Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Zombie 101
Every day I learn something new from readers. While working on our Monster Mash gallery of Halloween pictures, I was told it takes 15 feet of pvc pipe to make an adult zombie skeleton. If you buy your heads in bulk at a beauty supply shop, it costs about $15 to build one. Good to know.

Randall Cookesy of Hanceville, Alabama knows how to build a zombie. He wants you to know, too.

Items needed:
two 10-foot pieces of 3/4" PVC
four 3/4" 90 degree elbow sockets
two 3/4" 45 degree elbow sockets
one 3/4" cross socket
three tee sockets
a hand held PVC pipe cutter

Measurements needed:
neck - 2"
shoulders - 8" two pieces
spine - 21"
upper arm - 12" two pieces
lower arm - 11"
hip - 6" two pieces
legs - 32"
feet - 10"

Randall Cooksey writes: You can put this together like you would a skeleton, you can connect the feet to the legs by using the tee sockets. You may or may not want to use PVC cement to glue your zombie together. Outside the wind will blow it down, but the cement holds it great. I used tent stakes to help anchor the zombie down. I hope this will be a great help to you.
Next year's Insane Zombie-O-Rama will be be bigger and better!!
Randy, your yard rocks. My pitiful little zombie is green with envy..or is that decay thats making him green? Ah well...

Keith S.
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