Hellbourne Zombie Shuffle + Mr. & Mrs. VOODOO ZOMBIE PAGEANT
The annual Zombie Shuffle hits Melbourne this Saturday. Monster will be there dressed up in our finest disgusting duds. We have put together a survival guide for all you prospective zombie shufflers to help you get through the day and into the night for the official Mr. and Mrs. Voodoo make-up & costume competition!
WHEN: 12th October 2013 1pm (this Saturday)! 4.30pm onwards for Mr. and Mrs Voodoo comp.
WHERE: FITZROY GARDENS AKA Ground Zero. (Voodoo comp @ Shebeen Bar, 36 Manchester Ln, Melbourne.)
(The article on the history and record breaking zombie walk/ shuffle as a social phenomenon from WIki is a good place to start if you find the whole concept baffling. Read on…)
For those of us already au fait with the concept of a zombie shuffle!
Pro Tip #1 Make sure you can still eat/ drink in your costume (a sewn up mouth is awesome but leave a hole for a straw)
Pro Tip #2 Question, Can you still pee in your costume? If not, consider adding a zip or if you are a lady zombie, getting a sheewee
There are rules because if we want to continue to be allowed to walk the streets as the undead we need to not be dickheads, as they specify in the below rules. Stolen from the official facebook:
1. NO DICKHEADS. We might all be undead, but we also pride ourselves on running an event that is enjoyable for all. Violence, destruction of property, and general toolishness will NOT be tolerated. If you are going to stage a ‘zombie attack’, make sure you’ve cleared it with your “victim” beforehand.
1.a. NO VIOLENCE/REALISTIC WEAPONS. Yes, this may seem like an odd request given the nature of the event, but keep realistic weapons, water pistols, water bombs etc to a minimum – in fact, we’d prefer it if you didn’t bring them at all. The Melbourne Zombie Shuffle operates with the cooperation of Victoria Police, so we don’t want that thrown into jeopardy by the actions of a few nongs who think they’re in an Eli Roth film, thanks.
2. RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE AND OTHER PEOPLE’S PROPERTY. Keep your blood and guts to yourself (or other consenting zombies). No splattering passersby, no glooping people’s shops, shopfronts or stock, no scaring children, old people or animals. This is of utmost importance.
3. OBEY THE ROAD RULES. We don’t want you to get killed again; keep the horde to the sidewalks, cross on the green man, don’t block traffic, etc. If the Police or Zombie Wardens tell you to stop doing something, THEN STOP DOING IT.
4. HAVE FUN! This is the most important rule of all – get into it! Don’t stand around worrying if your blood looks real enough, or feeling awkward – embrace your inner undead! Have you ever seen a zombie walk or strut?
Most importantly share this all with your friends, cause there aint no party like a zombie party! This is the official event page for the shuffle and This is the official page of the Mr & Miss VOODOO ZOMBIE PAGEANT make-up & costume competition!