Zomspiration time

Every year we are amazed at the incredible costumes and makeup that people come up with for World Zombie Day London! From the gory to adorable, there really is a zombie look for everyone.

Check out Time Out’s gallery from last year here:

In pictures: the most outrageous costumes from World Zombie Day

You could be a Zom-bee or a Zombicorn! Photo credit: Richard Young

You could be a Zom-bee or a Zombicorn! Photo credit: Richard Young

Zombie styles have changed over the years on the big screen, so there are plenty of looks to choose from. Check out this video! Will you be a shuffling Living Dead zombie, or a virus turned Rage victim?

For more inspiration, check out Pinterest, and YouTube has some great tutorial about simple make-up effects. Have fun practicing! We can’t wait to see what ghoulish glamour you are going to bring on the day!There are some things to bear in mind when planning your zombie character. First of all, it is October and we all know what the British weather is like, make sure you are going to be warm enough and dry enough to last the day. Also, you’ll be doing a bit of walking, so comfy footwear is a must. And, if you plan on visiting any pubs for a quick brain juice on route, make sure you steer clear of really sticky fake blood that could leave a mess. Dried is fine! Dusty escaped-from the-grace zombies don’t even need blood!

Stay tuned to this blog in the next few days, we’ll be posting some juicy details about our fabulous World Zombie Night after party, held at the Piccadilly Institute and sponsored by Jagermeister.

Tickets are ONLY £5 and profits go straight to St Mungos. You can snap one up here, grab em like they are juicy brains!

They’re coming to get you Barbara! World Zombie Day London is BACK!

Hello darling zombies, grave-shufflers and creeping corpses! WE’RE BACK! Did you miss us?!
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The planning for World Zombie Day London 2014 is well under way and BOY OH BOY it is going to be a great one! It will take place on Saturday 11th October 2014 from 1pm, get it in your undead diaries!

The route combines some of the traditional, best-loved stops and a BRAND NEW and exciting central London starting point. It will be an urban zombie and photographers dream… the route map will be revealed as usual in the days leading up to the event. Stay tuned!

After the success of last year we are once again stopping in public areas instead of pubs to make the day more family friendly, we loved seeing all the little zombies! But never fear, there will be pubs close to all stops so if you need to stumble off for a brain smoothie you can. The map will have departure times so you can re-join the horde for the next shuffle.

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For over 18 year old undead party heads we have a legendary end party to make sure the day ends on a high! Grab your tickets now, there are limited numbers and there may not be any on sale on the day. After a day of shuffling groaning and crawling through the streets of London we will head to 100 Club on Oxford Street… where we have ZOMBINA AND THE SKELETONES to entertain you, along with Gravedale High and Anarchistwood! More acts will be announced!
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We are still on the lookout for sponsors! Have a look here for more information and sponsor perks!

Click here to register for the event and to buy your tickets! ONLY £7 with profits going to St Mungos. With such a fantastic line-up we expect them to sell out really quickly so get ‘em while they’re hot!

Remember that World Zombie Day is not just about having fun with the undead horde, it is to raise money and awareness for the fantastic charity St Mungos Broadway, who do amazing work helping homeless people. If you’re coming along to the event please donate what you can, and consider joining Team Zombie and getting your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you!

Lastly, remember to join the Facebook event and follow us on Twitter for updates…

ROLL ON OCTOBER!

They’re coming to get you Barbara! World Zombie Day London is BACK!

Hello darling zombies, grave-shufflers and creeping corpses! WE’RE BACK! Did you miss us?!
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYR3dorshwA]

The planning for World Zombie Day London 2014 is well under way and BOY OH BOY it is going to be a great one! It will take place on Saturday 11th October 2014 from 1pm, get it in your undead diaries!

The route combines some of the traditional, best-loved stops and a BRAND NEW and exciting central London starting point. It will be an urban zombie and photographers dream… the route map will be revealed as usual in the days leading up to the event. Stay tuned!

After the success of last year we are once again stopping in public areas instead of pubs to make the day more family friendly, we loved seeing all the little zombies! But never fear, there will be pubs close to all stops so if you need to stumble off for a brain smoothie you can. The map will have departure times so you can re-join the horde for the next shuffle.

