Very, very rarely do I actually need the full 30 days, that time frame simply covers me during heavy traffic times and certain times of the year when orders tend to pile up. I generally require closer to two weeks with some builds being faster, some a bit longer. Due to variations available, it is impossible for me to have on stock and list every possibility. Prices may vary for custom requests, please contact me with any and all questions. The number available listed above does not represent the actual number on hand.
Important: From time to time I can get extremely busy and backed up. The helmet pictured above is the basic/base black helmet priced above. There are many options available so feel free to ask!This helmet can be made with many different color combinations, different nosepiece conchos, spikes etc. Some examples and prices are. Open or Closed face nose piece, Fire Breather mouth or Evil Eyes - No Price Difference (As pictured). Other options also can be done as well as other spike types chosen. Just ask and explain for prices and options. I now use tail hair harvested from living animals for my plumes. Are available from time to time at an additional charge depending on the color and cost. This gives some examples of prices and options for things I have done in the past.
Please note: I do not work with white or yellow. They are both a nightmare to work with and I still haven't figured out any tricks to keep me from screwing em up ; Metallics tend to fall into this same category but I have found some metallic paints that work pretty well. The concho holding the nose piece on the helm will be your option, a list of the ones available is shown with the pictures in the listing. The helm is made from 9 ounce dyed leather. I have doubled the temple and cheek pieces giving a total of 18 ounces of protection.I have hand cut, dyed, and sealed these helmets for weather resistance, as well as done some basic line work to give accent details. This is a design I came up with, patterned and made myself. It is not some machine punched piece, produced in bulk and put together by a gaggle of half starved orphan kids. Wearing the chain coif the helm fits comfortably, without, it would allow for a light padding. So, basically, it should fit up to a 24 inch head allowing for padding, etc.
Keep in mind, large noses, dreadlocks, giant pumpkin shaped heads and afros may affect the wearability of this item. I will contour the cheek and nose pieces to fit my face, they can easily be worked and molded to fit your face, if needed. I will rivet a leather "loop" on the back, top of the helmet to allow it to be carried on your sword belt via most types of tankard straps. That way you don't have to wear or carry it around all day at the faire, you can simply hook it to your belt. It also provides a place to attach streamers, tails, etc.Frequently asked Questions and Basic other Info. I do have a smaller version that fits up to about a 23 inch brown measurement and a larger size that fits up to about a 25 ½ inch brow measurement.
If either of these two are what you are after be sure to let me know, otherwise, a standard sized helmet is what will be made for you. Horse Tail Plumes: I make all of my plumes myself, they are not plucked off of a shelf somewhere in a factory and sent to me to be stuck on helmets ; When I say I make them myself, I mean I start with the tail hairs still attached to the salted and dried horse tail flesh just as it was removed from the horses rear. I then trim the hairs, cull the shorter hairs, wax cord bind the ends, trim the end to a good mounting angle, seal the end into a solid plug and then leather wrap the base so that it can be mounted.
My horse tails are totally natural so blue, red, etc. Aint gonna really happen ; The most common colors are black and chestnut. Whites and grays can be found from time to time but are rare and much more expensive due to the rarity. Also, horse tails are getting harder and harder to find so, please, dont assume, ask.
Colors: I do all of my color work myself and use alcohol based dyes instead of paints. The dye soaks into the leather and will not scrape off like paint will. This being said, on double colors, it really needs to be a color and then black. Dyes cant be sprayed or daubed with two colors next to each other unless one is black, otherwise, they overlap and ruin each other.Dyes aren't like paint, they don't cover each other up making the desired color more pronounced, they only get darker and darker with each application layer. The good thing is that, with dyes, they won't crack or peel off like paints have a tendency to do. They last much longer and, in my opinion, look much better. Handmade: Unlike many items that claim to be handmade and are only said to be so due to the fact that, at some time during production, a human hand actually touched the item or touched a button which caused some machine to make the item, my items are actually made by hand by me.
I literally start with the base flesh colored leather side of a cow and go from there. I lay out the patterns by hand, cut them out with a razor knife by hand, do all of the line and edge work by hand, punch holes by hand, do the dye and seal work by hand and do all the assembly by hand. So basically, when you receive your item and love it, it was all me ; Also, if it is screwed up or wrong well, ummmm yeah, that was me too.. Has the entire world lost it's mind? All of my items are produced as costume items and pieces only.Be sure to LIKE my page on Facebook. I have lots of pics and examples on there. Just search for Oristian Subculture. The item "Leather Helmet Fantasy Mask Armor SCA LARP fetish Helm Medieval Knight Cosplay" is in sale since Sunday, July 22, 2012. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Pre-1700\Reenactment & Reproductions". The seller is "cnmrobinson" and is located in Texarkana, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.