As far as annual traditions go, slathering yourself in pale makeup, splattering on some fake blood, shuffling along the streets and pretending you have a hunger for human flesh is up there with the most interesting. For ten years now, that's what Brisbanites have been doing, thanks to a yearly celebration of all things undead and not quite living.
Yes, the Brisbane Zombie Walk has become entrenched in the city's calendar of activities. The event's purpose is twofold: revel in a horror staple and raise awareness for The Brain Foundation. That it does so while combining shock and silliness is one of the reasons it has endured, becoming the most successful gathering of its type in the world.
This year, markets, movies, music and a makeup booth — for touchups of extra ghoulishness — are all part of the all-ages mayhem. Then, head to the apocalypse-themed after party at The Foundry to keep the fun going well into the early hours of the morning, aka the ideal time for ample zombie antics.