Make your own super hero/villain helmet with built-in mask from the enclosed pattern. This is a great base for building upon, no matter what your super powers may be!

Step 1: Materials

- neoprene 1/16" (2mm) thickness**

I found neoprene at my local fabric store, but if you need to buy it online, here are two sources:

Seattle Fabrics

Rockywoods Fabrics

Can't find neoprene?

Try fleece! It doesn't fray, is cozy, has a nice thickness to it and is easy to find at your local fabric store!

- 1 sheet of craft foam

- 1/2 yard of stretch fabric in the color of your costume

- Super 77 spray adhesive

- Hot glue or Fabri-Tac

- scrap paper to lay down

- scrap piece of fabric

- sewing machine

- matching thread

- rotary cutter

- cutting mat

- pattern weights

<p>I will try this with Kevlar, but I been having trouble finding padding</p>
<p>Good to know if I want to make my sister a Captain America helmet, but I'm gonna use just the mask template on this for my always-evolving Hit-Girl outfit (the sleep-mask glued with leftover upholstery vinyl is not only hot but itchy).</p>
Because the pattern is too small? It can be made for larger head if you add .25" - .5" added seam allowance to the curved long edges of the Side and Center pieces and the top of the Ear piece. For anyone reading who does not know what seam allowance is,here is a tutorial on how to add them to a pattern. http://www.emmakespatterns.com/adding-seam-allowance/<br />
<p>wicked nice</p>
<p>Being made of neoprene, how warm is your helmet? </p>
<p>I haven't done any running around in it, but I have worn it for an hour or so and didn't feel that it was particularly warm. There is closed cell and open cell neoprene. I'm not sure what kind I purchased, but perhaps it's open cell, which means that it breathes, so would be relatively cool. </p>
<p>Closed cell neoprene just means that the air cells are intact through the whole thickness. Open cell refers to the smooth neoprene surface being skimmed off on one side (or both) but there are still intact air cells in the middle. </p><p>That's good to hear that the mask isn't warm (or maybe bad if you wanted to wear it in the winter). That makes this much better for cons then. Thanks!</p>
<p>Do people look at you differently when you are wearing that??</p>
<p>Have seen this in person, it's awesome!</p>
very nice..well written..beautifully made by beautiful person
<p>I am liking the GIF and what you have done with the materials! Not a fan of spray adhesives but they do have their places!</p>
Cool! Mrs. Captain America!
<p>Very nice!</p>

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