A year in the making now, through many prototypes along with trial and error attempts, I have finalized a design that I am most satisfied with. Inspired by TDK and numerous comic adaptations along with the animated series, I developed a cowl that will eventually be made into a full over the head piece. Still in it's rough stage, I have many tweaks and detail to add, such as muscle and texture to add to the dramatic affect found throughout most cowls. I plan on attaching a fabric hood that will be glued to the inside of the helmet and fitted in such a way that it will seem as one piece. Also, I am pondering wether or not to do the white eyes with white mesh, only because I am going for the comic book look. Due to the fact that I have a relativly big head I was forced to construct my own form fitting cowl with skills aquired from my days as an architecture student in college. It is made entirely out of thin cardboard found in most arts and craft stores and glued together with Tacky Glue. I sealed the seams with ModPodge and constantly sand the sharp edges to a smooth round finish to give it an over all seamless look. I will update soon with the final production stage as well as the completed look hopefully before Halloween.
Update 01/28/2012: I reconstructed a new cowl (see new pics) with enhanced features around the brow, a less pointier nose, and reversed the eye openings; ultimately aiming for a more streamlined look all together. Right now I'm in the midst of testing different paint samples; indecisively toggling between a matte finish or semi gloss effect. Hopefully my busy schedule will permit me the time to complete this long drawn out project before TDKR opens in theatres.