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08 Feb 2014 - 18:10111131
Viking helmet
I managed to pick up this helmet from a charity shop for the summer school I help at:



This is what it originally looked like, so I guess I'm aiming to make something similar.

It's viking theme this year so thought it was perfect and a fun project for me to work on (perhaps even use in a future costume, too - suggestions welcome!).

My only concern is how exactly to make them and especially attach them? They will probably take a battering from over-excited kids so I need them to be light, safe and hard wearing.

So far I've considered foam with papier mache, wire with papier mache, expanding foam and newspaper+string+paper mache.

Cheers in advance


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Last edited by Heorot (08 Feb 2014 - 18:16)
10 Feb 2014 - 12:37111169
If you have the patience to carve, then expanding foam is great (but messy). Remember to use a core or frame to give it some structure (a wire armature, or chickenwire frame for example).

I've also made horns from a card shape, wrapped in tape, and finally covetred with paperclay and a layer of PVA.

Actually a few coats of PVA or varnish are a good idea whatever you use as it will protect against knocks and bumps.


10 Feb 2014 - 16:22111172
Here’s an idea for a Viking related cosplay – any of the human characters from ‘How To Train Your Dragon’. I don’t remember if any of them have a helmet exactly like this one, but they are all Vikings.


10 Feb 2014 - 17:15111175
I've always wanted to give expanding foam a try Pandora so thanks for the suggestion~ Ta also for the tip on using varnish or PVA to prevent scrapes etc; should it be watered down, similarly for priming?

I did look at HTTYD but I havn't seen it yet so will definitely check it out if only as inspiration for the show Thanx !


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10 Feb 2014 - 17:28111176
Quote Whatsername:
I've always wanted to give expanding foam a try Pandora so thanks for the suggestion~ Ta also for the tip on using varnish or PVA to prevent scrapes etc; should it be watered down, similarly for priming?


Yeah. Water it down. Sealing will also mean you can paint it easier. Instead of the foam soaking all your paint up.


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