Friday, October 31, 2008

It's 6:00 a.m., Do You Know Where Your Zombie Is?

Zombie Amanda 3 Some of you might remember that back towards the end of July I did an I've Got a Question - You've Got an Answer post wherein I asked "Are you prepared for a zombie outbreak or are you just going to wing it?" I'd been having trouble coming up with something creative for my post that evening and Amanda suggested the question. The question generated some great answers but I personally never gave much thought to the actual concept of a zombie outbreak and figured I probably wouldn't survive one were an outbreak to actually occur.

Turns out that one occurred right at my own house this morning and when faced with it I did the only thing I Zombie Amanda 1could think of - grabbed my camera and took some pictures! Luckily, the zombie seemed to like posing for pictures and it was appeased from attacking me. As a matter of fact, it was so happy that it allowed me to go back to bed while it went to school ...

It's been said to me that when Amanda does something, she's not half-assed about it and apparently that includes turning herself into a zombie which is exactly what she did this morning in celebration of Halloween. She said that they were allowed to dress up for Halloween at school today but weren't allowed to wear masks of any sort so even though she had originally wanted to go as a Plague Doctor and wear the mask that she had made for that costume, she had to fall back, regroup, and go in another direction.

This was the direction she took ... Zombie Amanda 2I haven't gotten any phone calls from Norwich Free Academy telling me to come pick up my zombie and take her home so I guess she hasn't attacked anyone else (no sense in acting the part while looking it, is there?) and wasn't pulling my leg when she told me that they were allowed to wear costumes.

Ah to be young again and have some fun with Halloween rather than having to be worrying that it might be crazy busy at work tonight!

Speaking of fun - I had Amanda strike a couple of "Thriller" poses while I was taking pictures this morning. She was kind enough to cooperate ...

Thriller Zombie Amanda 2 Thriller Zombie Amanda

Here's hoping your Halloween is a real thriller, too - in a good way, of course!


  1. She makes an awesome zombie, scared me this morning. My son won't let me do that level of make-up work.

  2. Wow...Amanda is one creepy, scary zombie. I'm sure it took a whole lotta work but it was definitely worth her effort. Happy Zombie-ing.

  3. Anonymous12:22 PM EDT

    Can we borrow Amanda to do some Halloween Pranks? ;~))

    For Halloween Humor, watch this Video

  4. Anonymous12:23 PM EDT

    Brilliant! I love it. She's a creative soul...nice job, Amanda. I hope she doesn't scare any little kids today (or tonight)!

    Happy Halloween to you both.

  5. Wow - they weren't allowed to do masks, but she could do that?
    I think it's awesome, but am surprised that the school would allow it!
    Happy Halloween! from Mo and the purries of Purrchance To Dream

  6. Thoroughly expressive and creative, but of course we expect nothing less from Amanda!
    Happy Halloween

  7. Amanda is such a sweet heart....helping the zombie village out there... Wow, her and our tattoo artist will both be ready for the zombie outbreaks....

  8. Woo-hoo! Go Amanda! Happy Halloween to you, ladies :o)

  9. Ooooooh....She looks just like one of the zombies I saw in a horror movie I watched last night! lol What a fantastic job she did with the makeup...WOW! Happy Halloween to you and make sure you drop by my Halloween Bash, you're there in costume you know! hehe xoxo

  10. Amanda is so creative! She makes a good zombie. I hope her school day was fun.

    As for her mom, sorry you will be working tonight.

  11. Amanda is a first-rate zombie. She must have panicked everywhere.

    Happy Halloween!

  12. Great makeup and photos! Happy Halloween, Linda...

  13. I do not want to run into her in the dark. EEEK!

  14. There is nothing like having an artistic child (it says here in the fine print). Your's is a great zombie. Does she do the "thriller" dance?

  15. do you clean that off

  16. She is great as a zombie. It reminds me of the 1967 cult classic 'The Night of the Living dead', filmed in eerie black & white around the hills of Pittsburgh. Amanda couldn't have been a prop in that movie...but certainly looks like she did!

  17. Anonymous9:58 PM EDT

    I think that is the BEST home made costume I have EVER seen, hands down.

  18. Hi Linda,

    I already left a comment, but so far it hasn't showed up on your blog.

    I was just saying what a neat idea for a Halloween costume. I can't wait to hear what others at school had to say about the getup, lol.

  19. I love to see kids put some effort into their costumes. My favorite tonight was Edward Scissorshands. Then there was a bowl of macaroni and cheese. Fabulous!

  20. which is exactly why I took tonight OFF!

    ERs on Halloween can be scary indeed....and our MDs seem to admit everyone who wanders in..........

    great costume...a bit gross.

    we had a good time, not as many trickortreaters this year though...

  21. Before we got so stupidly politically correct, I used to do the gore makeup for my kids for the evening trick or treat...Even then the schools started nit-picking everything to death. It's supposed to be All Hallows Eve, not night of Hannah Montana!
    Wait - that might really scare the crap outta me!
    Hope Amanda had fun with it all!

  22. WOW! That's pretty imaginative and creative. Way to go.

  23. Anonymous2:30 AM EST

    Awesome costume, Amanda!! Love the dark hair, too! Mine's purple at the moment.


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