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12 Impressive Welding Helmet Makeovers

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Welding is not just about getting creative with metal. Many of us welders enjoy finding unique ways to make our mark around the workshop, on our cars, toolboxes, or lunchboxes, and especially on our helmets. Check out these impressive welding helmet makeovers and get some inspiration for yours.

We have Star Wars welding helmets (the Boba Fett welding helmet is my favorite), Avengers helmets, lots of Minion welding hoods, and heaps more.

Note: You can also see our roundup of the best welding helmets here.


Star Wars Welding Helmets:

1. Darth Vader Hood

If you’re a Star Wars fan, the dark force of Darth Vader’s helmet will keep you blazing your torch for hours. With some inspiration, welders’ glue, and a few engineering techniques, you can create your favorite Star Wars character too.

2. Storm Trooper Helmet


This Storm Trooper helmet has been modified into a welding helmet from a toy. With a probe arm and Storm Troopers voice effect, it would add some fun to most welders’ days. If you feel like doing your own welding helmet makeover, don’t leave it out after work or you might not see it again.

3. Boba Fett Helmet


Check out how a little creativity can produce such a spitting image of the infamous Boba Fett. The precise detail put into this Mandalorian helmet, including the accuracy of the scratched paint, is impressive. In tribute to the famous bounty hunter, this would be a fine addition to your welding shop if you’re up for a new challenge.

Avengers Welding Helmets:

4. Iron Man 


You could do more than just watch your favorite Avengers character if you had this Iron Man helmet. With inspiration from Stark’s evolving technology, how about joining the Avengers welding team by getting crafty with your own Iron Man hood? I love the carbon fiber underplate; it completes the helmet for sure.

5. The Hulk Hood


Are you feeling angry at your workmates again? Unleash your Hulk with this angry mask while you churn out your welding projects. The realistic features are spot on. I particularly like how the detail isn’t kept from the visor.

Minions Welding Hoods:

6. Dual-Eyed Minion

Check out the facial details on this fella. Only the best spray painter could achieve this, but it’s one I’d be happy to buy. Any customer walking into a workshop to see this would end up a spitting image of the Minion.

7. One-Eyed Minion

Are you fed up with wearing a dark, dirty helmet all day? Check out https://www.perfectionairbrushing.com to add a little color to your hood with a one-eyed Minion helmet just like this. Unlike the Minion’s hair, your workmates’ will be standing up as they applaud you for its makeover

8. Minion Triplets

Are you close to your workmates and stuck on gift ideas? Grab your paintbrush out and get Minioning. Capture their typical work faces like these guys have, and you’ll be laughing for weeks.

Unique Welding Helmet Designs:

9. Camo Helmet


The Forney 55711 Master Series Helmet has an ultra-cool army – camo designer but it doesn’t only look cool. It also has an auto darkening lense to protect those eyes from those bright sparks and uv light.

10. The Tagged Helmet


Are you a welder who likes tagging and doesn’t care what others think about your personal touch? Here’s a helmet with some flame art to inspire your own design. What are you into? Share your ideas in the comments section below.

11. The Patriot


Some welders like to paint their hoods instead of buying a standard design. What do you do? Helmets don’t just offer protection; they also provide welders with a platform to add a personal touch to their workshop, just like this patriot flashing their colors. Are there any Americans out there waving their welding flags? I might paint a Union Jack on my welding helmet from this inspiration.

12. Pipe Welder


Are there any pipe welders checking this out? This one’s for you. Any steampunkers here will love it. You might feel a little off-balance welding in it, but you could always tee up some airflow and bring a little fresh air in to balance out its feel.

What have you crafted?

With the many creative designs people have put on their helmets with their favorite characters, cool themes, and remarkable art, I’m inspired to get more creative with my helmets. We hope you have loved them as much as we have. Be sure to send your comments and any helmet modifications you have made below. We would love to see them.

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Cameron Dekker

Cameron grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a once-proud steel town on the Lehigh River, where he got a taste of TIG welding in his high school shop class. He holds certificates for Certified WeldingEducator (CWE) and Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) from the American Welding Institute. His interests include scuba diving, sculpture, and kayaking.