How to Make a Mandalorian Helmet – Step by Step Guide

The Mandalorian helmet is one of the armors worn by the warrior clans of the planet Mandalore. The armor is made from beskar, which is a durable metal. The metal repels blaster fire and lightsaber. The helmet provides maximum protection to its users.

Beskar metal is very durable, and so most of them last for a hundred years. Ancient Mandalorian and Neo-Crusaders wear the helmets. The Mandalorian helmet is full of mystery, and it is worn for battle and very tight. Researchers have come up with methods on how to make a Mandalorian helmet that looks just like the traditional one.

How to Make a Mandalorian Helmet

The Mandalorian helmet still conforms to the traditional helmet style. The helmet is precise and accurate geometry. It is of great quality, and the manufacturing process allows for careful overseeing. The helmet looks simple, but it is actually complex.

Mandalorian Helmet

The original helmets were made using a screen-used helmet that allows the paintwork to be adjusted as needed. The helmet is highly detailed, authentic and is a wearable costume accessory. The Mandalorian helmet is crafted of fiberglass and has a lined interior that can work for the head perfectly.

The modern Mandalorian helmet is one that can be used for Halloween costume. It is quite challenging to make, but there are simple methods you can follow. Below is one of the simple methods to make a Mandalorian helmet.

Materials Needed 

  • Cardboard sheet  that looks like paperboard
  • Mounting board
  • Ram board
  • White glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sandpaper
  • Spackling paste of lightweight material
  • Minwax Polycrylic sealer
  • X-Acto Knife

Methods 

Form the base 

The first step is to make the base for the helmet. This is what you'll use to form the shape of the helmet. The base is removed after the helmet is prepared. The helmet base is constructed from different template sizes of 4, 8, 11, and 12. The template on 4 and 8 are fitted together with glue by cutting a slot at the center of each piece.

The patterns on templates 11 and 12 are glued together and then glued to the one from templates 4 and 8.

The inner and outer surface

Then the inner surface is formed. This is made by cutting out different patterns from the cardboard and gluing together. Make the cardboard a little wet with the use of a misting spray bottle to make the cardboard easy to bend.

The outer surface of the helmet is formed the same way as the inner surface. Then it is glued to the inner surface. Allow the glue to dry out and then cut out the sections of the cheekbone on the inner side of the helmet. A glue gun is used to bend the section of the cheekbone and hold it in place. Then apply white glue over the joints on the outer part of the helmet.

The Dome frame

The dome is the top of the helmet. A cardboard ring is glued to the top of the helmet; this gives the frame something to hang on. Two interlocking cardboard semicircles are glued together to make the dome frame and then glued to the cardboard ring.

Fill the dome

To fill the dome, you need to cut some triangular cardboard wedges. Glue the wedges to the dome frame with the hot glue and work towards the middle of the frame section. The trimming and adjusting take a lot of time at this stage. You need to get the curve of the dome correctly so that the finishing will be more comfortable.

When the dome is filled, apply the white glue to the outer part of the helmet. Then put the helmet on your head to check if it fits perfectly.

Final shaping

Spread the sparkling paste over the dome frame and other areas that should be smoothed out. Allow to dry and use the sandpaper to shape the helmet. This process might take a lot of time if the helmet has a lot of curves and joints.

Additional details

This is the stage where you add any other additional details you wish to. You can decide to allow your helmet to have ears. Cut out laminated sections of the cardboard and use the white glue on it. Then cut into shape and use the hot glue gun to glue to the helmet.

Finishing and painting 

This is the final stage of the helmet. Use Minwax Polycrylic sealer to allow your helmet easy to paint and make it water-resistant. Then you can paint the helmet.

What a Mandalorian Helmet Can Do

The Mandalorian was a force to reckon with in the past days. He goes around with weapons and a helmet that protects him at all times. The Mandalorian seldom removes his helmet because it has become a part of him.

The helmet is one of the most prized possession of the Mandalorian. Here are what a Mandalorian helmet can do:

  • The helmet not only protects his head but also has some cultural significance among his people. The helmet is made with beskar (a durable, lightweight material). This allows the helmet to settle well on the head and remains comfortable.
  • It is built with technology that helps the owner scan the environment. This amazing feature makes the helmet useful during battle. The Mandalorian can scan his environment for any danger or tracking purposes.
  • Also, the scanner can detect the footprint. It helps to notice different footprints.

It is also built with a sonic detector. This is the feature that helps the Mandalorian to listen to conversations and sounds that are far from the average ear reach. This sonic detector helps him to know when enemies are discussing him and different strategies to attack him. It allows him to avoid dangers on himself and his team.

Features of a Mandalorian Helmet

The Mandalorian was a force to reckon with in the past days. He goes around with weapons and a helmet that protects him at all times. The Mandalorian seldom removes his helmet because it has become a part of him. The helmet has some unique qualities that cannot be seen in most modern-day helmets.

  • The Mandalorian helmet is one of all the Mandalorian's critical possessions. The helmet protects the head of the Mandalorian and also has a cultural significance. The helmet is made with beskar (a durable, lightweight material). This allows the helmet to settle well on the head and remains comfortable.
  • It is built with technology that helps the owner scan the environment. This amazing feature makes the helmet useful during battle. The Mandalorian can scan his environment for any danger or tracking purposes.
  • The helmet has a distinct feature of a scanner that performs two functions. The scanner can detect body heat. This is what the Mandalorian uses to identify and locate hidden enemies during wars. The scanner can also detect footprint. It helps to notice different footprints.
  • It is also built with a sonic detector. This is the feature that helps the Mandalorian to listen to conversations and sounds that are far from the normal ear reach. This sonic detector helps him to know when enemies are discussing him and different strategies to attack him. It allows him to avoid dangers on himself and his team.
  • The helmet has a T-shaped visor that allows for vision. That is the hole through which the Mandalorian sees through. However, the helmet can also be fitted with additional tools to allow for thermal vision.

The Mandalorian helmet of the traditional type was just of one kind. But in the modern innovation of the helmet, it is of different types, shapes, and colors.

How to Make Your Own MANDALORIAN Helmet

How to Clean a Motorcycle Helmet FAQs

Do Mandalorians remove their helmet? 

The helmet is one of the signatures of the Mandalorians. Aside from protecting their head and performs other functions, it is what shows that they are Mandalorians.

When can Mandalorians remove their helmet? 

Mandalorians can remove their helmet when they are not in front of people, especially when they want to eat.

What happens if a Mandalorian removes his helmet? 

Nothing physical happens to them. But because their culture is that of pride and honor, they do not remove their helmet in front of people. The only thing that happens if they remove it is that they lose their privilege to put it on again.

What is the average lifespan of a Mandalorian? 

The lifespan of a Mandalorian is 120 years.

Why is the Mandalorian helmet good? 

The Mandalorian helmet is made of a great shield. It can withstand blaster shots, and also protects the Mandalorian from the lightsaber.

Final Words and Recommendations

The Mandalorian helmet is one of the ancient tools that might not even be seen in the market again. The helmet is part of the armor used by the Mandos in those days. It is the part that shields their head during battles. The helmet also performs some other functions that have been discussed above.

The helmet is so unique that people have resorted to building the helmet with cardboard. They just to preserve the image of the original one. It sure cannot be the same thing as the traditional one, but it still resembles it if built well. The traditional helmet was built with a material called beskar. However, the material is no more common in these modern times.

The above article gives details on how to make a Mandalorian helmet.

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