Luckily for the sake of life as we know it, this no real zombie invasion and instead, was a charity event in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital. Birmingham's Zombie Walk takes place annually and encourages people from up and down the country to take to the streets as terrifying zombies, an event that anyone of any age can take part in (yes, I did see zombie babies / toddlers).
I am so glad to be able to say that I was one of the thousands of people that day who donned the crazy make-up, cat-lady-style back combed hair and fake blood, albeit if I did get funny looks on the train!
Having not heard about the event before, I was sceptical that people may not show up or it wouldn't be what I expected, but the walk didn't disappoint. As soon as my friends and i arrived in Centenary Square, we could feel the buzz of excitement from our fellow zombies, a buzz which was ironically electrifying for the supposedly undead.
What I loved about the day was how much effort people had put in to their costumes. From toddlers to more mature adults, everyone arrived made up and ready to scare and it was clear that no one had accepted this half heartedly. Some even had characters that they impressively maintained throughout the whole day, whilst others embraced their gruesome appearance by banging on shop windows and scaring customers- resulting in a very giggly Sarah!
I could continue to write a lengthy post as I always do, but I think the photos tell the story better. I absolutely loved being a zombie with my friends for a day and I'm hoping that the collective zombie body of that day will have raised a considerable amount in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Did you take part in the Zombie Walk 2014? I'd love to hear about your experiences! x