Monday, October 18, 2010

Zombie Barbies

One of the things I love about Brooklyn is that people here go ALL OUT on Halloween. Half the houses on my block are already decorated for the holiday, and the creativity on display is pretty astounding. (I should really take some pictures.)

I probably won't have the opportunity to decorate my own house this year, but I may have found my theme for next Halloween. I recently came across a guide to building a Zombie Barbie Garden. (What are you supposed to do with all those mangy old Barbies, anyway?) I love it!


Blogger Reel Dancer said...

oh goodness... :)

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooh, that reminds me of my plan to make the awesomest yard for halloween!! i cant, though, cuz i dont live in a neighborhood so itd be a waste of creepy. but i thought itd be cool to get a bunch of baby dolls and take out some of their eyes or something, then set them up in your yard like theyre rising from graves and coming out of bushes and trees and theres an army of them out to get people (BBRRRRAAIIIIIINNNNSSSS) like zombies or something. oh, and dont water plants as much, and let them get overgrown. try and make it as creepy as possible!! i dont know ablout the rest of you out there, but thatd be pretty freaking creepy. if i saw a house like that i might not go and ring the doorbell-actually i probably would. but baby dolls (or just dolls in general) kinda freak me out. now, if some of them had motion sensors so they moved and made evil noises when you walked past them, i bet at least one person would pee their pants or scream or something.
"run faster, its gaining on you!!" dang those things can crawl fast!! theyre determined!!
so yeah, that would be scary.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Ari the Awesome said...

Those zombie barbies are way cooler than any other barbie doll I've seen.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous hana said...

Wish I lived in a house... I've got somewhere around thirty old Barbies. (And their hair already looks like that, AND some of them are missing limbs. Really no work needs to be done on my part. Heh heh)

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Hana said...

Oh, and I'm really curious about what Anonymous said. A hint maybe? :D

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I know a neighborhood like that too -- last year the folks in the BIG house dumped so much dry ice into their swimming pool they fogged the street.

Halloween decorating tip: Get some cheap bike "blinky" red LED blinking lights at your favorite dollar and up store. They go great in jack-o-lanterns. I find to my amusement the ones that sell for $1.59 locally have far more irritating flash patterns (although nowhere near as bright) as my real bike rear light.

Robert in San Diego

5:40 PM  
Blogger montana irregulars said...


6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooh, yes, take pictures!!
and, y'know, barbie looks a lot cooler like that.

6:46 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

thats lovely!! im listening to one of my favorite songs. and i am happy

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the heyday of my science fiction club's BIG Halloween bashes, we had pumpkin carving contests, with five to seven carved gourds strung up on up to three or four rods with crossbeams in the front yard of someone's house. With Christmas lights strung up on the rods. So there would be this wall of 18 to 25 or so pumpkins, some of them carved by people with very vivid imaginations.

Don't even ask how many cookie sheets we had in the oven with the seeds from the pumpkins roasting away. Yum, freshhly roasted pumpkin seeds.

Add to that the house-holders' own sense of decoration, including the life-sized Darth Maul theater cut out dressed in a hockey jersey and toting a hockey stick. Yes, they did have cases of groups of kids walking up from the street, then turning around before they even got to the door.

Good times. They used to do night-time free movies for Halloween at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion (world's largest outdoor pipe organ), silent films like Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the insanely spooky Nosferatu with the massive Spreckels Organ playing the accompaniment. And it's something -- hearing an organ that eats Mighty Wurlitzers for breakfast. No Halloween silent films this year, though. Rats.

11:59 PM  
Anonymous Lucy said...

Go team

1:40 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Oh my squee.. More people should do that XD

3:14 PM  
Blogger Some Lost Melody said...


9:37 PM  
Anonymous EQ said...

That's a *lot* of hair.

My dad was thinking about borrowing a fog machine and projecting "Night on Bald Mountain" (from Fantasia) on it. That would look so creepy...

4:07 PM  
Anonymous EQ said...

Oh, and what's with zombies and brains? People always say that and I just don't see the connection. Are the zombies missing theirs or something? Like the headless horseman?

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear EQ:

It's a horror film convention that Zombies eat brains.

Robert in San Diego, worried about the science fiction club Halloween potluck this year.

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my opinion, this is one of the only fun uses for Barbies...Other than sending them down the stairs in your brother's toy truck. I say this from personal experience. I was never one for playing with dolls. I much preferred rubber cobras.

8:36 AM  

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