|Time Taken :||2 months|
|I first wore this costume to MCM October expo 2011. It was OK, but there are plenty of things I wanted to improve on.|
I only started playing Fallout with Fallout 3 becuase a friend showed me it and I got hooked. I would love to one day make a set of power armour, but that's not happening any time soon. Instead I'm going for the easier NCR Ranger combat armour.
Having now worn this to MCM October 2012, I might retire it. I've hopefully got some good photos, and I had a blast wearing it both times, but it's so uncomfortable to wear - I'm not good having to look through lenses, the chestplate stops me sitting down easilly and the holster kept falling off. At the very least I won't wear it again until I manage to fix a lot of things.
|Fake suede for coat||£16.00||Bought|
|Foam for chestplate||£4.00||Bought|
|Inert bullet X 10||£3.00||Bought|
|Mini-torches for helmet||£0.80||Bought|
New helmet and mask (Posted 5th October 2012)
Well, so much happier with how this looks compared to the old one.
Where last time I had red pespex lenses, it was too easy to see my eyes. After consulting a few lovely people who helped me, I've used reflective red window film for the eyes this time. You're meant to attach it to the lenses, but I ran out of time and was terrible at that anyway, so the film is just help taught between the foam frames - it seems to work :)
Gun (Posted 5th October 2012)
Right, almost finished the gun. This is a toy pistol very kindly given to me by Rob - I don't know how he manages to find such cool guns in toyshops up north, but I couldn't find anything locally.
October 2012 (Posted 30th May 2012)
So, pictured is the basis for my re-wear of this for October 2012 - a new toy gun very kindly given to me by Rob, and a replacement helmet from Codename for the one that never arrived. Obviously both need painting, but other than that should be fine.
List of other improvements to be done:
Also, Xero will be cosplaying Boone in the ranger armour - so basically the same as this but with the beret and sunglasses. While he plans to make the armour himself, I'll be doing the coat and straps, so I'll post up that one too.
Lots of progress! Woo (Posted 26th August 2011)
Well, it's been quite a while since I put up a journal for this costume (oops).
Progress - 9/8/11 (Posted 9th August 2011)
Slow progress on this costume since I've been working on my MGS1 Meryl, but I finally have something to show - I've cut out all the foam pieces for the chestplate and arm guards. I've also cut a piece of heavy duty canvas to glue them to - combined with enough webbing and elastic around the back, this'll make it hug close to my form without being too thick.
Progress so far (Posted 31st July 2011)
Well, the fabric arrived and was the wrong colour. The replacement was still not the colour I expected, but it'll do. So fabric is sorted out. foam arrived too.
Main actual progress is in the form of the chest templates, which are ready to be cut out of foam. I've also done a quick gas mask prototype based on a pepakura file that I found. I'm going to change it a fair bit before cutting out a final template, which I will then cut out and coat in resin or similar to make it durable enough.
I've also decided that I don't want a plastic rubbishy helmet for this, so I'm going to splash out on an airsoft helmet or similar, which unfortunately bumps up the price ridiculously.