HM3: Enter the Haberdasher

I’m going to start working on Headgear today, so let me know any specific requests you have in the comments. If you’ve made suggestions about Headgear items before in other posts, please re-submit them here if you don’t mind; it’s hard to go back through the old stuff and pick out onesie-twosie requests.

And yes, I’ll be including every current HeroMachine 2 Headgear item, so you can skip those.

HM3’s Headgear slot will include at least sets for Standard, Helmets, Masks, and Glasses. If you think of other big groups of headgear-related items that deserve to have their own set, let me know that too.

82 Responses to HM3: Enter the Haberdasher

  1. any thing steam punk and pulp man and a mouth only gas mask type kinda like the ninja masks in mk plus any thing cyber punk thanks

  2. The Dudemeister

    I would really appreciate it if you could expand on the “Aliens” slot. You know, lots of different heads that still allow you to change the face and facial hair around. Here are some examples of things I would really love to see:
    -Klingon-esque forehead
    -Ki-Adi Mundi “conehead”
    -Gem-Hadar (DS9) Boney-spikey forehead ridges, kind of like the dinosaur men from “Land of the lost”.
    -V-shaped forehead ridge
    -Plo-Koon mask, also a head shaped like his with funny ears.
    -Skrull Chin
    -Darth Maul Horns
    -Lots of Face Tattoo options with changeable colors(Darth Maul, Runes, stars, fire, etc.)
    -Jaw-line with bone-spikes
    -Cardassian head (DS9)
    -More Tentacles/dreadlocks
    -More Horn options

    So far this is looking great. Keep up the good work.

  3. I’m definitely looking forward to and expanded and improved “Animals” section myself. I have a lot of half-animal characters I’d like to create, and even with PhotoShopping I can only get so far with the 2.5 selections. Especially with the older-style black shading lines…

  4. ooh, and can you include a variety of long necks to go with separate heads? That way we could either use heads like the croc on or off a serpentine neck to make dragon-ish characters, etc…

  5. Agreed, a slot for Monsters/Aliens would be helpful.

    More high tech armor style helmets would be cool.

  6. Pyrate Hyena

    definitly more horns i second that. a variety of skull helmets would be cool aand… wait i have to search the artwork…
    http://www.g-unleashed.com/files/16_aw_cj3.jpg this mask
    and more hats aaand more pirate-style hats and musketeer hats and feathers for the hats (seperated)

    PyHy

  7. Some random ideas: Head/face bandages (eg, loose straps of cloth bound around the characters head, not the entire face concealed), various forms of antennae, a few different types of horns, spiky reptillian fins, comedy/tragedy muse masks, more spandex mask options, a better jester cap, feathers and plumes to be attached to hats and knight helms, halos and energy-like crowns, er… thats all I can think of off the top of my head. Whatever you can manage to get to will be great, Jeff. Don’t work yourself to death.

  8. The Dudemeister

    Here are some more ideas:
    -Angelic Warrior helmets (With Wings, jewels, etc.)
    -Demonic Warrior Helmets (With Horns, skulls, jewels, etc)
    -Facial Scars
    -Lots of robotic/cyborg facial options. It would be great to be able to choose to make all/half/part of a head a robotic. Things like Eye implants, mouth/nose masks, etc.
    -Twi-Lek like head (2 Tentacles)
    -Nautolan like head (Many tentacles, like Kit Fisto)
    -Reptilian Heads, with bone Spikes & Ridges, still able to change eyes and mouth (Like Jem’Hadar -ST DS9)

  9. can we also have some earrings?

    and i have a couple requests,
    http://media.80stees.com/images/products/Thor_Helmet_Costume.jpg
    but with no wings and another one without the part from the top (so you have the hair coming out also).

    pd. please dont forget the cyclops lensses from hm2x

    thx jeff. =)

  10. Gotten an uptick of activity on UGO forums due to HM3! And, this is _only_ an alpha version!!

    Facial tattoos probably aren’t needed as insignia(s) can do that job. (Make it possible to go over 200% with insignias?)

    Headgear:
    1– Alien heads are good, esp. when stacked
    2– That oni/demon HM2 mask is popular, variants would be great
    3– Deathlok-ish half-face is, again, popular, variants would be cool
    4– Robot heads good (ultron-ish/malevolent perhaps?)
    5– Stand out Witch-King ‘horror’ helm, hmm
    5– Vintage underwater helmet (tiny url .com/coyldu, and/or tiny url .com/c65n6h)
    6– as #5, but more “movie”-ish with face visible

    (psst, would *really* dig having the much loved “save code” available.)

