12 Helmets Darth Vader Might Wear If He Had Fashion Sense

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We all know black looks good on anyone, and Darth Vader certainly wouldn’t be as menacing a villain if he’d been painted yellow, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun with his famous helmet. HalloweenCostumes.com recently held a contest for artists to give their own unique spins on the classic look, as well as an opportunity to raise money for charity.

And the website just announced the winners of the design contest. Honorable Mention went to The Lord of the Stitch: Tailored for Evil by Staci Queen.

Third place was The Haunting of Darth Vader by Jason Goad.

Second place went to Skevader by Ryan Peterson.

And First place went to Frankenvader by Denise Vasquez.

The helmets will be available for auction February 7 and the proceeds go to benefit two Minnesota charities, the Midwest Art Catalyst and the Miracle League of North Mankato. Starting bids are $50 for each helmet and you can bid on them here as well as read the artists’ inspiration for each piece.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."