Picture of The Taxidermied Fish Helmet!
A combination of my two loves: Dead animals, and hats. Guaranteed to get attention and a laugh (and possibly a psych check.)

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Picture of Gather Your Materials
For this project you need:
A cheap, easy to drill through helmet (I used a hard hat that had been in my closet)
A preserved fish or similar animal
A drill, preferably high torque
Wood Screws
Wasagi3 years ago
foxtrot46975 years ago
nightmare before christmas, the hat made with the bat and the hat made out of a rat.
A big flood light pointing out of the mouth would be amazing!
Warlrosity6 years ago
pleabargain6 years ago
Rock on! Where are you serving? I'd be happy to eat fish sticks at your chow line!
canida7 years ago
This is AWESOME! I can't wait to see the audio LED version. Have you considered death rays?
The Insomniac (author)  canida7 years ago
I would consider death rays, but bass are a non-confrontational, docile species. I may add a tractor beam though.
I one time made tractor-beam glove and I aimed it at a car expecting to pull it to me but since it weighed more I was the one who got pulled.
That just made my day. Thank you. Lol.
not the mutant sea bass!
bowmaster6 years ago
You should put a mini 'tater cannon in the fish.
jdtwelve126 years ago
Dude, on the one hand I completely respect your right to privacy, and applaud your efforts to protect your identity... on the other hand, I can't help chuckling when I hear a guy wearing a fish on his head say he's worried about creepy people stalking him. :) Awesome hat, btw. Maybe a future version could lower the center of gravity and avoid the rafters by having the fish sit more "around" the head... also, I'd be willing to bet that with a little LED ingenuity, you could make this fish internally lit for safety during night use. :)
minerug7 years ago
If you had a fat enought fish, you could put the helmet inside the fish, so it would look like you have a fish through your head
mangadragon7 years ago
Nice bass! Catch that yourself? Great instructable. Fantastic novelty hat that would definitely turn heads.
ha ha.....ITS A FISH HELMET!!!!! its funny
YES, FISH LED'S!!! a point to consider- the eyes are near the top of the head, and it's kind of high-up anyways... so people may have a hard time seeing LEDs especially if they are sitting, and being served food. Perhaps you could have LED's pointing into the helmet, making an ambient light between your hair and the helmet itself? you could hollow out the fish and put the batteries inside the fish!
Mr. Rig It7 years ago
I am laughing yet disturbed by this at the same time. Great use of materials, this would be great for a MASH IT contest.
Stanislaw7 years ago
heh - now that is a "fishing hat" you could add a felt patch for fishing flies :D
Speaker in the mouth... led eyes and just for kicks get a tazidermied squirrel and add it riding the fish... Then play ride of the valkryies when entering a room... Excellent idea, I love it, the fish also suits well...
I was thinking the same thing. about the speaker anyway, the squirrel not so much, lol.
Just my wierd self then...
Hahaha, so cool! Imagine a light bulb in the mouth of the fish. :P +1 rating.
LOL would be like one of those fishes which live in very deep waters and have kind of "lights" (actually colonies of luminiscent bacteria)... would be great!
LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Awesome! I really like it
Babyshoes7 years ago
Nice idea! I like the thought of keeping within the rules - ie wearing a hat at work, while expressing your individuality! Have you actually worn this at work yet? Did it go down well? Wouldn't a plastic fish be easier to wear though?
The Insomniac (author)  Babyshoes7 years ago
I haven't worn this to work yet, as work doesn't start for another month and a half. I probably should have made it clear, it is not a full-time job, as I staff at a seasonal scout camp. The few people i have shown pictures of it to think its great though. A plastic fish would have been a lot easier, but not half as realistic looking. Thanks for the comment btw, I hope to have many more 'ables up soon.
this is ridiculous