  11. I’d just like to second coyote ytmn’s request

  12. Napoleonic headgear:

    Napoleonic roman/Greek-like helmets
    Napoleonic French, British,and German shakos with a coulple different decoration styles:

    for the British shakos:
    Sharpe’s Regiment shakos and regiment insignias(refer to the cover art of Bernard cornwell’s Sharpe’s Regiment for the regimental Insignias)

    For the French Shakos:

    http://germanmilitariacollectibles.com/blog/uploaded_images/2-717145.jpg
    and:
    http://www.militaryheritage.com/images/1806yg1.jpg

    http://www.armae.fr/Photos/Casques/Premier_Empire/Shako_de_trompette_de_hussard_HL514.jpg

    some more french shakos:

    http://www.armae.fr/Photos/Casques/Premier_Empire/Shako_de_grenadier_ligne_HL510.jpg
    http://www.militaryheritage.com/images/24thofficeruniform.jpg

    brits':
    http://seanbeanonline.org/compendium/img/shakob.jpg
    French lancers:
    http://www.swordandstone.com/armour/armourimages/miniarmour_f.jpg
    could you get tht armour in too?
    and now the Germans:
    http://www.lg-c.dk/uploads/mackensen.jpg
    also some:
    Bicornes and Tricornes

    some Greek helmets and some roman legion helmets:

    http://www.medievalarmor.com/medieval-armor-images/imperial-roman-helmet-8112.jpg

    http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/%7Esparta/topics/images/karmour/treehelm.jpg

    http://www.300spartanwarriors.com/images/350_300spartanwarriors.com_-_Greek_warrior.jpg
    and some medevial and gladiator helmuts would be great too.
    :)

  13. Generic Fantasy Helmets with accessories to customize them.

  14. Mickey Mouse ears, please.

  15. pirate gear

  16. Riveted eye patch like that worn in Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country.

    Borg style eye piece/monocle.

    Tribal facial tattoos prefably Mowri style.

    Helmets/headgear with mounted weapons/targeting systems.

  17. The Dudemeister

    Probably more fit for the Hair section, but playing around with HM3, I will often put the longer hair on the plane behind the head so it doesn’t cover the face. A hairpiece that is shaped like a widow’s peak, but that is only on the very top of the head, would be great so I can put long hair behind the head without making it look strange. Right now I have to use 2 tiny mirrored mohawks.

  18. How about a Murmillo helmet, like this?:
    http://piezaapieza.net/images/PEG54164.01.jpg

  19. hi jeff :) i would like a fadora like dick tracy or the question something simple this time

  20. As I started on this, the first two items in the old HM2 “Headgear-Standard” set are animal heads. So I did those and then thought “I have a whole separate ‘Head’ slot now, really these ought to go there”. So now I am working on the new HeadAnimals set. Go figure. If you have any animals you desperately want to see represented, let me know.

  21. A horse head, and a dragon head.

  22. Headgear I’d Like to see………

    Ultimate Captain America Style Headgear
    http://www.jjinbeat.com/Cap/StarSpangledSite/UltimateCap2.jpg

    Full & Half Face Visors
    http://www.jjinbeat.com/Cap/StarSpangledSite/VanceAstrovik-Justice-First-CleanCut.jpg
    http://www.jjinbeat.com/Cap/StarSpangledSite/Swordsman-NewThunderbolts.jpg

    “Bucket”-Helms

    http://www.samruby.com/Heroes/Nova/Nova.gif
    http://hyperion2000.free.fr/Bios/Magneto(Ultimate).JPG

    Doctor Fate Style Helm
    http://www.superherostuff.com/OtherItems/Images/dr_fate_poster_alex_ross_2.jpg

    Guardian Style Helm
    http://www.megacitycomics.co.uk/acatalog/seven_soldiers_guardian_set.jpg

    Different Power Armor Helms

    http://www.jjinbeat.com/Cap/StarSpangledSite/Rhodey-WarMachine-Classic.jpg
    http://www.jjinbeat.com/Cap/StarSpangledSite/TheUnicorn.jpg
    g
    http://www.jjinbeat.com/Cap/StarSpangledSite/Abe-MACH4.jpg
    http://www.jjinbeat.com/Cap/StarSpangledSite/Abe-MACH3.jpg
    http://www.jjinbeat.com/Cap/StarSpangledSite/Abe-MACH2.jpg

    Stylized Skull Helms/Masks

    http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/thumb/8/88/Taskmaster_003.jpg/200px-Taskmaster_003.jpg
    http://www.marvel.com/universe3zx/images/thumb/3/31/Taskmaster_Head.jpg/440px-Taskmaster_Head.jpg
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1186/995938155_a27aa6a8c2_o.jpg

    “Standard” Marvel Style Masks / Headgear

    Spiderman/Venom
    Deadpool
    Hawkeye
    Bullseye
    Scarlet Witch
    Enchantress
    Loki

    Etc…………….

