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
"The Haunting of Darth Vader"
Jason Goad, Kettering, OH (Visit his website)
Denise Vasquez, Hollywood, CA (Visit her website)
Ryan Peterson, Lancaster, NY (Visit his website)
Brad Smith, Scottsdale, AZ (Visit his website)
"Saturday Night Vader"
Lindsey Tollefson, Mankato, MN
"Vader's Got Character"
Shane Anderson, Apple Valley, MN (Visit his website)
"Lack of Faith"
R.L. Gibson, Gatlinburg, TN (Visit her website)
Kelly Bunde, Mankato, MN (Visit her website)
"The Lord of the Stitch: Tailored for Evil"
Staci Queen, Mankato, MN (Visit her website)
Sonny Wong, Fortuna, CA (Visit his website)
"Black Metal Vader aka Darth Throne"
Karl Schneider, Mankato, MN (Visit his website)
"I Have You Now (2200 AE)"
Weston Brownlee, Greeley, CO (Visit his website)
"The Trouble with Hubble"
Dawn Evans Scaltreto, Watertown, MA
"Bugs in the Helmet"
Travis Lynn Mattick, Mankato, MN
"Chicha Vader 2011"
El Celso, Brooklyn, NY (Visit his website)
"Enigma (Darth Vader Helmet)"
Dheepan Ramanan, Harrisonburg, VA
"Tiki Torch Vader"
David Melendez, Muskegon, MI
"Guys Gone Right"
Albert Song, Harrisonburg, VA
John Dickinson, Mankato, MN (Visit his website)
"Muertos de Vader"
Megan Hoogland, Mankato, MN (Visit her website)
Jason Knudson, Mankato, MN (Visit his website)
"Vader from Vader Unmasked"
Gabriel Wimmer, Minneapolis, MN (Visit his website)
"Sweet, Sweet Daydream for Darth"
Makeba Ische, Mankato, MN (Visit her website)
For more information about the artists, check out our contest participant announcement post.