The aim of this tutorial is to instruct one in making a Power Ranger helmet suitable for costume use or display using only inexpensive, safe materials and easy techniques.
Materials and tools you need:
Thin cardboard such as cereal boxes
Elmer's Wood Glue (or similar brand)
Paper Mache Pulp
Sheets of Craft Foam
A rotary tool with a cutting wheel and drill bit attatchments
Spray Paints and Sealers
Step 1: Creating the "base" of the helmet
The first step is to create the basic shape of the helmet. To do this first we cut strips of cardboard about an 1.5" tall and 14" in length. Use two of these strips to create a circle around your forehead with enough room to spare to fit comfortably and hot glue them together. .
Next use the strips to run from the middle of the forehead piece to the back. This creates the curvature of the top of your helmet.
Next we will make another circle, this time fitting around the bottom of your head around the jaw, again leaving enough room to wear comfortably. After this is is done, use more strips to join the top half to the bottom circle.
Once this basic "skeleton" is created all that is left is to fill the remaining spaces with cardboard. I again used strips around the same size and made sure to bend them to the curvature of the basic helmet shape. At this stage it is important to continually try on the helmet to make sure everything fits correctly, it's much easier to fix at this stage than later.