Helmets

How to Make a Helmet

How to Make a Helmet

While the metal helmets worn by soldiers in ancient times weren’t exactly cushioned like today’s foam-filled models, they did save lots of heads. In this clip from metalsmith Andrey Yumanov, he takes us through the process of heating, forming, and finishing sheet metal to form one of those old-style military helmets.

Punisher War Machine Helmet

Punisher War Machine Helmet

This impressive Marvel Legends Gamerverse Punisher War Machine helmet is a 1:1 scale replica inspired by the Marvel Future Fight video game that envisions what would happen if Frank Castle got his hands on Stark Industries technology. It’s got LED eyes, sound effects, and a removable magnetic faceplate.

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Cardboard Iron Man Helmet

Cardboard Iron Man Helmet

Like many other makers, SKM loves to build things from cardboard. This time, he used what appears to be an off-the-shelf template to create a model of Iron Man’s iconic helmet, though this one is guaranteed to offer absolutely no level of protection to its wearer.

Bontrager WaveCel Helmets

Bontrager WaveCel Helmets

Trek and Bontrager’s WaveCel bicycle helmets use a proprietary sheet of cells instead of the commonly used EPS foam. The cells act like crumple zones in vehicles, flexing, crumpling and gliding upon impact to redirect energy away from your head.

Making Capt. Marvel’s Helmet

Making Capt. Marvel’s Helmet

Odin Makes created a wearable replica of the badass mask and helmet from the fantastic Captain Marvel movie. As usual, he made most of it with craft foam. He put LEDs inside thin polyethylene sheets to make the glowing mohawk.

Livall Smart Bike Helmet

Livall Smart Bike Helmet

Livall’s bike helmet has a pair of Bluetooth speakers and a microphone for calling and listening to music and navigation from your phone. It also has brake and turn signal lights to improve visibility. It can even automatically call your emergency contact if you fall.

Halley Helmet Stand

Halley Helmet Stand

The freestanding version of Halley’s minimalist helmet rack. The Halley Helmet Stand looks great with or without a helmet on. It has the same stainless steel sphere that safely supports both open and full face helmets. It has a non-slip rubber pad under its base.

Levitating Darth Vader Helmet

Levitating Darth Vader Helmet

Bradford Exchange has the perfect gift for Kylo Ren and fans of the most famous Sith Lord. This officially licensed Darth Vader helmet measures 6″ tall and floats thanks to a electromagnetic base that glows with red LEDs.

ACH-1 Air Conditioned Helmet

ACH-1 Air Conditioned Helmet

The Feher ACH-1 is said to be the first self-contained air conditioned helmet available to the public. Using similar tech to ventilated car seats, it has a small convection system and and air flow lining that keeps your head cool while riding without adding too much bulk.

Park & Diamond Bike Helmet

Park & Diamond Bike Helmet

Bike helmets are a necessity for keeping our noggins safe. But they’re not exactly stylish. Park & Diamond aims to change that with their baseball cap-inspired headgear. Not only does it look better, it rolls up to the size of a water bottle for packing without sacrificing safety.

Restoring a WWII Helmet

Restoring a WWII Helmet

DiesInEveryFilm Customs found a beat-up, rusty old helmet from the World War II era, and decided to restore it to its former glory. It took crazy amounts of sanding to get it smooth and clean, but the end result is quite impressive. Sandpaper ASMR ahead.

How to Make Ant-Man’s Helmet

How to Make Ant-Man’s Helmet

Odin Makes shows us how to make Ant-Man’s helmet from Ant-Man and The Wasp. It’s made almost entirely out of craft foam and floor mat foam, and the lenses are from a plastic bowl. If your crafting skills are up to it, you can get Odin’s templates here.

Domio Pro for Helmets

Domio Pro for Helmets

Domio Sports’ Domio Pro lets you listen and talk on your phone while you’re wearing a helmet, all without blocking your ears. That’s because both the speaker and the noise-cancelling microphone mount to the outside of your helmet.

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Rough Crafts Revolator Helmet

Rough Crafts Revolator Helmet

Custom motorcycle shop Rough Crafts has created its own helmet. The Revolator has a 100% carbon fiber multi shell, a shock-absorbing inner shell and an antibacterial lining, and weighs just 2.4lb. But it still has a classic design that allows for goggles.

Halley Helmet Rack

Halley Helmet Rack

Halley Accessories’ helmet rack is a safe and minimalist way to show off your collection of motorcycle helmets. Its main contact point is a stainless steel sphere that won’t pierce or scratch the inside of your helmet. You can use it with open and full face helmets.

