Make Your Own Halloween Helmet

Oct 31, 2018 at 11:44
by Richard Cunningham  
12 I don t always wear a pumpkin for a helmet but when I do....
I don't always wear a pumpkin for a helmet, but when I do....


This holiday project is your chance to show the boys at Troy Lee Designs and POC how to stylize a mountain bike helmet. Nature has done the hard part. All you have to do is match the size and shape of your gourd with a pumpkin. Then, armed with a few household implements and some bits from that crashed-out lid laying on the shelf, carve your own helmet. (I highly recommend, however, that you don't use your pumpkin helmet for protection). That said, here's how it's done:


1 make eight dividing lines with a sharpie pen to keep both sides symmetric
1. make eight dividing lines with a sharpie pen to help keep both sides symmetrical.
2 Park Tool razor knife. Keep your cuts at 90 degrees .
2. Park Tool's razor knife works great. Keep your cuts at 90 degrees.

3 Cheese slicers make perfect scrapers to clear pumpkin guts
3. Cheese slicers make perfect scrapers to clear pumpkin guts.
4 Grab a visor from an unused helmet and mark and drill the holes. Use hardware store T nuts behind the screw
4. Grab a visor from an unused helmet and mark and drill the holes.

T-nuts are handy for screw-in fittings like visor mounts.
5. T-nuts are handy for screw-in fittings, like visor mounts.
5 Draw and cut stylish vent holes that flow with the visor design.
6. Draw and cut stylish vent holes that flow with the visor design.

7 looking good.
7. Use zip ties and creative slots to fix the webbing from an old lid to your fresh pumpkin.
8 Paint thinner will remove he sharpie pen lines
8. Trim all the ragged edges with a sharp knife. Paint thinner will remove the sharpie marks.

Holiday theme rear vents
Holiday theme rear vents...
9 Perfect for Halloween night rides
Perfect for Halloween night rides.

11 Slice the stem flush with the helmet or use stiff rubber bands to fix your iPhone to it for Go Pro trail action
Slice the stem flush with the helmet, or leave it and use stiff rubber bands to hold your iPhone for POV edits.



50 Comments

  • + 102
 One thing is sure Richard, your Pump-keen comes with natural MIPS. On the other hand if I wanted to scare children at the trail center I'd just wear the Lazer Revolution helmet.
  • - 2
 This deserves more props
  • - 25
flag Boardlife69 (Oct 31, 2018 at 12:38) (Below Threshold)
 Looks like a dick head. Sorry RC but that photo left you wide open.
  • + 9
 So enduro! Now you can skip the fanny pack: to hydrate & fuel, just gnaw on 'yer helmet as you go...
  • + 21
 @Boardlife69: it's not my business but maybe you should see an urologist
  • - 13
flag Boardlife69 (Oct 31, 2018 at 14:23) (Below Threshold)
 @romphaia: my phone screen had smudge on it and that was my first impression. And my urology is rock solid thank you very much.
  • - 1
 Damn son, you must be son of a bitch.
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns I actually own the camo and green Revolution helmet, hahahaha! I never wear the dumb ear pieces though
  • + 1
 @eastsideride: when the ear pieces are on, the helmet looks like something recovered from the wreckage of a ship that came from the Planet of the Apes. You can see that deisgner is a LARPer
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: I can see it now! I should hold onto it for when they plan to take over
  • + 13
 @RichardCunningham: Smashing Pumpkins!
  • + 4
 Wanna go for a ride
  • + 14
 What a richard cranium
  • + 1
 strong work. All the props
  • + 13
 Quality writing out of PB this week.
  • + 11
 guys you can't give away all of POC's secrets!
  • - 3
 POCS ist a bish
  • + 7
 That dude has WAY too much time on his hands
  • + 6
 no gopro mount, c'mon...
  • + 3
 after i'm done making my helmet i dump the innards of the pumpkin into my chamois and prank call the football coach
  • + 4
 Wish I was paid to do arts and crafts all day!
  • + 3
 April Fools or Halloween? I think I lost track of which holiday it is.
  • + 11
 Taipei Cycle Show Randoms?
  • + 3
 I bet he is a Roughriders fan
  • + 1
 Fuckin melon heads...
  • + 1
 'Technically' you're supposed to discard your helmet after one crash. I don't see the problem here...
  • + 2
 How to not squash your melon brought to you by RC.
  • + 2
 Biodegradable helmet, nice!
  • + 1
 A gourd to protect your gourd.
  • + 1
 I still think a full on pumpkin head would be cooler
  • + 1
 where fasteners on the camera gopro
  • + 1
 haha, how does that feel on the scalp?
  • + 1
 Haha, holiday theme rear vents!
  • + 1
 Does it have better air flow & cooling, then the current A1?
  • + 0
 Well they picked the right visor for a helmet that looks like that.

(I kid! I own a TLD.)
  • + 1
 How tld prototypes helmet shape (201Cool
  • + 1
 Unicorn or Narwhal?
  • + 3
 Choda Boy
  • + 1
 Brilliant
  • + 1
 Trick, it fits a treat.
  • + 1
 spooky!
  • + 1
 It's so Charlie Brown...
  • + 1
 Genius!!!
  • + 1
 smh
  • + 1
 MIPS?
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