Are you getting ready to vow ‘til death do you part? It’s June, the perfect month for weddings. The weather’s just right. The flowers and foliage are bright and vibrant. Love is in the air.
Do you know what else is in the air? Zombie infections.
The zombie craze only seems to be picking up steam so it’s only fair that zombies get their happily ever after too. This June, it’s time for people to profess their undying love. What better way to do that than as one of the walking dead?
WARNING: Due to some awesomely talented makeup artists and decorators, the following images are graphic.
If you really love your soon-to-be spouse and you really love zombies, a zombie themed wedding is right up your alley. Shake up the conventional traditions with some tricks and tips to zombify your nuptials.
Step 1: Make sure your friends and family are aware of your theme choice.
Zombies aren’t for the faint at heart. If you’re going to go all out with your attire and makeup, everyone needs to at least be forewarned. Better yet, you can even ask your guests to join in on the fun.
There are many ways you can hint towards your theme. It can all start with your engagement pictures. Show all of your friends and family that love does conquer all by conquering a threatening zombie…or a whole horde.
Make sure your invitations tell more than just your love story. You don’t even have to splurge on some fancy designer. All you need for some gruesome invitations is some fake blood. You can smear, crumple or even burn the invitations for an authentic undead feel. If you’re really dedicated to the creatures of the night, you can even send out these coffin invitations!
Step 2: All zombies need zombie food.
The only thing on a zombie’s mind is brains. Make sure you find a caterer that can make all of your zombified guest think they’re eating the real deal. There are so many awesome recipes out there that will replicate the look of body part. Your guests will surprised just how good they taste.
And you can’t forget about the cake. High end cake designers and decorators are just as popular as zombies. Finding a bakery that can make your undead dreams come true won’t be as hard as you think. Your wedding cake will look like a work of art but taste as good as brains do to zombies. !
Step 3: Transform yourself into the walking dead.
As you lay your single days to rest, you must show just how infected with love you really are. And I’ve heard that the more gore you apply, the more you love each other. So don’t forget to stalk up on all the blood, rot and wounds you need.
Some basic makeup that will help you achieve your undead look are:
Blood: There’s really no such thing as too much blood when it comes to zombifying yourself. There is blood for splattering. There is gel blood for a realistic shine and consistency. If there’s one product that is crucial to your transformation, it’s special effect blood. You’ll need blood for wounds, to enhance your decaying clothes.
Liquid Latex: Applied just right, this product will make it look like your skin is peeling right off. Alone, it’s not so terrifying but with a bit of gel blood, it’ll look like a gruesome wound.
Prosthetics: Wounds aren’t the easiest thing to create from scratch. Luckily, makeup companies are here to help! You can purchase latex prosthetics that, with a little makeup, spirit gum and blood, will transform your whole look. You don’t even need to be a professional special effects makeup artist to bring these dead looks to life. There are websites with step-by-step application directions. But don’t wait for the big day to try out the makeup and prosthetics. Practice until it’s perfectly horrifying!
Your June wedding will surely kill it in comparison to all the other traditional weddings this month.
Got more tips for a zombie themed wedding? Share them in the comments! We’re dying to see pictures of your special day if you commit to this gruesome theme.