Stormcloak helm from Skyrim. Not sure what the game materials are supposed to be, but from my interpretation it's a cast bronze cap and face guard trimmed with banded iron straps and a scale mail neck guard. As for what I actually used, the whole thing is made of foam rubber and painted to look like it's been seasoned with some adventuring. Thinking of doing the rest of the costume, but still daunted by the task of making ring mail tunic.
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This helmet looks really good!!
Those are amazing. I have been trying to figure out how to make those helmets for my son & me for Halloween costumes; I was told paper mache but the foam rubber looks like it would be so much easier to work with. What do you use for an adhesive? Do you use latex paint? I am just in awe of your work. Truly, amazingly wonderful job!
I use industrial cyanoacrylate, but if you're in a bind and can't find that stuff soon enough, hot glue gun will work on it, just don't be too rough on it. I use brushed on enamel as base/primer and acrylic epoxy in a can for color. I've tried latex but dislike how it can peel off too easily not to mention getting two painted pieces stuck to each other when they touch for too long even when already dry.
its amazing... O.o
Wow, nice job, thats cool
Are you selling it?
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well... i know the stuff its sapposed to be steel with chainmail with bronze for the top
Wow these are great! It's like actual real life helmets. Do you have a tutorial video online somewhere?. I would also like to purchas one if possible. I do understand if that's not possible. Really great work I love it!!!
Ah, fantastic! Do want!
is there any way i can get how you did this a cousin of mine wants to be a white run guard for a medieval fair and you are the only person with a really good replica. thanks
Firstly, the entire piece is made of foam rubber sheets. They come in different thicknesses; for this I used 3mm and 5mm. Geometric shapes are made from several pieces glued together using cyanoacrylate with curved or domed pieces being trickier as they're cut like a globe map flattened out; pretty much like pepakura only less angular because of the flexibility of the material. Seams are hidden if necessary using acrylic sealant/caulk and accents made from small pieces of foam rubber or hot glue like for the rivets. For painting you could use pretty much anything but I like to use an enamel base coat (brush-on house paint works) to close the pores for a smoother finish and then color it with acrylic epoxy.
Sir, with your amazing talent and clear mastery of your trade, you have won the interwebs.
I am extremely curious about your methods when working with foam rubber. Do you use a silicon mold? Did you attach the scale mail separately? I would love to get into casting, but I fear the more I read on it, the less sure I am where to start! I just can't decide which materials would be easiest and most economical to work with!
None of it is cast. The foam rubber I use comes in sheets of various thickness. I cut out patterns to make geometric shapes, glue them together and stretch/press parts that need to have a bend (like the dome head). You could also use heat to form them. I hide the seams and make some of the detail using acrylic sealant before painting everything in enamel.
LOL I love this and the comments are most entertaining. You should make the rest of the costume. You could use black zip strips to create the mail. I did it once before and if done right it almost looks like the real thing.
AWESOME!!! I SOO want to wear this and say to strangers walking by, "No lollygaggin'.", "Disrespect the law and you disrespect me.", and of course "I used to be an adventurer like you... til' I took an arrow in the knee."
That's freaking amazing man! Would love to see the whole costume done. :3 You need the obligatory arrow in your knee also of course.
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