The top of this helmet, the dark blue part, is a hard baseball cap that I cut. You can find them at toy stores and prolly sports stores as well. I just recently bought another for my next project from Toy's R Us. I removed the liner and had to cut off the pegs on the inside.
The rest of the helmet is made of sheets of styrene or some other plastic with a craft foam backing glued using hot glue. Some of it is plastic cut out from a 2 liter bottle. The white plastic I ordered online.
The forehead spike is made from a plastic plate that I cut and rolled into a cone.
The "ears" are the bottoms of yogurt cups that I cut out.
Good luck with yours! I'd love to see what you come up with.
I think mine is pretty close, but I made the chin longer and more erect. I thought it made the helmet look better than the manga images, actually.
If you have the time and you're willing to dispense the effort to do so, try to add a beveled trim to the headband part and the faceplate. And if I was starting over, I would have made the chin taller, so I could cover more of the wearer's head.
If you dig around my deviations, you'll see the version of the one that's been primed gray. I stuck two circular tacks in the sides, which looks quite nice. If you use other materials and have better success, let me know!
SO amazing!!! This is excellent quality!!! <3 Just gorgeous!!! <3 I am amazed! I am actually going to attempt to make an Alphonse cosplay for my little sister... if you have any useful tips, please let me know... XD
Fantastic. I am from Spain and in December there I am going to do cosplay as Alphonse too lol. But whats the material that you use to do the helmet? I am going to use 'Foam' (I don't know how to say it in English), but I prefer to know a profesional opinion hahaha
The top of this helmet, the dark blue part, is a hard baseball cap that I cut. The rest of the helmet is made of sheets of styrene or some other plastic with a craft foam backing glued using hot glue. The forehead spike is made from a plastic plate that I cut and rolled into a cone.
I would love to see pictures of your Alphonse cosplay. I'm still a far ways from completing mine.