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It first started out when I found out I had a VJ performance at my College. Then I thought, hey, I've always wanted to get on stage as a DJ. Why don't I make an act, like wear something nice for the show right? Then I thought, DAFT PUNK. Oh wow, I thought I wanted to dress up as Daft Punk for the show. (There were other performers as well. And I was hoping to steal the show.) But unfortunately, due to limited resources, I couldn't make the perfect Daft Punk costumes. So I had to improvise.

Heck, not only did I improvise, I also wanted a challenge. Only starting to build the helmets the night before the performance. And supposedly before my bedtime. 

"Cardboard Master" as my friend calls me. I am the cardboard master. Over the years since I was a kid, I'd been playing with toilet paper rolls and random cardboard boxes that I could find around the house. Manipulating them and turning junk into toys. Fun toys for my roleplaying needs. And then who knew, I grew up to be someone who's good at manipulating it. At least that's what they think.

Now on to the instructable.... Note that this is my first instructable since I joined in 2009.

EDIT: I want to thank the editors who enjoyed my Instructable, I am now even more motivated to do more projects. Thank you!

Step 1: Getting Started.

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First I started working on the sketches. I was thinking of hybrid Daft Punk helmets, something, boxy yet appealing. I took my usual Creative Sketch book and started sketching!

First picture, Initial idea. I took the Guy-Manuel helmet pretty extreme. It was different and original. Thomas' however, was a little bit unoriginal.
Second picture, further tweaking of Guy-Manuel's helmet.
Third picture, further tweaking of Thomas' helmet, Which I still wasn't satisfied with.
Fourth picture, An expanded view of Guy-Manuel's helmet.
PREDATOR8256 months ago
as in the dimensions of the helmet
PREDATOR8256 months ago
nice work! but quick question. what are the measurements for Thomas' Helmet?
motomax992 years ago
this looks great, my friend and i are going to be daft punk for halloween, is there a way to make the thomas helmet look a bit more realistic? the guy helmet looks awesome!
ilpug3 years ago
Also, can we get some PDF's? Pretty please?
ilpug3 years ago
And that's how you party.
jim_lewis13 years ago
Cardboard can be a fantastic material to work in. I once made a 6ft long X-wing fighter, (from Starwars), to hang over the DJ at a night club I was promoting.

I wish I'd taken pictures of it, as it looked great.