Hawkgirl Helmet, Mace, and Chest Piece

A friend of mine from college contacted me not too long ago about helping out with her latest costume, an accurate Hawkgirl costume from the Brightest Day series. She is a very skilled fashion designer and has created numerous other costumes but wanted assistance with molding and prop making, which is where I came in. I started out with a mannequin head that just happened to be almost the exact size as her head. I then covered it with a thin layer of clay and began working out the basic shape using lenses from an old pair of sunglasses to serve as place holders for lenses after molding.


Skylow Hawkgirl Helmet

Skylow Hawkgirl Helmet

Skylow Hawkgirl Helmet

For the actual lenses I ordered a mirrored yellow lens for an Airsoft face mask and cut two smaller lenses from it. ┬áThe mirroring doesn’t translate well enough in the photos.The rest was as simple as laying down the black and yellow color scheme. Here she is wearing the finished piece.

Skylow Hawkgirl Helmet

Skylow Hawkgirl Helmet

The other few pieces she entrusted me with were the chest emblem and the mace which also had to be made match the design of the comic. The chest emblem was cut from thin styrene plastic and set inside of a piece of PVC pipe filled using bondo.

Skylow Hawkgirl Chest

Skylow Hawkgirl Chest

Skylow Hawkgirl Chest

I then molded it to make a resin copy that would attach to her harness.

Skylow Hawkgirl Mace

The mace was created from a foam ball coated in resin with cast spikes attached. That was then attached to a piece of pipe with styrene details, a faux leather wrap, and claw pummel.

Skylow Hawkgirl Helmet

She recently finished her costume including her hand made wings and went on to win first place in the “From the Page to the Stage: Comic Book Pagent” at Dragon Con this year. Here is a photo i managed to snag from the convention.

6 Responses

  1. sam June 27, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    What type of clay did you use and how much of it did you use?

    • Skylow Studio July 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

      I used NSP medium brown sculpting clay for this. It’s hard to say exactly how much I used because I have so much of it now laying around but I would think it was at least 4 bricks.

  2. lina July 21, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    what did you do and use after you finished sculpting the helmet out of clay?

  3. Elsie October 7, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    How much would you charge someone if they were to order those same pieces from you?

    • Skylow Studio October 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

      Currently I only have molds for the helmet and chest piece. The mace was a one-off and the rest of the costume was produced by the person who commissioned the project. I can not openly discuss pricing, but If you would like to request custom items please use the form on my contact page.

      - Thank you

  4. Gerry August 5, 2014 at 1:34 am #

    Would love to possibly buy a hawkgirl helmet for our vbs next summer. Can u please help us? Gerrybris@yahoo.com

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