ZZzzzoooommmbiiiesss…!!! #FreakyFriday

I confess. I didn’t forget yesterday’s post. I just couldn’t. Will make up for it, count on that.

Meanwhile, it’s the second week of #FreakyFriday!!! Posting early today 😉 Did you see 2014’s post on freaky vids, though? Jeepers, eh? Well, last week, I already shared some of my creepy pics. Today, I am again sharing very scary Halloween pranks. Sometimes, they’re too scary, you forget they’re supposed to be pranks!

What is it about elevators that invite naughty people to prank the innocent and  catch them unawares? So many elevator pranks on the Net! So I chose videos that do not exactly involve elevators. Before you watch these, though, I do reiterate that I don’t really like it when they prank old people and kids…

Now, on with our features.

1. I know what it says in the post title. But this first video here, regardless of its own title, is not even supposed to be featuring zombies. I’m sharing it anyway, just ’cause, but I don’t think I’ll be riding a train in a long while.

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What an elaborate prank! To think they had to hire/rent the train just for this purpose.

2.  Didn’t know that zombie pranks would be the stuff you see on actual movies. This should scare the pants (er..skirt?) off of you. If I were driving that car, I’d probably end up dead as I sure would be crashing soon due to DUIZ (driving under the influence of zombies!).

RUN! RUN TO THE FOREST, RUN!!!

What I like about this is it’s really like watching a movie, with background stories on the side to set the mood.

3. And just when I thought such pranks couldn’t be anymore elaborate!!! This is my favorite and the scariest I’ve seen so far. I really do hate them for scaring the old lady, though.

ZOMBIES CAR ATTACK!!!

I certainly would have liked to be shown how the victims took it after the reveal. I personally would’ve cursed them to hell and back if I were victimized like this.

 

BONUS!!!! This is actually THE scariest…NOT!!! I did share this before, and linked to it a few times, but I am really just happy about the video we took. It’s just some silly thing that we did for a company contest. But I LOVE IT!!! Click on the link and read about how we got ZOMBIE-FIED!!!

 

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Did you get your fill of scary pranks for one day? It’s okay. Time to stop and move on with life. See you next Friday for our last #FreakFriday!!!

Freaky Me #FreakyFriday

Well, it’s not Friday the 13th, but Halloween is around the corner anyway (ruuunnn!!!!). Thought I’d compile weird pics of myself, from silly to freaky, just to get into that Halloween spirit. It’s going to be a weekly #FreakyFriday till Halloween is over.

First three and the large solo show me in costume. That’s Psycholo-Gi, DJ Zom-B, The Black Hatter and Aswang Salonga. I know your personal favorite is Aswang Salonga, admit it, BWAHAHAAAAA!!! Well, it’s my favorite. So ME 😉 Next three are just pics achieved with a mobile app.

Last, my friends and I walking down “Abbey Road” : (fr. left) Slender Man, Jason (of Friday the 13th) who is out of character wearing a Pikachu beanie hat (LOL!), The Scarecrow, Aswang Salonga:)

If you want to know more about them, check out these posts: RPG [Part One], RPG [Part Two], Putting the Black Hat On

By the way, photos’ copyrights belong to all of us in the pics and to photographers Adjhan Penus (Black Hatter), Lea B. (Abbey Road Monsters), and f-l-o-r-i-e (the rest, except the zombie as I don’t remember who took it).

ENJOY!!!

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RPG [Part Two] #atozchallenge2014

And we’re back! Just last post, I shared about ROLE-PLAYING and posted photos in RPG [Part One]. I was going to post the second part of the Role-Playing Gang post the next day but problems with choosing the last pics became quite a challenge, and then I had to take care of things that were of the life-changing scale.

