My Daft Punk experiment

TheeBlog-DaftPunkHalloween Considering Halloween is only a day away and the fact that I like to share and post personal projects I enjoy, today I want to show you the process behind my last (yes, I know a bit old but this year I didn’t have any time) Halloween costume/project. I’ve been a huge fan of Daft Punk for many years and I’ve always wanted my own Thomas Bangalter or Guy-Manuel so Halloween seemed like the right excuse to spend numerous hours working and making my own. For this project I had to recruit some help (my awesome and crafty brother) and had to experiment with a few materials. The result, a fully custom Thomas helmet featuring programmable LEDs and a bunch of high fives at parties :)

Yes, I know there might be a few hardcore and OCD fans who are probably yelling ‘He messed up!’ right now considering there might be a few minor mistakes but hey! this was a first time ever project - a bit ambitious, I admit it - but it worked rain and all!

How and what did we use? Simple stuff like a baseball helmet, paper, wood, tape, some templates, plexiglass, car molding, sanders, LOTS of sandpaper, chrome paint, (body shop) airbrush and tools and lots of patience. Check out the photos below for an illustrated narrative :)

Phase 1 complete. Regular baseball helmet with a few additions...

Phase 1 complete. Regular baseball helmet with a few additions...

Helmet + soda cans + paper + wood + plaster and some reference photos

Helmet + soda cans + paper + wood + plaster and some reference photos

LOTS of sanding and edge control...

LOTS of sanding and edge control...

Covered visor glass. Almost done.

Covered visor glass. Almost done.

Smooooth. Ready for paint!

Smooooth. Ready for paint!

First coat of paint. Shiny!

First coat of paint. Shiny!

Tinted glass in between coats...

Tinted glass in between coats...

BAM!

BAM!

Finally done. Me as Thomas Bangalter :)

Finally done. Me as Thomas Bangalter :)

Oh, and LEDs! NOW it is ready to party.

Oh, and LEDs! NOW it is ready to party.



2 comments
  1. That is pretty F’n rad! If it’s not too much trouble I’d like to see a more detailed tutorial of the transformation, from baseball helmet to Daft Punk.

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