|Time Taken :||10 hours at a guess|
|Note: Not THE Vault Dweller, just a vault dweller ;)|
As my partner is cosplaying Boone to MCM may 2012, I decided to put together another Fallout cosplay (I'm not re-doing my NCR cosplay until October for fear of boiling to death in it). I'd been toying with the idea of doing this cosplay one day, but the hideous colour scheme put me off. Still, I figured this would be a quick, cheap, easy costume to do.
The boots I'm using will be from my Catwoman costume, as vault suits seem to have combat boots underneath.
The suit itself was a huge boilersuit I picked up off've ebay - the only bit I had to buy (it was cheaper and easier to buy it rather than make one) - which I narrowed down and altered to be much more form-fitting. The yellow is polycotton just stiched on top, and I put a spare zip in the front.
The belt is a strap of webbing with black cotton drill round the back to give the shape. The panels on it are plastazote. The 'buckle' is non-functioning and it actually fastens with velcro.
The pip-boy probably took half the total costume time. I traced a picture of the front off the internet, and took sketches of the rest. I then made an armlet out of plastezote and built it up from there, adding the various layers. I sanded this, painted with latex, then two spraypaints - a silver and a transparent black (highly recommended for aging stuff). The screen is a printout that I then put resin on to give it the shinyness.
Fitting the suit (Posted 6th May 2012)
Right, so just finished fitting the jumpsuit - it now looks more like my size. I was going to go for a zip just to the waist, but a full-length zip makes it somuch easier to get in and out of, so I'm ignoring the reference pictures (the zip is also a strange light blue, lol). Unfortunately my alterations have meant putting a seam up the back, so putting on the vault number will be fun... when I decide which vault to be from
Jumpsuit (Posted 3rd May 2012)
Well, my boilersuit/jumpsuit arrived. Thankfully it's waaay too big for me, so I'll be able to take it in to look better. Unfortunately it's polycotton so it won't bleach. I'll try grubbying it instead to give it an aged look, but it may well be quite a bright blue. Still, for a first one, I suppose that's not the end of the world.
Pip boy - shaping (Posted 1st May 2012)
Well, I've decided again to try and keep journals for cosplays, so here goes
The last couple of day's work has just been on the foam bits - the pip-boy and belt - as the boilersuit hasn't arrived yet.