Zombies….they’re awesome, but how does one distinguish itself from the others? What makes a zombie memorable? I agree that gaping wounds and decomposing bodies may provide a puke-factor that is vital for zombies to stand out from the other walking corpses. But the key component to ultimate zombie awesomeness is the perfect outfit. A zombie’s threads give insight to what type of person it use to be, what they were doing right before turning into mindless teetering turds, or how the poor schmuck died…
In past trends, a popular look was the working class zombie… like, what woman doesn’t love men in uniform? In 2009, Zombieland took the cake by double tapping phobias with their Clown Zombie.
So, which Zombie was best dressed to impress in 2010? Honestly, the slue of zombie movies, TV, and video games scored low in their style points. They had lots of visually appalling yuckiness (which is a compliment), but the wardrobe seemed to all come from off the sales rack at Hot Topic (which is not a compliment). So, I took my search for the ultimate zombie-fashionista to the streets. Luckily, 2010 had some great zombie watching; they were literally on the streets running amok as a part of an onslaught of zomb-tastic events. There were record-breaking zombie walks, zombie pub crawls, and zombie conventions – all of which provided the perfect fashion runway for Best Dressers in 2010.
Runner Up of Best Dressed Zombie of 2010 goes to Bride and Groom Zombie:
The dead bride looked good in blood splattered white while getting hitched at Seattle’s ZomBCon 2010. Evil Dead legend, Bruce Campbell, performed the zombie wedding, bringing a new spin on “til death do us part.”
Winner of Best Dressed Zombie of 2010 : Zombie Beaker
There were a lot of stylish zombies at these events, but my “Best Dressed Zombie of 2010” award would have to go to the “Zombie Beaker” seen at a crawl outside of DC. Look at how the red blood pops in contrast against his white lab coat with the dangling eyeball that brings the whole look together. Thank you, anonymous Zombie Beaker, for sharing your vision of Muppet zompocalypse with the world! Let’s use Zombie Beaker as an example for 2011 fashion forward zombies everywhere who dare to dress to impress.