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Mandalorian Armor => Helmets => Topic started by: Dar'manda on Mar 15, 2010, 10:15 AM

Title: Helmet Storage and Transport
Post by: Dar'manda on Mar 15, 2010, 10:15 AM
So, how do you folks transport or store your helmets?  Do you keep yours in a separate place than the armor?  What about when traveling?

I myself store my helmet in a large rubbermaid tub along with the rest of my costume.  I usually take my flightsuit and wrap it around the helmet to prevent any bumpage during travels.  Since most of my troops are within driving distance I've never taken it on a plane...which I know some folks who have had to carry theirs on and slip it into a motorcycle helmet bag.
Title: Re: Helmet Storage and Transport
Post by: Cdr. Ch'ren Jud'se on Mar 15, 2010, 11:22 AM
i have only drove to a few local places, and i just wear it in the car =p ;D
Title: Re: Helmet Storage and Transport
Post by: Dar'manda on Mar 15, 2010, 11:25 AM
i have only drove to a few local places, and i just wear it in the car =p ;D

Oooh, migh not recommend that. :P  It's a vision restrictor and you could get pulled over for such a violation.
Title: Re: Helmet Storage and Transport
Post by: BedlamX on Mar 15, 2010, 12:10 PM
So far, I've always let my son wear mine in the car. He likes waving at and generally messing with other motorists as we drive by.

Since we'll wind up with 3 helmets soon (maybe 4 if the daughter wants to do a Mando, too), I guess I'll have to find something else :).
Title: Re: Helmet Storage and Transport
Post by: Chro on Mar 15, 2010, 02:21 PM
I've always just had it out. When we went to Anime Boston last year, I just had it tied to the handle of my suitcase. It got banged around plenty but held up like a champ.
Title: Re: Helmet Storage and Transport
Post by: Mereelajum on Mar 15, 2010, 02:24 PM
Oh, I have a VERY nice way to transport my helmet, I will post pictures later!
Title: Re: Helmet Storage and Transport
Post by: Mereelajum on Mar 15, 2010, 02:34 PM
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo41/MereelSkirata/Helm%20box/IMG_7564.jpg)
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo41/MereelSkirata/Helm%20box/IMG_7565.jpg)
(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo41/MereelSkirata/Helm%20box/IMG_7568.jpg)
Title: Re: Helmet Storage and Transport
Post by: Jaing Vau on Mar 15, 2010, 02:59 PM
That is a wicked idea Mereel! I don't really have my kit finished so I just figured id put it into a motorcycle helmet bag but this idea has made me re-think that.  ;D
Title: Re: Helmet Storage and Transport
Post by: Necron99 on Mar 19, 2010, 09:57 AM
Having done costuming of all types for quite a few years, I recommend checking on Ebay and search for either "Hat box or Wig Box" and obtain something like this:

(http://members.cox.net/helmric/hatbox.jpg)

They are fairly reasonable and pretty good size for just about anything.  I have one for my Klingon headpiece which sits on a styrofoam head and I have been able to protect it while traveling for over 15 years.  They are pretty sturdy and makes it easy for carrying.

Just a suggestion?
Title: Re: Helmet Storage and Transport
Post by: Gabrin Kinoda on Mar 19, 2010, 10:07 AM
I actually just have a helmet-sized cardboard box (I believe it's the box my daughter's first potty chair came in, lol) that I keep in my rolling armor tub. I also use it to store my smaller soft costume bits--which helps protect the helmet and keeps all the small stuff from getting lost in the tub. It ain't fancy, but it's worked for almost 4 years!   
Title: Re: Helmet Storage and Transport
Post by: Dha'ward Krayt on Mar 19, 2010, 02:02 PM
I store my helmet on a shelf for display in my room right next to my Mark-VI Spartan Helmet and Clone Phase-1 bucket. I havnt had to travel with it yet. when ive gone to events i usally just carried it with me and slipped it on when when needed
Title: Re: Helmet Storage and Transport
Post by: Cdr. Ch'ren Jud'se on Mar 19, 2010, 10:43 PM
Oooh, migh not recommend that. :P  It's a vision restrictor and you could get pulled over for such a violation.

ya cuz i can dirve..... pff! im 15 dude! i am in the passanger seat =p