How to Make a Power Ranger Helmet: Easy Methods
A motorcycle helmet is a crucial safety gear used when riding a motorcycle. It comes in different types (like the Power Rangers) and shapes.
“Power Rangers” is a live-action television series on superhero kids who got their powers from a mighty wizard.
Power Ranger Helmet is a full-face protective headgear worn to depict these live-action superheroes. The costumes are representations and are in various bold and bright colors like red, blue, yellow, pink, and green, designed with white patterns.
Sometimes, there are additional colors like black, gold, and white. This helmet's design looks like something in-between giant insect heads and futuristic motorcycle helmets. These are processes on how to make a Power Ranger Helmet.
How to Make a Power Ranger Helmet
Original Power Ranger Helmets are made of fiberglass. Fiberglass is a reinforced plastic that is more reliable and more durable than most metals. Usually, fiberglass is non-magnetic and non-conductive and is flexible enough to mold into complex shapes. It is also light-weighted, and cannot easily break.Power Ranger Helmet is used by both adults and kids and is sometimes constructed from paper, cardboard or fiberglass, at home. Let’s look at three different ways of making a Power Ranger Helmet:
(1) With Cardboard
- Power Ranger Helmet template
- Corrugated cardboard
- Masking tape
- Hot gun glue
- White mural paint
- Spray paint color of choice
- Black marker pen
- The print template varies for both adults and kids. For kids, the estimated template is 160mm width, while an estimate for adults should be190mm width. A perfect model is available online. Print out from the site the preferred template for either kids or adults or for both.
- The next step is to place the printed templates on top of the cardboard. Tape the masking tape over the different helmet parts on the templates, so that the templates and the cardboard will be together as one.
- Cut out the different helmet parts that have the masking tapes following the line.
- Place the cardboard on a flat surface and trace out the parts on the cardboard.
- Cut the traced parts out neatly.
- Use the hot gun glue to glue the helmet parts together carefully. While doing this, do not forget to bend the helmet surface that should be bent gently.
- Attach or join the helmet part pieces together with the hot gun glue to form a perfect helmet shape. Ensure to join the parts that fit together perfectly, like a jigsaw. Leave spaces like the neck hole, where the head is to go through.
- Trace the visor part of the helmet on the cardboard and cut it out.
- Cover the inside of the cardboard helmet with paper to prevent paint stains during the painting process.
- Spray the outer part of the cardboard helmet with a color of your choice.
- Let it dry before using it.
(2) With Paper
- Thin cardboard
- Wood glue
- Paper Mache Pulp
- Craft foam
- Masking tape
- Hot glue
- Spray paint
- Create a base or skeletal structure of the helmet. Measure your head with a measuring tape, add a little space to ensure a comfortable fitting, cut the length on the cardboard, and hot glue the ends together.
- Cut and connect a cardboard strip from the middle of your head to the back. It will create the curve on the top of the helmet.
- Measure another circle at the chin around the jaw, leave enough space. Cut out more stripes from the cardboard and join the top half of the helmet to this bottom half.
- Form the remaining skeletal structure of the helmet and make sure to add the major curves of a basic helmet shape. Check in-between to be sure the skeletal frame of the helmet fits your head comfortably.
- Once you finish with forming the helmet frame, measure and cut out where the helmet visor will be and cut it out perfectly with a knife.
- Make a paper mache with the newspaper and cover the whole cardboard.
- Allow the paper mache to dry out.
- Cover the helmet frame with a paper mache pulp. However, do not apply too much paste to the helmet frame as this may make the helmet heavier than it should be.
- Smooth out the body of the frame with water and allow to dry.
- Once the frame is completely dried, sand it.
- Draw out the raised detail of the helmet on a paper, cut it out, and trace it on craft foam.
- Use the hot glue on the cut-out craft foam to the top front part of the helmet frame.
- Add the hinges to the top of the helmet.
- Cut out the helmet's visor from a transparent Plexiglas, which can be bent easily with a heat gun.
- Spray the body of the helmet with a paint color of your choice.
(3) With Fiberglass
Fiberglass is the strongest and most durable.
- Plastic hat helmet
- Fiberglass cloth
- Fiberglass resin
- White grease
- Hard hat insert
- Nuts and bolts
- Coat the outer surface of the hat helmet with the white grease. The white grease will make the helmet easy to remove from the fiberglass mold without cracking or breaking.