    And I’d love a Grendel Mask / Facial tatoo, but
    probably not a option due to Copyright issues

    http://grendel.redsectorart.com/images/images/singleton1.jpg

  23. coyote snake bat monkey panda kangaroo kawla and v raptor

  24. Jadebrain_Prime

    I think the ideas others have posted are good, however, I would also like to suggest simple cloth items, like maybe one of those bandannas that covers the top of your head and is tied in the back, like the kind certain pirates wear. Maybe some metal skull caps w/ accessories like horns and chainmail, a turban, etc. General fantasy stuff. And, I know someone’s already mentioned this, but I would also like steampunk stuff.

  25. Lizard man head, Cat head, ape head

    Also could you make dinosaur/reptilian/mammal style legs…link a quadraped standing on it’s hind legs? Not sure how else to describe it.

  26. can we have earrings

    also something like this:
    http://media.80stees.com/images/products/Thor_Helmet_Costume.jpg
    but with no wings ans also without the top part so you can also see the hair.
    plz

    pd. dont forget the cyclops visor from hm2x

    thx jeff

  27. Gotten an uptick of activity on UGO forums due to HM3! And, this is _only_ an alpha version!!

    Facial tattoos probably aren’t needed as insignia(s) can do that job. (Make it possible to go over 200% with insignias?)

    Headgear:
    1– Alien heads are good, esp. when stacked
    2– That oni/demon HM2 mask is popular, variants would be great
    3– Deathlok-ish half-face is, again, popular, variants would be cool
    4– Robot heads good (ultron-ish/malevolent perhaps?)
    5– Stand out Witch-King ‘horror’ helm, hmm
    6– Vintage underwater helmet
    7– Modern deep sea helmet
    8– as #6-#7, but more “movie”-ish with face visible

    (psst, would *really* dig having the much loved “save code” available.)

  28. spider scropion ant and others like that

  29. A scuba regulator

  30. when i say snake i mean cobra

  31. I think a mask without any eye or mouth slots would be good. Also a faceplate for like an armored helmet or something. (Think Iron Man faceplate/helmet)

    A mecha helmet with robo-samuri parts.(think mobile suit gundam and the like) More parts like that all around would be good too.

    I think an alien head with sharp pointy teeth that hang out of the mouth and slight big eyes (maybe some weird ears or some other cosmetic addition)

  32. And a bird head, if you’re not making that already.

  33. @Jeff: Any bird of prey would be good for the head section. Animal heads could also be used as insignias. Look forward to the finished product.

  34. It has probably already been stated, just a little to lazy to check all the posts today, but is there any way to do a more terminator style head/mask/parts like a half burned/shredded face showing the mechanical parts underneath ( like in terminator 2 )

    i also agree with more animal heads, obviously a wolfs head, maybe a cats head or maybe a head like the lycans have in the underworld movies.

  35. I agree with Jester. More spandex mask options needed, ESPECIALLY a Green Lantern-type domino mask.

    Also, a general request, I guess it would go in the body slot: skeletal versions of all the current bodies/legs/arms, if possible…

  36. marrick you talking about my people again ;)

  37. LoneWolf6155

    A sleek small gas mask that just covers the mouth and nose like a ninja mask would be nice (separate from goggles).

  38. and more goggles and steampunk goggles as well :)

  39. Different crowns. Diadems — plain (like Ozymandias) and elaborate (like LOTR.) Renfaire-style hats (soft, peasant-garb hats.) Beanie–plain and Jughead. Skullcap. Second fedoras, wide and narrow brimmed.

  40. @Jeff: A gas mask akin to the gas mask worn by DC’s Golden Age version of the Sandman would be nice.

  41. A WOW Draenei forehead and maybe some warhammer 40.000 headgear.

  42. Could we have a cobra commander type head mask please. (The cloak type one)

    Cheers

  43. could we have steampunk goggles that are worn on the forehead?

  44. and how about that jedi breathing underwater thingie? remember that?

