Hi Guys

I am going to attempt to show you how I made my Daft Punk Helmet and suit from the film Tron.

We go to a festival each year that is mainly fancy dress and this year we had an epic task of making these suits. My helmet was fashioned from a Boba Fett Helmet from start wars and 8 months and about £250 quids worth of modelling gear.

The main materials used for this were:
  • Black sticky back vinyl
  • 2 x light strips for eyes
  • 4mm plasti card for face sculpting and ear pieces and head band across the top
  • Asetate sheet for eye visor
  • blue cable for rear of head
  • lots of araldite
  • Silcion, silver
  • sand paper for sanding edges down, wet n dry
  • sticky back mirror sheet - vinyl
  • Modelling foam for ear pieces (first attempt)
  • LED's for ear pieces, single hi power blue 3V
  • Filler spray (melted the foam, spray lightly and build up)
  • Black and Silver spray paint

Step 1: The original Helmet

Picture of The original Helmet
The helmet was made from a Boba Fett helmet which i cut to pieces and added some things to change its appearance.

I cut away a lot of the front and replaced it with plasticard and aluminium sheet.
carlpogi_113 years ago
domtrofski (author)  carlpogi_113 years ago
cheers pal...

happy new year
nerd123 years ago
how can you see with blinding LEDs in front of your eyes and between you and the visor surface?
domtrofski (author)  nerd123 years ago
The back of the lights are heavily masked with duct tape to block out any light, however the glare from the visor is quite bad at night, daytime is fine.

scarr563 years ago
Who was the eBay vendor who made the eye (lights) piece?
domtrofski (author)  scarr563 years ago

Search for 'LED light strips 12v'

There is two strips, each folded once to make four layers. It's like a rubber strip that some people stick to their cars lights...

Hope that helps

LucDaRocka13 years ago
hey man, u know that in alot of songs where they make a robot voice? its a talkbox, like they use for guitar except for a keyboard..... u should get a talkbox, hook it inside the helmet, and have a keyboard with a strap on..... it would give a goood effect....
domtrofski (author)  LucDaRocka13 years ago
I will defo look into mate, thanks for the advice!

Keep it daft.........punk

Reminds me of mr. video from bit trip

Doctoroke11 months ago
I would really like to make this before Halloween but I can't find the boba fett helmet you used. Where did you get yours and how much did it cost?
Mr_Gone1 year ago
How did you make the visor?
Heat gun? Over and form casting of sorts?
ibrown61 year ago
Can make a video of this
epicface1232 years ago
You could sell these for a living... :p
o__o2 years ago
What did you use for the visor?
sd2kool4u3 years ago
where did you get the plasti card?
sd2kool4u3 years ago
i chromed the helmet and removed all the screws i could find but just can't get it apart did you use a dremel to get the the face apart?
LucDaRocka13 years ago
yeah the cheapest one is this one in america: getting one used can save some money, just change the tube.......
rekaks3 years ago
what? you destroyed the fett? :(
domtrofski (author)  rekaks3 years ago
Its fetts fault for having such a lovely 'daft punk' shaped head.

oh poor fett, nice job though!
rkeyzer3 years ago
Why why must you do this to the fett man
domtrofski (author)  rkeyzer3 years ago
Needs must dude, needs must...