At first glance, it would seem that the helmet is really easy to come by... there are always
a bunch of them on eBay. But beware: The Rubies X-Wing helmet, while it is a licensed replica, has some issues:
It is small. Much smaller than a "real" one.
It warps VERY easily! Sitting in your care for a few hours on a warm day can badly damage it
It's the Luke helmet. If that's what you want, you're in luck. Otherwise, you get to be Luke, like it or not!
The last point is something to think about a bit... The helmet is the one thing a pilot can customize while still remaining
a formal/canon costume. If you look at the pilots in the movies, every helmet is different.
Take a look at the Richie's Armor tutorial on
transforming ing an APH-6B helmet into an X wing helmet. You can also contact them for other helmet alternatives.
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