Halloween, despite its pagan and Celtic roots, has basically evolved into another commercial, American ‘holiday’. Australia doesn’t typically go as crazy about Halloween as Americans do, but there are definitely a few Halloween themed events going on – If you haven’t noticed my numerous posts about ‘the undead’ already.
Speaking of which – check out my costume for Melbourne’s Zombie Shuffle on the Sunday the 28th.
I was being referred to as ‘the Nerf Zombie’ by the end of it, even though the Nerf bullet was a last minute improvisation to my costume of ‘regularly grotesque Zombie’.
It as a great day. Some truly spectacular costumes, tonnes of photographers, and thousands of participants. It was pretty well organized, although a few zombies did get out of hand and upset a few motorists haha. Even the undead are not exempt from obeying road rules!
Definitely recommend attending next year, if not as a Zombie as a photographer – you can get some really good shots. Some tips for those looking to attend net year –
- If you want to attract a lot of media attention (i.e. show up in the most professional albums on Facebook and Flickr) consider dressing as a character (theme, celebrity, cultural reference) Zombie.
- Definitely check out some Youtube videos. They helped ALOT. and there are tonnes – depending on the desired degree of disgusting you want to go for.
- Also, don’t bother looking online for costume stuff. Most Costumes stores in Melbourne stock the essentials – liquid latex, fake blood, etc. And they cost maybe $6 each roughly.