Gossip with us :)
Search

How to make a Daft Punk helmet in 17 months



For more info on the build and process, check out my website:

This video chronicles my odyssey with replicating the iconic gold Daft Punk helmet worn by Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo. Over the process, I took hundreds of pictures, mostly because my crummy digital camera I shoot with has a bum autofocus. What you see are the collection of all of these images, and a little hint of video as well.

Programming for the helmet code was done by James Moss.

Chroming work courtesy of Creations n’ Chrome

Custom PCBs printed by batchPCB.com (designed by me)

Visor vacuum-forming performed by Mike Iverson

Some video and photography courtesy of Emily Krix

A lot of people asked why I don’t have this in my store, and the answer is: I need to resculpt this helmet. If you’re interested in seeing that happen, you can donate to my Patreon ( and at $2k/month, I will be able to set aside the time to redo this helmet properly. After that, I will sell raw casts of the helmet for people interested in finishing their own.

Otherwise, sorry, no, there’s not really a way for me to take time away from my paid work to revisit this project, as cool as it is. Thanks for your understanding.

Britney Shephards
Britney Shephards

I have a very loud laugh ( so *they* said) and a penchant for cocktail rings (the bigger, the better). It would be wise not to test me on Sex and the City trivia. Funnel muffins are the way to my heart.

45 Comments
  1. Alek Jones

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    Damn thats amazing

  2. aliens guy 42

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    without the lights and with a gold piece replacing the black one it would be a really cool space helmet

  3. aliens guy 42

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    why did you change the musif from aerodynamic?

  4. バンシーブランク

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    Well , genius .

  5. PikachuGamer14 :v

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    Wow! I need to have that!

  6. Max Baranek

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    Is a corgi required?

  7. Ethan Cox

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    I'm a…I'm a need you to go ahead and make me one of these. Thank you. This needs to be a movement, everyone with their own custom helms.

  8. Original G C

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    lmfao looks big af on this nigga

  9. Gavin Clark

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    I mean, I'm an artist. I have done props. I draw and all kinds of stuff… but this. . .

    It would be so wonderful to have the time, skill, and resources to do this.
    even if I had those things, I would probably leave it in my unfinished project pile…

    I admire your work greatly. I look to be able to do things like this in the future…

  10. CuleradiPL

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    music name?

  11. Collin Feudi

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    The helmet looks to big on your head when you wear it. :/

  12. Advanced killer

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    can you show it in step cuz I what to make one too

  13. SkiTZ Blast

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    17 Months FUCK THAT I LITTERALLY SKIPPED 80% OF THE VIDEO

  14. Enderguy 27360

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    please send me one

  15. littlemimus

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    i liked the version of this video with the song diskozizin by siriusmo better.

  16. CALL ME ASG

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    the more time you put in it the better its gonna look

  17. Andres Paredes

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    I want one of this! give me tour whatsapp web Talk todo bussines!

  18. theGAMINGnerd Cosplay and stuff

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    because I want it to take that long!?

  19. sonicfreak04

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    what was the original song for this?

  20. Axl_one

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    How much money did this cost?

  21. Elexiel

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    Honestly the helmet is a little too big but the rest is amazing,amazing job man

  22. yael mendez

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    i need one daft punk helmet, how much?

  23. Autumn Young

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    oh my god i want one

  24. Joshuade Haf

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    Wellcome to my company.You hired!

  25. DANY-CAT- 9000

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    If somebody puts lot of time in to it they can make it in less then 17 months

  26. Jim Ojala

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    How did you make the visor? Is it a vacuform?

  27. Pr0tal Player

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    holy shit that is amazing and accurate

  28. Imanukekaboom

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    please just take my money
    i want this so bad

  29. dragonfire42

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    Brilliant man

  30. HaveN Artz

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    GIVE ME ONE BOI jk

  31. Dr. Madness

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    This totally does not take for ever to make. No.

  32. bryan81

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    Id rather pay you to make me one tbh

  33. Andres Barrera

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    INCREDIBLE APLAUSOS !

  34. The_Angry_Potato

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    17 MONTHS?!!! IM WAY TO IMPATIENT TO DO THAT!

  35. Derpy Noodles

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    Damn can you make me one?

  36. TDC

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    Your mother, your father, your daughter, your sister

  37. MarwinPro KillMAN

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    I wonder, can I buy this?

  38. 2Dimensional, aka 2D

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    Guy-Mans helmet reminds me of that one guy from Halo Reach..

  39. Dragon_Beast

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    why did it take so fucking long!!!!?

  40. DOMONEXTDOOR

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    Makes me really jealous ?

  41. gjbap

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    Amazing!

  42. ifruitpie101

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    This is amazing!

  43. Juan Ignacio Falcone

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    nice 😀

  44. Batjargal Oyunbold

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    will you do a giveaway? pls do a giveaway

  45. The snack meister

    April 21, 2017 5:24 pm

    custom piece of glass?

Leave a Comment