Category Archives: Art & Fashion

Zombie-related art and fashion

2011 Zombie Safe House Design Winner

Architects Southwest has announced the winners of their 2011 Zombie Safe House Competition.  A mobile, armadillo-like shell designed by Austin Fleming was this year’s first place winner.  The annual competition asks its participants to design the perfect zombie apocalypse fortress.  The designers have to consider food, power, waste, weapons, storage, evacuation, and (most importantly) how to keep zombies out of their houses.  The judges panel included a number of individuals involved in the architecture and/or zombie field including last year’s first place winner and Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide.  Check out the first place design below, and visit the official Facebook page to check out all the winners!

2011 ZSHC Winner - Vagabond Moblie SafeHouse Device by Austin Fleming

Advertisements

Zombies Return to SEARS.com

Sears is gearing up for a zombie invasion.  The department store’s official website is advertising products and tips for both zombies and zombocalypse survivors.  An undead makeover is becoming an annual tradition for Sears.com.  Last October the living dead also invaded the website.  Check out the mayhem at sears.com/zombies, and all of Sears’ zombie commercials can be found on their YouTube ZombieShopper Channel.

Custom Zombie Playmobil Figures from Zombiemonkie.com

Through October 31st, ZombieMonkie.com will be selling custom zombified Playmobil figures.  The Playmobil figures were designed by Mike Graham, a custom toy creator.  Head to zombiemonkie.com to check out these one-of-a-kind creations!

 

 

Matt & Kim, Andrew W.K., Soulja Boy Are Dancing Zombies in “I’m a Goner” Music Video

The music video for Matt & Kim‘s newest song, “I’m a Goner,” features them (as well as Andrew W.K. and Soulja Boy) as reanimated corpses partying at the morgue.  “I’m a Goner” was recorded at Converse’s Rubber Tracks–a free, community recording studio the shoe company opened in Brooklyn, New York.  Watch the music video below.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY from Bunker Life

“Bloody valentine: I would give my heart to you, But someone ate it.”

Ladies, you know we have all been there…….

Try to have a good VD regardless of ex-boyfriends!

– Betty

‘Walking Dead’ Action Figures Coming Soon

MTV Geek has an exclusive look at McFarlane Toys’ upcoming action figures based on The Walking Dead television and comic book series.  The first line of figures will be available this September.  Click on the image below for more info!

Best of 2010: Best Dressed Zombie

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…

Best Dressed 2009 - Zombieland's Clown Zombie

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 walkszombie 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:

Zombie Wedding at ZomBCon 2010

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

Muppet Zombie - Best Dressed Zombie of 2010

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.

– Betty