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Vancouver Zombie Walk 2013

Posted in movies with tags , , , on August 15, 2013 by goregirl

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This year’s zombie walk snuck up on me! I was thinking about zombie walk months back and got it in my head to do an Ilsa: She Zombie of the SS costume. Trying to find a military ensemble of any kind in my size was a challenge. Even if I found the perfect uniform could I really pull this costume off?? I think not.

Ilsa She-Wolf of the SS

So the idea was abandoned and never replaced and I had to dig into the old tickle trunk to come up with something else. I usually give the latex a dry run which I did not get a chance to do this year. It was so much easier when I didn’t use latex. For my first zombie walk I bloodied up my wedding dress and bought material to make a long veil and managed to pull off a decent costume without latex. I did not include a picture from year two because I look like a damn vampire not a zombie. That year definitely could have used some latex! Year three was my first year experimenting with latex. I was pretty conservative with it as you will see. My imagination is far grander than my abilities. Year four I was going for a Living Dead Doll look initially but decided to be a clown instead. I bought this awesome red sponge nose that looked fantastic with the ensemble and then I forgot to wear it. Last year’s nun costume was certainly my ugliest. I went berserk with the latex with the aim to make an old hag type nun; of all my costumes it came the closest to what I envisioned. It took almost three hours to do that makeup. I don’t think I will be topping that this year but I will still try. I watched several makeup tutorials this week for inspiration and I have a good idea of what I want to do. What I want to do and what actually happens can be very different things! I hope I can come up with something freaky! The walk is this Saturday August 17 so expect pictures on Monday. There is only one thing that will prevent this from happening and that is rain. I am not going to spend 2 or 3 hours applying latex and makeup to get rained on; that is for damn sure! I can not recall a nicer drier Vancouver summer than what we have had this year! It seems particularly cruel that they should be calling for rain on walk day. I am keeping my fingers crossed! Until then here are pictures from zombie walks past…

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I clearly have some sort of ponytail fixation. Have a great weekend! Eat some brains and drink zombies in my honor.

Zombie recipe courtesy of Drinks Mixer.

1/2 oz Bacardi® 151 rum
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1/2 oz apricot brandy
1 tsp sugar
2 oz light rum
1 oz dark rum
1 oz lime juice

Blend all ingredients with ice except Bacardi 151 proof rum. Pour into a collins glass. Float Bacardi 151 proof rum on top. Garnish with a fruit slice,
sprig of mint and a cherry.

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August Forecast: Sunny with a Chance of Nymphos, Cowboys & Zombies

Posted in movies with tags , , , , on July 23, 2013 by goregirl

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It is all about William Castle up here (down here?) in the Dungeon right now as I work diligently to get my Castle posts completed prior to the event. There is so much I want to cover in August I am not entirely sure where to begin! I have several films sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be watched including Avant Garde: Volume 2 – Experimental Cinema 1928-1954, Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Something Weird (1967), Peter Fonda’s The Hired Hand (1971), Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979), Stephen Sayadian’s Cafe Flesh (1982), Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Querelle (1982) & Whity (1971), Jesús Franco’s Sinner: Diary of a Nymphomaniac (1971) & Attack of the Robots (1966), Don Jones & Mikel Angel’s The Love Butcher (1975), Jan Nemec’s A Report on the Party and the Guests (1966), Alain Robbe-Grillet’s Playing with Fire (1975), Curtis Harrington’s TV Movie How Awful About Allan (1970), Joel Denning & Frank Lama’s Swarm of the Snakehead (2006) and last but certainly not least John Paizs’ Canadian curio Crime Wave (1985). Whether the aforementioned films get reviews will depend on how much I enjoy them. The past few years August has been zombie month in anticipation of The Vancouver Zombie Walk but I am going to bail on that idea this year. I will still be participating in the walk and it goes without saying there will be photographic proof of my attendance. There will definitely be a review for Walerian Borowczyk’s naughty and entertaining Dr. Jekyll and His Women (1981) and more entries in the Favourite Five Series. But for now, back to William Castle…

Cheers!
Goregirl

Vancouver Zombie Walk 2012 & Zombie August

Posted in horror, movies with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2012 by goregirl

The Vancouver Zombie Walk is this upcoming Saturday, August 18, 2012 starting at 3:00pm!!! When it comes to Zombie Walk I am like a child at Christmas! As I write this there is six sleeps until the big event. It is literally an all day event that involves hearty amounts of latex, liquor and paparazzi. I am going for a more rotting look this year and you’ll get a sample of my rottenness with a video of my top 10 favourite zombie films in full makeup. The zombie mayhem will continue after the walk with pictures and video from the 2012 Vancouver Zombie Walk, written reviews, trailers, and a bunch of other zombie-related awesomeness!

Vancouver Zombie Walk details taken from 2012 Vancouver Zombie Walk facebook page.

Here are some Goregirl pics from previous years…

Vancouver Zombie Walk 2008…

Vancouver Zombie Walk 2009…

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Vancouver Zombie Walk 2011…

Zombie Walk has a Wikipedia page! Here is their definition of what a zombie walk is;

“A zombie walk (also known as a zombie mob, zombie march, zombie horde, zombie lurch, zombie shamble, zombie shuffle, zombie monsta-mash, zombie irrigation, zombie hurricane or zombie crawl) is an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes. Usually taking place in an urban center, the participants make their way around the city streets and through shopping malls to a public space (or a series of taverns in the case of a zombie pub crawl) in a somewhat orderly fashion.”

They had a list of World Records so I found pictures for the three last Guinness World Record holders; Mexico City, New Jersey and Ledbury, Herefordshire. Those are some impressive turnouts!

“In October 2009 Guinness World Records officially recorded and approved a new record for the largest gathering of zombies. The record was set at ‘The Big Chill Festival’ in Ledbury, Herefordshire on 6 August 2009. There were 4,026 zombie mob participants.”

“Guinness officially recognized a new record for the world’s largest gathering of zombies on 30 October 2010 at the 3rd annual New Jersey Zombie Walk on the Asbury Park Boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Guinness recorded 4,093 zombies at the event, though organizers along with police and fire officials estimate more than 5,000 zombies were in attendance.”

“In November 2011, Mexico broke a new world record for largest zombie gathering. Guinness officially counted 9,806 participants, surpassing the previous record established by Asbury Park, New Jersey.”

Vancouver Zombie Walk 2011

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 22, 2011 by goregirl


Another Vancouver Zombie Walk over. My day started at 11 in the morning (latex takes a while to dry). We arrived at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 4 pm and the walk started at 4:30. We walked down Robson Street, made a left on Denman and ended at the beach. After the walk we had a couple of cocktails on the patio (that will be clear after you watch the videos) and off to Zombie-A-Go-Go for more drinking! It was a long freaking day but it was great fun! Here are some choice pics and three slideshows. Zombie walk madness!






VANCOUVER ZOMBIE WALK 2010 – IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Posted in zombies with tags , , , on August 18, 2010 by goregirl

The time of the walk has changed as follows:

■ ZOMBIE WALK MEETING TIMES & ROUTE :

– meet at 4 PM at the Art Gallery downtown
– The walk begins at 4:30 PM

ALSO…

There will be FREE ADMISSION to the Vancouver Police Museum for everyone in Zombie costume between 12-4! Come and have your photo taken in the morgue and in the autopsy suite!

Check out the nifty shots of zombie pin-up girls taken at the Vancouver Police Museum by clicking here.

JUST THREE MORE SLEEPS!