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So this year we decided to go with the fad and do the zombie theme. I was trying my best to avoid it and save it for later however, three of my neighbors (we are kind of like The Burbs movie) want in and will dress up with me.

So I have begun planning on the decorations and need help with ideas. I want to use some of the old stuff I have but also build/acquire some new ones. For example...I am trying to figure out how to decorate MY GARAGE DOOR like The Walking Dead'S famous scene "DONT OPEN DEAD INSIDE" without making the decoration permament.

My ideas thus far:
- obvioously build my own zombie's.... but without a mask, how to make the face?
- build some dead corpses for the yard
- garage door idea but again how?
- boards on the windows
- police tape along the property? on the house?
- need more!!

I have fallen to the grace of the Halloween Forum. You are gods among insects and I take a knee to your brillance...

Ideas....go!
 

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For your door I would....

Supplies...
Red paint
Blue paint
(Or u can go with black instead of the blood look)
Elmer glue
Plastic page dividers/page protectors
Magnets or tape

Mix your red & blue paint to the exact color of blood you would like...then add equal amounts of glue.

Using your protector sheets (I cut mine apart for more pages) smear your glue concoction on the sheet forming the letter of your choosing. Let dry and repeat (I taped my sheets to the patio door so they would drip too...just keep an eye on it so it doesn't get too messy). Once dry, cut plastic sheeting around each letter (leave a slight halo so the cling stays better). I removed mine from the plastic and just hung them with painters tape. But the plastic will add to stability with wind...use magnets or tape to install.
 

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There are a lot of great ideas that you have there and that have been shared.

I did these for the zombie apocalypse portion of our end of the wrold theme in 2012. There were various scenarios of the end of the world and zombies were one of them.

The boarded windows are easily made with extruded foam insulation. Go to a hardware or paint store and buy a wood grain tool. They run about $5. I used that to do the wood grain on these boards for our garage windows. It is a simple process, just follow the instructions that come with the tool. Base color and a thinned "glaze" for the dark grain.





We also had stockpiled supplies in the zombie protection bunker. Cheap way to decorate a large area.


Keep posting your progress. I am looking forward to following your creations.

Eric
 

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There's also a how to on here for broken windows, using contact paper or wax paper, can't remember 336d7929a6632628fb7940fa47f8fc7c.jpg

We were also going to use the little flaming cauldrons as fires...like in a trash can or next to stuff piled beside the house like it's on fire...

Use a Dollar Tree crow, add an eyeball to his mouth and attach him to the gutter or mailbox 6484df22ceb703f0fa4a59767d347a06.jpg
 

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When I saw your post, I was going to link you to pumpkin pie's party photos... but I see she already posted. That is great stuff!! :)

I have not done a zombie theme, so I'm not much help. However, I just put this up yesterday to freak out my husband when he comes home from a business trip... ;)

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These are great....MORE!!!
 

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More!!!!
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I forgot to mention, I have two zombie boards on my pinterest (link in signature ). One is filled with decor, costumes, makeup, how to, etc. ( a lot of them are for an abandoned safe house type set up) the second is all food/recipes in case u plan a party (this board is for all flesh/body recipes but I do have recipes in the other board for more old/spoiled food).
 

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I would let you borrow them but someone left the garage door open, and they got out!! watch out as they haven't been fed in a while... hahaha, that little one is a real beotch lol!
 

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Every time I see that Walking Dead doors I wanna hurt someone because to me it reads "Don't Dead Open Inside" since I read left to right. That sign wants you to read top to bottom & my brain just can't process that.
 
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