How to Make a Helghast Costume

by Erin Ringwald ; Updated September 28, 2017

Use a pair of welding goggles to create a Helghast costume.

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Items you will need

  • Dark grey cargo pants
  • Dark grey dress shirt
  • Dark grey watchcoat
  • Black leather belt
  • Black canvas tarp
  • Red fabric
  • Velcro
  • Sewing machine
  • White fabric
  • Hot glue
  • Black fabric marker
  • Load-bearing vest
  • Black spray paint
  • Paint respirator
  • Black cloth
  • Black Kevlar motorcycle helmet
  • Black snow gaiter boots
  • Black knee-high boots
  • 2 orange LED lights
  • Welding goggles
  • Black leather winter gloves

Since the release of the original “Killzone” game in 2004, the franchise has hit the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 game consoles and the PlayStation Portable, PSP, with four games in the franchise, as of 2011. The game is a first-person shooter involving two rivaling forces, the ISA and Helghast. If you are a “Killzone” fan and want to dress as a Helghast soldier for your next Cosplay costume, for Halloween or your next costume party, use items from your local thrift store and military supply store to create the costume.

Step 1

Wear a dark grey pair of cargo pants and matching dark grey dress shirt. Place a full-length dark grey or black watchcoat over the battle dress uniform. Watchcoats are wool overcoats worn by the military. Look for a watchcoat at military supply stores or the thrift store.

Step 2

Place a black leather belt around the waist of the watchcoat. Before attaching the buckle of the belt, place a 5-foot by 3-foot black canvas tarp with metal grommets over the belt. Fold the canvas on an angle to create a triangle, placing the belt inside the folded tarp. If you cannot find a black canvas tarp, use a white one and dye it with fabric dyes.

Step 3

Cut a piece of red fabric 1-inch wider than your forearm, 5 inches wide. Roll the fabric into a tube. Sew a piece of Velcro on the fabric, where the two ends meet. Cut a 4-inch wide white circle from fabric. Hot glue the circle to the red armband. Draw a black Y on the white circle using a black fabric marker. Wear the armband on your left arm.

Step 4

Wear a load-bearing vest over top of the watchcoat. Find a load-bearing vest at the military supply store, as well.

Step 5

Spray paint the outside of a reusable paint respirator using black spray paint. Allow the paint to dry overnight. Tie a 12-inch by 18-inch piece of black cloth around your face, just below the nose piece of the respirator.

Step 6

Wear a black Kevlar motorcycle helmet. If the helmet is shiny, spray the outside with a dull finish black spray paint. Allow the paint to dry overnight before wearing it.

Step 7

Wear black boots that sit knee high. If possible, add a pair of snow gaiters to make the boots look larger.

Step 8

Attach an orange battery-operated LED light into the inside of each eyepiece of a pair of black welding goggles. Hot glue the LED light on the top center edge of the goggles. Turn the lights on to make the eyes glow.

Step 9

Wear a pair of black leather winter gloves to finish the look.


  • The LED lights may affect your vision depending on the brightness of the LED used. For your own safety, do not leave the lights on for long periods of time and turn the lights off when walking or driving.

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