Looking for a plastic football helmet to use in cosplay
July 5, 2013 9:45 AM   Subscribe

I'm making a Commander Keen cosplay and all I'm missing is the helmet. The trouble is, I don't know where to find a cheap football helmet that I can justify painting over, and I'd rather work from a base than make one from scratch. I know the character's helmet is supposed to resemble a Packers helmet, but without the logo (and with some heavy bruises), so that might be a place to start.
posted by LSK to Grab Bag (3 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Not sure where you're located, but used sports equipment stores, like 'Play It Again Sports' usually have a selection of pretty cheap helmets.
posted by nightwood at 10:01 AM on July 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

It might help you to search for "Full size replica football helmet". That will find you plenty of options for under $100.
posted by Rock Steady at 10:15 AM on July 5, 2013

I thought plastic (cheap blown plastic) sports helmets would be par for the course at costume shops.

Scratch idea: paper-mache-modified gallon milk jug. You can probably warm it up and deform it into something more spherical yourself, and then let it cool, layer on some paper-mache, and then paint, shape, etc.

Say hi to Duke Nukem and and my personal favorite side-scrolling hero, Halloween Harry, if they turn up.
posted by Sunburnt at 2:13 PM on July 5, 2013

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