Darth Vader Helmet Contest: Auction Preview

by |January 10, 2012
Categories: Contest

Darth Vader's iconic helmet has long been used as a base for artistic interpretation, most famously with the Vader Project. Now, HalloweenCostumes.com proudly presents 24 authentic replica Darth Vader helmet art pieces that will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting two local Minnesota charities, The Midwest Art Catalyst and The Miracle League of North Mankato.


The Midwest Art Catalyst is a nonprofit organization that creates, promotes and supports local artistic and musical events and ideas. The MWAC has sponsored a range of activities, from children's summer art programs to showcases for local musicians. Funds from the Darth Vader Helmet Art Contest Auction will support their mission and goals.Visit their website to learn more.


The Miracle League of North Mankato presents Fallenstein field, which is the only barrier-free handicapped and wheelchair accessible softball/baseball field in Minnesota built for children and adults will all types of disabilities. The field was built to National Wheelchair Softball Association (NWSA) specifications and is home base for the Miracle League of North Mankato, a recreational wheelchair softball league. They will use the Darth Vader Helmet Art Contest donation to sponsor more children with disabilities and to purchase new equipment. Visit their website to learn more.


The auction will begin Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 12 p.m. CST. Here's a sneak peek at the items that will be up for auction.  


"Luke, Put Down That Koi... I Mean Toy and Get Over Here"

Christopher Mark Galiyas, Pittsburgh, PA


Christopher Mark Galiyas Helmet


"The Haunting of Darth Vader"

 Jason Goad, Kettering, OH (Visit his website)


Jason Goad Helmet



 Denise Vasquez, Hollywood, CA (Visit her website)





 Ryan Peterson, Lancaster, NY (Visit his website)


Skevader Helmet


"Star Roars"

 Brad Smith, Scottsdale, AZ (Visit his website)


Brad Smith Helmet


"Saturday Night Vader"

 Lindsey Tollefson, Mankato, MN


Lindsey Tollefson Helmet


"Vader's Got Character"

 Shane Anderson, Apple Valley, MN (Visit his website)


Shane Anderson Helmet


"Lack of Faith"

 R.L. Gibson, Gatlinburg, TN (Visit her website)


RL Gibson Helmet


"Darth Hoot"

 Kelly Bunde, Mankato, MN (Visit her website)


Kelly Bunde Helmet


"The Lord of the Stitch: Tailored for Evil"

 Staci Queen, Mankato, MN (Visit her website)


Staci Queen Helmet


"Wong Vader"

 Sonny Wong, Fortuna, CA (Visit his website)


Sonny Wong Helmet


"Black Metal Vader aka Darth Throne"

 Karl Schneider, Mankato, MN (Visit his website)


Karl Schneider Helmet


"I Have You Now (2200 AE)"

Weston Brownlee, Greeley, CO (Visit his website)


Weston Brownlee Helmet


"The Trouble with Hubble"

 Dawn Evans Scaltreto, Watertown, MA


Dawn Evans Scaltreto Helmet


"Bugs in the Helmet"

 Travis Lynn Mattick, Mankato, MN


Travis Lynn Mattick Helmet


"Chicha Vader 2011"

 El Celso, Brooklyn, NY (Visit his website)


El Celso Helmet


"Enigma (Darth Vader Helmet)"

 Dheepan Ramanan, Harrisonburg, VA


Dheepan Ramanan Helmet


"Tiki Torch Vader"

 David Melendez, Muskegon, MI


David Melendez Helmet


"Guys Gone Right"

 Albert Song, Harrisonburg, VA


Albert Song Helmet


"Apocalypse Vader"

 John Dickinson, Mankato, MN (Visit his website)


John Dickinson Helmet


"Muertos de Vader"

 Megan Hoogland, Mankato, MN (Visit her website)


Megan Hoogland Helmet


"Darkside Dessert"

 Jason Knudson, Mankato, MN (Visit his website)


Jason Knudson Helmet


"Vader from Vader Unmasked"

 Gabriel Wimmer, Minneapolis, MN (Visit his website)


Gabriel Wimmer Helmet


"Sweet, Sweet Daydream for Darth"

 Makeba Ische, Mankato, MN (Visit her website)


Makeba Ische Helmet


For more information about the artists, check out our contest participant announcement post.

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