I’ve just dipped my toes into writing this survival story, but I’ve come across a BIT of a problem… That being clothes just don’t read APOCALPYSE or SURVIVAL! (Excluding that ONE outfit set for females and HALF of one for the dudes.) I don’t know if it’s just a me problem, but I’m not a huge fan of every single one of my characters walking around in the exact same bloody shirt? And I mean bloody in the very literal sense. The female characters have a shirt and a pair of dirty pants, the dudes only have a bloody shirt from the 1940s and I can only do so much “survival-esque” outfit combos with those pirate clothes lolz. So with these two features I think it would allow almost ANY outfit to look the part. So here are my ideas:
Dirt: So this would be used just like how moles, freckles, and tattoos are and it would, very plainly, put dirt on the characters face and/or body (Having the characters all have flawless skin seems a bit too…odd). Also, if the Episode Crew is feeling extra saucy and is really craving that apocalyptic vibe they could add blood to the mix. OooOOoOH!
Cuts/wounds: This is basically the “Dirt” idea- but with cuts and wounds and stuff.
Here are some other RAD Survival Clothing ideas! I’m thinkin that together these could be some seriously hardcore Mad Max type stuff Check out and support these three posts bc combined, they are EXACTLY what’s needed for these Apocalyptic and Survival stories:
- Apocalyptic Clothing
- Dirty Clothing
Anyway, I thought this would be a cool update to have and could really add some spice to the other genres. I feel like somehow most of the survival/apocalypse stories lose their flavor in the “survival” aspect and just embrace romance like every other Episode story. If you have anything to add to the list, write it up and make this post be heard! Cuz boy oh boy, do I need some survival stuff for my story… Unless you hate it. In which case- I guess you can just, like, ignore it?