Last Year I decided to make Christmas every year based on something that was happening around that time. It didn’t have to be serious or deep, I just had to be relevant. To my life at the time. The ‘not needing to be serious or deep’ part is how I’ve now ended up with two video game themed ornaments. Last year I ended up with one that mimicked the ‘bird or cage’ pendant from the Game BioShock Infinite (I talk about that game a lot, don’t I?).
This year I created a Vault 111 Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornament. Since I designed it from the ground up, I thought a little pattern was in order. You might be wondering what ‘Vault 111’ is. The game Fallout 4 is the fifth installment in the Series Fallout. They’re open world RPG (Role-Playing) video games. They take place in a post-apocalyptic future. The over-arching story is that atomic bombs were dropped on the United States during the fifties (presumably). It’s very Ray Bradbury (think There Will Come Soft Rains).
The Vaults are featured in each game and they were designed as massive, community wide, bomb shelters, where humanity would live until it was safe to return to the surface. In Fallout 4 the basic idea is that you were cryogenically frozen. You emerge from Vault 111 knowing that your son was stolen and you, now thawed, must find him.
That’s the basic idea anyway, there’s a lot more going on but I don’t want to spoil anything in case I’ve piqued your interest. The sweater is based on the jumpsuits worn in the vaults.
I hope you like the pattern if you understand the reference. Let me know what you think.