2020 Halloween Costume Contest
Enter 2020 Costume Contest

Dark Helmet Costume

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Dark Helmet Costume

Final costume

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Photo #1 - Final costume Photo #2 - Neighbor enjoying step 1 Photo #3 - Step 3 after putting it together like a puzzle and hot gluing and caulking it Photo #4 - Step 4
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2017 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Melinda, the 'Dark Helmet' costume creator:

I am 40 years old and never allowed to participate in Halloween growing up due to religious beliefs. So when I became an adult I dress up every year. This has been a dream costume as I have a quirky sense of humor and love anything Star wars, even spoofs such as Spaceballs. The helmet took 36 hours total made of E.V.A. foam, bike helmet, caulk, plastidip, and heart. The outfit was the. Same with 24 man hours. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it and wearing it. Also the mask retracts into the helmet just like the movie. Steps: printed a pattern, traced pattern on to paper as stencils, used stencils to trace on foam, cut foam, put together like a puzzle as there were several pieces. Used hot glue to attach.. Caulked gaps, sanded, added plastdip, several coats of both plastidip and high gloss spray paint. Attached a bike helmet inside with a handy man visors to make it retract inside. Mask was made by free hand with no pattern and molded like origami then attached to the visor.

Rating: 4.7 of 5. Votes: 6

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#1 comment by Mat Edwards October 30, 2017

This is the best costume of the bunch!

#2 comment by scott elble October 30, 2017

Amazing job!

#3 comment by Jason M. October 30, 2017

Wow, great job on the costume! Makes me want to comb the desert for my Space Balls VHS tape!

#4 comment by Leah October 30, 2017

Love this!!!

#5 comment by Paul October 30, 2017

This costume is AWESOME and clearly something you have to make nothing store bought just talent to make it HER SCHWARTZ IS THE BIGGEST OF ALL LOL

#6 comment by Krystal Tanner October 30, 2017

This costume is bad-assery!

#7 comment by Christie Shortt October 30, 2017

I love this costume! It's obvious that a lot of love, time, and effort was put into creating this hilarious masterpiece!

#8 comment by Chiquita noyes October 30, 2017

This is amazing. I absolutely love it. It has to be my favorite !

#9 comment by Kristen October 30, 2017

Priceless!!! Creative and well executed!

#10 comment by Bob October 30, 2017

Great, great costume. Awesome.

#11 comment by Jill October 30, 2017

Amazing Costume!! A Lot of Detail! You should win!!!

#12 comment by Mary October 31, 2017

Such a great project and it turned out perfect. Well done!!!

#13 comment by Dr. Laura October 31, 2017

Awesome costume! You must wear it to opening day of the next Star Wars movie! Well done!

#14 comment by Marji Wade October 31, 2017

This one right here!

#15 comment by Jeremy Peralta October 31, 2017

Best costume ever!!!!!!

#16 comment by Wendy October 31, 2017

You win Halloween!

#17 comment by Emily October 31, 2017

This costume is AWESOME!!! and fitting for the brains behind it. Love it!

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