Viking baby helmet design application example
This entry was posted on July 15, 2014.
The Viking baby helmet design is a little more complex to install than many other of our decals. Some fantastic customers did a step by step photo blog on how they applied the decals to their son's cranial band in exchange for the first set of Viking helmet decals I created.
First, they cut up the decals which ship in two separate sheets.
We suggest taping the decals in place to check the fit. The grommets need to cover the seams. If the helmet has a large diameter, two rows of grommets can be used to help make up the space.
Once the parts all fit together to make design work, tape them together in the order they should go.
Mark on the helmet with a pencil where the panels should go.
They considered their application of the panels to be very ham-handed, but that it all worked out in the end.
The biggest problem they had was a little failure to plan far enough ahead. The horns should have gone in the gap on the left hand side but the initial placement was off, so they had to move them back. If they had planned ahead, the side grommets would have gone over the side burn grommets.
These pictures are all pre-Mod Podge. The Mod Podge smoothed out the patch-work lines very nicely.
The following are notes quoted exactly from the folks who did all the work above and took the pictures:
"This is SO CUTE!!! I’ve gotten MANY compliments on this helmet. I think the decision to leave white was a good one, it looks more helmet-y. The vinyl did stretch, and I had to do some patch work. Maybe the 3 main helmet pieces could be a little bigger. (I eventually put a second line of grommets down the front) I used bronze colored Sharpie to make the cracks less noticeable (lent to the look of a forged helmet… very cool)
There were Plenty of Grommet strips. I had 3 whole strips leftover. If I could have sewn on a horn over the Velcro strip, that would have rocked.
Overall, I love the look of this and had A LOT of fun putting it on. Hunter only has 2 weeks to go (he’s getting out early!!!) so I’m going to switch over to R2D2. I’d have loved to see the Tron strips, but frankly, by the time they’re ready, Hunter will be out of his helmet. J
Thank you so much for this experience, I think this will be a good seller, you could Viking and knight (silver) versions.
So bullet points:
- Plenty of Grommet Strips, maybe suggest use of 2-3 rows between triangle “panels.”
- Triangle “panels” could be a bit bigger at the base. But don’t have to be very tall, as the tops of DOC Bands ™ are typically open.
- Possible sideburn panels? But the Grommet Strips worked well