Amazon's Fallout TV show has some unexpected design influences, reveals Amy Westcott

Amazon Fallout; a power armour character in a desert
(Image credit: Amazon Content Services LLC)

Amazon's Fallout TV show is out, you may even have binged the series and settled back to wonder, how did they make that show so good? Luckily I got to meet Fallout's costume designer Amy Westcott who shares some key insights into the thinking that went into designing show's look, and it's not all about Bethesda's video game. There are some unusual design influences in Fallout.

There's a moment in Amazon's Fallout TV series where a central character pinches their Vault-Tec suit and says, "it's a bit tight". What feels like a throwaway line is really a moment's insight into the complexity of ushering into real life game designs that work in an 3D engine like Unreal Engine, but in the cold light of day, on a film set, can be awkward.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.