This IS the Droid You're Looking For- R2D2 Helmet

You might want to pay attention because this blog post contains images of the most awesome thing I have ever or will ever make. Not that I won't go on to do great things, but let's face it: there's no topping this:

I made this. I MADE this.


I hate to brag but... wait a second... I *love* to brag! Well, about things I'm proud of and work hard to make anyway. I mean, c'mon; that thing actually blinks! Like a real light! I even got to bust out my Han Solo boots and my Princess Leia shirt-belt combo for these photos:


I'm not gonna lie; I felt hot (literally and figuratively). It's hard to describe feeling simultaneously bad ass and geeky as hell. I got some responses as I was driving around with it on for the first time today. Most notably, I got a honk and a thumbs up from some shady dudes in a truck... I guess you know you're winning when shady dudes in a truck give you the thumbs up.

Don't get me wrong, I totally gave them the thumbs up back.


Anyway, I hope you like my R2D2 helmet (stated explicitly for those of you who have been looking at this whole post thinking, "what the heck is that supposed to be?"). I have a how-I-made-it post lined up for later this week, so stay tuned for that. Also, if you live in the area, I hope you'll wave hi if you see me driving around. Until then, may the force be with you (I had to say it).

Special thanks to Jon Hauptman for technical support and photography and Philadelphia Scooters for providing a helmet for me to play around with. And, as always, go me.

40 comments:

JKC said...

Love it!

skinny said...

Take off that restraining bolt! ;)

coffey49 said...

You look bad-ass!

Anonymous said...

overheard comments:

"Star wars? Who the Fuck cares it isn't the 70s any more."

"Maybe she altered the helmet enough so when she falls she will be dumber than script of episode 1"

"She probably doesn't even know how the death star moves."

"Glad she got 1 blog post and a free scooter helmet with her art school associates."

Philly Art Girl said...

Thanks, guys! Bad-assery is my main objective. Also, you're right on; I honestly have no idea how the Death Star moves.

coffey49 said...

Who are these anonymous jack-asses? I may be a geek but only a total loser would know how the death star was supposed to move.

Anonymous said...

Oh em gee. Love it! You're hot. Mean people are stupid.

Philly Art Girl said...

Thanks, other Anonymous! You just made my day :)

BeastPoppa said...

Wow. I'm seriously impressed. Just discovered you and your blog and I'm totally in love (in a non-creepy way)! Keep on truckin', Jenn!

Anonymous said...

cool helmet but I'm really here for the boobs. what can I say...they are nice.

JJ Daddy-O said...

Hawt.
However, please tell me you mounted the restraining bolt and lens (or whatever you want to call them) with velcro or some other tear away device. If you actually fall off your scooter, you don't want those to catch on anything (and spin your head around, ouch). That's why helmets are smooth on the outside.

Anonymous said...

Incredibly Epic. Kudos. :D

David John Dwyer said...

Coming Soon - "The most innovative invention since the toaster! Keeps you safe, plays hologram messages, and also substitutes as a high-tech droid-sounding bike horn! The Jedi edition even comes with a jetpack!"

Looks awesome, and the geek in me just had a heart attack. :)

Anonymous said...

Hotter than Leia's metal bikini. :)

Philly Art Girl said...

You guys are awesome!

Amsel said...

Way cool. I'd totally buy one if they were for sale. I'll have to check out the rest of your blog

Scott said...

Wow you're hot. Add Star Wars? I think I'm in love.

Cmurder said...

nice, now R2D2 something else, paintball mask or something. or better yet mix and match other iconic characters not just from star wars.
too bad nothing is original these days, everythng's acopy of something else

Anonymous said...

U just earned some of my internetz....now its time for me to use the force and practise with my lightsaber @ (.)(.)

Anonymous said...

What helmet? I couldn't take my eyes off of her!

FloresTanis said...

No kidding - go you!!!!!! This is awesome!

Adam Howell said...

Now paint your scooter like Luke's landspeeder!

DGear said...

I had to share your stuff with the lot of peeps on TheFancy.com. Yup, you're THAT cool Clever Girl.

(P.S. the word verification as I'm typing this was "sizzlit". Now doesn't that say something.)

=)

G.BaN said...

Cutest R2D2 ever...

Philly Art Girl said...

Awww, you guys!!! *Blushing* Who wants a hug?

Anonymous said...

"Who wants a hug?"

Better be careful throwing out suggestions like that. There are some out here that will gladly take you up on that offer.




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Maullace said...

Oh. My. God. Amazing.

Marry me?

SintasVeluptuous said...

You should marry Maullace. Trust me, he's a babe.

spcully said...

your helmet makes me jealous.

Philly Art Girl said...

Aww, don't be jelly!

Daniel DRG said...

Very Cute and clever... two thumbs up!

mech.sapper said...

Cool helmet and cute artist. Win-win.

Chris Helenius said...

Wow.
Can't wait to see more of your crafts.


Also, your gaze in the photos are making me blush slightly :x

Anonymous said...

You are fucking gorgeous<3

Lasse Norlemann Mathiesen said...

Nerdgasm!! Your effort have been noted and appreciated out at the outer rim where the worst R2Geeks in the universe hide out...

If you want a new R2 project why not just build your very own full scale R2? We do. Come visit us at astromech.net ;)

aneyeball said...

awesomely cool.... can I buy this or one like it, are you making any more? Screw the anonymous losers who have crap to say... nerdgasm indeed. Let me know... I'm crazily in love with this and want one for my wedding reception, well dun lol!

Alex said...

Oh man this is so sweet! Extra kudo's to you if you can create a droid outfit to go with it for MORE GEEKNESS! Looks hawt :3

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I love you...

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