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Bellino Alain created this fascinating take on Darth Vader using what look to be antique fixtures and household hardware. The resulting helmet is equal parts dark side and floral panache. I love when makers take familiar forms and re-imagine them using discarded materials. A fine job, indeed.

For a different take on this project, check out the post on CRAFT by Rachel Hobson.

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Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.


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