Oh sweet! Thank you so much for the quick links . As for the faux leather and cloth I'll be looking into both of them, mainly just to see what looks better. I can handle being a bit uncomfortable if the suit looks cool so I'll just have to compare fabric stuff. I'm excited to start building the paper replica though of the helmet, hopefully I'll get the templates printed off by this weekened so that I can work on them this saturday
I have yet to find a cheap batting or skate helmet but I'm still on the look out for them. They seem to have a similar shape so I should be ok either way, plus getting a helmet that fits right should make resizing some of the helmet template easier so that it has a personal fit for my head.