Awesome Helmets

Making a Samurai Helmet from Scratch

Making a Samurai Helmet from Scratch

Ilya from That Works has made some impressive historical weapons, but this is the first time he’s built a samurai helmet. He created the headgear with inspiration from the character Takeda in the game Naraka Bladepoint. The steel helmet is made from five pieces, with a two-piece Mempo mask and layered neck armor.

Dart Blaster Helmet

Dart Blaster Helmet

“It’s like my head is the Razor Crest.” Maker and Mythbuster Adam Savage shows off one of his more amusing builds – a head-mounted device that can fire dozens of foam darts in seconds. He started out with a pair of circular D-Dart Pro Blasters, modded them to be more powerful, and to be fired via a remote control.

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AGV Pista MotoGP Helmet

AGV Pista MotoGP Helmet
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Whether you’re a MotoGP champ or a well-heeled weekend biker, AGV protects you to the max with the limited-edition Pista GP RR Futuro MotoGP helmet. Matte, yet sleek AF, its extra density absorbs impact better thanks to a shell and spoiler made of forged carbon. Its Ultravision clear visor protects and offers 190º panoramic vision.

LEGO Star Wars Helmets Series 2

LEGO Star Wars Helmets Series 2
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LEGO expands its series of Star Wars mini helmet models with the addition of Luke Skywalker’s Red Five helmet, The Mandalorian’s helmet, and a Dark Trooper helmet. Each helmet measures appx. 7″ tall, and they range from 584 to 693 bricks. The see-through orange goggles on Luke’s Rebel helmet are particularly clever.

3D-Printed Cat Helmets

3D-Printed Cat Helmets

Rémy Vicarini likes to make tiny helmets for his cat Cathode. His collection of 3D-printed headgear includes a bicycle helmet, an astronaut helmet, and a LEGO knight helmet. We also have no idea how Cathode sat still for the working Iron Man helmet. Good kitty.

Smashing Helmets

Smashing Helmets

Smashing Helmets is a unique tabletop game that asks players to build their own cardboard helmets, then battle by tearing apart their opponents’ armor. The game includes templates for crafting helmets, along with either plastic or aluminum hardware, and a set of game cards. For 2 to 6 players. BYO cardboard boxes.

The Mysterious Horned Helmet of Henry VIII

The Mysterious Horned Helmet of Henry VIII

This unusual helmet was gifted to King Henry VIII by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I in 1514. The headgear has curly horns like a Kudu antelope, and a pair of spectacles. Atlas Obscura checked in with Henry Yallop from the Royal Armouries to learn about the theories surrounding this strange ceremonial garb.

TorchONE Bike Helmet

TorchONE Bike Helmet

There are plenty of bike helmets out there with illumination, but what makes the TorchONE different is that its lights can be detached for daytime riding, reducing weight. The curved front and rear light panels are also visible from the sides, and offer four modes. Available in Midnight Black, Gunmetal Grey, Neon Yellow, and Arctic White.

Lumos Smart LED Bike Helmet

This modern bike helmet not only protects your head, it dramatically improves your visibility with its LED lighting. It has front-mounted white lights, and rear lights that brighten when braking. Its left- and right-turn signals can be triggered from a handlebar remote or with Apple Watch gestures.

G-SHOCK Shougeki-Maru Watch

G-SHOCK Shougeki-Maru Watch

This extraordinary, limited-edition watch features a design inspired by a samurai’s kabuto helmet. For each timepiece, a skilled metalsmith hand-carves a dragon into its bezel. Its titanium case and band are cast with special dies that create the look of hand-hammered steel, while brown and blue finishes give it an aged look.

Flaming Ghost Rider Helmet

Flaming Ghost Rider Helmet

You would think lighting anything around your on fire would be a bad idea, but that didn’t stop The Hacksmith from doing just that. In this insanely cool build, they created a version of Ghost Rider’s fiery helmet that burns propane fuel. As a bonus, they threw in a flaming chain.

Predator Thermal Vision Helmet

Predator Thermal Vision Helmet

Using a thermal sensor module out of a FLIR One smartphone module and some Zeiss Cinemizer goggles, The Hacksmith and engineering intern Ben managed to create a Predator-inspired helmet that actually displays heat and infrared vision just like what the creepy movie creature saw when it gazed upon on the world.

Lumos Matrix Helmet

Lumos Matrix Helmet

This modern bicycle helmet has a rear-mounted grid of 77 color LEDs which can be used to indicate when you’re braking or turning, as well as to display animations. The LEDs can be activated via handlebar controls or an Apple Watch app. In addition, there’s a row of bright white LEDs in front which improve forward visibility.

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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 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.

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.

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Halley Helmet Stand

Halley Helmet Stand
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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
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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.

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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