Zombie Disco Panic...That's what I call it, anyway...
Zombie=undead monster, Disco=I plan on using lighting & effects so they appear to move, & Panic= I plan on there appearance in a large group to be sudden & panic inducing.
Here is the 1st ½-ish of the army so far. I now plan to make a total of 20 (with me, 21) full person size monstrosities. I could break them into 3 - 7 "man" squads to begin my takeover of... er, populate my yard display. They are all paper mache & mache clay "busts" on PVC armatures.
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#1 is the most "done" Zombie so far, I'd say 80%. It stands by my front door outside, currently. I call it Patient Zero because it is the first one done-ish. I also call it Billy-Bo-Bob "Buddy". I actually call them all "Buddy", as I originally called this undertaking of making dummies "Project; Buddy".
#2-9 are 50% done, still needing paint & some need some more mache work. #2 is one of 2-3 ground breaker zombies planned. None of these zombies were really planned out much. Just 'winging it' with a word or two description on there intended appearance.
#10 is a drawing of mine, that I have started bring to unlife. I will be putting more thought & planning into all future zombies I make.
#11 is a zombie walker, whose makeup is fantastic! I plan on making one based on his zombie look. Here's a link to him on a you tube video. He appears at around 3:14-16 & 3:25.
YouTube- TORONTO ZOMBIE WALK 2006
If you are here on HF, your look is so cool! I hope I can make one close to this.
The reason for posting is I am at a stopping point. I like to 'Go, go, go' & blow out a bunch of work at once, but I end up running out of pre-prepared materials. I hate to change gears & back-track. So I am doing a lot of pre prep-work for the next group and to finish the current ones.
Also, I am running out of good ideas for unique looks to my zombies, that don't scream car accident victim or a clone of one I have already done. I want to put more thought into each individual look.
So far a few ideas I've had are; Fat (or tubby) zombie, Bandage wrapped 1 eye zombie, Nurse zombie (AKA Silent Hill- ish), Lumpy McMelty zombie, Very stitched face zombie, Sexy lady zombie (EWWWW! IMO), A fellow HF members avatar (used with permission). I plan on sketching these out before I start any work on them. (That only makes 7 incomplete ideas, so far.)
I'm also limiting the blood & gore factor to low, like no organ spillage, missing limbs or "there assorted viscera squirting through the cracks like macabre party streamers" to quote the Macho Women with Guns RPG book.
Any, ideas, criticism, comments, pics, links, tips, or techniques would be of great help & appreciated.