  45. I know this is a bunch of extra work, but could we get animal heads in parts? Useful if you’re doing a hybrid so you can determine just how much is animal and how much is human. Also, many animal parts are just useful for other purposes (um, parts of a skull instead of just one solid piece is very useful, just as an example, and that’s a bigger stretch than this is.)

    Items I just realized aren’t in the current sets, but should be IMHO:

    The big scaled chest piece in HM2.5 isn’t there. (the one that the green and grey example guy on the main page uses)

    You have boot and glove pieces with whicked blades and such coming off of them (army of darkness style) but no matching chestpiece, which I would love to see.

    Lastly, this isn’t a request, just a question. The Zombie stuff is pretty useful when you’re making a monster, but the scale of that artwork doesn’t mesh with the artwork you’re pumping out currently. Not a major deal, it can be adjusted with the features HM3 supports. Is there any plans to rescale the old stuff just to save us some work? (AFTER you finish with all the artwork that needs done, of course. We got our priorities strait, after all)

  46. Hi, it’s the first time I’ve posted here but I have an idea for another slot.

    How about a slot named ‘Hats’, for modern day hats such as caps or snow hats? Please let me know what you think of this idea and thank you for your time.

  47. Great Headgear suggestions so far, thanks everyone! Keep ‘em coming if you got ‘em!

    @thejay: If you have links to specific images of what you’re asking for, that’d be great. I don’t grok steampunk all that well.

    @Jason: I’ll eventually rescale the Zombie stuff, yes. It was just a quick “I’ve already got this, let’s throw it in there for testing” kind of thing.

    @Hakoon: There’s already a “Headgear” slot. I’ll have sets of Headgear items similar to HM2, like “Modern”, which would fit what you’re talking about.

  48. The Doomed Pixel

    Another animal head suggestion: Lynx/wildcat

  49. -Gasmasks (similar to the ones in Half-life 2)
    -Norman helmet (with nosebar)
    -Medieval soldier’s wide and flat helmet (a precursor to british WWI helmet)
    -Napoleonic era soldier’s bucket hat
    -Helmets that look like animals (lions head, fish head, dragons head, eagle, A bulls skull)
    -Greek helmet (feathers optional)
    -A Warhammer-style Chaos warrior helmet (a narrow, T-shaped opening for face with shadow covering face and glowing eyes. Horns optional)
    -An 18th century grenadiers cone shaped hat
    -Separate visors
    -Crowns
    -A mask with no eye holes, just a vague facial shape
    http://www.venetianmasksshop.com/images/bm0004.jpg
    -Venician style masks + tightly connecting hoods. Examples:
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Venezia_carnevale_2.jpg
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3UZyqPvApXM/R_fEexQNaGI/AAAAAAAAAzo/mseOMcLEXaY/s400/VENICE4-masks.jpg
    http://www.aurumxxl.com/carnival/9CONI.jpg
    http://marialiberati.com/blog2/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/venice-carnevale.jpg
    http://www.destination360.com/europe/italy/images/s/italy-venice-carnevale.jpg

  50. -Gasmasks (similar to the ones in Half-life 2)
    -Norman helmet (with nosebar)
    -Medieval soldier’s wide and flat helmet (a precursor to british WWI helmet)
    -Napoleonic era soldier’s bucket hat
    -Helmets that look like animals (lions head, fish head, dragons head, eagle, A bulls skull)
    -Greek helmet (feathers optional)
    -A Warhammer-style Chaos warrior helmet (a narrow, T-shaped opening for face with shadow covering face and glowing eyes. Horns optional)
    -An 18th century grenadiers cone shaped hat
    -Separate visors
    -Crowns
    -A mask with no eye holes, just a vague facial shape
    http://www.venetianmasksshop.com/images/bm0004.jpg
    -Venician style masks + tightly connecting hoods. Examples:
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Venezia_carnevale_2.jpg
    http://www.aurumxxl.com/carnival/9CONI.jpg

  51. Kalkin those carnival masks will haunt my dreams for years and i’m a cyborg opps did i say that !!!!!!!

  52. Tricorne hats are always an awesome plus. And I’d love to see the Magneto style helmet from HM2 continue, nothing quite makes a grand style villain like that helmet.

  53. Good stuff Coyote ytmn, thanks!

  54. hope the links helps its kinda a 1800s si/fi kinda thing

  55. happy to help man i can finde more if needed. all sp like to ask for any thing pulp and pirate please

  56. * as i commented before, this version is not yet superheroine-friendly. i’m sure you’ll get there soon enough, so herw’s some suggestions for headgear + other stuff.
    * powergirl-like cleavage.
    * expanding breast option.
    * girly beauty-pageant coronas of all sorts
    * scarlet witch headgear
    * armored bra
    * fur-lined viking-like bra
    * the goggles-worn-on the forehead are ordinary goggles – a mad scientist combat tank driver may want both to look proffesional and show off his blue eyes. you already have one in your tech set, but only one, and it’s really limiting.

