R2-D2, the helmet. Created by Philadelphia-based artist and illustrator Jenn, this a do-it-yourself original. The force is strong with this one.

Jenn "sand-papered the crap" out of an old helmet, painted it, added the extra bit, and added a ton of clear coating.

"Initially, it was the ugly duckling of helmets," Jenn told website Geekadelphia. "It looked pretty jacked up before I did my fairy godmother thing to it. It was an odd, dark maroon color and it had been used as a rental helmet, so it had sustained damage over time. Long story short, I did a lot of spray painting and clear coating."

You can read Jenn's making of right here, if you like!

The helmet's even perfect for parties. It's probably perfect for just about anything.


R2-D2 Bike Helmet [Fresh Air via The Mary Sue via Geekadelphia via Neatorama via Technabob]

(Top photo: phillyartgirl.com)

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