The helmet part of this costume was a really rushed job, as my brother and I were attending the FLCC comicon the next day, and he wanted to go as the Flash. At that point, the Flash didn’t have a helmet yet, so I set out throwing this together as quickly as I could, and filmed it for the final part of the Flash costume tutorial. So it’s not quite as detailed as it could be, but hopefully you can follow it, and as always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Basically for this costume I ended up just repainting a Captain America helmet, and then making a red hood to wear under the helmet. The lighting bolts on the side are usually up a bit higher on the helmet, but since this was originally a Cap helmet, I found they looked better on the raised edges toward the bottom of the helmet. It’s all a matter of preference.
It’s been quite a while since that Captain America helmet was made, so I don’t recall the exact link we got the PDO file from, but there is one here you can download for it.
To finish the costume, I just added a pair of 2nd hand red gloves (not quite the same color as the rest of costume, but passable), and a 2nd hand pair of brown boots. I’ve found that boots generally take paint pretty well if you use paint and primer in one, so you can paint them red. I chose to leave mine brown because they’re the same boots I use for my Anakin costume, so I didn’t want to change their color.
In the end it worked out pretty well, as my brother took home the award for best super hero wearing this costume. So I guess not bad for such a rushed job.
Craft foam, EVA Foam, or cardstock for the original Captain America helmet
1 foot of stretchy red fabric (old turtlenecks work great for this)
2 large snaps
Small pieces of pellon and gold foil fabric (if you made the shirt, you probably already have enough left from that)
Hot glue gun
Flash Costume Tutorial Part 3:The Helmet video Copyright © Amber Reifsteck ~ The Woodland Elf
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