Background of Halloween at wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween.
My husband and I attended the 6th Annual Zombie Walk on October 22, for our first time. We took a number of photos and here’s 13 to get you into the spooky feeling of Halloween tonight. The event was held at Jacome Plaza, outside of the Joel D. Valdez Main library downtown, 101 N. Stone Avenue. The zombie make-up was amazingly realistic, and there was a booth there offering face make-up for $5. Note that the theme this year was “Zombies in Space” so there were “regular” earthly zombies present, as well as undead space alien zombies. Warning: Some of these photos are not for the faint of heart.
And then after dark, it got really really scary, with gruesome undead zombies roaming around the plaza (see photos below). Note the dead (undead?) zombie fetus in the very pregnant woman, who won one of the costume categories “Most Original”. The last photo is a ghastly guy who was actually pretending to eat the brain in his hand, right next to us.
After we left (fled) Zombie Walk, we encountered lots of zombies as we drove north through the spooky 6th Avenue underpass, and they frightened us by realistically lurching over the rails, trying to get at us. It was too much like “Night of the Living Dead”.
Be safe tonight as you go trick or treating. Watch out for those zombies.