The Zombie Family Lives

Crowd in front of the Lawrence Zombie Walk

Lawrence Zombie Walk 2011

Want to know what a crowd of almost 900 people dressed as zombies looks like? It looks something like this.

Yes, I do think a zombie march is a fun family activity. There’s makeup and costumes. There’s marching. There’s acting. There’s making crowds of people laugh at the absurdity of it all. I’ll clarify that my kids have never actually seen a true zombie movie, nor are they likely to see one anytime soon. That’s really not what this is about. It’s pure camp and pure fun. This year, my husband organized the Lawrence, Kansas, event and transformed it from a flash mob into a charity fundraiser.

There are all sorts of zombie walks across the country. Some are charity fundraisers, like the fantastic Iowa City event, and some are just loosely organized gatherings for the fun of it. If you don’t have an event near you, you can always start one up.

Read more about zombie walks in Marziah’s post over at GeekMom.