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If you're looking for a cheap power rangers Halloween helmet, and don't have the money to buy the expensive custom ones that can run a few hundred dollars, this is a fun option that should only run you between $40 and $50.
Cereal boxes cut in strips
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
White glue for paper mÃ¢chÃ©
Paper mÃ¢chÃ© pulp
A dremel or fine cutting tool
LOTS of sand paper
Paint: spray paint and others for details
Black screen mesh
Hinges for the top
Clasp hinges for the sides
And a few days free time
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Use the cereal box strips to make a ring around the top of your head, and then one running horizontally under your chin, leaving a little room around your head (remember, you have to wear it). Use the rest of the strips to fill it in solid, making sure you try it on a few times.
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Water down the glue for paper mÃ¢chÃ©. Cut the newspaper into long strips, soaking it in the glue solution on both sides, and smooth them over the entire helmet until completely covered. You'll have to leave it to dry completely.
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Make the paper mÃ¢chÃ© pulp in the slightly more watered down version (trust me, I tried it thicker first haha) and sanding will be MUCH more difficult. Coat it completely until it has about a quarter inch covering it all. This is where you'll have to let it dry for at least a day or two, more or less depending on how ventilated it is. Try leaving it in front of a fan. Once dry (you'll be able to tell by touching it to see if it's squishy), you'll have to sand the heck out of it to make it smooth, and maybe even add another coat or two of the eatery paper mÃ¢chÃ© pulp.
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Once smooth enough, draw the outline of where you want the rough cuts for the mouth and visor. Use the dremel or cutting tool to cut them out, starting slightly smaller than you expect it to end up, incase you need to make changes.
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Cut out and add the raised details with the craft foam gluing it together with the hot glue still. Add the first coat of paint to cover it all up. Once dry, use the dremel to cut it in half so that it will open later.
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Add the hardware, so that it opens and hinges shut. Seal this around with the hot glue and then finish with coats of paint. Here you can add the detail paint to embellish the raised details.
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Hot glue in the black screen mesh to make an easy and affordable visor that you can easily see out of. You can also glue in bits of craft foam for comfort. Now try it on. The costume however, that's up to you haha.