Flyer WZD 2014

For over 18 year old undead party heads we have a legendary end party to make sure the day ends on a high! Grab your tickets now, there are limited numbers and there may not be any on sale on the day. After a day of shuffling groaning and crawling through the streets of London we will head to 100 Club on Oxford Street… where we have ZOMBINA AND THE SKELETONES to entertain you, along with Gravedale High and Anarchistwood! More acts will be announced!
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlgKj4dGlVU]

We are still on the lookout for sponsors! Have a look here for more information and sponsor perks!

Click here to register for the event and to buy your tickets! ONLY £7 with profits going to St Mungos. With such a fantastic line-up we expect them to sell out really quickly so get ‘em while they’re hot!

Remember that World Zombie Day is not just about having fun with the undead horde, it is to raise money and awareness for the fantastic charity St Mungos Broadway, who do amazing work helping homeless people. If you’re coming along to the event please donate what you can, and consider joining Team Zombie and getting your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you!

Lastly, remember to join the Facebook event and follow us on Twitter for updates…

ROLL ON OCTOBER!

Coming to World Zombie Day? READ THIS!

Welcome the horde!

Here is a checklist of things you need to know/do if you want to have the best time you possibly can on the day:

1) REGISTER for free on the Eventbrite page so you get emailed the map. And then PRINT OUT YOUR MAPS. IF YOU HAVE NO MAP WE WILL IGNORE YOU. Seriously guys, there are very few of us organisers/stewards are 2000ish of you and explaining the stops and directions gets very boring after a while…. Plus if we have had a few pints of brain juice we may just send you the wrong way (this has happened).

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2) Remember as well as being an amazing day we are aiming to raise money for charity! Hackney Food Bank will be there to collect your food donations, and proceeds from the end party are going to St Mungos. You can also get your friends, family and people on the bus who ask what you’re doing to text  and donate! Text the code BRNZ69 and your donation amount (£3, £5 or £10) to 70070. One person chosen at random who donates will win two tickets to the bloody brilliant WWII ZOMBIE BLITZ 1940, Value £65 each Full Value £130!

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3) If you want to come to the amazing Afterlife Party we are throwing which is chock-a-block with amazing bands and DJs please get a ticketttttt NOW before they run out. Only £5 with profits going to St Mungos! You can get them on the same page as the registration (so you get the MAP)

4) PLEASE READ and STICK to the Zombie Code of Conduct. That means no threatening behaviour, no littering, destruction or damage of property or any other illegal behaviour or OTT silliness. The police and the press will be watching us and we want to make a good impression and keep the event running in the years to come! The organisers will not be held responsible for your actions!

5) GET MAP PRINT MAP BRING MAP

6) On that note: STRICTLY NO ILLEGAL DRUGS are permitted and no alcohol for under 18’s. Police will be called if this rule is broken. Please bring ID if you are old enough to drink and will be stopping by any pubs, and be understanding if you are refused entry  – it means your zombie makeup is amazeballs.

7) PRINT YOUR MAP AND BRING IT WITH YOU

8) As you will see on the map, this year the set stops are not at pubs. I KNOW… shock horror! NO PUBS?! Don’t worry… the reason we have done this is because now attendance numbers are too high for everyone to fit in one pub, so we will gather in large public areas. If you wish to wander to a pub and come back you are free to do so! The stopping and leaving times are on the map. Which you are going to print and bring, right?!

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9) We love the police, and they kind of like us. We make them chuckle with our crazy zombie antics and so far they have allowed us to carry on our event every year unhindered. SO when they say NO FAKE WEAPONS OF ANY KIND no matter what bright colour/how plastic looking, we will listen to them. Won’t we?!

10) It is London, it is October. Please try to incorporate some kind of warm/weatherproof clothing into your costume. Nothing worse than post-WZD sniffles. Also zombies love comfy shoes. There will be a fair bit of walking and standing around.

11) We all love WZD and always have such great memories and photos after the event. Please share yours by using the hashtag  #WZD2013. Add the London postcode you are at and you will be added to Mapocalyp.se!

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Finally, we would like to thank you for being a part of the best day of the year! It is all your support, enthusiasm and excitement that keeps the event coming back bigger and better each year and that keeps us going as organisers. It is fantastic to see familiar faces and the effort that goes into the scary/amazing/hilarious costumes and makeup you all come up with. So, cheers. London zombies are world class. SEE YOU ON SATURDAY!

