A Zombie A Month

I just discovered, while sorting and packing up Halloween props, I have exactly 12 torso free skulls from past zombie creations that have fallen apart over the years. They've inspired a fun way to keep the Halloween prop making flame burning as a countdown to next October. I'm going to try and make a zombie a month. I figure it's a realistic goal, spending an hour or so working on once in awhile.

If I pull this off, plus the few still complete ones from this year, there would be 16 zombies lurking on the lawn in 2011. Fun to imagine. Also fun to imagine... completing just half the past ideas I've had not including zombies.

I thought with Thanksgiving soon upon us, a feasting theme would be apropos for November. My really old and beat up, jungle explorer cannibal victim will get fixed up and re-made as the first zombie. Might be fun to change him into a pilgrim as well. It's a look that would still work at Halloween. We'll see.

As he once was back in '06...

As he is today, in need of much repair...


  1. I look forward o seeing the creations each month...

  2. Cool idea! You better get busy, its already November 9th!!

  3. I just posted a thread on HauntForum on how I thought some of your zombies resembed the martians from Mars Attacks.


  4. How cool, can't wait to see the result!!;) Great guy you got there by the way, you're so good at getting your props fun and twisted!

  5. Dave,

    I think your jungle zombie is awesome. I made a version (mine's a chef) for my yard. I can't wait to see the "Zombie a Month".

  6. Thanks Ryan.

    Der Kampus, I'm already behind!

    Macabre Rob, they do don't they? Hmmm might make a fun zombie for 2011. Thanks for the nod on hauntforum.

    Thanks ScaryMary

    BeaconSamurai, glad it inspired you. A chef a great idea.

  7. Great idea, Dave. It's never too early to start counting down. I'm looking forward to this.

    I'm still hoping for the crashed spaceship to make it's debut.

  8. John...my brother (who has now been officially bitten by the haunt bug) and I were talking about a way to change the yard up a bit incorporating the UFO into the trick or treater scares. We had a few good ideas, so I think 2011 will finally be the year.