The official 11th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk poster has arrived! Created by the horribly wonderful illustrator Abigail Larson. The 2015 poster will be available for $5 or you can get the entire set of 6 posters for $20 at the event on Saturday, October 24th. All proceeds go to The American Cancer Society. And if that wasn’t enough, Abigail will be there to autograph them. Visit our event page here on Facebook or RichmondZombieWalk.com for all the gory details. See you there!
Admit it. You are a fan of meat. The dead kind that walk around and try to kill you and the kind that smells awesome sizzling in a pan right next to some scrambled eggs.
I often wonder where I can acquire these two kinds of things in a one-stop shopping experience. Well my friends, Think Geek has got you covered in this regard. They have taken the horror of salted pig flesh and humor of dead people and combined them into a special corner of the internet called “Zombies & Bacon” right over at ThinkGeek.com!
So after you bash some poor sucker of a zombie in the brains with your new Dead On Annihilator Superhammer, you’re going to need to get rid of that virus-ridden stank with a Bacon Scented Air Freshener.
Get you some at ThinkGeek.com. Yup. You’re welcome.
If you’ve been dragging yourself around with us longer than 4 years, you may remember that we used to hold a poster design contest every year. The winner’s art would become that year’s official promotional image . We’ve had great ones over the years, but at the start of the contest in 2010 an early submission from Abigail Larson caught our attention and we’ve been great admirers ever since.
Abigail has been generous enough to create one for us every year since she won the contest in 2010. You could say she’s our Grand Champion. We’re proud to feature her work on almost everything we do and because of numerous inquiries we began offering them at each event. The response was tremendous. It became immediately obvious that Richmond also loves Abigail’s work.
This year all of the posters from 2010 to 2013 will be available again. If you’re brave enough to come to the official event this year on Saturday, October 26th, you can pick them up at the pre-walk meet up spot at The Landing in Byrd Park’s Boat Lake starting at 1p (Additional event details). You can get them separately ($5 each) or all of them in a 4-pack ($15). Like our $5 participant donations, all of the profits from the posters will go to the American Cancer Society. Each poster is printed in full color on an 11″ x 17″ textured heavyweight stock which is suitable for framing.
Aaaaand if you don’t appear to be a threat to her, Abigail will be attending and will autograph posters before the walk.
Posters are only available on the day of the event and are not available online (yet), but if we have leftovers we’ll keep you posted.
In the meantime, tell the world you’re feasting on brains with the Richmond undead at our 9th Anuual Richmond Zombie Walk Facebook Event Page and keep up with the latest/last-second details by following us on Twitter @rvazombiewalk.
You can also keep up with Abigail Larson at AbigailLarson.com.
See you at the main event!
For the past couple of years we have been honored to have Abigail Larson create event posters for us. We will be offering you a chance to get a 2012 Richmond Zombie Walk event poster for only $5. The beautifully illustrated gore is printed on a textured heavyweight stock that is fit for framing in its 11″ x 17″ standard dimensions.
In addition to the 2012 poster, we also have a few left over from 2011 and 2010. Complete you’re collection for $5 each, but you’ve got to pounce because we only have a few of these from the past couple of years. As with your donations, all of the profits from the posters go to the American Cancer Society.
But wait, there’s more! Want to make that poster extra special? Abigail Larson will be at the pre-walk meet up at Byrd Park’s Boat Lake at 1pm to sign posters.
Posters, costume contest giveaways, lots and lots of blood.. What’s not to love?
Joining the zombie horde takes a little preparation. You’ve practiced your glazed stare, perfected your lurch, and memorized your lines (“Argh!” “BRAAAIINS!” and “Urghhhh.”) but you still need to look the part. Costume SuperCenter is sponsoring the Richmond Zombie Walk this year, and they’ve got some excellent zombie resources that we wanted to share with you.
Their Zombie Survival page has everything you need to begin your zombie transformation. Stumbling along in style is simple with one of their ready-to-wear costumes. Every zombie was somebody before the infection, and they have quite a selection of characters, from the creepy-sexy zombie nurses and beauty queens to hilariously horrible undead pirates, rock stars and rappers. There’s even a zombie chimpanzee! If old-school gore is more your style, some of the costumes feature gruesome 3D effects like jutting bones and tumbling intestines.
If you’re just looking for a few bits and pieces to finish off your look, you’ll find masks, prosthetics, properly grave-stained wigs, and other accessories. These glow-in-the-dark maggots are an especially nice touch. They also carry a huge range of make-up and special effect kits—torn skin, rotting flesh, oozing fluids—pretty much every nasty zombie affliction your undead little heart could desire. Best of all, there’s a detailed step-by-step video tutorial showing you how to use them to achieve a truly disgusting zombie face. All you need to add is drool.