- Rub the fiberglass resin on a small sheet of the fiberglass cloth, and carefully apply some resins on the plastic helmet's outer surface. Ensure you carefully cover this outer surface smoothly with the fiberglass cloth coated with fiberglass resin.
- Repeat the process until you have covered the helmet with at least four layers of the fiberglass cloth coated with fiberglass resin.
- Allow the resin to dry for a period of two to three hours. During this process, the resin will cure and harden.
- Once it is cured and hard, gently and carefully extract the helmet from the mold. It will leave you with an exact copy of the outside plastic helmet.
- Smoothly coat the inside of the molded fiberglass with some white grease.
- Repeat the process as you did with the fiberglass cloth on the fiberglass mat. Coat the mat with white grease and place them in layers to the inside of the mold.This coated fiberglass cloth will be placed evenly in the inside of the helmet mold, as they will become the structure of the helmet.
- Again, allow the fiberglass mat cloth to dry and solidify for two to three hours.
- Then, carefully remove the helmet from the greased mold.
- Using sandpaper, sand the inside and outside surfaces of the helmet until they are smooth.
- Paint the helmet with any color of your choice.
- Attach the plastic hat to the inside of your helmet. Ensure it lap together properly and mark mounting holes on the inside of the helmet.
- Drill a hole through the marked area, mount the mold to the outside of the helmet, and join together with nuts and bolts.
- Adjust the head strap to suit you and wear the helmet.
Power Ranger Helmet Color Effects on Helmet Color Choices
Power Ranger colors are predominantly red, blue, black, yellow, pink, and sometimes white. Each of these colors is unique and corresponds with the way they deal with situations.
More so, Power Ranger lovers and fans choose these colors according to their best characters in the team. They even go further to paint their helmets with the color of their favorite characters as a show of solidarity.
Let's see how each Power Ranger color can determine people's characters and personalities and learn which color suits you best.
Red is the color of intensity. It’s the color of passion, desire, love, violence, danger, anger, and adventure. It also represents superhuman bravery.
The Red Ranger color is symbolic of the team-leads color. They are always committed to their team and act as the bravest of the squad.
Red is a symbol for the vibrant, spirited, passionate, powerful, determined, and zestful character.
Lovers of this Power Ranger color prove to be ever willing to make sacrifices in their line of duty and tend to take the lead.
Blue is the color often connected with depth and stability. It stands for trust, wisdom, confidence, and intelligence. The blue Ranger is the most meticulous and delivers their ideas with proofs and examples.
They are mostly associated with loyalty, focus, diligence, and are always the second in command.
People that choose this color are quiet, calm, very collective, and intelligent. They are the ones that always tend to see the light at the end of every tunnel.
Green is the color nature and shows will. It depicts growth, freshness, harmony, and fertility. It stands for healing and rest.
Green Rangers usually bring comic relief amongst the team. They are wild and are occupy the position of the second in command, and most times wield a lot of power.
People who love Green Rangers are restful, stable, safe to be around and patient.
Yellow is a color linked with joy, happiness, and energy. It stimulates mental activity and energy.
Yellow Rangers are mostly women. They are usually the subordinates in the team.
The color represents warmth, cheerfulness, motivation, and creativity.
People who choose this color are level-headed, morale boosters, creative, and happy.
Pink color stands for nurturing, understanding, and love.
It is embedded in the color of the Pink Ranger to show sweetness, sensitivity, and friendliness.
This Ranger's color inspires independence and strength in women with potentials. People who love pink are usually perceived to be very thoughtful, caring, intuitive, and insightful.
Black is usually a color associated with elegance and mystery. It gives a feeling of perceptiveness and depth.
Black Rangers are act mysterious and evil or shows as a symbol of black-power or wizardry. Most times, people see black as a symbol of something shady, obscure, and evil.
However, in Power Rangers, they are seen as calm, confident, daring, and mannish.
Those in tune with this are usually strong, powerful, and unrelenting.
White is usually the color associated with light, goodness, innocence, and purity. It is a symbol of freedom.
The White Ranger complements the rest and so, makes the team stronger.
Lovers of this color always are open-minded and just. They stand for the truth.
Power Rangers Helmet Part 1 - Cardboar
The Power Ranger Helmet is one of the most fanciful and colorful helmets. They are very symbolic of superhuman powers, abilities, and potentials. Their colors vary depending on the personalities and strengths of the superheroes.
People who have special interests in Power Rangers choose to show their solidarity in several ways, even in their style of helmet. So, they learn how to make a Power Ranger Helmet to use in riding their motorcycles and for events like Halloween.