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Warming up Repo! style

Posted in Outfit with tags , , , , on Saturday, October 3, 2009 by nightmarewedding

As much as I love late fall, it does have its downsides. The most obvious being that it’s not exactly walk-around-in-a-tube-top weather. Being a child from a tropical country, I get cold really easily. If I don’t bundle up and walk around outside in 10 degree weather, BAM! I’ll surely be sickly and sneezing the next day. Since my dress is a strapless corset, I have to acquire a stylish fall coat fit for a Halloween bride.

This is where my nerdy love for Repo! The Genetic Opera came in handy.


One of the first things I fell in love with about this movie was the costume design. Starting the monthly shadow cast for this film gave me the opportunity to put together a lot of fun replica costumes based on this film. However, since I hadn’t played the character of Blind Mag yet, I never got a chance to commission the making of my favourite costume of the film: her hooded cloak. Well, this wedding is my excuse to finally get one made!


Our very own Blind Mag, Dolly was kind enough to make me a cloak of my very own. She made this replica cloak herself when she took on the role in our cast back in March. She did such an awesome job and received so much praise from the Repo! community, including the costume designer of Repo!, Alex Kavanagh. It looks just like the real thing!


Well, Dolly just finished my Blind Mag cloak and I couldn’t have looked any more bad ass than this! It’s absolutely perfect for a Halloween wedding. I’d wear this cloak every day if I could!

Less than one month ’til the big day!


Going to the Movie Theatre, going to get maarriiieeddd!

Posted in Venue with tags , , on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 by nightmarewedding

It all started as a farfetched fantasy– a joke, if you will. “Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if we got married in a movie theatre? Dude, that would TOTALLY make sense!” 

I mean, we did try. We looked at posh venues that used to be movie theatres and art galleries that had screening rooms in the back. Those lame attempts were axed  because they were either too expensive, or in the latter case, the event manager was a douchebag. I mean, it worked out for us in the end. We found a pretty cool gallery space to hold our wedding anyway. So died our dream of serving popcorn at our ceremony. 

It wasn’t until an innocent inquiry from our good friend and bridesmaid, Ramona* that triggered the dream again: “so, why AREN’T you getting married in a REAL movie theatre?”

Good point. We hadn’t really looked at real movie theatres before. I guess it was because we figured that all the cool independent movie theatres in the city would be completely booked on Halloween. With the Rocky Horror screenings and the cheesy horror movie marathons, how would they ever squeeze in an hour for a geeky wedding ceremony?

“It doesn’t hurt to ask, ya know,” Ramona said with a shrug, “I mean, you know the people at that movie theatre you’re always in.”

She did bring a good point. In the past few months, Mr. Zombie and I had been actively participating in a shadow cast troupe** that was in the process of becoming a monthly-ran tradition at a particular independent cinema in the city. As a result, we had been very much in the loop of the hip-happenings of that theatre and had been working hard with the managers to promote their events. Even before this opportunity fell onto our laps, we were ALWAYS at this cinema watching movies.

bloor002Mr. Zombie and I with our friend and makeup artist extraordinaire during an annual horror/cult film festival. Mr. Zombie and I had passes. We lived off of Red Bull and candy that week.

It was also in front of this theatre that Mr. Zombie proposed to me after the Annual Zombie Walk in 2007. This theatre had a lot of history for us. Besides, doesn’t this interior just beat any stuffy church?


Our hearts were set on it. While figuring out shadow cast-related logistics with the theatre manager yesterday, I casually popped the question, “so… err… can we hold our ceremony in your theatre for Halloween?”

“Dude, that would be AWESOME!” 

Yeap, the theatre manager was really stoked about the idea. We still have to work out a few logistics, but for the most part it looks like the Zombies might be tying the knot on the same stage they perform in, and in front of the same screen they showed their film in, inside the theatre they got engaged in. Pretty freakin’ sweet!



* Ramona isn’t her real name. I just thought she’d want to be named after Ramona Flowers of awesome graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim for the sake of this blog. Her husband and our groomsman would now be henceforth referred to as Scott.

** This is probably the main reason why we neglected to further plan our wedding in the past few months.