Thanks to The Nerdist!
The Judges have spoken and the winner of the Zombie Pinups 2013 Zombie Valentine Photo Contest is… Erin Bailey! Congratulations, Erin – the judges felt you had the best combination of retro-pinup style and awesome zombie make up! Erin’s make up was done by Dina Cimarusti and she was photographed by Sarah Scott.
The judges also gave special shout outs to Lucille Maul, Mandy Dangers, Casey Michele, Captain Maximus Ron and Linh Sellers/Danielle Roper for BRINGING IT!
Thank you to ALL the lovely undead ladies who took the time to send us their photos and to our judges Michael Faust and J. Anthony Kosar for making what turned out to be a very difficult decision! Now, let’s enjoy the undead awesomeness that is ERIN BAILEY:
The contest deadline has passed and the contestants are up at http://zombiepinups.com/galleries/zombie-valentine-contest-2013/. Our contest judges Michael Faust and J. Anthony Kosar will choose the winner, who will be announced on Valentine’s Day! We received some amazing submissions this year – take a look!
So here’s the deal: Send your best Zombie Pinups photo(s) to email@example.com with the subject header “BE MY ZOMBIE VALENTINE 2013”; be sure to include the following information:
- The name of the model in the photo
- Your name, if you’re not the model (and if you’re not the model, please include your relationship to the model/photo(s))
- Photographer’s name, if not you
- Make up artist’s name, if not you
- Any other pertinent credits
As ever, we’re looking for that perfect mix of classic pinup style with gruesome zombie makeup. Splashing a little blood on your face and posing in lingerie won’t cut it (and god bless all of you who’ll do that anyway) – the photo that will win will (A) display a classic, Vargas-style pinup aesthetic and (B) top-notch zombie make up effects. Look through the galleries and pay particular attention to the original Zombie Pinups, and those who’ve won the contests we’ve had in the past.
So get to submittin’ – this contest runs from NOW through February 10th, 2013; the winner will be posted on Valentines Day, February 14th. Naturally, photos submitted will potentially be posted in the galleries of ZombiePinups.com.
AND WHAT WILL THE WINNER WIN?
- A Zombie Pinups T-Shirt
- A bit of exclusive Zombie Pinups shwag
- A signed/numbered zombie art print from ZombiePinups.com owner Chad Savage
- Various and sundry bits of awesomeness from the Sinister Visions Prize Vault
A video has surfaced from SpookyCon in San Francisco, which took place in 2003 and featured one of the original Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageants when it was still only a performance idea. Check the video at the 30-second mark to see a bit of how it all started!
On Friday, October 19 put on your sexiest classic pinup outfit and your most gruesome zombie makeup, and compete to win the coveted title of Miss Zombie Michiana 2012! Part of the REBELWEEN Halloween Party featuring a performance by The Twistin’ Tarantulas, this event will take place at:
SMITH’S DOWNTOWN TAP AND GRILL
110 Lincolnway East
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Mishawaka is just outside of South Bend, Indiana (home of Notre Dame University), and is only 90 miles from Chicago – an easy drive!
Judging will be based on quality of make up / effects, costume and adherence to the spirit of the classic pinup image. All contestants will be photographed for a special gallery at ZombiePinups.com. To get an idea of what we’re looking for, visit the gallery at ZombiePinups.com, and start planning your character NOW!
FOR FULL EVENT DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT HEAVYREBEL.US
THERE IS NO PRE-REGISTRATION: It’ll be made clear at the event where you should go and what you should do to participate.
Photos from the 5th Annual Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant have been posted HERE. Here’s a shot of the winners, the judges and Host John.