The idea first came to me early last week. What would I be for the Denver Zombie Crawl was the recurring thought running thru my brain. Zombie, Zombie, Zombie I kept repeating. Then all of a sudden? ZOMBEE! That was it! I would be a Zom-Bee Zombie. Complete with Bee Deeleybobbers. Aka, antenna. Deeleybobbers is a funner word, tho. Don't you think?
So! My idea was hatched. And in true Kathy form, I told everyone I was gonna do it. Before I found the costume. Yeah, me and details? Not always on the same page. But I was confident that I would find a bee costume so I didn't worry all that much. Until Saturday morning when I was in FULL ON freak out mode since I couldn't find an affordable bee costume.
So I emailed TCD and confided my freakingoutness to him. He told me not to worry and to be at his place at 1. NICE! A friend to help me and calm me down. Better than valium and more priceless than gold.
I had come up with an alternative costume that wasn't really a costume. Raggy jeans and my Dad's grey sweatshirt he keeps here for when he visits (hi Dad!!). Figured I could replace it before he and my Mom plan their next visit.
So off to TCD and Hayes' house I go. Then off to Wizard's Chest (where TCD used to work) we go in search of more blood and whatever else might strike our fancy...like a Bee Costume?
We get there and WOW, what a place! I had walked by Wizard's Chest many a time but this was the first time I'd gone inside. Very cool!! AND? I found my bee costume. I was so excited I could have floated on air. Which would have prevented me from falling down the stairs...which I did..and right into a display at the base of the staircase. Stairs and going down them are not for me at all. I re-assembled the display I crashed then brushed it off as no big thing and walked away...embarassed on the inside and acting clueless on the outside.
We paid for our stuff then headed off to Target for long t-shirts, broke for lunch at Wahoo's, then off to snag some Zombie duds for TCD.
Then back to the house for makeup! And music. I am now in love with Apple TV. And Eagles of Death Metal. And MC Lars.
First there was the splattering of blood!
Then Zombee makeup!
Music to apply Zombee makeup was dead (ha!) on!
Then it was Dan's turn!
Honey, I'm home! Too bad Hayes wasn't home to see this!
What a COOL lookin' Zombie!
Soon we were out the door on our way to the Denver Pavillions where we met up with others of 'our kind'! We got there the exact moment everyone started the 'Crawl'. Great timing!
We and our 'undead' peeps staggered and fell upstairs while groaning and screaming and asking for brains. It took me a while to get my 'Zombee spiel' down, as the last holiday I celebrated was 'Talk Like a Pirate Day'. So I said 'Arrrgggg" a lot. Way too much actually. But no one was really keeping track.
We looped up and down the Pavillions. Victims were attacked, noise was made, tons of pix were taken by passersby and it was just so much fun!.
Back on the 16th Street Mall, we crawled down towards Market. At one corner there were bongo drum players, so of course we went into 'Bongo Zombie' mode after we crossed the street. Some of us were invited into the Aveda Institute so OF COURSE we hit them up to scare them and check out their brains. They laughed at us...in a nice way...and we left without one new brain to our name.
As we got closer to Market there were more and more restaurants we passed with outside seating...the perfect venue to ask for 'brains'. There are many ways to ask for brains!
BRAINS! - The demanding request
Brains???- The polite request
Brains Brains Brains! - The excited request
BRAIIINSSSS!! - The 'hey, you ARE eating brains and can I have some?' request.
(And Mom...if you are reading?? Several people told me I was the politest Zombee they had ever seen! Go me!)
All too soon, the crawl ended and the horde disbanded. Some of us went to Double Daughters. Most went elsewhere.
Here we are at DD, just hanging out and posing for pix.
TCD and yours truly after the Zombie Crawl.
Dan, THANKS so much for the friendship and the makeup and being my Zombie wingman. I am DEFINITELY in for next year.