6th May 2012: Fitting the suit 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
3rd May 2012: Jumpsuit 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.
2nd May 2012: Pip boy - shaping 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.
For the pip-boy I traced piccies off the internet and took sketches from in-game to try and get the full armlet right. I then cut all the pieces out of plastezote, taped them together to check they were OK, then started the fun. I glued together very lightly the first few pieces (as in the middle picture) and started sanding them down to match nicely. Then glued the bits together, which took a bit of pursuasion and brute force, then added the details. After another roundong sanding and shaping, I then latexed it - waiting for various coats to dry at the moment
Yuka - 2nd May 2012
Oooh that pipboy is looking good! Did you make it out of plastazote?
lycaneyes - 2nd May 2012
this looks great so far :)
Zelvyne - 2nd May 2012
Yuka: Thank you ^_^ Yep, lots of layers of plastazote - I love the blocky Fallout designs for how easy they can be to replicate.
Liam: Thanks ^_^
TheGyroCaptain - 3rd May 2012
oh my god awesome ! I'm cosplaying Doc James and Butch in october hopefully I'm gutted I won't be able to see you D:
btw that pipboy looks great , how did you go about making it ? I'm having a few problems with mine ; A ;
Zelvyne - 3rd May 2012
Sollux: Thanks ^_^. I'll probably be re-doing my NCR ranger for October, so hopefully I'll get some pictures with you.
My journal pretty much explains how I made the pip-boy - basically out of layers of foam. If you're still struggling, feel free to PM and I can go into more detail
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