I had never really given the whole Zombie thing any thought until my daughter and her best friend wanted to be Zombies for Halloween. It was the first year that my daughter (she is 14) ever wanted to wear a homemade costume. While it was easy on the pocketbook, it certainly wasn't easy on her wardrobe! She shredded her shorts, shredded a tank top, and then shredded a tee shirt.
Her dedication to becoming Zombiefied made me start thinking about what we would all do if there really was a Zombie apocolypse. I mean sure, we already have foods for survival stocked up in my home office in our Hurricane Survival kit, but what else could we do to escape with our brains still safely in our skulls?
I had an idea...
Do you remember that movie Shaun of the Dead? If you haven't seen it yet, go watch it right now. It's totally awesome.
In the movie, the group trying to survive posed as Zombies to get through a crowd of brain-eaters to the safety of a bar (which is exactly where I would go if I could make it to one during a Zombie-attack). And it worked until one of them screwed up.
My daughter and her friend perfected the act of walking like a Zombie. I think we could totally convince Zombies that we were one of them with those slow, languid movements and outstretched arms!
Then all we would to do is go around mumbling, "braaiiiins" and staring off into space.
Of course, we'd also have to look the part. I have that covered, though. As long as my little sister doesn't fall victim to the Zombies before I can get to her, she can really make us look like Zombies.
My sister did my daughter's Zombie make up for Halloween, and she looked pretty Zombie-ish. What do you think?
I think we could totally pull of the Zombie impersonation, at least long enough to get to safety...and if not, we have plenty of freeze dried meals, batteries, flashlights and bottled water in our storage from our Hurricane survival kit. We could just wait it out until the Zombies moved on to the next town!