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Zombie Awareness Ribbon

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Supporters of Zombie Awareness Month wear a gray ribbon to signify the undead shadows that lurk behind our modern light of day. From May 1 through May 31, concerned citizens take this small step to acknowledge the coming danger.

We all know the plague is coming, so we need to show that we are aware, and be able to recognise potential future allies.

Making and wearing this ribbon is a simple step towards preparing the rest of the world, and a lot more convenient than carrying around a sharpened shovel...
 
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Step 1: Materials

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To make a long-lasting ribbon, you need;

  • Grey ribbon, about 10cm / 4.25" (adjust to suit your personal taste)
  • A small safety pin
  • Sewing thread to match your ribbon
 

Step 2: Preparation

Cut your ribbon to length, and snip away at the ends of the ribbon to add that zombie-appropriate raggedness.

Thread your needle, ready to sew.

Step 4: The Caitlinsdad Modification

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As Caitlinsdad, pointed out, a zombie awareness ribbon needs a bit of wear and tear.

I didn't want to scruff the ribbon in mud and blood, because I want it to look "official", but then I remembered a technique that Kitewife uses to add a blush of colour to the cheeks of her knitted toys.

So, I scrubbed at the fabric of the ribbon with a red colouring pencil, creating the effect of being dipped in blood. Scrubbing along the ribbon, towards the end, also subtly improved the raggedness of the ribbon.

Thanks for the idea, CD!
Another great tutorial. I love the idea!
Kiteman (author)  OmegaCyanide1 month ago

Thank you!

hunter9992 months ago

This is a great idea Kiteman! Unqiue and original. Voted! :D

Kiteman (author)  hunter9992 months ago

Thank you!

(Spread the word, brother!)

I never knew such a thing exists, thank you so much for sharing:).

Kiteman (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya3 months ago
Thank you for your kind comment!

This seems like a good Mother's Day present for Mum (we both like The Walking Dead). Sasuga, Kiteman-san!

Kiteman (author)  StarscreamClone3 months ago
どうもありがとう

Dōmo arigatō
jmwells3 months ago
How about something a little more practical for dealing with zombies, a bandolier of shotgun ammo perhaps? Lol
Kiteman (author)  jmwells3 months ago
jmwells Kiteman3 months ago
Welllllll... It's a start. Lol
caitlinsdad3 months ago

You should "weather" the ribbon with mud and blood stains and tears and rips to indicate it survived through the zombie apocalypse.

Kiteman (author)  caitlinsdad3 months ago

I thought of that, but the official site just says "a grey ribbon".

Kiteman (author)  Kiteman3 months ago

... but, on second thoughts, see step 4!

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