Yes! This is a helmet for Space Vikings.
***Update, This should be renamed Techno Viking Helmet***
But its October 2010 and I only just learned about the Techno Viking today. Well behind the meme curve. Whateva'
Here he is with higher production value.
Remember the Ghost Busters version.
Here he is in a 300 version (my favorite because of the McDonalds flier).
You could spend a lot of time on this project or you could do it quick and easy like I did because I was in hurry.
What it does is make the horns glow when you speak.
The helmet does this by using a volume indicator like the one that lights up a strip of LEDs on your stereo.
The structural elements of the helmet are pretty simple. I learned a great technique called tape casting from this step 4 of this great instructable.
Mark Jenkins is an artist that uses tape casting.
The electrical elements are also pretty simple and cheap.
This instrutable consists of two parts; the helmet and the electronics.
First let's make the helmet because it's rad. Then we can make it awesome with voice-activated lights.
When I made this didn't know about H. Beam Piper's novel or movie. On Halloween night a little girl asked me what I was dressed as and Space Viking popped into my head.
I think The Flight of the Concords might clarify the helmet's vibe a bit: