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This functioning Iron Man helmet was built by Luis Ernesto Flores Olazo who is working at Fab Lab Lima in Peru. It looks like metal, but it’s mostly made of EVA foam. From Make:

My Ironman helmet was built 80% by hand and 20% with digital fabrication. I had to experiment with different materials. I used servomotors, LEDs, and electronics. The process basically consisted in making the 2D development from a 3D model of the helmet using Pepakura software. Once I got the 2D development I could print it using a traditional 2D paper printer.

He then traced those paper pieces onto the foam before fitting it together like a puzzle and adding the finishing touches to the outside to make it look just like Iron Man’s helmet.

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It might be winter but Spring will be here soon and these helmets will keep your kid’s head in one piece. Each is designed after a different hero including Iron Man, Hulk or Spider-Man. They’re ATSM/CPSC Safety Certified and measure 50cm to 54cm for kids ages 5 and up.

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Tony Stark designed some pretty spectacular armor. So much so that tons (technical term) of cosplayers try to replicate it. The increasing accessibility of 3D-printers is opening a new door. Cosplayer Ryan Brooks has used the technology to create a plastic replica of the Iron Man helmet. Yeah, I think Stark would approve.

Brooks discusses the process for developing the fit and features in a couple of videos. You can definitely see how close the helmet is to the on screen version. The next step is getting a printer that actually prints metal to make it even more realistic.

See videos of the process after the break.

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Add some thwip to your ride with these eye-catching Spider-Man motorcycle helmets by DONY Custom. The design makes sense given the shape and pattern of Spidey’s costume, and I’m amazed they haven’t been officially licensed before. The seller uses HJC brand helmets for the base and airbrushes the designs on. You can choose from the classic red or a bright blue or black—and if you’d rather go darker, they have a wicked Venom design. They’re all gorgeous.

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Look, if you’re going to get into a medieval brouhaha you’ll need every advantage possible. Owning a terrifying helmet like this will give you an edge. Check out the demonic looking crest and teeth! It’s handmade by the talented smith at DarkHeart Armoury. I think just putting this helmet on will give you a +10 in the badass area.

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Do you feel attached to your Game Boy? Prove your dedication by attaching it to a mask on your face! This armor mask is anything but subtle. The designer’s label is Thunderbox, and this mask was on display in a gallery along with other video game inspired pieces. Though the piece pictured above freaks me out, many other items in the collection are cool – especially the Game Boy bag.

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You’ve probably been longing to show your more ferocious side to the world. If so and if you have a reason to wear a helmet (heck, even if you don’t), try out this outrageous wolf design! It’s furry and has creepy eyes and gross teeth. According to the manufacturer, it’s badass and will incite jealousy. It will also probably cause heads to turn.

Product Page ($199 and up via Uncrate)

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This one-of-a-kind Legend of Zelda helmet is almost too beautiful to wear. It might keep your head on your shoulders and your brain in your head in an accident, but the ruined artwork would still leave you crying. Redditor phrenetiKz commissioned the work, directing artist tealighted to create something that looked like it had been done with a Sharpie marker. The result is one beautiful helmet.

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What to do when you want a 1:1 scale Terminator helmet replica from Warhammer 40K? If you’re the resourceful and artistic sort, you build one. SK-OC made this beautiful-yet-creepy helmet from scratch. He stated the design changed a bit before he stuck with this one and that eventually he plans to go back and add lights and more weathering. I think the aging already looks incredibly well done though.

Be sure to click the helmet to enlarge and soak in the details.

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Yeah, this is what would really happen when long-haired characters like Samus put their helmets on. Click on the image above to see a supersized version of the comic.

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