I used mechanics coveralls to make costumes for my boyfriend, roommate and myself this year. It's less "handmade" than I usually go for, but since I was also worrying about midterms at the same time that just wasn't in the cards.
I suppose these could be from any fallout game, but we went with 101 from Fallout 3 since we figured it would be the most well known, and went with the style closer to the third game as well, with the baggy lighter colored suits, instead of the fitted darker blue from Fallout 1 and 2.
the whole group... the guys were easy. Just added the yellow trim and 101 on the backs. For the numbers I ironed the yellow fabric (heavy bottomweight cotton) to heat-n-bond, and then cut them out. Ironed the numbers to the suits and zig zaged around them. Hopefully the heat-n-bond will minimize fraying so we can reuse these again if we ever go to a con or whatever.
mine... not so simple. I wanted a skirt, not pants, since I'm a skirt girl if I'm anything. And I wanted something semi-inspired by the "pre-war" fifties look clothes in the game. But, I couldn't get fabric to add to match the coveralls, so I had to work with what was there.
I cut the suit in half at the waist, removed the waistband and a couple inches (since I'm short), ripped all the seams out of the pants portion, and cut them in half lengthwise. For the top I removed and reset the arms to make the shoulders narrower, and added front and back darts.
I then made a eight gored skirt from the resulting fabric, managing to mantain the original pockets and front snaps. It's maybe a half-circle skirt or thereabouts.
I made the cincher at the last second since I don't really own many belts, and needed something to cover the waist of the dress (since most of the fabric there was once the pants cuffs and not in the best shape- the coveralls were second hand). It's just a basic closed-front cincher with 10 flat and 14 spiral steels, back open only laced through sz0 antique brass grommets. Fortunately I had the brown fake-leather PVC onhand.
The pip boys were made of paper mache. I molded our arms with tape for the cuff, and the face was done over cardboard. Spray painted black, and accented with various chunks of old technology I ripped apart. (an old mouse, video card, car stereo faceplate, and cd player for one). I added a "property of vault-tec" label to the back to hide the seam on them. Originally I wanted to do the screen on a transparency with green glow-sticks behind it, but that didn't pan out since no one had any in stock! So they're just laminated paper. I went with a map shot, and changed "The Capital Wasteland" to "The Buffalo Wasteland" and relabeled a few landmarks with local names.
Bonus shot of me playing Fallout 3 as I wait on hold for the cab company before we go out...
Another of me showing the game itself... which is the only one any of us thought to get of the backs.