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Coolest Homemade Dark Helmet Halloween Costume

I made this homemade Dark Helmet Halloween costume over the course of a couple of weeks and wound up investing a lot more hours into making it than I ever imagined I would when I began. I started by shaping the helmet over a pumpkin using oaktag and wire mesh. I then applied around 4 layers of paper-mache to get the smooth look of the helmet and spray painted it with a glossy black. In order to secure the helmet to my head I used a hard hat with a retractable tinted visor.

I made the mask using cardboard, oaktag, and wire mesh, and I used a hot glue gun to attach it to the retractable visor so I could have it up or down throughout the night. For the shirt, tie, and belt I used a glossy black vinyl material and armature wire for the silver accents. The gloves were made out of black rubber gloves and black duct tape.

And to top the whole thing off I had a light up toy ring as the Schwartz. This homemade Dark Helmet Halloween costume was a fun costume to make and wear, and I even received a round of applause when I got on the subway on Halloween in New York City wearing it.

Homemade Dark Helmet Halloween Costume

Homemade Dark Helmet Halloween Costume

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2 thoughts on “Coolest Homemade Dark Helmet Halloween Costume”

  1. I was wondering how you attached the helmet to the hardhat? What I have is a huge, bell-shaped (plastic) planter from Lowe’s and the retractable visor, but I’m not sure how to go about attaching them so the visor can go up and down freely…

  2. I used Great Stuff Insulationg Foam Spray to attatch the hardhat to the outer helmet. You can find it at Home Depot or Lowes. I also put a few screws through the hardhat from the inside out to act as anchors so when the Great Stuff dries it had something to hold onto. Great Stuff is a little tricky to work with since it expands so much and you definitely need gloves but it works great once it dries. I made sure to keep the path of the visor and the visor hinges free of any Great Stuff so it could still move up and down. Hope this helps.


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