifically human flesh. They are drawn toward the living to eat them. I hear brains are a particularly tasty delicacy.

3. Zombies in Public
While in public, avoid taking pictures while dressed as a Zombie. This would be a breech of character! Hand your camera off to a plain-clothed friend or “victim” to capture your most gory moments! Zombies don’t have/use cell phones. Zombies don’t talk or scream or shriek or howl – they moan or grunt.

During the event participants are encouraged to remain in character as zombies and to communicate only in a manner consistent with zombie behavior. This may include grunting, groaning and slurred, moaning calls for 'brains'. It should be noted that zombie behavior is a hot topic of debate.

4. Advanced Techniques
To heighten interest and realism, some zombie mobs will "eat" victims to create new zombies, in sight of onlookers. An effective way of doing this is to establish a route and plant a “victim” volunteer along the route ready to be “discovered” ny the mob shambling along. Surrounding the new victim to loudly feed, the Zombies conceal him or her from witnesses' view as they tear clothes and quickly apply greenish makeup and fake blood creating a new zombie who then shambles along with the ever-expanding pack to find new prey.

Favorite Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvzR4P-ZBb8



Zombie Costuming: Braaaaaiiiinstorming
- Show quoted text -

Depending on perspective, but largely accepted- zombieness occurs after death. So when you are thinking of your costume try thinking about what you might be wearing at the time of your death.

In western societies dead people are usually buried in their Sunday best. A trip to the Salvation Army or Value Village for an old suit jacket and trousers or a "churched-up" dress are classic. Perhaps you died in bed and re-animated in your pajamas. You would certainly be comfortable. Those are merely suggestions. There are more zombie permutations in the world than the ol' garden-variety Night of the Living Dead kind. Variations like, "spare change" Zombie, Santa zombie, Cher zombie, and Laura Bush zombie are endless and we encourage everyone to be creative with their costumes!

*tips for shredding*
scissor cuts are far too clean to look like it has been shredded, try using a cork screw and pull the clothing away from you as the cork screw’s tip shreads the clothing.

*tips for blood on clothes*
Fake blood can get sticky and after years of doing these walks we hate to get fake blood all over the interior of our cars. A really neat product to use is hot blood that can be found at A Masquerade in Bellevue WA. “Hot blood” is basically dark red glue sticks that you put through a hot glue gun and apply the bloody glue where you want the effects at.

Zombie Costume Supplies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GNHYRdWqcg


2. Make-up
Another favorite costume shop is Display & Costume in Northgate. A trip there will be worth your while for makeup.

A. Get some whitening face paint or the stuff called "Zombie Flesh" by Mehron.

B. black grease paint to darken your eyes and cheeks for that hollow & hungry look and eyeliner to start with. Cheap, Rite Aid variety eyeshadows and eyeliners can also get you pretty banged up looking.

C. Oatmeal and liquid latex works wonders.

D. Food coloring and corn syrup makes convincing blood, but sticky. However, it is also tasty. You may want to try chocolate syrup or caramel sauce smeared strategically in your clothes....trust me......looks dead. Warning though, corn syrup also dissolves most prosthetics if you are using one.

E. Dont brush your hair! It looks great to tease out you hair if it is long. Sprinkle some leaves in it!

F. Don't forget to get yourself dirty! Tea and coffee stains on clothes age them well.

G. Get out there with yo bad self!

Favorite Zombie Make Up Videos:
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Zombie-Makeup/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GNHYRdWqcg Supplies to get
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vsp_WldhpNs latex
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snpSopWwjBc white makeup

Favorite Year Round Costume Stores
http://www.displaycostume.com/
http://www.championparty.com/
http://www.amasquerade.com/


Non Zombie Ideas: Victims and Heroes, our favorite snacks

1. Photographers: Walk with us and take pictures, then post them on this Flickr.com group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/seattlezombiewalk

2. Victims: We love our Victims! You guys bring the atmospheres and help out the whole act. Wear a “Hello my name is” name tag that says “Eat Me”. Run, hide, scream and terrify other people who are not in the walk “HELP HELP ZOMBIES ARE EVERYWHERE THEY ATE MY NEIGHBOR! SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!” Bring sidewalk chalk to draw chalk lines around fallen “victims” on the concrete to denote a murder scene. Run and trip a lot! Are you hardcore? If you are bring fake guts and blood to splatter on you as zombies attack you, even bring a quick makeup kit for later if you get killed and come join the zombies horde. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiYz_GxkqJg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkWIQtC5pzM

3. Heroes: What’s a zombie movie without heroes? Show up with a good costume and try to help victims. Non-conventional weapons are the best, modify a golf club or walk around with bloody garden tools. Heroes please practice common sense, be around other zombies or costumers when walking around so people don’t think you are a crazed sniper! If you bring a fake plastic gun please make sure that the weapon looks fake, bright orange is a good indicator that it isn’t real. Be prepared that CleoZombie will eat you as her first course.

4. Silly: Hug a Zombie and see if their flesh comes off on you! Walk with a cardboard box with a sign on it that says “Lost Zombie Parts”. Volunteer to collect “Victims”. Organize a “Zombie pin-up” photo shoot after the Walk. But most importantly be creative in anything you do! A brain on a stick is always a classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9s87o6N6to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7qjQqGSd9c

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