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Author Topic: Anyone have a pattern for a leather aviators helmet?  (Read 14276 times)
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« on: February 22, 2012, 09:15:37 am »

Been searching online and here but come up empty, so can anyone point me in the right direction for a pattern to make a leather aviators helmet? One has to start somewhere, and it may as well be with the head! I have enough basic items I can repurpose into a costume for my sp persona but I really need to work on the details to make it work
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 09:38:21 am »

Issue #3 of Steampunk Magazine has a pattern which might serve.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 11:01:40 am »

I dont know what link is that but... my antivirus popup this and block that page
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probably a script or something
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 01:34:04 pm »




Is this any help?

http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Flying-Helmet-with-goggles-and-headphone/
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 04:02:16 pm »

A pattern for a medieval arming cap is easily modified into an aviators hat. I'll try to locate the free one I saw online. The link is in my other (dead) computer.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 08:40:05 pm »

http://www.armourarchive.org/patterns/armingcap_santob/

http://www.virtue.to/articles/coif.html

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 08:50:10 pm »

Excellent, thank you all Smiley Will have a go as soon as we're moved and the unpacking commences...
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 01:19:31 pm »

That's der bunny!! Thanks Prof. Now that is saved to the new computer.
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 01:34:30 am »

http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Leather-Skypirate-Helmet-wizard-skullca/
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012, 07:42:22 am »

Still not made one but thought I'd post this - 2 links to a pattern based on  US Patent # 4035845, which was a 'snoopy' style proposed leather helmet design. The darts in the cheek areas are for installing headphone hardware, so it can be omitted if not needed. Thinking I might just have to try this Smiley

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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2012, 09:28:44 pm »

I cheated a little, I used a hood from an old sweatshirt, cut it off and added flappy things. It actually looked kind of cool.
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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2012, 07:10:06 am »

I once made a leather aviator's helmet for a GI Joe doll. I had to make my own pattern.

The toy had sculpted, painted hair, so I coated the head with latex, and after it dried, I used a sharpie marker and photo reference to draw the edges and seams of the helmet onto the rubber. Then I pealed the rubber off the doll's head, cut out the pieces, and used the rubber pieces to make a pattern.

I cut the pieces an out-of-production leather sample from an office furniture supplier (get your leather from wherever you can get it). I stitched the pieces together, then, here's the trick. I soaked the little aviator's helmet in water, then stretched it over on the doll's head for a perfect fit. After the leather is dried, it can be removed from the doll's head and will retain its shape.

If you can get ahold of a dummy of mannequin head, there's no reason why the above procedure can't be scaled up.
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2012, 11:47:48 am »

I just love these:

http://lastwear.deviantart.com/gallery/27600737#/d19l4h8
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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2012, 04:56:09 am »

I hope the help is not being given too late but I found a tutorial JPEG that makes a decent aviators cap in a pinch.

                http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs27/f/2008/119/2/d/Aviator_Cap_Tutorial_by_Cristophine.jpg
*I take no credit for this tutorial. all credit should be deferred to the artist*
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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2013, 01:55:09 am »

I just made five as Christmas gifts.  The pattern is a six-part skullcap (the lining is four-part, with a little pocket in the back quadrant) with a piece shaped like a wide rectangle with an arc scooped out of the bottom of it for the back/cheek pieces and a little curved fold-up visor in front.  There are snap-on flaps covering ear holes, long thin buckle straps from the front temples of the skullcap to adjust the fit at the back, held in place by two small sets of belt loops at the back and sides, and a wider chin strap and buckle.  The back/cheek piece is lined with soft glove leather.

I was originally going to sew shaped brass doodads all over them, but decided those were too potentially snaggy and instead painted heraldic designs, symbols and emblems all over them in metallic paint.

The recipients seem to have liked them.
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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2013, 08:05:55 am »

I have a real leather WW2 flight helmet to study and then a friend brought in what is basically a simple arming cap or padded coif for under his motor cycle helmet in the winter. I copied the padded cloth cap in leather for under his chain mail

this was the first try



I made a few more and finished off the edges and added ear flaps and when worn with goggles thy are almost right
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