Posted on Monday, March 22nd, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Brian Rood decided to create a Steampunk-variation of the classic Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet.
What is Steampunk you say? According to wikipedia, Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction which denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used-usually the 19th century. The stories are often set in Victorian era England-but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. A growing trend at Comic Con is to dress as a Steampunk version of your favorite character. A couple years ago I saw a Ghostbuster wearing a top hat and a wooden backpack. And in previous editions of Cool Stuff we’ve shown you a guy who made a Steampunk Flux Capacitor, another guy who made a working life-sized Steampunk R2-D2, and another artist created a line of Steampunk Star Wars action figures.
The helmet was created for the TK Project, a charity event the 501st Stormtooper Legion is holding for the Make A Wish Foundation. Check out more photos after the jump, including other photos from te week which include Steampunk cosplay photos of Princess Leia and Boba Fett, and a Steampunk-ified version of the Iron Man Helmet.