If you show up as the awesomely mysterious electro legends Daft Punk to Halloween this year, not only will you win all the costume contests, but we're sure people will be buying you drinks the whole night. (Good luck drinking them, though—you can't show your face!)
We scoured YouTube for the best Daft Punk helmet tutorials, from the least involved (48 hours) to the most intricate (17 months!). The good news: You still have time to make one. The bad news: After watching these videos, your go-to ghost costume suddenly seems really lame.
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If you’re not looking for your helmet to have the properties of an actual Daft Punk helmet (do you really need all those flashing lights and gold trim, anyway?) this YouTube user will show you how to make one out of simple items found at your local arts and crafts store. Think scissors, paint, brushes, plaster gauze, etc. It might not be the most elaborate thing in the world but it’s definitely going to wow your fellow Halloweenies.
This Daft Punk helmet starts with a standard catcher's helmet and evolves from there. Add some mesh netting, a few beer cans and a killer paint job, and just "Lose Yourself to Dance."
If you're sick of making all those bird feeders in shop class, why don't you ask your teacher if you can earn a little extra credit with your own project? This girl made an authentic (and very intricate) Daft Punk helmet for a school project and walked away with an A+ (probably) and an awesome keepsake. Who ever said homework had to be boring?
This helmet requires over 350 LEDs and can run four hours at a time on a single charge… that’s nothing short of impressive! If you’re really into making things, and we mean, like, really into making things, you’ll probably need a good chroming place. Yup, you’re basically wearing a car on your head. Suffer for fashion?
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