Here it is, folks; the moment you've been waiting for; I made a new helmet! First, let's just get this out of the way: my new helmet's reference is way more obscure than my last one. That said, if you're not playing Angry Birds, you probably should be. Okay, it's said, so now we can talk about how totally boss it came out.
I think the thing I'm going to have to be really careful about in this situation is watching out for people who want to knock me off my scooter for 5,000 points.
I feel really great about how clean the shapes and lines came out, all the colors are exactly how I wanted them to be, and everything just turned out Milhouse. That said, I re-did this helmet THREE TIMES to get it perfect (that rage-inducing saga will be detailed in another post).
One of the exciting things about all this is that the fantabular MikeyIl (who wrote the original Geekadelphia article on my R2D2 helmet) is a professional photographer and agreed to take the photos for this post. I just couldn't be more elated with how they came out- they're so legit!
Here's my final thought for this post; I feel like I'm flashing the "I'm a total badass" face a lot in these photos (because hey; driving around town in R2D2 and video game helmets just screams, "watch out; I'm dangerous."), but deep down I always feel like I look like this:
That's really what I want to leave you with.