15 Costumes That Will Be Normal Clothes After The Apocalypse

Don’t throw away that costume! It could do you some good. Watch National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Preppers on Tuesdays at 9/8c to see if that old costume was worthwhile investment.

1. Nuclear Power Plant Security Guard

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Costume benefits: None of your exes will recognize you underneath all that gear.
Post-apocalyptic benefits: None of the radiation fallout particles will enter your lungs under all that gear.

2. Bionic Woman

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Costume benefits: You’ll look like yourself, just with a few extra bells and whistles.
Post-apocalyptic benefits: Bells and whistles will keep you alive.

3. Mountain Man

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Costume benefits: It allows you to leave directly from the Halloween party to spend the weekend upstate.
Post-apocalyptic benefits: It allows you to stay upstate for more than a weekend.

4. Trooper

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Costume benefits: The fully enclosed metal suit will protect you from messy pranks or spilled drinks.
Post-apocalyptic benefits: The fully enclosed metal suit will protect you from acid rain, so you’ll be free to roam in any condition.

5. Merman

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Costume benefits: Your legs will get toned from walking in the tight fin all day.
Post-apocalyptic benefits: Your body will survive swimming in an underwater world all day.

6. Hunter

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Costume benefits: You can shoot arrows at pumpkins for fun.
Post-apocalyptic benefits: You can shoot arrows at prey for sustenance.

7. Ax Murderer

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Costume benefits: Everyone will be inspired to sing that Lizzie Borden rhyme.
Post-apocalyptic benefits: Everyone will be inspired to keep their distance from you.

8. Zombie Business Professional

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Costume benefits: You can wear it to work and still follow the dress code.
Post-apocalyptic benefits: You’ll fit in because, well, everyone might be zombies.

9. Water Jug Guy

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Costume benefits: Everyone loves the guy with the water!
Post-apocalyptic benefits: Everyone will love the guy with the water!

10. Ghost

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Costume benefits: It doesn’t take much prep work, and it’s a look that will be around every year.
Post-apocalyptic benefits: The sheet could easily double as shelter — or a poncho at least.

11. Edward Scissorhands

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Costume benefits: Everyone will think you’re adorable.
Post-apocalyptic benefits: Weapons, utensils, digging tools — you know the drill.

12. Mummy

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Costume benefits: You only need to buy one item.
Post-apocalyptic benefits: If you run out of toilet paper, you’ll be fine for a while.

13. Sexy Nurse

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Costume benefits: People will seek you out for some special medical help. ;)
Post-apocalyptic benefits: People will seek you out for some special medical help. No, seriously, they’ll want your first aid kit.

14. Whoopie Cushion

Costume benefits: No one will take you too seriously.
Post-apocalyptic benefits: You can blow it up into a raft.

15. Santa

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Costume benefits: You can reuse your costume in December.
Post-apocalyptic benefits: You’ll stay insulated, and your bag will store provisions nicely.

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