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Zombie Photo shoot


My main assistant, Naomi, is a great gal… always willing to model for me (she’s the model in this Zombie step-by-step), be part of the make-up crew at the theatre and work for me on multiple artist gigs.  And she’s gorgeous.

Anyway, every year for her birthday she and a group of girlfriends get done up to go pub crawling… They go all out and get costumes and props and all of them get totally into character.  They also do this for Halloween (they are the Barrel of Monkeys in this post from last Halloween and the Mardi Gras girls from the year before.) 

For Naomi’s birthday last year they went as old dirty cowboys

This year it is zombies!

Naomi had booked for six but two of the bailed on her so there were four of them, each a different character – Naomi was a zombie surgeon, Vanessa was a zombie cheerleader, Christine was a zombie prom queen (a la Carrie!) and Megan was a zombie chef.

It was a blast doing them up – all had some latex “skin” applied that I ripped up, blood, some make-up to suitably decay them and then blood splatter applied.

A photographer I’m working with phoned the other night about other things and I mentioned I was painting up some zombies tonight so he asked if he could come over to do a shoot.  The girls were willing.

So after the we were all finished with make-up and costuming he came over and we did about an hour photo shoot!  He’s going to send the photos to me.  He’s very good – he takes photos for the theatre regularly.

Some of the shots he arranged were a hoot! I can’t wait to see the one of the chef shoving the prom queen into the oven!  And the ones he took of me being eaten by all four of them!  🙂

Author: Shannon Fennell

Multidisciplinary artist, world traveller, make-up artist, and cheese lover. I follow a low carb lifestyle to keep my diabetes in remission. Canadian expat in the UK.

3 thoughts on “Zombie Photo shoot

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  3. I love this! I want to hang out with them and can’t wait to see the pro photos!

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