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Topic: Post Apocalypse/Zombie Slaying Family!!! (PIC-HEAVY)  (Read 71839 times)
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« on: September 11, 2011 02:15:40 PM »

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My wife only asked for one thing for her birthday this year. She wanted to do a Post-Apocalypse/Zombie Slaying family photo shoot! To that end, I created armor for all of us.

(all photos by Bakan Photography: http://www.bakanphotography.com/)

There's a bunch of pieces here, so rather than going through one-by-one, here's a list of the materials used to make the costumes:

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- Hubcaps
- Railroad crossing sign
- Soda tabs
- Strips of stainless steel
- Various bits of sports equipment
- Jump rings
- Aluminum from duct parts

And here are some pics of our adventures!

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She's gonna get 'im

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Do you hear that?

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CRAP!!! ZOMBIE!!!!!

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!VANQUISHED!

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Even bears need armor

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In the chaos, they turned against each other

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On the lookout

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The mighty Chevrolet Sword!

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The hole he crawled out of

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Mother and Daughter

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You know what they say.... The family that slays together, stays together.

Special thanks to the super talented Langley West for coming along to play Zombie for us!
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011 02:37:18 PM »

That is so very epic, I don't even know what else to say. The idea is amazing, the photos extraordinary, and the armors you created are just incredible Cheesy superb job and hats off to you, sir!
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011 02:43:24 PM »

What a great idea.  I have a zombie addiction as well.  I love that your little girl has a bear on her armor.
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011 03:10:05 PM »

This rocks!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011 03:17:58 PM »

This is EPIC! I laughed out loud so many times while scrolling through! I think my favourite piece of armour is the helmet with a furnace-grate visor Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2011 04:13:00 PM »

Awesome! I would love to do this with my fam!
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2011 05:02:01 PM »

Genius as always. Laughing alot here, love the "She's gonna get 'im" one particularly. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2011 05:34:08 PM »

What a fun family you have!
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2011 05:36:11 PM »

These are a freaking riot.  I love them!!!!  Much better than traditional family portraits!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2011 06:56:43 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2011 07:31:31 PM »

While I'm sure my kids would be up for this, there's no way I could get my DP to play along. This is awesome. Both the armour and all the fun you guys must have had while doing it!
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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2011 12:37:28 AM »

Looks like a blast!  Had to share with a few friends.
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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2011 09:49:01 AM »

Your family is awesome!
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2011 01:13:34 PM »

so cool. I love the teddy bear Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2011 02:42:38 PM »

Would you consider adopting me? Your family rocks!!! This whole freaking thing just rocks.
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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2011 06:37:16 PM »

You are so creative and the costumes fit everyone so well!
That picture of your little girl is the best.  I hope your wife loves her photos.
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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2011 12:02:45 AM »

Oh man, that teddy bear!
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2011 02:39:23 AM »

now THAT'S a family photo shoot!
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2011 06:10:24 AM »

Fantastic! The armor is amazing. I'm not a zombie fan (scared of my own shadow), but I love this!
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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2011 07:37:39 AM »

So much awesome! The costumes are so well made and I just love all the scenarios.
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2011 08:24:58 AM »

I love that you can tell what the armor was cobbled together from. Furnace grate ftw!
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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2011 09:42:00 AM »

THIS IS AWESOME! I also want to be adopted by your family and I am currently trying to convince my other half that we NEED family photos like this. He doesn't think it would go over well with the holiday cards but zombies and the holidays always go hand in hand in my opinion.  Grin
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This deserves a 'WhooT!' Awesome. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2011 11:03:20 AM »

Those costumes look great. Hopefully we'll all be able to look so stylish once the Z.A. gets underway Smiley.
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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2011 11:35:10 AM »

THIS IS AWESOME! I also want to be adopted by your family and I am currently trying to convince my other half that we NEED family photos like this. He doesn't think it would go over well with the holiday cards but zombies and the holidays always go hand in hand in my opinion.  Grin

Especially if they're very rotten zombies. Red and Green are Christmas colors, right? Wink
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« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2011 04:22:19 PM »

I want my family to be like this when I have one!  Maybe not zombies, but the idea of a photoshoot along these lines.  Maybe pirates.
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« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2011 04:40:37 PM »

Amazing, love it!!!
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« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2011 06:48:39 PM »

Coolest. Family. EVARRRRRR!!!! Shocked
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« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2011 05:04:32 AM »

Just so cool. My husband is always planning for the Zombie Apocalypse.
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THIS IS AWESOME! I also want to be adopted by your family and I am currently trying to convince my other half that we NEED family photos like this. He doesn't think it would go over well with the holiday cards but zombies and the holidays always go hand in hand in my opinion.  Grin

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« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2011 12:52:18 PM »

This rocks BEYOND rocking!!! What a freaking awesome birthday present. I see the amount of work that went into this between the photos, getting the family together and all that costume making!!!!. The fact that the whole family got involved and did it with all their heart is just awesome. UMAAAAAAZING!!!! Some of those shots are beyoooooteous!
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« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2011 09:32:46 PM »

This is so glorious! What a fantastic idea. You've got one very super awesome family!

My husband is also always planning for the zombie apocalypse. He's even got a 'must haves' list made out... just in case... :/
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« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2011 08:40:01 AM »

Whoaaa! Your family must be having a lot of fun:D
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« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2012 02:07:38 PM »

The family that slays together stays together?  And I thought we were avant garde when we all learned to SCUBA dive and went diving all the time.  Awesome pics.
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« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2012 10:16:24 AM »

Ah so that's where they came from! Quite the arduous work, especially convincing everyone to participate. The teddy bear wins my seal of approval.

 Though I must point out its too uuh...Mad-Max-ian styled to actually help with zombies you know Wink 
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Ah man I love how the whole family is in on it, its adorable
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« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2012 06:44:16 AM »

All I can say is I wish my family was this cool, family portraits don't look as lame when you're zombie hunters!!!
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« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2012 04:42:13 AM »

This is great! Love all the costumes Smiley
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