How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse is the number one web show for DIY tips and tricks for living through the tough times. Each episode we’ll explore the ins and outs of the wasteland, including the best weapons, first aid and food production techniques that will help you and yours see another day. Survive. Stay alive. With Guns ‘n Gardens.
There’s not a whole lot over at Guns n’ Gardens yet, but this series certainly looks like it has potential.
Everybody knows that zombie lovers are a fickle bunch and really hard to buy for at Christmas. Well, it seems as if one blog is rising to the challenge of what to by the zombie aficionado as a gift this festive season!
Zombies and Toys are running a Zombie Gift Guide all this month to help you find something for that special zombie lover in your life. Starting with some t-shirts and hoodies from Sourpuss and Zombie Liquorice, Zombies and Toys have exclusive discount codes to get your bloody clothing for less.
If clothing isn’t your thing there are also guides to more mainstream products at Thinkgeek or exclusive and unique items from Zombiehead Etsy and Kiddo47, you can be sure that this guide will help you find the perfect present.
Okay, technically all Zombieland Rules is slightly misleading as we currently only know 13 of a possible 33 but since making this site has taken the place of any real news tonight we thought it was worth talking about.
In Zombieland, Columbus survives by following his set of very specific rules. In the film we only get to see 8 of them but thanks to various videos and general piecing together we’ve collated a further 5.
If you have a rule for Zombieland or can fill in the missing 20+, then head over to ZombielandRules.com and help us prepare for the zombocalypse.
Want to become a zombie without all the hassle of dying first? Try one of these sites out to see if it’s for you!
Since Zed Fred first turned ZC Barry into a zombie we’ve come across other sites offering to the same thing in a variety of ways. We have a quick look at the options available and what you get for your money.
Where possible we’ve used the same picture of ZC Barry staring bizarrely into the camera.
This will haunt your souls.
Our first venture into going zombie was provided free of charge by Zed Fred at Turning Zed.
Fred does custom images from $5 and is the cheapest of the hand edited options. You may have seen the results before but here it is again.
This is what you’ll remember on your death bed.
Here’s Fred’s description of what was done: First, it [the image] came with a stark background that nicely allowed me to add a zombie rampage in the background. It worked out well. I mean, if you’re going to be a zombie you should at least have zombie friends.
Second, it was clear I needed to do the eyes really well. They were a pronounced feature of the source image, and they zombied up quite nicely.
The splotchy burn effect on the face was good, but I think I over did it a bit. Oh well.
Fred’s a great guy and is open to requests for whatever your zombifying needs are. Head on over to check out his celeb zombies (from Hillary to Britney) and to find out more.
This was the second site we came across and provides 2 options. First is a do it yourself option for free (our favourite price) and second is a hand edited option from $9.99 to $49.99. The differences between them can be seen here (standard, express, light and original).
The free option allows users to upload their own image and add zombie effects, such as cuts and gashes. Here’s our effort.
Same plastic surgeon as MJ.
Unfortunately there’s no discolouration options with the free version so despite the wounds ZC Barry still looks remarkably fresh. Check out the site for more examples or watch their promo video below.
The last option we’ve come across doesn’t involve photo manipulation but illustration!
Done by Rob Sacchetto, potential zombies can pay $80 to have an image hand illustrated in a 9″ x 11″ print. The most stylized of all the zombie image services Rob can spend as long as 15 hours doing a single image.
Some great examples can be seen over on the site and Rob explains the whole process of capturing likenesses and bringing out a person’s inner zombie.
As the process is so unique we’ve not managed to get an example of what ZC Barry would like like if he becomes an illustrated zombie but check out the sort of results you can expect.
If you know of any other zombification sites why not leave us a comment and we’ll check it out and give our opinions.
Running From Zombies is Sarah Gingell’s record of her training for the ASICS British 10k run for her chosen charity, Lupus UK. She also documents her general running commentary and motivation as a runner, the not least of which is being able to outrun the living dead.
Zombie Command swung by the blog the other day to see how she was getting on only to discover there was some swag to be had by leaving a comment, which we duly did. So arriving in the office today was a pick’n'mix sweet bag inside a Jiffy envelope. Here’s what we found
Alright, by Sarah’s own admission it’s not brilliant and she’s hoping to get better promo items next year but it is the first freebie that’s popped through our door (still waiting on Ryan’s Zombie Apocalypse DVD to arrive) so warrants a mention.
Sarah is also a keen archer in addition to her running and we’ve managed to persuade to give us some tips on how to develop our flabby girths fitness levels before the zombies come and hopefully how to use a bow and arrow.
Zombie Command were proud to be the sponsors that helped Sarah reach her target donation but, if you can, why not help more by visiting her Just Giving page or follow her progress on Twitter.
We’re a sucker for a good board game and apart from Zombies!!! and Twilight Creations’ stuff there aren’t many zombie board games. Zombie State is a viral game of global proportions for 2-5 players ages 13 and up.
Firebongo!’s handcrafted, plush, undead, snugglers are only the beginning of the ZOM plague. Bring the epidemic to your hometown. But be warned: ZOMs will steal your heart along with a few other choice body parts.