SpaceBalls - Dark Helmet full costume build.

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Kanehoku

New Member
Hi, this thread is an overview to one of my current builds that was used at comic con 2013

The person that commissioned me was a good friend. Ironically we ended up becoming friends over his costume. He has been cosplaying dark helmet for a while and its by far one of my favorite cosplays. His costume has seen many cons and its time for an upgrade.

This project consists of a new chest piece, new shoulderpads belt buckle, a new faceplate, and a new dome. One of the biggest issues the client was facing with his original dome was the weight, the dome was fiberglass and weighed about 10 lbs. The new one will be vacformed with an rudimentary aluminum skeleton inside for support/mounting purposes. The faceplate will be vacformed plastic.

Belt Buckle: The client had a resin cast of the center coin by jackdoud, so he only needed the housing for it.

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Chestplate and Shoulder Armor

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shoulder pads

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this is the original mockup of the chestplate and shoulder armor.

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both sides of the chestplate and shoulder armor.

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modifications made to the shape

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apoxie sculpt the relief

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faceplate:

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this is the mockup of the faceplate, its built out of sintra,

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eyes cutout

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Helmet Dome:

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Ran out of time before comic con so no new dome or mask. I fixed up his helmet, the form was really good but there were lots of little chips, dents, and other damage from use that needed to be filled, a great deal of finishing work and wetsanding and the dome was ready for paint.


The helmets still being constructed but the costume as a hole was a huge hit at comic con. If anyone saw him or got pics with him please post em, check out his facebook too https://www.facebook.com/keepfiringassholes and THANKS!

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mattycsi

Sr Member
Re: Dark Helmet - Comic Con 2013

They are both in the video posted in the funny/cool picture thread in the off topic forum right on the 2 minute mark. First post on page 372.

Great work on that costume, looks awesome. Props to Barf too, looks spot on.
 

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silvermitt

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Is it possible for the original poster of this build to contact me? I'd like to see the work, as I am wanting to do this myself. Thanks.
 
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