How To Become A Zombie For A Day

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays, which is problematic for two reasons. A) The question of what to wear takes over my life to the extent where my mind becomes a silver screen, filled with projections of questionable costumes. B) I’m deathly afraid of monsters.

Let me expand on my second point. Have you ever watched “Scary Movie” with your friends, laughing at all those silly things the characters say? Did you thoughtlessly watch “Shaun of the Dead” in the dark while filing your nails and deciding what to cook for lunch the next day? Well, I haven’t. I watched “Scary Movie” once at a friend’s birthday party and I spent the majority of the night clutching a broken comb as a weapon while staring at the door. As for “Shaun of the Dead”, I cried into my pillow after watching it because I desperately wanted to pee but was too afraid to leave my bed.

In other words, it’s safe to say I am positively terrified of monsters… zombies in particular. And that is why I decided to become one for a day…

Say what? Let me explain my logic. Our sense of survival helps us conquer fear in two ways – through fight and flight. When I heard that “World Zombie Day” was taking place in central London on October 11, my instinct was to do the latter. The idea of voluntarily diving into a sea of corrupt flesh simply did not appear to me, although studying politics in Moscow has helped me get used to corruption of many sorts.

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But my fear quickly gave way to curiosity. “If you can’t beat them, join them!” I told myself, half-joking. Would I really find zombies so frightening if I was one of them?

Eager to find out the answer to that question, I messaged Tom – one of my crazy friends, whom you may remembers from the story of how I hitchhiked to France with a pimp and a Mexican. To my slight dismay he immediately agreed, which meant I could no longer back out. Oh, shit.

Are you curious how I got on? I captured this life-changing experience on camera, so watch the video below to learn how to become a zombie for a day…

All in all, I am sad to report that attending this parade did not cure my fear of zombies in the slightest… But I did have a great time and would definitely attend again – and spend a lot more time on my costume, because some of the zombies I ran into were spectacularly spooky.

To improve my zombification skills, I have decided to dress up as a zombie French maid this Halloween. The costume makes little to no sense, but let’s face it – Cady was right when she said:

In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.Mean Girls

Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, because that is where I will share photos of my outfit!

How do you feel about zombies? Would you voluntarily become one for a day? And what are you dressing as this Halloween?

  • You looked pretty chic for a zombie haha. Zombies don’t really scare me, I just think they look gross.

    • I think they look gross AND utterly terrifying haha 🙂 I couldn’t bring myself to have any open wounds or whatever, hence my chicness – can’t stomach that 😛

  • Lily Lau

    You completely look like a zombie, Sabina! That’s well done 🙂 But could you be able to resist having one of those by your side in Halloween or zombies shouldn’t be so adorable?

    • Aww thanks Lily, glad you enjoyed this! 🙂 Those are too adorable, makes me miss my dog!! I’d totally take any of those along to my Halloween party haha 😉

  • TriReagan

    I love Mean Girls! Great video. What do you use for a camera?

    • So glad you enjoyed it 🙂 I use my Nikon D5300!

  • Scary! Looks like you had great fun Sabiina. Happy Halloween

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • Thanks so much Suze! Hope your Halloween was just as great 🙂

  • Well done Sabine 😉 I myself became a fan of zombie shows recently. Not as big a fan as a kid, but The Walking Dead – one of the few good shows in Fiji – was a real game changer for me lol.

    Tweeting from Bali.


    • I really want to check out The Walking Dead but I’m too scared hahah. Maybe sometime in the future… if I can work up the courage 😛 Thanks for tweeting Ryan!! 🙂

  • Amanda

    Funny! My kids, hubby and I went as a Zombie cheerleading squad

    • Ahhh that sounds so fun!! 😀 And kind of adorable, although y’all were zombies!

  • We are so BFFs separated at birth. Last year I went to a zombie prom and it was amazing! My cousin’s friend is a professional makeup artist so my zombification process was pretty much “sit in a chair and drink beer” while she made me terrifying. Lol

    I then ended up being a zombie stripper, which I felt was a perfect representation of everything Halloween stands for. 😉

    This year I was super lame and basically worked all night, but I’ll make up for it next year!

    • Hahah omg you’re so right! When we finally meet, the world will become a little bit more fabulous 😀 That’s hilarious – zombie stripper might just be my bet for next year 😉 As for having a pro do the makeup.. LUCKY. As you can see, Tom & I weren’t all that good at it 😛 Shame about this year’s Halloween but it gives you plenty of time to plan for the next one MUHAHA!