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Fallout Vault Dweller Costume Guide

Fallout Vault Dweller DIY Costume Guide for Cosplay and Halloween
How to Dress Like Fallout Vault Dweller for Cosplay and Halloween [Photo: billybookcase]

Fallout’s Vault Dweller / Sole Survivor: DIY Cosplay

In the post-apocalyptic adventure game series ‘Fallout’, Vault Dwellers are people inhabiting the Vault-Tec vaults. Throughout the series they are responsible for helping to develop Shady Sands into the New California Republic, stopping the Master and his mutant army and even founding the village of Arroyo! Swift, skilled and important, Vault Dweller is a sort of everyman whose abilities allow players to participate in a great adventure.

If you’re a hardcore gamer by heart or you love Fallout, now’s your chance to express it with a Vault Dweller costume of your own!

Vault Dweller & Sole Survivor Costume Ideas

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How to Dress Like a Vault Dweller from Fallout


Vault Dweller has no specific elaborate hairstyle. Usually depicted as having simple dark brown hair in an average look, this is easy to accomplish. You can dye and style your natural hair or wear a dark brown wig.

If you’d rather be a female Vault Dweller, you can tie back the dark brown hair in a ponytail or style it in a short pixie cut.


Vault Dwellers wear a blue jump suit which covers most of his body. This suit has yellow trim and the number 101 painted in yellow on the back.

Modify a blue jumpsuit like the kind mechanics use and use yellow acrylic paint or yellow fabric sewing patches to add on the extra numbers and trim. You can also use yellow duct tape if you don’t want to permanently alter your costume suit.


Vault dwellers wear black steel wristbands, brown tactical belts around their waist, black combat boots laced up on his feet, blue knee pads and a brown strap attached over their right shoulder. Most of these items can be found on Amazon or a Halloween store.


Most vault dwellers wear a robotic device on their arm which features Pip-Boy (Personal Information Processor Boy). This digital tool features a cheerful little cartoon man on a green screen.

To add an extra bit of authenticity to your costume, search retail websites, Halloween stores and costume shops for a replica Pip-Boy device, or use craft supplies such as plastic and paint to create your own device.

Get your friends to dress up as other characters from the Fallout RPG games so you can go to your next upcoming cosplay convention or Halloween party together!