Since 2010, the village of Saugerties, NY has been experiencing an annual zombie takeover of epic proportions. It’s the largest zombie event of its kind in the Northeastern United States, and it takes place less than ten miles from the Stadri Emblems headquarters.
What exactly is a zombie takeover?
This particular takeover in Saugerties, NY is a village invasion that has been described as part horror film reenactment and part pub crawl, where zombie enthusiasts come from far and wide and mob the streets, dressing in their most convincing zombie makeup and attire, to sample local shops, take in awesome music, and scare each other senseless. Local businesses stay open all night to join in the fun and to offer specials to the passersby.
Zombies Gain Traction In Pop Culture
Just within the past handful of years, zombies have infiltrated pop culture as never before.
Just from observing trends in custom patch themes, Stadri Emblems has duly noted this steady ascension in the popularity of zombies. Our first-ever set of zombie-themed patches was ordered in 2008, and it was the only one that year. That number has more than doubled each subsequent year, with 2014 seeing a thousand-fold increase.
We thought we’d share some of these patches with you.
Zombie Defense Force
This was our very first zombie patch,
done in 2008.
Zombie Cage Fighter
This conjures up quite a mental-picture,
Spring Camporee Survival
Is this just me, or is camping with zombies something best avoided? Since the patch says they survived, we’ll assume all’s well.
Verified Successful Zombie Hunter
Hunting zombies seems to be a common theme lately. Good thing they’re verified as successful. The fewer zombies roaming the streets, the better.
Lets hope no one from this Boy Scout Troop actually got attacked by zombies.
It looks like the Boy Scouts created a new event called the Zombie-Ree. I wonder what goes on there . . .
Did the zombie apocalypse come in January of 2013? We must have missed it.
Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness
How would someone go about preparing for such a thing? Would we survive?