Welcome to Garuda Workshop

Garuda Workshop produces custom costume pieces designed from scratch to bring your ideas and imagination to life. Visit our portfolio to discover what we can create for you.

6 Commissions for 2018


Black Panther inspired helmet with LED and EL wire lighting

Zebra 77

Zebra helmet with hand painted stripes


Helmet commission based on traditional Japanese kitsune masks complete with custom decals.


Lion helmet


Mochi the Primagen. Commission included arms, paws with claws, vacuum formed visor, EL wire lighting on the "ears", LED matrices capable of displaying 7 different facial expressions controlled by buttons in the claws.


Robot dog commission with EL wire lighting.

Rabbit Scout

A helmet for space adventuring in style. This is an original helmet, non-commissioned piece currently on sale via the auction page.

Three New Helmet Commissions

Since the Garuda Workshop website went live we've been busy creating new helmets. It's been a bit of a brutal learning curve especially when it comes to paints. Trying to find paints that play nicely with the helmets and lacquer as well as standing up to being masked off in a reasonable time has been a painful adventure!

Here are our latest creations!



DJ Hakupamf

A stylised panther helmet incorporating the signature triangular spots. The helmet has EL wire on the forehead and ears which is great when used when DJing!




Burrobot Burrobot

Mane LightingA robot donkey head with illuminated ears both using EL wire and Neopixels. The LEDs on the mane are programmable using an Arduino Nano to animate as you can see here!


Inspired by Fallout & space marines this is the helmet for space faring felines who need to deal with some hostile environments.



Eagle Commander Helmet

We’re proud to show off our first helmet taken from a 3D design we created and brought all the way to finished wearable gear.

The helmet was made and broken down for printing using Blender 3D. Simplify 3D was then used to slice the parts and produce the gcode files necessary.

After printing each part was smoothed, joined together, smoothed, filled and smoothed some more. After priming the helmet was painted a base white and then masked and painted for each of the 3 colours, red, black and nickel.

Finally padding was added inside as well as fixings to keep the front and back half together.

It was a long process to work out how to design for real life products and the steps to manufacture these unique items but we’re glad to be able to offer commissions. Please contact us to find out about getting your own custom item created.