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I've been obsessed with Fallout 3 for the longest time (and I've played it more than is healthy), so when I was considering different Halloween costume ideas, I knew this would be a neat project.  About five months later, I don't have many regrets other than it took more time than I had expected.  However, it turned out much cooler than I expected.

I started scrounging around in garage sales probably in early June looking for bits and pieces that would work well for a plasma rifle and a Pip-Boy 3000.  Garage saling took a lot of patience, but I found a cool little TV for the basis of my Pip-Boy, not to mention the other great finds like a first aid pouch and the perfect boots.  I used a bunch of Model Magic for the Pip-Boy and a Nerf gun as the base for the plasma rifle and went to work, integrating some artistic license as well.  I had some difficulties was the jumpsuit since I had originally planned on a Vault suit, but ended up with a RobCo jumpsuit because of the color.  It does seem a bit more unique since I haven't seen any cosplayers wearing one.  It also fit in my theme of being a repairman (my husband was going to be my robot).

Halloween finally came around and I got to show off the suit and wander the wastes of downtown Stevens Point.  It was cool to strut around with the plasma rifle, and I was pretty excited when several people realized what I was.  I gave them a Nuka Cola cap as a reward.  There were some hitches and bumps and bruises, but the night was well worth the effort.

By far, the coolest part was a photo shoot we did on Halloween.  I was not the model since I'm the artistic force behind the photo shoot, but my husband gladly took the role of Wasteland Wanderer instead.  The jumpsuit fit him better, but the Pip-Boy was much too small, unfortunately.  He was a pretty good model, especially after he started getting into it a bit more.  We didn't have many options around our town for a photo shoot, but we did manage to find a yard where a construction company keeps their scrap.  Not quite as good as the Capital Wasteland, but it worked.  I'm currently in the process of editing the photos, and can't wait to put them up!

I'm also hoping to do a con one day in the outfit.  It needs a bit of repair work after the photo shoot, but it definitely has some life in it.  I've also never been to a con before, so it could be quite the adventure!
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Bang Bang Bang by The Virginmarys
  • Reading: Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Playing: Fallout: New Vegas
  • Eating: Frooties
  • Drinking: Raspberry Tea

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Darksamu
Sami
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Personal Quote: When in doubt, choose to live. -Lu Tze from Thief of Time
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RoosterHat Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing cosplay! keep it up! :)
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Darksamu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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DrowElfRocker Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks for faving my brushes, I hope you find them useful :D
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Passy666 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
dude no problem. I am a huge Fallout-Fan and I enjoy your art around Fallout. Your props look like they take a lot of intense work and I really like that. Keep up the good work. If mankind keeps going this way I think we two will meet somwhere out in the wastes ;DD
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xmurdocsxloverx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
I think i love you.
so much fallout <3
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Darksamu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fallout deserves all the love. It inspired me to do all of this!
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xmurdocsxloverx Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
lmao thats true :P
amazing job though i love all of it
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swanboy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Your fallout gear is awesome! I'm going to have to remake my Pipboy now after seeing how you created your and try my hand at a plasma rifle also. And thanks for the fav!
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Darksamu Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you liked them! I'm always glad when I can help someone else out. Lord knows how many other home-made Pip-Boys I looked at before embarking on mine...
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weegee06 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to show my boyfriend the Fallout shots you've done - they're so cool and he's a huge fan of the series.
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