The helmet was deemed sufficiently promising that an entire character outfit was created to match the style and fit in with the Akula faction in Dreadnought.
The final helmet concept, with an integral hood to avoid hair problems.
This is the second pass on the thumbnails, with feedback from the Art Director implemented. Due to a combination of rigid binding and the need to disguise clipping on the morphing heads, simple sculpts were used to help iterate.
These are the initial round of thumbnails done for a character cosmetic item. The item had to be rigidly bound to the head bone on the rig.
Akula Captain Outfit
This is an outfit for a character in the Akula faction in Dreadnought. The desire was to make something grounded, but interesting, as a cosmetic item.