Angry Birds Helmet

 
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.
 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. 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.

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.

13 comments:

Traumador said...

Nice job!

You need to mass produce those pronto, and you can make a lot of money! I just moved to Hong Kong a month ago, and one of the only huge culture shocks I've run into is just how insanely crazy they are for Angry Birds here...

The kicker is no one here in HK plays the game. The birds and pigs are on everything and anything else you can name! Seriously... Name me any sort of merchandise, and there is an Angry Birds version (I've heard you can even buy cars with the bird's face on the hood!... Haven't seen one to confirm, but based on my sightings of other stuff I can believe it).

Anyways I saw last night at the place I bought my Red Army fighter pilot helmet, there were angry bird themed bicycle helmets, but NO motor bike helmets...

Two things that are hot in HK are AB and MBs... That helmet would be a sure fire hit over here!

Now that I finally have proper net, one of my first HK posts will be on the Angry Bird phenomenon, as the range of stuff avaliable here has to be seen to be believed!

Allie Harch said...

Love it! These are looking so good (especially with these new photos). I vote for a nyan cat helmet next. :)

averie said...

ah that helmet is rad!

Sean H. Smith said...

That last pic is EXACTLY how I envisioned you would be like in person. Don't worry, it's endearing. And despite the crossed-eyes you still look good in the photos. And, you can get that whole cross-eyed thing surgically fixed.

Amy Lynn said...

Holy hell, I don't play Angry Birds (don't have a smart phone for it) but that is CUTE!!!!

But that being said, if you ever make a Spider-Man helmet, hook a fellow scooter sista up and LET ME BUY IT FROM YOU! :) I'm in Norfolk, VA. :)

the decorated cookie said...

If I saw you scooting by, I'd so throw a bird at you. Because I carry birds. Angry birds, some would say. Awesome helmet, awesome photos, I'll share on fb and twitter!

Santiago Rivas said...

What can i say other than you have talent for making them... I'll take one of each please!

Philly Art Girl said...

Thanks, guys! I'll be posting a how-to soon so's you can all wear them, too. @decorated cookie- I'm glad to hear you carry around the proper bird-age. You don't want to be caught without a good reserve of angry birds. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go look into that surgery @Sean mentioned.

ehexlee said...

Why do you taunt me? Where's the Trucks and Skulls helmet?

And now in dinosaur news:

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/09/ff_chickensaurus/all/1

Philly Art Girl said...
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Philly Art Girl said...

Sorry, I'm a busy lady; jumping on the Trucks and Skulls bandwagon has yet to be crossed off my to-do list, but I haven't forgotten; don't worry.

Also, I went to that Jack Horner talk in Philadelphia. I hate to be a Jeff Goldblum in this situation, but it doesn't seem like anyone has thought about whether this should be done. Not because I'm worried people will get eaten by chickenosaurs, but because the resulting creature will NOT be a dinosaur; it'll be a fucked up chicken. And that fucked up chicken will probably live its whole life in a lab, being studied and poked and prodded until it dies early from genetic complications. And for what? So we can make a comparison to what? We don't need to bring dinosaurs back; they're here... AS REGULAR CHICKENS.
That said, I really respect Horner and everything he's done and will continue to respect him until the day he hatches an animal whose life he hasn't taken into consideration at all. Not that he would give a crap what I think. Okay, sorry about that. *Getting off soap box*

Traumador said...

If you want accessories for that helmet (or heck a whole outfit to match it) my post about the Angry Bird phenomenon sweeping Hong Kong

http://weaponofmassimagination.blogspot.com/2011/10/hong-kong-birds-are-all-angry.html

I can't get over what they've been put on over here...

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