In the TV series The Walking Dead, I've for the first time seen the idea of hiding in hordes of Zombies using some of their traits. In The Walking Dead, there are currently two ways to do this:
- Wear clothes full of Walker blood / innards to have the apparently very distinct smell of Zombies. We see this the first time in the series in S01E02 Gut.
- The Whisperers found their own way by wearing masks of Walkers to hide they haven't turned yet.
The only other time I am aware of this happening is in the film Zombieland from 2009. Bill Murray (playing himself) uses make up to hide he's still alive and uses this to leave his house, e.g. to play golf.
Technically, Zombieland was released earlier than The Walking Dead. I haven't read the TWD comics but assume the blood drenched clothes is used there also?! As the comics were released in 2003, TWD still has the first appearance of using disguise to hide among zombies.
What is the first appearance of non-Zombies using any kind of disguise in order to hide that they're still alive from the undead?