Finished putting together my Halo 2 Anniversary ODST Helmet

Hakuru15

New Member
Finally finished putting together the Pepakura file which is located in the 40th armory: Halo 2 Anniversary ODST Pepakura File
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I was very surprised in how easy the PDO file was, the folds were really, really easy and i didn't had many problems with it, and i manage to keep it as even as much as possible, i tried the other halo ODST PDO files but i kept failing in them so i decided i wanted to give the halo 2 anniversary ODST helmet a go and was surprised in how easy it was putting it together than the original halo 2 ODST helmet and the other H3 ODST helmets. My goal was to make a collection of my favorite halo helmets and have them hang on my wall and even cosplaying as an ODST for next year!
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Although my method of pepakuring is uh... odd, i can explain.
1. my printer sucks at printing blue prints onto cardstock
2. I can be pretty cheap with material as since my parents used to work at a cardstock factory, my house is pretty much completely stacked with cardstock and A4 paper.
3. I would print the blue prints on paper and use PVA glue to glue on top of the card stock. probably not the best method but my ideal was to have a nice coating which would harden just a bit of the paper and the cardstock so it would feel a bit sturdier. I wouldn't use try using normal glue sticks as that would leave floaty areas underneath between the paper and the cardstock and the structure of the helmet or whatever part your making would feel uh.... "wobbly" I did the mistake on the Mark V helmet when i was still trying out pepakura for the first time a few years ago
4. I got no 3D printer unfortunately
5. I barely have any room to work on any foam or practice foam (wish i did though)

Now is this a method you should do? Absolutely not. (Well i can't stop you) My friends have pointed out repeatedly within which i can agree 100% is that the problem with laying paper on top of cardstock is that you will eventually get wriggly lines when your PVA glue is drying. not to mention you would have some preeeetty thick nasty folds sometimes. (sometimes but eventually you'll get nice folds most of the time) however though again sometimes folds for connecting parts would be a little bit tricky to fold but they will fold eventually just not as quite neat, however with this I had to take my time and be as much careful in trying to match with the numbers as much as i can which resulted in a very nice neat looking ODST helmet! a lot of my older helmets were always uneven and messy looking, a few helmets I'm trying to recreate look even better now in which i wish i can show them off in the future!

So what do you guys think of my Halo 2 Anniversary ODST Helmet? I'm hoping to see more Halo 2 ODST cosplayers out there and if you have made one I'd love to see them!
 

FalseShepherd

Member
The helmet looks great! Pep is never easy and helmets are particularly hard. Personally, I print the pdo files in black and white and follow the picture while assembling. You may be able to do that to print onto cardstock directly (if I understood the problem correctly). Theres a couple H2A ODSTs here, but not as many as you would think. It's a badass suit to be sure.

Are you going to make the rest of the suit or just focus on helmet collection for now?
 

Hakuru15

New Member
The helmet looks great! Pep is never easy and helmets are particularly hard. Personally, I print the pdo files in black and white and follow the picture while assembling. You may be able to do that to print onto cardstock directly (if I understood the problem correctly). Theres a couple H2A ODSTs here, but not as many as you would think. It's a badass suit to be sure.

Are you going to make the rest of the suit or just focus on helmet collection for now?
The helmet looks great! Pep is never easy and helmets are particularly hard. Personally, I print the pdo files in black and white and follow the picture while assembling. You may be able to do that to print onto cardstock directly (if I understood the problem correctly). Theres a couple H2A ODSTs here, but not as many as you would think. It's a badass suit to be sure.

Are you going to make the rest of the suit or just focus on helmet collection for now?
ODST kevlar <—— gonna be doing a bit of a mix! My goal is to have a flexible and comfortable ODST cosplay with some modern elements to it. I won’t be making a BDU but I own a SWAT Kevlar with Velcro’s attached and pouches with it, I already made a halo 3 ODST chest plate and shoulder armor and mixing it up with Halo 2 classic original shins!!! So a good mix of modern but also a comfortable badassery to it plus I really love the concept design from Isacc Hannafords works too so it’s definitely an inspiration I’m working towards to. I’m also kiiinda trying to add a bit of a sex appeal with it with some booty shorts and garterbelt straps and stockings haha so there’s kinda that.
 
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