Zombies outnumbered Westboro Baptist Church members 300 to eight at a military base protest in Washington on Friday.
The small but vocal Kansas-based church announced plans to picket the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in DuPont last week.
The reason for the protest was unclear, but the infamous group has made a habit of protesting funerals - including those of children, murder victims and U.S. soldiers - claiming God killed them because of America's tolerance of homosexuality.
"When you goofy, unthankful, flag-worshipping fools decided that you would declare war against the Lord and against His anointed, you put yourselves in the cross-hairs of a raging mad God. We will come to tell you a few things, to wit," the church said in a statement announcing the protest.
But only eight church members turned up to protest, while some 300 counter-protesters dressed as zombies stole the show.
"We wanted to turn something negative around, into something people could laugh at and poke fun at," Melissa Neace, 27, who helped organize the zombie counter-protest, told the News Tribune. "It was the easiest way to divert attention from something so hateful."
There have been several successful Westboro Baptist Church counter-protests recently. The church has pledged to stage even more demonstrations after the Supreme Court ruled they are protected under the First Amendment.
In early July, students at Texas A&M University dressed in maroon and formed a circle around a soldier's funeral the church was planning to picket. The church members never
Also this month, thousands of people in red shirts formed a human wall around another solider's funeral in Columbia, Mo., blocking the Westboro protesters from reaching mourners.
Neace and her co-organizers got permission from the local police to stage the zombie demonstration.
"They thought it was funny," she said.