A few thousand zombies on bicycles descended on Key West yesterday. Yes, thousands.. on bicycles. Every year the Zombie Bike ride embarks from one side of the island and lands at the heart of downtown. Thousands of locals and visitors dress up in their creepiest or most creative costumes and pedal themselves down the street among the other un-dead. This year, I was one of those un-dead.
Thanks to some internet searching, a little glue and some toilet paper I appeared as if I had gotten in a fight with an actual zombie. Seriously, I'm not even going to give you direction as to how I did it, it was that simple. Elmers glue would have probably worked better than the Modge Podge I used, only bc all of our wounds didn't stay on through a few miles of bicycle riding sweat.
Seriously, washable glue, and toilet paper. Then a crap load of makeup and blood.
You may want to start making cocktails while you're doing it too, it's a bit messy and that's OK. Tip: eat first. If there's going to be scar or patch of skin on your face it's not comfortable to have to open your mouth extremely wide after it dries. Plus your skin may be flaking off into your food. Yum.
The blisters on boyfriends neck were tp and glue also, just shaped slightly different than the long cut on my arm/face. It was kind of grossing me out looking at them.
(not our bike)
Once we were all zombie-fied and our cooler was packed, we rode over to the start point and checked out everyone elses bikes and costumes. We probably knew another 50 people there and couldn't recognize most of them. 6 p.m. on the dot we took off on the slow trek across the island. Locals were lining the streets cheering us on, spraying fog into the air, or playing creepy Halloween music as we rode by.
It was an experience that I plan on participating in again next year. I cant wait to try to step up my zombie game and see how we look a year from now. Plus, it's always nice to freak out the tourist who have no idea whats going on when a zombie walks into a bar...