Sunday, November 23, 2014

Graveyard Zombie

It's a bit late for wishing a Happy Halloween, but it's never too late to introduce my favorite  costume of the season: Mark Ballas' zombie from DWTS. Zombies can look quite boring. I've seen the usual soiled clothes badly in need of repair theme a thousand times. Although it's evening wear, Mark's outfit is simple; dreadfully gray checkered pants paired with an equally horrifying gray jacket; white polka dots on a black shirt and a distressed fishnet vest in dirty white that comes with holes the size a small shark can comfortably get through. His hair and makeup isn't that unusual, either. It's a well known fact that zombies are pale. It's either that they spend day and night in graves in front of a computer till they get goggle-eyed or they only get to work the graveyard shift. Mark looks pale as moonlight just like any decent zombie should, but in a delightful way as if he had taken a zombie tan that went partially wrong around his eyes and mouth. His hair, stiff as a broom, is masterfully coiffed. And he IS goggle-eyed. What pulls this outfit together and makes it unique and its wearer dignified is the way Mark brings the character to life as he dances. Take a look.

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