Now I continue…

2012 continued

For the year’s Christmas party, the theme was United Nations, with a twist. Instead of wearing national costumes the usual (and boring) way, the challenge was to feature something about a country, perhaps something it is known for, preferably something bizarre. I thought, “Viking, female, princess…” It’s bizarre because do you see vikings anywhere you now? And they’re stuff books and movies are made of…Good thing I expressed this already because it so happened another person was thinking of viking as well.

For some reason, I assumed vikings were from Ireland, but my research brought me history. Scandinavia, it was. I saw viking princesses dressed in girly stuff. Ugh. I stink at being girly-girly. And I was going to be a viking, not a damsel to save, so it had to be something more special, so I was a viking warrior princess! Of course, I didn’t just assume it would be a Xena kind of thing, so I did my research as well and came up with this:

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Meet Helga Ormsdottir, Viking Warrior Princess

First of all, that axe can never chop anyone’s head off (I say it in present tense as I don’t have the heart to disassemble it yet). The handle’s from a mop, the black parts are just electric tape, and the “blade” is just metallic-silver gift-wrapper taped to brown envelope cut into the desired shape. For a while, though, somebody didn’t want to touch it, thinking it could cut skin 😉

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Helga’s cape at the back…Uh, does this outfit make me look fat? *girly mode*

Second-hand shops were really helpful. The sleeveless jacket was actually two separate things. The actual jacket was turned inside-out because I was after the faux fur. The back part that reached my shoulders was actually — ready? — a bag.

I was thinking of cutting an old, furry towel to use though the material wouldn’t seem close enough to that of the jacket’s. Then I happened on a shop and chanced on the bag…the night before the party! I say that was fate. What you see on the photo at right was literally half of the bag, the other half cut into several pieces to serve other purposes such as for the arm bands.

I had a sort of belt made out of a material my mother owned before, which term for it I didn’t know but she used it for medical purposes. The round shiny things, if you are able to notice from the pic above, were used CDs. I bought brown boots, too, that practical me could still use after, and I really still do. Parts of that bag served as furry parts of the boots. In truth, I put them over the boots. I saw boots that looked exactly like what I wanted, but it’s not practical to wear something like that on a regular day in a tropical country.

Now about the helmet, I made that, too, though it’s quite large on my head. I wanted a viking helmet with horns on it. So I grabbed a plastic coriander, put Santa’s hat over it and glued on 2011’s New Year blow horns made of actual photo films (not made by me). That thing in the middle was the pendant of my favorite necklace that I couldn’t anymore use.

Sorry if I went all-talkative about this. I just really enjoyed my costume. Oh, here are other pics from the party (I made up most of the names, BTW):

If this reminds you of Queen Amidala, that's because the inspiration for her costume was the Mongolian traditional garment for noble women. This girl made this whole thing by herself and her win was well-deserved. Okay, maybe she won't mind really mind me posting this. She's the Skuld of 2011's party

If this reminds you of Queen Amidala, that’s because the inspiration for her costume was the Mongolian traditional garment for noble women. This girl made this whole thing by herself and her win was well-deserved. Okay, maybe she won’t really mind me posting this (crossing fingers). She’s the Skuld of 2011’s party

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Representing Kyrgyzstan falconry, most of Sherwin‘s outfit weren’t made by him, but would you look at that eagle?!! He and his bro made that. That sealed it and he won, too!

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Everyone wanted a pic with that eagle, including the Viking Princess. I suppose you’re not to hold its feet like that in real life, but this one would have fallen off my arm

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The Jamaican Rasta Man

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Don’t know what country she represented but what tribe wouldn’t want this queen? 😉

 

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Egypt’s Queen Cleopatra

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The Dutch Maid and the Gypsy

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This Pirate Queen is actually the Ginantsilyo Queen. She crocheted that sexy outfit herself

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Here’s the Militia Leader when some of us actually went down to the mini-grocery store to buy some stuff. Two of us had the chance to win Best in Presentation, but this funny guy beat us, hands down. I would’ve complained if I won :p

 

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One of the various group pics. Included are the Norwegian…I dunno what he is supposed to be (LOL!!!), the Greek Goddess, the Piper, and the Cold Canadian Guy, he he…

 

2013

Last year’s Halloween was different. While in past years, it was a contest among employees of the different branches, 2013 was a time for team unity. This time, it was a competition among the branches themselves, not the individual employees. Each branch was supposed to create a three-minute horror film that involved the whole office.

