Earlier this year we posted about the upcoming official Master Chief Halo motorcycle helmet and now we have info on all of the features along with some additional pics.

The DOT-approved limited edition helmet is already available for pre-order (shipping slated for October) and is available in four different sizes.

After the break, check out the full specs as well as more images of the helmet and packaging.

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This big, beautiful smile belongs to baby Jack, and that awesome helmet is the work of his father. Jack was born with craniosynostosis, a condition where an infant skull prematurely fuses, and helmets are used as a corrective measure.

See Also: Artist Turns Corrective Helmets For Babies Into Gorgeous Masterpieces

After his surgery, Jack’s father spent a year painting the helmets with designs based on Star Wars characters. But that has come to an end…

“Today is the last day of helmets. Happy birthday, Jack!”

Check out more pics of these fantastic helmets and sweet little boy after the break.

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The fantastic Hero Complex Props sole purpose is to help cosplayers improve their costume with accessories using the technology of 3D printing. This impressive Ultron helmet was pulled off by group effort, starting with a 17-year old designer.

Jacob Morin created the helmet using the program Blender then passed off the design to the founder of Hero Complex Props, Michael Ruddy. Using his gMax 1.5 XT 3D printer from gCreate, Ruddy printed the helmet in four pieces. The jaw printed in 13 hours, the ears in 10, while the face and top portion of the helmet required 30 hours each. Although this was a terribly long printing process, breaking it down this way ensured the structure would have the stability and support it needed.

See Also: It’s Hard To Believe That This Ultron Cosplay Is Mostly Foam

The pieces were then delivered to Sean Shaw of Shawshank Cosplay Props for the finishing touches and to create a mold. Shawn glued the pieces together, sanded and polished it with XTC-3D’s Smooth On epoxy. Then the helmet was taken apart in order to create a silicone mold. After the mold was created, the newly made pieces were assembled, spray painted, and outfitted with glowing red LEDs.

Check out photos from the building process after the break. 

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Dragon Age: Inquisition may have only recently hit video game shelves, but Allen Amis Creations and Red Nebula Cosplay crafted an Inquisitor helm months ago. Sarrah Wilkinson of Red Nebula sculpted the dragon head and spine, and Allen Amis made the rest of the helmet. Clearly, they did a wonderful job. There are tons of details and the fiberglass really looks metallic.

See a couple more pictures of the helmet after the break.

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Skyrim Helmet

Man at Arms: Reforged has turned its attentions to the fantasy world of Skyrim to create a Dragonborn Helmet.

Most of their videos involve weapons that end up slicing and dicing fruit. You can’t slice fruit with a helmet, so they sliced the fruit with a sword and then tried to slice the helmet to show that it’s the real deal. The helmet survives but the sword is another story.

See the video after the break.

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You’re running out of time to create the perfect Halloween costume, but if you’ve got some spare cereal boxes sitting around and about four hours, then you can make this helmet. Steve Wintercroft came up with this cardboard Stormtrooper helmet along with a few other cool designs. All you need to do to get started is download a pattern from his site for around $9.

See another picture after the break.

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I don’t know about you, but I came out of Guardians Of The Galaxy wanting a Star Lord helmet and the ability to fight like Gamora.

Well, I’m not sure any amount of time or training could get me the Gamora part of that wish, but RPF member Helagak has created a Star Lord helmet that comes complete with build instructions and 3D print models.

He also did a 3D print model of Peter Quill’s gun.

Head after the break to see more pictures and a video on the making of this beauty.

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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.

See video of the helmet in action after the break…

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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.

See more pictures after the break…

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3d printed iron man helmet

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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