Veldt Motorcycle Helmets

Veldt Motorcycle Helmets

Veldt makes minimal and compact motorcycle helmets with a modular design. Thanks to their unique fastening system, you can turn customize their open helmets with a flip up visor, a chinguard, or both to create a full-face helmet.

Jamiroquai Automaton Helmet Replica

Jamiroquai Automaton Helmet Replica

10KLumen shows off a super cool build – a slick replica of the headgear that Jay Kay wore in the music video for Automaton. It lights up, changes colors, and even has moving spikes. Learn how you can win one of the helmets on their Facebook page. (Thanks Victor!)

CrossHelmet Smart Motorcycle Helmet

CrossHelmet Smart Motorcycle Helmet

A motorcycle helmet with a heads-up display. Together with an app, it lets you see navigation data, the view from its rear camera and more. It also isolates sounds and has a walkie talkie function. Its front is elongated to provide more space and make it easier to breathe.

Building a Metal Darth Vader Helmet

Building a Metal Darth Vader Helmet

GoldPointProps walks us through the process of creating an incredible replica of the Dark Lord’s infamous head gear using sheet metal, bending tools, tin snips, an arc welder, a Dremel, and a heaping helping of elbow grease.

Torch M1 Bicycle Helmet

Torch M1 Bicycle Helmet

Torch Apparel’s M1 is a slim enduro-style bicycle helmet. It has a removable dual-LED light that combines a rear safety light and an adjustable 500 lumen front light. The gadget easily snaps onto the helmet while leaving space for an action camera.

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Oakley x VICIS EDGE Prizm Shield

Oakley x VICIS EDGE Prizm Shield

Performance eyewear company Oakley teamed up with helmet maker VICIS to improve its ZERO1 football helmets – by adding a ski-goggle style shield which increases contrast and clarity. The end result should be greater player safety and gameplay accuracy.

Star Wars Rey’s Rebel Helmet Replica

Star Wars Rey’s Rebel Helmet Replica

A life-size and wearable replica of Rey’s beat up Rebel helmet from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Anovos digitally scanned the prop that was used in the movie to make sure that they got it right. The helmet’s interior is fully lined and has earcups. Fits up to size 8.

LightMode S Helmet Kits

LightMode S Helmet Kits

LightMode’s new and improved electroluminescent helmet lighting kit now has a more aerodynamic, water-resistant, detachable and USB-charged control unit. The kit has everything you need to decorate your helmet (and many other objects).

Love Props Daft Punk Helmet

Love Props Daft Punk Helmet

Love Props’ replica of Guy-Manuel’s first generation Daft Punk helmet is packed with electronics to take advantage of its potential as a wearable light show. The LEDs can react to sound or movement, and there’s a USB port and an SD card slot to swap choreographies.

The Evolution of Racing Helmets

The Evolution of Racing Helmets

(Flashing Images) Donut Media presents a fast-paced look at how racing helmets have gone from rudimentary cloth hats which kept dirt off, to today’s lifesaving high tech helmets which are engineered with the same precision as the race cars themselves.

Halo Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet

Halo Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet

Guard the streets with ThinkGeek’s officially-licensed Master Chief motorcycle helmet. It meets DOT standards and has a anti-UV light coated ABS shell, a reflective visor with UV protection and removable and washable center and cheek pads.

Star Wars Battlefront Custom Helmets

Star Wars Battlefront Custom Helmets

Last year, PlayStation held a giveaway for custom-made life-size replicas of the magmatrooper and rebel commando helmets. Super Gamer Builds documented the helmets’ production and presentation to the lucky winner. Skip to 6:19 for the reveal.

Forging Shredder’s Helmet & Blades

Forging Shredder’s Helmet & Blades

Man at Arms: Reforged made a battle-ready replica of Super Shredder’s helmet as well as the blades sticking out of his shoulders, arms and knuckles. They used old techniques and a design closer to the traditional kabuto, which was the inspiration for the costume.

Vicis Zero 1 Football Helmet

Vicis Zero 1 Football Helmet

The Zero1 minimizes the force of head impacts. Its soft outer layer and 1.5″ tall struts deform upon being hit, cushioning blows from any angle. It will be tested by college and NFL players this spring. Skip to 3:03. More here, here and here.

Vozz RS 1 Helmet

Vozz RS 1 Helmet

Instead of a chin strap, the RS 1 motorcycle helmet has an adjustable chin cup and splits into two so you can easily put it on or take it off. Its snug fit means it won’t be jostled around by strong winds or thrown off your head in case of a collision.

Build Your Own X-Wing Helmet

Build Your Own X-Wing Helmet

Dustin McLean of DIY Prop Shop shows us how we can make our own Star Wars’ Rebel pilot’s helmet without having to spend an arm and a leg. Sure, you could buy one that’s already made up, but where’s the fun in that?

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