Halloween is coming up quickly. Always a favorite with genre fans, the holiday gives the geeky among us an excuse to proudly flaunt our franchise preferences. A costume has to walk a fine line. You want it to be obscure and original enough that there’s not like four of you at every given party on the face of the Earth. But on the other side of that coin, you don’t want to go so far in the opposite direction that no one recognizes the outfit you spent so much time on. Answering the “What are you supposed to be?” question gets annoying after the tenth time.
Here’s a pretty solid piece of the costume puzzle, if you don’t already have one planned out. This isn’t just a badass Predator helmet, it’s a badass steampunk Predator helmet. Totally different things.
Fashioned by Skunkworks Props, this thing looks like it weighs a ton, like you should have been doing neck exercises for months if you want to support the bulk. But it’s cast out of fiberglass and only weighs around two pounds. You might not want to wear it into battle, for safety purposes, but that makes it much more practical to wear out and about in regular life. Most of us don’t need battle armor anyway.
You can order this in two different ways. The first is completely finished, while the slightly cheaper version is not so much so. You’ll have to get your hands on a dremel to carve out the eye holes yourself, sand it, and apply the paint. It’s a little like carving a jack-o-lantern you can wear. One more thing, you’ll have to get some laser pointers to fashion your own Predator targeting system.