Undying Halloween Inspiration
By Tim Wee
October 24, 2013
With all Halloween parties taking place this coming weekend, you will no doubt be frantically scrambling to get your costume ready for the big unveil. But, have you chosen your outfit wisely? Nothing kills the party mood than sporting a Halloween costume that was so last year.
So unless you have been living under a rock, you will have realised that zombies has become the latest flavour of the year! With a slew of zombie movies, television series and books, you know that the vampire fad is truly as dead as the Twilight franchise (Pleeeease no more sparkly Edwards, we beg you).
While it may seem deceivingly easy to pass yourself off as a member of the undead, it is much more than just rustling up some torn clothes and splashing on some fake blood. Having donned the mantle of being a zombie, we can tell you that transforming into one is a painstaking process. But, fret not. As we have learnt the secrets of the undead, let us share with you how you can easily make the turn into a zombie.
Life’s no walk in the park as a zombie…
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First off, it is important to determine what type of zombie that you wish to be. The possibilities are endless. You can opt to go for the classical everyday zombie, a themed zombie look like military (that spare No. 4 uniform is looking good now), or even combine two of your favourite pop culture trends by becoming a superhero zombie! We bet a Spiderman zombie will definitely kick ass.
Watch out, this ‘Spidery’ will bite!
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Next up, the real hard work begins. It is important to ensure the authenticity of your undead outfit. Unfortunately, this is one of those things that can’t be told. As Morpheus from The Matrix puts it, you have to see it to believe it. Hence, we present a quick zombie make up instructional video that tells you all you need to know!
Finally, with your lifeless zombie rags out of the way, it is time for the important part of your undead transformation. This is of course, presentation. With everything riding on this crucial point, it is important to draw inspiration from the most significant zombie pop culture references.
If you decide to wimp out and opt for the pretty boy zombie persona, then Warm Bodies is your best bet. Always remember to do a slow nonchalant stroll while channelling a distant loneliness with your eyes. Oh, don’t forget to emit a low depressing moan while looking your victims in the eyes. You might be dismissed by the zombie purists, but who cares as long as you get the chicks in the end!
Melt hearts rather than consuming them as a sensitive Warm Bodies zombie
However for those of you who are the zombie purists, then you will be going down a completely path all together. Start off by practicing a crazed look in your eyes while trudging along heavily. You should give off a beastly growl and remember that you are obsessed with any meat you come across (but this is no excuse to get too handsy with the ladies, you don’t want to run afoul of the law). For inspiration, we suggested that you turn to the “walkers” from The Walking Dead and even Shaun of the Dead!
Flesh obsessed walkers are part of everyday life in The Walking Dead
Up close and personal with a zombie in Shaun of the Dead
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