Zombie SWAT Training from Apocalypse Events/Bunker 51

Here’s another action-packed zombie adventure event from our friends at Apocalypse Events/Bunker 51

ZOMBIE SWAT TRAINING

The invasion has begun and soon London will be swarming with the UNDEAD. Step inside the battle zone; face your biggest fears and fight to save the world from imminent disaster.
The end is near and you must learn how to survive. Luckily you are one of the selected few deemed worthy to undergo intense zombie survival training from our undead response unit. Not only will you get to handle at least 3 different types of weaponry, you will also be taught life-saving techniques in how to immobilise and destroy the zombie hoard.
You will be given a secret evacuation point in the heart of London, and then be transported by our mission commanders to London’s underground zombie HQ, code name: BUNKER 51. The decommissioned nuclear Bunker, has been a research facility for zombie observation for over a decade and now with rumours of zombies attacking in London, Bunker 51 is ready to train recruits in the essentials of zombie survival.
Be prepared for London’s scariest and most realistic zombie-themed event.
You must be physically fit, emotionally sound and ready to blow some zombie brains out!
WARNING: This event is not for the faint-hearted. Expect big frights, gore and the end of civilization…

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Bunker 51 presents Zombie Blitz 1940

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The zombie fun doesn’t have to stop when World Zombie Day is over for another year… Our friends at Apocalypse Events/ Bunker 51 have some zombietastic things going on! Look out for the guys on Saturday, they will be collecting for charity- and also offering exclusive discount tickets, flyers, plus photos with their gorey zombie horde, even taking applications to apply for a paid regular ZOMBIE job positions in London!

How about this night for Vintage with a twist….

Zombie Blitz 1940

Zombie Blitz 1940 at Waterloo Tunnels – London’s newest zombie experience brought to you by Apocalypse Events at Bunker 51. Start your Sunday with a relaxing 1940’s style tea party until your fun is quickly interrupted by the roar of air raid sirens…Take shelter as London, yet again, endures the wrath of the unrelenting bombers, and delve deep into the cavernous underbelly of a City under siege in World War 2 London. It is now in the hands of the British public and our new civilian soldiers to work together to unarm this biological hazard before our enemies can unleash havoc on the survivors and causalities of London’s Blitz. As this long and devastating war continues, new unthinkable threats appear. At the height of the blitz, where London has been the ultimate target, with a constant rain of incendiary fire and high explosive bombs, the nation must stand in the way of imminent defeat.There is an emerging urgent race in the field of biological science to produce the ultimate weapon of mass destruction, one that could destroy all nations and bring an abrupt end to this unholy war.
Recent intercepted communications from the enemies High Command has informed British intelligence that enemy Scientists could be working on terrifying new biological weapons, ready to reek indescribable horrors on an unsuspecting population, RIGHT ON OUR DOORSTEP! Step into 1940’s Britain and let us take you an an immersive horror story adventure in the historical tunnels underneath Waterloo Station London.
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MEAT and Greet your fellow Zombies!

In association with SCI-FI-LONDON, World Zombie Day: London has arranged a special “Meat N Greet” event.

On Friday 11th from 6pm, join us in the bar at the Stratford Picturehouse for some very bloody Sangria, nasty nibbles and tunes from DJ Mermaid.

The event will give you a chance to meet fellow zombies the night before the big day. The organisers of World Zombie Day will also be saying a big ‘Thank you” to all their fundraisers.

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>>more about the event<<
The event is free to anyone who comes dressed as a zombie, has an invite from the WZD organisers or has a ticket for the two zombie films we are screening that night – THE BATTERY or BATTLE OF THE DAMNED.

All the money we raise for St Mungo’s will help improve the lives of homeless people for good. St. Mungo’s has been helping homeless people in and around the London area since 1969. We kindly ask that you raise at least £30 or purchase ticket for the films if you wish to come to this event.

Start fundraising now:

Step 1: Click Join team and connect with Facebook.

Step 2: Make a new fundraising page and select St. Mungo’s as the cause you want to support. To do this, browse by country: United Kingdom first and then type in “St. Mungo’s” in the search box. Click on the St. Mungo’s logo.

Step 3: Select ‘organised event’ and choose World Zombie Day: London 2013. When it asks “Is your charity contributing to the cost of your fundraising?” please select “No”.

Step 4: Edit your page as you wish and start asking your friends and family to sponsor you this World Zombie Day

For more info go to: SCI-FI-LONDON 

Purchase Tickets for The Battery

Purchase Tickets fot Battle of the Damned

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After-Life Party tickets now on sale!

