Tag Archives: intestines

Introducing…The Marvel Zombies!

My friend and I are always trying to top our previous year’s Halloween costumes so this year we decided on a Marvel Zombies group costume.  So here we are: The Hulk, Spiderman, Dark Phoenix, Headpool, Black Widow, Rogue, Dazzler, Wolverine and She Rulk!   So much fun, so awesome!

The Marvel Zombies

Zombie Dark Phoenix

We ordered our costumes and my wig from doitstyle.com – all the way from China!  They were pretty good, the costumes ranged from $40-$50 and were custom made.  I had to follow up a bit with the delivery, but their customer service was friendly and they arrived just in time!

We didn’t want to ruin our costumes, so we sewed bald cap patches onto our suits, made the skin a bit green with some watered down acrylic paint, then blended sharpies together to do the wounds.  I also had some latex wounds that I sewed directly onto the arms.  We used character dust to dirty-up our costumes and edible blood so that it wouldn’t stain.  I sprain painted an old pair of Mary Jane’s to blend in with my boots.

Zombie Dark Phoenix

For my makeup and special effects, I used spirit gum to glue the falling eyeball and bullet wound to my face.  Then I filed down some fake nails to look like teeth (my friend’s idea) and glued them on as well.  I put a thin layer of liquid latex wherever I wanted flesh to rip off, and put three layers of tissue paper, alternating with the latex.  While it was still wet, I ripped the “skin” off, which worked really well over the teeth.  I also mixed some oatmeal and liquid latex together and smeared that on my face for texture.  I covered the latex with castor oil to support the face cream and help it blend with my face.  Next I used some scar gelatin to create lacerations on my jaw and forehead and molded flesh gel over top of red/purple face cream to create the burn effect under my eye.  I powdered the gelatin to bring down the shine.  For my face and neck I used the zombie face cream kit, and started with the yellow, layered with green and added shadows with grey and red/purple, accenting with a bruise kit around the eyes.  Before I did my final makeup and blood, I inserted my contact lens that I got from Clearly Contacts.  I used regular MAC makeup on that eye with some gold liner (lining my drooping eyeball as well!).  Finally I dabbed Fresh Scab blood in my wounds and splattered some edible blood around my nose and mouth. **all products were Ben Nye

For Spiderman, I glued the fake nail teeth to a piece of bald cap and sharpied some rotten teeth colour and blood.  For his intestines we stuffed some pantyhose with styrofoam balls, then used sharpies to paint on some blue and red veins and finished them off with a spray varnish.

Since we didn’t have any pockets, we glued pencil cases and makeup bags to the bottom of plastic limbs from the dollar store.  A bloody good functional prop!

Zombie Dark Phoenix & Spiderman

One of the many things I love about my husband is that he really gets into his costume!  I could never be with a man who didn’t enjoy dress up.

Top Movie Food Scenes


Chocolat: Set in an elegant, snowy, French village, I drooled whenever Juliette Binoche whipped up some chocolate, especially when she tops a steaming cup with some chili.  Johnny Depp as a gypsy, was also delicious.

Top Movie Food Scenes

Property of Miramax

Julie/Julia: Perhaps an obvious choice, but when Amy Adams made those giant, fresh, colourful bruschettas…I had to drop by my local bar afterwards to fulfill my craving.

Top Movie Food Scenes

Property of Columbia Pictures

Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle: A road trip to find the perfect burger is my kind of road trip!   Just like Harold and Kumar, I also craved those fast food sliders after watching this surprisingly entertaining movie.

Top Movie Food Scenes

Property of Endgame Entertainment

Sideways: When Virgina Madsen describes her love of wine, I fall in love with wine all over again and always vow to broaden my vino education.

Top Movie Food Scenes

Property of Fox Searchlight Pictures

I do like to think about the life of wine, how it’s a living thing. I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing, how the sun was shining that summer or if it rained…what the weather was like. I think about all those people who tended and picked the grapes, and if it’s an old wine, how many of them must be dead by now. I love how wine continues to evolve, how every time I open a bottle it’s going to taste different than if I had opened it on any other day. Because a bottle of wine is actually alive—it’s constantly evolving and gaining complexity. That is, until it peaks—like your ’61—and begins its steady, inevitable decline. And it tastes so fucking good.

Goodfellas Who else tried to slice garlic with a razor after watching this scene?  It was a crime to whip up such a big hearty meal and leave the rest of us drooling off screen.

Top Movie Food Scenes

Property of Warner Brothers

Benny and Joon:  Whether Johnny Depp is mashing potatoes with a tennis racket, grilling cheese with an iron or make buns dance…he could have been a Food Jammer!  A man who irons and makes food?  That’s hot!

Top Movie Food Scenes

Property of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Day of the Dead: Think zombies just want your brains?  Guess again, they love intestines too!  When this film came out – the intestine scene became a classic.  Intestttinnnness….doesn’t have the same ring as braaainnnns though.

Top Movie Food Scenes

Property of United Film Distribution Company

What movie scenes made you drool?