The combined Makati and Quezon City branches came up with a Plants vs. Zombie trailer-type film. I talked about this in Zombie-fied!!! I’m happy to inform you we won 😀 This is the winning piece:

Some pics…

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The Cast and Characters

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Me as DJ Zom-B

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Me and My Boyfriend 😉

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“Braaainnnsss…” DJ Zom-B and Swashbuckler Zombie flank Sherwin’s Bonk Choy!…Incidentally, that’s my fave costume, or rather, head gear.

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This is my other favorite head gear, the Jalapeno that I couldn’t help but try out

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Zombies and the courageous Plants invade the city!

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Actually, they just wanted to order their food, so they waited in line for their turn, just like normal people. In photo: Target Zombie, Weightlifter Zombie and DJ Zom-B

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Meanwhile, how about a selfie and some texting. That’s Newspaper Zombie taking a selfie with Weightlifter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, for Christmas. We dared to be different. We wondered, “How do super villains celebrate Christmas?” Obviously, we dressed up as super villains, focusing on Marvel and DC comics.

We could choose whether we went as male or female villains. I really wanted to go as a villainess. My concern was most female super villains wore very revealing and/or skin-tight costumes (target audience rather obvious, ‘no?). The ones that really weren’t either looked like monsters, which I’ve had enough of, having nailed it at last year’s Halloween and played a zombie the next year, or looked like nasty old ladies.

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Here’s one of the few pics where I actually smiled. I could only photo-bomb and hide somehow. That’s Red Skull striking a pose, by the way

Alas! I found my super villainess — BizarroGirl! She is the counterpart of SuperGirl in the Bizarro World. But alas again! It was an epic fail for me. I worked the hardest for this and yet it was the worst costume I ever came up with. I totally had great plans, but I also totally lacked enough know-how on how materials worked.

I won’t explain further and will leave it at that. Let’s just say I still ended up looking like a pregnant (I am not, which makes it worse, LOL!!!), nasty old lady. I was feeling sick the night before and the whole day, too, so yeah, that made finishing the costume much harder.

Anyway, check out some of the cool costumes, though. I managed to grab clearer photos, thank goodness 🙂

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Catwoman and her bike…Sexy!

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Dr. Doom and the cute-me pose…So, it has come to this…

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Doc Octopus. Another doctor in the house to set things right. I mean, wrong

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Ra’s al Ghul…Nice version!

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I really liked the black emseble of Talia al Ghul. She actually looked like a cute super heroine! Couldn’t find a solo pic of hers, but here she is caught mid-wink (LOL!!!), flanked by Dr. Doom and…

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…the Smiling Harley Quinn

 

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This Joker‘s not smiling. The joke’s on us, apparently…

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Lady Deathstrike. I took a closer look and saw the long fingers were basically made of paper, but I stayed away anyway, ’cause they really creeped me out (still do!)

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Of course, we know where most of the red paint went, but Magneto‘s head gear was one of the coolest! I wanted to steal it!

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Enchanting, ain’t she? That’s 2012’s Tribe Queen turned Lady Enchantress. Beside her is…

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…the costume that won Best Costume — the Silver Samurai! Do I even have to mention who he is??? This year, we non-winners will push for forced disqualification for hall-of-famers! :))

 

And that concludes our RPG posts 🙂

Again, pics belong to us so do not share/distribute. Just link to here, if you really must.

 

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Did you enjoy the two posts? Hope you did. It’s fun sometimes to role-play. But it’s always wise never to lose sense of reality, eh? If you do have similar posts and pics to share, then by all means, share! Feel free to give us a link at the comment box below. Meanwhile, “S” is coming up soon 🙂

This is the second part of my “R” post for…

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Zombie-fied!!!