    * plane pilot headgear
    * egyptian pharoh sphinx headgear
    * apolo 11 like astronaut headgear
    * victorian and late 19th century hats (sherlock and friends)
    * headgear like that wizard guy from young avengers – forgot his name, but he uses asgardian magic and he has a metal helmet that’s open on top – like gambit, only metal.
    * punkist stuff

  57. by the way, foglio’s comics are a great inspiration when it comes to steampunk. visit girlgeniusonline.com

  58. rorshach mask!!!!lol

  59. Sport helmet :
    – Boxing
    – Rugby
    – American Football
    – Hockey
    – Cycling
    – Profiled
    – Fencing
    – Kendo

    Astronaut
    Old diver
    Keffieh
    Mongolian helmet

    Venitian masks
    Fantasy masks
    Dragon helmets
    Sabertooth skull helmet
    Dinosaur skull helmet (like Brother Blood)
    Half pterodactyl head

  60. Polar bear and hippopotamus heads would both be useful for a game I’m playing in right now…

    A variety of classical masks would be pretty cool too.

  61. cfc jeff Made a hippo in 2.5

  62. Again with the hoods.
    -A separate shadowed face with glowing eyes to be added with hoods.
    -A Darth maul type hood with a wide opening:
    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/compmage_gallery/100496.jpg
    -A narrow shadowed hood connected to a wizards jacket (runic designs in the lining optional):
    http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com/images/geneforge4/GF4introscreen.jpg
    http://www.kmzpub.ru/images/Reviews/geneforge12-2.jpg
    -A ragged hood (like wraith’s or ghost’s)

  63. Sport helmets :
    – Boxing
    – Rugby
    – Football
    – Hockey
    – Baseball
    – Kendo
    – Fencing
    – Cycling
    – Profiled
    – Skating

    Astronaut
    Old diver
    Keffieh
    Makerade Masks including venitians
    Fantasy masks
    Dragon helmet
    Sabrettooth skull
    Dinosaur skull (Brother Blood like)
    Half pterodactyl head
    Oversided helmet (like Juggernaut)

  64. Sorry, the link was messed up. Here is the good one:

    http://www.wizarduniverse.com/dcuclassicsfanpoll.html

  65. I’d also like the see the winged helmet from Hm2x’s Fantasy genre, but without the wings.

  66. - Star Wars: Togruta Montrails
    – General Grievous-like headgear
    – Dragon Ball Z Scouter
    Here’s a link of it:
    http://www.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?90081f5989.jpg

    These are just to name a few.

  67. Sombrero, bowler hat, derby, trilby, different fedoras, pith helmet(s), Spangenhelm, Indian headresses, different feathers/bands for hats, Australian-style Slouch hat, kettle helms, monocle (maybe that would be glasses though)

  68. i second my request from comment #10. also a eye patch lkie the one from Command & Conquer:Red Alert 2:
    http://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/large/972940708-00.jpg

    next a WWII/WWI gas mask.

    please!
    Thx.

  69. various indigenous face markings.

  70. OK JR, I have to draw the line at seconding your OWN request right in the same comment thread, LOL! :-D

  71. yeah sorry. LOL! :D

  72. ok then i second TheJays Comment #52. LOL! :D

  73. By the way Jeff, the scouter from my comment #61 hangs off the ear and the green visor covers the eye. Just in case you didn’t know :)

    Are there any strict copyright laws for the star wars requests in my #61 comment?

    I also second a Rorshack mask and third TheJays comment #52.

    I have to say that FF armor and weapons in JRs comment are pretty cool too.

  74. How about a squid/octopus head? Something appropriate for a mind flayer or the tentacle face from Pirates of the Carabian.

  75. Kinda late in the game but I just thought of it tonight, I’d love to have a nice angry looking cowl. Of course it can’t have the bat ears, but a nice cowl with angry face details wold be nice.

  76. i was thinking this
    http://207.191.182.51/academic/youngb/ist2_2084031-theatre-masks-tragedy-comedy.jpg

    If possible, I was thinking, have just the blank mask in headgear and put the happy and sad eyes in “eyes”, happy and sad eyebrows in “eyebrows”, and the happy and sad mouths in mouths so people could customize one.