Getting made up at Kennedy’s Public House on West 57th Street. [Read more…]
No Zombie Love at the W Hotel.
The Zombies invade Grand Central and do the Chiller Dance.
The Zombies hit Times Square, Sephora and Halloween Adventure.
Halloween and Zombiecon are coming up. I decided to go with a mask over that damn bloody make-up I’ve been doing for the past couple of years. This is paper mache formed over a balloon, and cardboard. It is not quite done.
My first task when I make a mask is to insure good visibility. The holes are covered with black scrim to hide my eyes and face, but because the eye holes are so large, I can see I can see pretty well. Peripheral vision is very important in a parade mask. The small holes below the right eye in the photo are there to allow me to see where I place my feet, which is also very important. The jaw will eventually be operated like a rod puppet.
I added more holes for added vision and ventilation. I think it adds a bit to the look as well, like the bone is rotting. The mouth can now be operated by pulling a string.
This is a 90 second unedited clip of the Zombies coming down the escalator in the mall where Gimbels used to be. You can see a Flickr slideshow of my photos here, but mostly I shot video. I caught a lot of wacky stuff, there were few slackers, everyone put on a show.