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Andy_in_Indy

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Adding a neurohelmet to my Adam Steiner costume
« on: 09 May 2017, 16:27:27 »
For GenCon 2017 I am trying to put together a neurohelmet from the animated series.   This is my first step into custom headgear, so we shall see how this turns out.  Here are some of my reference shots (I couldn't get the images to preview correctly):

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8kqPO6A6VFgSnhsaXFqbnA1Skk

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8kqPO6A6VFgYUhjLThxR0VsQlU

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8kqPO6A6VFgeUE0MGRMeGdSWmM

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8kqPO6A6VFgbXFjY2NJUU56c2M

Also, I am looking for another FedCom patch for a dress uniform. . .

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Re: Adding a neurohelmet to my Adam Steiner costume
« Reply #1 on: 16 June 2017, 00:17:13 »
Have you tried a mock up using the old Lazer Tag Helmet as the base?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/StarHelmet-by-Worlds-of-Wonder-1986-Lazer-Tag-Helmet-Vintage-Retro-Rare-laser/272716551333?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D41375%26meid%3D9e7dd4c503e44e0994e6b9e9052f5e28%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D112409304955

Is a current cheap bid, plus you could make the lower " chin guard " shown in first pic as a wrap around. Using vinyl or plastic piece.

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Re: Adding a neurohelmet to my Adam Steiner costume
« Reply #2 on: 16 June 2017, 13:19:43 »
The Star Helmet is a good option.  I may have one in my old Lazer Tag stuff, even.

My first attempt at a foam helmet looks helmety, but it does not look like the helmet I want.  I am wondering if I should build up a layer on top of that one or start from scratch.  It doesn't look bulky enough with just one layer of foam.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8kqPO6A6VFgajZlV2hFNmJzM2M/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8kqPO6A6VFgUXpVRVpXckxTYW8/view?usp=sharing

I am still going to keep at the foam one for a while.

You will see me around at GenCon, probably looking to play Alpha Strike.
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Re: Adding a neurohelmet to my Adam Steiner costume
« Reply #3 on: 17 June 2017, 14:58:52 »
http://www.hollywoodtoysandcostumes.com/GI-Joe---Duke-Adult-Full-Helmet_1660354.html

just fill in the side areas of the visor.



Working with what you have, I'm not sure it should taper in at the rear. Just come straight down with it. You could modify the pattern from a Boba/Jango Fett helmet and get the right look.
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Re: Adding a neurohelmet to my Adam Steiner costume
« Reply #4 on: 22 June 2017, 08:42:40 »
I had not seen the Duke helmet before.  Too bad it is hard to find in the adult size.  It would be worth at least getting one to try.


I looked at the Boba Fett helmet as part of my initial research.  The helmet was off in some critical places, so I was not going to use it as a base.  However, I do want to use the top from my bad helmet, the drop the sides straight down like his helmet.  I will probably use the same kind of construction under the helmet to keep the curve correct.
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Re: Adding a neurohelmet to my Adam Steiner costume
« Reply #5 on: 22 June 2017, 10:19:42 »
Now that I've looked a little more, I wonder if a BvS  armored Batman mask could be modified. It appears to be more easily available.

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Re: Adding a neurohelmet to my Adam Steiner costume
« Reply #6 on: 22 June 2017, 11:16:43 »
That's a good suggestion.  I am looking for an inexpensive solid one, now.
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Re: Adding a neurohelmet to my Adam Steiner costume
« Reply #7 on: 22 June 2017, 16:32:38 »
There is a toy 2 part helmet that runs about $30 on eBay, and several latex/vinyl ones around $20.

I did find a template that I think I can work with from https://youtu.be/FpJbLqcuLZg on a foam helmet version.  The template is on his Facebook feed as a jpg, so I will have to size, trace and modify it.

I will follow up when I have messed with it a bit.
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