News are too sad lately so I thought I’d share something fun, just to lighten up the mood a bit.

Well, our company had a Halloween contest. In the past, people who wanted to participate could wear their costumes and the judge, The Big Boss, would decide on who won based on the criteria for that year. This year, things changed. This time, it would be a group effort, a branch vs. branch contest. The requirement was for each branch to come up with a theme and create a three-minute video based on the criteria. Naturally, all branches exceeded the maximum allowed time. Yeah, we are very disciplined and follow rules 😉

Check out our costumes:

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Obviously, we were too few to feature as many plants and zombies, but I still think it worked out well, win or lose 🙂

To state the obvious, our team decided to do a Plants vs. Zombies thing. The girls outnumbered the guys so we (girls) were assigned the zombie roles. Some girls were really just too shy that they declined to participate (it’s not compulsary, but just for fun), and the numbers became even.

Anyway, we each had chosen our zombie and plant. I chose to be DJ Zom-B ’cause he sounded fun to do, I also like hats, he’s got a high toughness rate, and he has nine degrades, kind of like nine lives. Also, I wanted to challenge myself with the costume a bit. I honestly have never in my life played the game yet but I knew about it.

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DJ Zom-B adds a Jake the Adventurer hat to his collection, striking a pose with the requisite peace sign…Sheesh.

For the zombie heads, we got our general idea from a post from the Glamorous Gamer Girls blog. We got empty carton boxes that had been stocked until then, got a general head circumference measurement, drew the mouths, cut out the “insides” of the mouths to leave some teeth, and then paper mached the head masks. We didn’t include the eyes yet so we could paint easier.  The guys were really so nice to help out the girls.

From there, we worked on our own in-between breaks, although sometimes we helped others out. Every girl worked on the eyes the way she wanted to, with some girls simply gluing the balls on the head masks while others cut holes instead to push the eyes in a bit. One thought of putting tissue and painting it around the eyes to cover the gaps. I followed her example and even added eyelids. Why DJ Zom-B’s eyes are kind of misplaced was due to a mistake I made, but I am happy it actually added character (LOL!!!). Why not? Zombies are supposed to be decaying!

I could have done better with the hats but I had to make do with the resources and we were pressed for time. I only made three hats or I would have not been able to move. They were light enough but not so much if you’re wearing a big head mask as well. Have to admit, the top one looked different because I didn’t want to rid of my drawn image of Griever  (the winged lion image from Final Fantasy, found stenciled on Squall Leonhart‘s gunblade) from the cosplay two Christmases ago.

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The DJ Zom-B model

Meanwhile, I did what I could with the whole costume. Did not realize sooner that DJ Zom-B was supposed to be wearing a sleeveless top but I didn’t want to do a lot of body painting (the other girls weren’t going to paint themselves either, I found out later) so I wore a green long-sleeved thing to serve as “bare” arms and painted my white gloves green to serve as hands. I did what I could, too, for the bling-blings.

The guys did well with their totally bad*** plant costumes. They did their own paper maches. Everyone agrees that the Bonk Choy costume was da bonk! I mean, the bomb! Next on my bests list would be the Jalapeno, so cool!

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DJ Zom-B and Swashbuckler Zombie corner Bonk Choy…Uh-oh

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Meet my boyfriend ;D

The plan for the video was a fake trailer for the supposed film version of the game. We had such a hilarious time doing the shoots, then taking “selfies” and photo-bombings in-between takes, as you can see above. That was in the evening. Earlier at lunch, some zombies and plants walked the streets to find brains…er, food.

And now, here is our cute video with something extra at the end. With apologies to Universal Pictures; no copyright infringement intended as the idea was to present a fake movie trailer and there was a need to be authentic-looking enough…ENJOY!!!