Thai zombie seller cashes in on threads of the dead

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Thai online retailer Kanittha Thongnak has captured a market of thousands by disguising themselves as zombies to sell the clothes of people who have died in sales broadcast live on social media.

Kanittha, 32, saw her audience increase after she started appearing with spooky makeup, taking up to three hours to complete her zombie look before each late-night session, during which she tells shoppers exactly how owners of each item are dead. “All of the clothes belong to deceased people who died of different causes,” Kanittha told Reuters while preparing for her week. Facebook Sitting live at her home in Phetchabun, northern Thailand.

“Since I started wearing scary makeup, the audience has grown to five or six thousand.” The sales tap into a fascination among many Thais for horror movies and ghosts and a common belief in the minds of zombies showcasing interest in items sold at relatively low prices, including the names of Mark.

Kanittha, who learned makeup on the internet, sells clothes for up to 100 baht ($ 3.2). She first came up with the idea while attending a funeral, where she saw the deceased’s clothes burn, as per tradition. Kanittha procures the clothes for the funeral directors after monks pray for the dead. She donates part of her income from sales to Buddhist temples.

“I’ve bought the clothes before, including the one I’m wearing now,” said Anu Kaewsom, one of Kanittha’s most loyal customers, who also buys for her husband. “It’s like normal clothes,” she said, when asked what it was like to wear the clothes of the dead.

Kanittha also sells hand-crafted spooky-themed items, including zombie dolls, and she finds some people to be much more enthusiastic than others. “It depends on the customers whether they want to buy the clothes or not. If they want to buy, they will buy it and they will not be afraid, ”she said. (Written by Martin Petty, edited by Ed Osmond)

News Highlights:

  • Thai online retailer Kanittha Thongnak has captured a market of thousands by disguising themselves as zombies to sell the clothes of people who have died in sales broadcast live on social media. Kanittha, 32, saw her audience increase after she started appearing with spooky makeup, taking up to three hours to complete her zombie look before each late-night session, during which she tells shoppers exactly how owners of each item are dead.
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