07:57AM, Thursday 03 October 2013
The dead will walk the Earth, or at least Maidenhead High Street, for a scary new event coming to the town centre.
The Maidenhead Zombie Walk will see hoards of the undead take to the streets to lurch their way from Maidenhead Train Station to the Maiden's Head pub (formerly the Hobgoblin), in High Street, on Saturday, October 26.
The event is inspired by the much-loved Brighton Zombie Parade, which ran for five years but was cancelled this year after huge turnouts put a strain on finances and resources.
Arriving just in time for Halloween, the zombie walk will involve people of all ages dressing up and applying make-up to do their best undead impression in the name of good fun.
Organised by Vicky Lunt, Carly Kenny and Boe Williams, of Maidenhead Live, the free event will kick off with a meeting at the station at 4pm before the walk begins at 5pm.
It will be followed by a zombie-themed after party at the Maiden's Head at 5.30pm.
Vicky, 26, said everyone from those spending hours in make-up to casual zombies will be welcome to attend, with kids encouraged to join in.
Her top make-up tips include making the face as pale as possible and applying plenty of dark shadow around the eyes to nail the hollow and gaunt look.
Plenty of fake blood is also advised, while organisers will also be on hand with make-up on the day for last minute attendees.
Larchfield resident Vicky added: "It's almost like a way of being an extra in a film. It's like the thing with flash mobs. It gets as many people involved as possible."
It is hoped the walk will become an annual event.
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