The highly anticipated annual event, World Zombie Day: London, attracts thousands of zombies each year to groan and shamble through Central London in aid of the charity St. Mungo’s. The zombie horde will gather at an undisclosed location then make its way around a pre-arranged route, calling at popular London landmarks. Register (for free!) here.

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The final destination will be our After-Life Party centered around the iconic British Tin Pan Alley, Denmark street. We will have several events between the Intrepid Fox, 12 bar, and the nearby church which will be the main stage. Tickets are £5; proceeds will go to St. Mungo’s. Tickets available here!


Bands:
Vince Ripper and The Rodent Show

Generation Graveyard 
Spirytus
Sci-Fi Mafia
Donkerkarnuffel
Black State Highway
Star Scream
Damn Dice

DJs:
Herman Li from Dragonforce
Ben Christo from The Sisters Of Mercy
DiscoSocks
DJ Mumin of Antichrist/Fangtasia
Andre Joyzi from Breed 77
Matt Pearce from Voodoo Six
Tiger from Black Spiders

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Please check back here for updates, sign up for the Facebook event here and follow WZD London on Twitter.

Seeking Sponsors for a fabulous WZD end party…

This year, the WZD team are hoping for a rather spectacular end to the march. Some plans are already under way and will be revealed here really soon… BUT to do all we’d like we need some help!

We’re looking for some sponsors for our planned charity fund raising post-apocalypse street party, on Denmark Street in central London on 12th October 2013. There will be a number of venues and many brilliant live music acts and performances, exciting stuff! There are various levels of sponsorship and benefits, outlined below. If you are interested, or think you know a company or individual who might be, please get in touch or pass on this blog post!

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Sponsorship: As a sponsor of World Zombie Day: London you will have the platform to create meaningful promotions, cementing the relationship with these consumers.

You will receive the following benefits: Logo placement, Exposure to our audience (2000+), Social media engagement and cross promotion.

IMPORTANT NOTE – NO PRE PRESS: Due to our need to manage attendance, all press done by sponsors must be limited to only during and post the event.

Levels of sponsorship: We offer several sponsorship levels to suit all budgets:

Brains, £500, 2 available: 10 free tickets, Mentions in press release & Facebook, Logo on print and online ads, Sponsor on website, On site presence

Guts, £200, 5 available: 4 free tickets, Mentions in press release & Facebook, Logo on print and online ads, Sponsor on website

Blood, Prize donation valued £75+, 6 available: 2 free tickets, Mentions on Facebook, Blog post

Extras: Talk to us to find more about these extra sponsorship opportunities: After party, wristbands, VIP event, movie screening, refreshments, t-shirts.

Want to find out more? Contact Megan Aileen Williams at megan@worldzombieday.co.uk to talk about becoming a sponsor.

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Seeking Sponsors for a fabulous WZD end party…

This year, the WZD team are hoping for a rather spectacular end to the march. Some plans are already under way and will be revealed here really soon… BUT to do all we’d like we need some help!

We’re looking for some sponsors for our planned charity fund raising post-apocalypse street party, on Denmark Street in central London on 12th October 2013. There will be a number of venues and many brilliant live music acts and performances, exciting stuff! There are various levels of sponsorship and benefits, outlined below. If you are interested, or think you know a company or individual who might be, please get in touch or pass on this blog post!

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Sponsorship: As a sponsor of World Zombie Day: London you will have the platform to create meaningful promotions, cementing the relationship with these consumers.

You will receive the following benefits: Logo placement, Exposure to our audience (2000+), Social media engagement and cross promotion.

IMPORTANT NOTE – NO PRE PRESS: Due to our need to manage attendance, all press done by sponsors must be limited to only during and post the event.

Levels of sponsorship: We offer several sponsorship levels to suit all budgets:

Brains, £500, 2 available: 10 free tickets, Mentions in press release & Facebook, Logo on print and online ads, Sponsor on website, On site presence

Guts, £200, 5 available: 4 free tickets, Mentions in press release & Facebook, Logo on print and online ads, Sponsor on website

Blood, Prize donation valued £75+, 6 available: 2 free tickets, Mentions on Facebook, Blog post

Extras: Talk to us to find more about these extra sponsorship opportunities: After party, wristbands, VIP event, movie screening, refreshments, t-shirts.

Want to find out more? Contact Megan Aileen Williams at megan@worldzombieday.co.uk to talk about becoming a sponsor.

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