Last year we had "The First Annual, Rexburg, Idaho Zombie Apocalypse". We sponsored it through The Romance Theatre of which I'm a committee member. The zombie walk was a huge success and we want to do it again. Last year we blocked off two blocks of Main Street and had a parade and street party. The Mayor showed up and thought it was a success and told me, "Now when you do it next year..."
Blocking that much of Main Street was too much, so with the Mayor's advice we decided to have a sidewalk only parade from Walgreens to The Romance Theatre, then turn the corner and have the street blocked off from Main to Carlson on Center for the street party. I invited the local US Army National Guard recruiter to set up a booth and bring some soldiers with rubber M-16's to keep order among the zombies. He's also going to bring his climbing wall and we'll give victims a head start up the wall and let the zombies climb up after and try to drag them off. Should be fun.
I'm a theatre prop guy, so for the zombie walk I've decided to have some props. It just so happened that the Career Beauty College went out of business and I happened to be there when the owner was and purchased several of the cosmotology heads that were left over when the students left. With the aid of some of my sons, I have 'modified' them for the occasion.
Head #1: I just happened to have a plastic jaw from a different project and some large, plastic, doll eyes from China. I cut the skin off the face around one eye, cut out the other eye and replaced both of them with the doll eyes. Then I cut a portion of the skin away from the jaw area and cut up the plastic jaw into manageable pieces and went to work. I inserted the jaw in the proper place, cut the base off and bloodied the whole thing up. Turned out okay.
|Head #3 first view|
|Head #3 second view|
This isn't quite finished, we still have to cut off the base and give it a paint job. I'll probably post a picture of it when the thing is all done.
Did I mention I like Halloween, alot?