Fallout 3 Buffout, in real life!

I made own my real life Buffout! It’s really easy to make and takes only a few steps. All you need is a medicine bottle and to download, print and cutout the label. I got the medicine bottle as a free sample from a site that specializes in selling plastic bottle. If you are going to make yourself just one or a handful of Buffouts, I recommend getting the bottles the same way.

buffout assembly

Get the label from this site: http://www.weeklygeekshow.com/2009/07/fallout_cosplay_accoutrements.php
Scroll down a little until you reach the template for buffout (it’s going to be a link to a jpg file). Once you download it you’re going to have to print it out to scale. It should come out exactly 6 inches long and 2.5 inches tall. An easy way to do this is to toss the picture into Microsoft word, where it should automatically get scaled to the correct size.

Next you need the bottle. I got mine from here, http://www.containerandpackaging.com/item.asp?item=B633
The bottle costs 70 cents but the site charges a surcharge of $10 if your order is under $50. To get around the surcharge I requested the bottle as a free sample. The store allows you to order a single free sample of any product. The only downside is that you still have to pay the $7 shipping cost. Don’t forget to get a matching lid for the bottle: http://www.containerandpackaging.com/item.asp?item=L207PS

Now you wait. The bottle and lid should arrive at your door steps in 3 to 5 business days. This is a good opportunity to go out and buy a pack of Altoids. You’ll need them for later.

Once you have the bottle all that’s left to do is stick the label on. I printed my label on regular paper and used permanent double sided scotch tape to adhere it to the bottle. A strip of tape at the start and end of the label will hold it on forever.

After you get the label on, fill the bottle with Altoids and screw the lid on, tightly. The lid you purchased has an inner liner that is going to fuse with the rim, and seal the bottle air tight; giving your Buffout that straight-from-the-factory look. Like this:

buffout factory sealed

Factory fresh Buffout!

buffout out of bottle

Enjoy! These upgraded Altoids should now give you an instant +60HP, +3END and +2STR !*

* Note: Altoids might not actually give real life character bonuses, other than fresh breath.

Leave a reply on “Fallout 3 Buffout, in real life!”

  1. Carlos Spicywiener says:

    SO the link to the buff out label does not work. The server no longer exists. Is there a way i can get that?

  2. David Foster says:

    I prefer Physco and Mentats in the morning, with Jet at night to help me calm down, with a chaser of Apple Brown Betty

  3. cool!!!
    Good stuff!!!


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