Prop and Wardrobe Secrets From 'The Walking Dead'

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If you are forced (let's say at katana-point) to name a TV show that uses a lot of props, you might just mention The Walking Dead. There are prop guns, prop swords, prop zombies, and even prop possums. Combine those props with all the unique outfits that adorn the constantly contracting and expanding cast of characters and you have a show that relies on behind-the-scenes artists arguably as much as in-front-of-the-camera artists.

TWD's invisible magicians have secrets, 15 of which are disclosed below.      


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    Andrew Lincoln (Rick) Wore The Same Pair Of Boots For At Least Six Seasons

    Andrew Lincoln (Rick) Wore The Same Pair Of Boots For At Least Six Seasons
    Photo: The Walking Dead / AMC

    From an interview with former costume designer Eulyn Colette Hufkie in Metro.co.uk:

    Costumes can have a lasting effect on the actor too, and Andrew has a particular fondness for Rick’s boots, and he wore the same pair for at least six seasons. ‘He had the same pair of boots from the first day until my last day. I had to fix those boots so many times because they were falling apart and disintegrating and they didn’t make them anymore. But beyond that, he wouldn’t change them, he refused to. Until my last day that was all he would wear so I imagine he’s kept them.'

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    Walkers Are Dressed In Many Layers To Lessen The Work Of The Makeup Artists  

    Walkers Are Dressed In Many Layers To Lessen The Work Of The Makeup Artists  
    Photo: The Walking Dead / AMC

    From former costume designer Eulyn Colette Hufkie via Metro.co.uk:

    I got a lot of flack for the walkers being so fully covered, like “didn’t anyone die at the beach?” The make-up department, they only have so much time to prepare, they would do faces and hands and some necks, so I had to cover everything else. That’s why people were wearing so many layers.

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    Rick And Shane Were Intentionally Dressed Similar

    Rick And Shane Were Intentionally Dressed Similar
    Photo: The Walking Dead / AMC

    From an interview with former costume designer Eulyn Colette Hufkie in Metro.co.uk:

    "I made Shane and Rick dress as the same person," Eulyn tells us. "They both were police, so I’d use black bottoms on Rick and a black shirt on Shane or vise versa. They’d be mirror images of one another because I think they are."

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    Some Of The Weapons Are "Non-Guns," Which Shoot Electric Flashes Rather Than Blanks, Making Them Ideal For Short-Range Action 

    Some Of The Weapons Are "Non-Guns," Which Shoot Electric Flashes Rather Than Blanks, Making Them Ideal For Short-Range Action 
    Photo: The Walking Dead / AMC